Lent Sermon Series: Journey With Jesus
February 19, 2021

Lent Sermon Series: Journey With Jesus

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.

Leo Schuster

About the Author

Leo Schuster

Leo Schuster is the Lead Pastor of City Church. As an ordained pastor for twenty-nine years, Leo’s ministry has reached from Texas to New York City. He started and led two college ministries in Dallas, founded and pastored Christ the King Presbyterian Church in Houston, and most recently served as the Lead Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church’s East Side Congregation in New York City where he was directly mentored by Tim Keller. Leo and his wife, Ellen, have three adult daughters: Anna, Margaret, and Mary Caroline.

Contact leo@citychurch.org