Jesus walked. He wandered hills, journeyed highways, strode across fields, and meandered streets of towns and cities. And as he walked he encountered people. He asked them to join him. Once, making his way along the shore of the Galilee, he found some fishermen by the names of Peter and Andrew. He called them to follow him as he walked. They did. That small begin- ning carried repercussions far beyond whatever they could have initially guessed. To follow Je- sus down the road will lead you to a place you cannot see or know now.
In this series we want to get intentional about some of the issues, lessons, and expectations of following Jesus. We want to get more focused on what it means to live out a purposeful dis- cipleship. A disciple is a learner in motion, not a passive spectator. A disciple follows because it is Jesus who calls. A disciple does not know where or what or how; a disciple learns the where, the what, and the how in the course of following.
We begin our journey to Easter, following Jesus along the road less traveled by. And this will make all the difference.