The Four Pursuits represent key disciplines in Christ-centered living. They give definition to our faith, the action and the direction of believing Jesus.
God reveals His will to us through His Word. It is the highest authority for what we believe and practice. Our faith is clarified and nourished by meditating on Scripture. It is not just true but truth itself.
In studying the Bible, however, we are after more than mere intellectual understanding. We seek to welcome all that the Bible teaches and so we read with our hearts open to the Holy Spirit. He is our ultimate Teacher, Counselor, and Guide. We continually pursue complete surrender to Him, longing to be so filled by Him that our lives reflect that fruit produced by Him.
We were not designed to live the Christian life alone. We need other believers. We are only one part of the Body of Christ. All the “one another” commands of Scripture become the regular practice of our lives. We confess our sins to each other, bear each others’ burdens, pray for one another, encourage one another, etc.
Jesus Christ has chosen to continue His mission of advancing His Kingdom through us. We are the means He uses to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, welcome the stranger, and preach the Good News. Every follower of Jesus has been gifted to serve the mission. God’s mission becomes our mission.