Judging by the popularity of do-it-yourself and self-help materials on the market today, society seems to be on an endless quest for purpose and satisfaction. Wanting to be the best versions of ourselves is a noble yet time- and resource- consuming pursuit. People have often said, If only I had an owners manual for life . . . We do: The Holy Bible. But who has the time to weed through that sizable book for the answers to lifes questions? Lead the Way: Following the Words and Examples of Jesus in Leading the Charge Toward Positive Cultural Change hopes to simplify the process for you.
A 366-day study devotional and discipleship tool, LTW focuses on the teachings of Jesus to help the modern-day Christian navigate the myriad choice-points we all face daily. Each day, LTW hones in on a particular character trait, attitude, or expected response Jesus is highlighting in the days red-lettered text or larger passage. With that in mind, LTW then provides historical, political, cultural, and religious information pertaining to the days scripture: the setting, the audience, the response. From there, the reader is offered current-day examples and illustrations of how Jesus words and teachings apply to us today.
The final two sections of each days study are where the rubber meets the road, so to speak. This is where learning moves from the head to the heart, and then from the heart to the hands and feet. Stepping In offers suggestions for further reflection through thought-provoking questions, prayer prompts, or scriptures to meditate on. Stepping Out provides ideas for how to put faith into tangible action.
As followers of Jesus, we are commanded to take to heart the message of our Saviors teachings and continue the movement he gave his life to promote. Lead the way that others may follow