This Sunday we begin a new series for the season of Lent called Journey With Jesus. It’s part two of a two-part series we began early this year in the Gospel of Luke. While the first series revolved around Luke’s invitation to consider who Jesus is, this series is concerned with what it means to follow Jesus. Sometimes called the travel narrative, we’ll give our attention to the central section of his book, which Luke constructed around the idea of a journey. With his “face set to Jerusalem” (Luke 9:51), Jesus resolutely embarked upon this journey that would culminate in his death on the cross. While all are welcome to follow him, the decision to do so would mean a thoroughgoing devotion to a cruciform life: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me” (Luke 9:23). Christianity, we learn, isn’t a hobby we pursue at our leisure, but a comprehensive commitment of our life characterized by radical self-denial. Why would that be appealing to anyone? Because of where the journey takes you. All those who follow Jesus, enduring the hazards and harrowing exploits along the way, discover true life in all it’s temporal substance and eternal joy. Join us and invite a friend this Sunday at 10:30 a.m., either in-person at Axelrad or online at citychurch.org.