Walkabout – Our Journey to Faith – John 14:6
We all know who Paul is. A huge portion of the New Testament was written by him. He is a shining example of what it means to live a life of faith. However, Paul wasn’t always Paul. He began life as Saul, and Saul was a much different person. Saul, being a good Jew and a Pharisee, did believe in God, but he had a severe misunderstand of who He was and what He wanted from his people. It was this misunderstanding that brought him to the point where he hunted down, imprisoned and even had Christians killed. This is who Paul was before he was Paul, but Jesus saw who he could one day be. So one day, on the road to Damascus, Jesus spoke to him and Paul began his Walkabout.
But what is a walkabout? In Australia, the aborigine people But what is a walkabout? In Australia, the aborigine people realize that it is easy to lose yourself in the world, so every once in a while they go on a long, long walk. But they aren’t doing this for exercise. They aren’t even doing it to reach a destination. In fact, the only purpose of their walkabout is to grow spiritually and to discover who they really are. Now we obviously aren’t in Australia, nor are we aborigines, but God is calling us to go on a Journey with Him, just as he did with Saul/Paul. So during our week together, we will look at Paul’s journey to faith in Jesus Christ and how it can be used as a parable to explain Jesus Statement in John 14:6 – I AM the Way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through Me.
Graham Clifford, Director