For God’s glory, The Journey desires to persistently urge the members of Christian Tabernacle to devote themselves to the teaching of God’s word, the fellowship of God’s people, and the prayers for God’s work in the context of Wednesday night services.
“And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.” (Acts 2:42-47)
The Bible teaches us that God alone builds His church. Our part is much simpler. We are to be devoted to three things: (1) the teaching of God's word, (2) the fellowship with God's people, and (3) the prayers for God's power. This is what shapes our mission at The Journey.
The word "devotion" in the original language is a combination of two words: the preposition meaning “toward” and the verb meaning “endure.” Together, they communicate a strong giving of one’s whole self to something with unyielding diligence and patience. This is what we should have in mind when we think of devotion. In this way, we persistently urge each other to be: