“The Christian life of love is a long walk in the same direction.”

It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the different ways to live out the Christian faith. Many people lose the forest for the trees and end up frustrated or discouraged when they can’t wrap their arms around everything at once. Jesus brings us help: the greatest commandment, which helps us see all the commands of Scripture as trees in the forests of loving God and loving others. As we look closer, we find a way to see the Christian life as a journey of loving God and loving others, all because of the gospel, and all leading us to become more like Christ.

Application Questions

1. How do you handle all the different things you’re told to do in sermons, Bible reading, and more? How can Jesus’ words in the greatest commandment and the discipleship pathway help?

2. Which categories on the discipleship pathway (Bible, prayer, heart work, community, mission, and calling) do you tend to emphasize in your life? Which do you tend to neglect?

3. Are you motivated more by your acceptance in Jesus or by your desire to be a good person on your own? How have you seen that affect your life?

4. What are your goals for your life as a Christian? How do those goals relate to becoming more like Christ?

Brian Colmery

Brian serves the church by overseeing preaching and Sunday morning services at Cornerstone.

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