The Way

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When we live to love…we are free.

(Listen to my song “I Want to Follow You” by clicking HERE)

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Acts 5:19-20

But during the night, the angel of the Lord opened the doors of the prison, led them out, and said, “Go and take your place in the temple area, and tell the people everything about this life.”

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The apostles had been thrown in jail for preaching about the resurrected Christ. An angel freed them and told them to “tell people everything about this life.”

This life

The angel didn’t say to tell people everything about a set of beliefs, practices, or rules.

Jesus showed us the way of life that would free us now…bring us salvation now…help us to live as our true selves now…help us to experience the kingdom of God now

Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life” (John 14:6). The early Christians were first called followers of the “Way” (Acts 22:4 and 24:14).

It was a way of life.

The rules and guidelines are a great place to start and a necessary foundation…but don’t get stuck there.

The question is: Are we living the way of Jesus? 

For that to happen…the love of God, the “Way,” must transform our hearts.

Are we living examples of mercy, forgiveness, compassion and equal justice for all?

Are we loving our neighbors and loving our enemies?

Each of us is called to live the “Way.”

Be a part of the transformation!

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Listen to the song of the day “I Want to Follow You” by clicking HERE.

Sample and/or purchase my songs on iTunes by clicking HERE.

CD’s available for purchase at BillTonnisMusic.com by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!

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About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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