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PACKING FOR THE TRIP

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This summer our Wednesday night discipleship training class is focused on The Journey of Faith. Here's a recap of what we talked about last night.
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Summer. A time for pool parties, cookouts, camp, and...road trips. I don't know about you, but when I was a kid my family went on a bunch of road trips during the summer. One of my earliest road trip memories was after my first grade year. We drove from Tennessee to Niagara Falls, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and back. I also remember a few years later taking a long trip out west to Yellowstone, the Rockies, Mount Rushmore, the Badlands, and back.

I believe one of the best metaphors for faith is a journey. John Bunyan's classic allegorical masterpiece, The Pilgrim's Progress (1678), captures the heart of this idea. Baptism is not a destination. Making a decision to follow Christ is not the end. It's only the beginning to a whole new journey, with twists, turns, and challenges along the …