40 Days 2019 • Live Alive
March 9–April 14
Jesus came not for you to just believe something, but to live alive to a new way of life. He came to show us a new way to live in relation to God and others. His life and teachings aren’t meant to hinder or restrict us, but rather to liberate us to live fully. During 40 Days, we will look at some of the essential characteristics of following the way of Jesus so we can live alive in the fullness that Jesus offers. To live like Jesus lived, to love like Jesus loves, to live the Jesus life.
40 Days will give you an opportunity to come alive to the life God destined you to live and experience in Christ. A life that is filled with love that surpasses comprehension, a satisfaction that supersedes circumstances, and a purpose that transcends every other possible pursuit in this world. There is indescribable joy to be found, deep satisfaction to be felt, and an eternal purpose to be fulfilled in living alive in Christ.
We can’t wait to see how God moves in us throughout our 40 Days journey as we strive to Live Alive!
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5 COMMITMENTS FOR THE 40 DAYS
Participate in all six weekend worship experiences. Each week, the sermons will examine what it means to accept the invitation to follow Christ.
Read the daily readings in the 40 Days devotional. Set aside about 15 minutes at the same time each day to read the text, think about the principles, and allow God to change you as you gain a deeper understanding of what it means to live alive in Christ. Every relationship takes time. Your relationship with Christ is no exception. Guard this time.
Join with others to discuss the week’s teachings. True transformation never happens alone, but by challenging each other to seek hard after God. If you are not currently in a small group, you can join one of our 40 Days Short-Term Groups. Visit theJourney.cc/ groups to find out more.
Memorize a simple Bible verse each week from the 40 Days devotional that will help you focus on accepting Jesus’ invitation. Each week you will be given a weekly Bible verse to memorize that fits the theme of the week. Write this verse down and hang it someplace where you will constantly see it. This will help you memorize and meditate on the verse throughout the week. Memorizing scripture may seem like a challenge, but I encourage you to take this opportunity to grow deeper in your walk with God through this key spiritual habit.
Sacrifice just one thing over the next 40 days as a statement to yourself and to God of your commitment to follow Him. Sacrifice helps you to clearly focus on God and allows Him the opportunity to really work in your life. This means that for 40 days, you will give up something from your everyday life that occupies your time in order to free you to spend that time with God.