Look to Jesus

John 6:40

For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.”

Listen to and Learn from Jesus

John 6:63

The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you—they are full of the Spirit and life.

Matthew 11:28–30

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Love and Live like Jesus

1 John 2:3–6

We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands.  Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person.  But if anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him:  Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.

1 John 3:18

Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.

  • Look to Jesus — Devotional lifestyle & Practicing the Spiritual Disciplines
  • Listen and Learn from Jesus — Discernment (how is Jesus working), Discovery (how do my passions, gifts fit in to his plan), Development (growing in the gifts Jesus has given me to steward unto increase and excellence for his glory and my good)
  • Love and Live like Jesus — Demonstration & Declaration of the good news of the kingdom

Want to know and live the Story of God better?  

Here are some of our FAVORITE resources to help people do both!



  • Psalm 103-107 for a GREAT overview of the OT Story
  • Luke 24 where Jesus makes it a PRIORITY after his resurrection to teach his disciples how to read the Scriptures IN LIGHT of his life, death and resurrection
  • Acts 2:14-47 where Peter connects the pouring out of the Holy Spirit as a result of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection.
  • Acts 7 where Stephen (the first martyr) recounts Israel’s story in light of Jesus


That should be plenty to get you started!  

Don’t get overwhelmed, start with one resource and then reflect, record your thoughts in a journal, and respond to the great story of God.  

All of this is BEST DONE IN COMMUNITY!  

Invite some friends (either believers or those interested in Jesus) to go through some of these resources with you!  

Jesus is still writing his story through you and me as we join his mission in the world.

Here's a VIDEO to help you learn to get the MOST out of your engagement with the Bible.