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The Journey Bible Project guides you on a path through the Bible in order to take next steps with Jesus.


 
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Welcome to The Journey Bible Project!

How are you navigating today’s confusing world? The Journey Bible Project is designed as a guide for turbulent times. We all need God’s voice in our lives more than competing voices.

With lots of help from our network of men and women preachers, teachers, and writers, I’ll be your guide on an adventure through the Bible. God changes lives, one chapter, one step at a time. I believe God will equip you to change the world in redeeming ways as we learn together.

God bless you and guide you daily,

 
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Watch Sermons and Worship

The Journey preacher Greg Taylor asks each Sunday, “Care for some good news for a change?” The message of Jesus changes our lives, and we believe it will change yours, too.

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Listen to Sermons

The Journey preacher Greg Taylor asks each Sunday, “Care for some good news for a change?” The message of Jesus changes our lives, and we believe it will change yours, too.

 
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Join Bible Studies for All Ages

Each Sunday we gather to read the Bible for life change in age groups from preschool to adult.

Join us at 9:30-10:30 am for this important weekly community Bible study.

 

THE JOURNEY BLOG: DAILY LIFE CHANGING CONTENT

BLOG ARCHIVE BY MOST RECENT

JESUS IS GREATER! GETTING TO THE POINT OF HEBREWS

A new Sunday series begins September 1, 2019! Come Sunday 10:40 am with friends in tow! Watch this introduction video on the Letter to the Hebrews by The Bible Project Team.


7 Must Have Truths from Isaiah To Share With Your Friends

Greg Taylor has been studying Isaiah for twenty years, and here are seven truths and seven audio sermons from the famous prophet you can share with friends today.


The Journey Preacher Greg Taylor records for World Christian Broadcasting

Greg Taylor will be traveling again this year to record in studio with World Christian Broadcasting, which sends shortwave radio broadcasts of gospel messages all around the world.

Journey Kids July Recap

“I love seeing these children growing, learning and understanding the infinite love that our Father God has for us”.

HOW SHAME IS HEALED BY UNCONDITIONAL LOVE

Lexi Johnson and Spenser Bolte preach at The Journey about the important difference between guilt and shame. Guilt leads to conviction, and shame leads to isolation. Listen to this powerful tag team sermon from two Journeyers who are also counselors.

THOSE WHO TRUST IN THE LORD (Isaiah 40)

I'm preaching high points in Isaiah this summer, and Isaiah 40 is one of the highest! You'll find in this sermon one way churches must set a record, set a plumb line of trusting God against the spirit of the age, as the prophets did in their crooked times.


Journey-East Central Village Back to School Party

Sign up here to help with the Back to School Event, sponsored in partnership between The Journey and East Central Village Residents Association.

Plumb Line (Isaiah 28)

In today’s Journey Bible Project Blog, Greg Taylor uncovers the ancient origins of the plumb line.

Beginner STARS!

These children all have future dreams to be on stage, this is the beginning.

Children are you ready? Parent are you ready?

We have kicked off this time with a wonderful Back to School Supply Giveaway and Journey Kids shared some concerns and excitement they may have as they start this new school year.

Congrats to You All!

On August 25th, we will be acknowledging and Celebrating the Journey Graduates as well as Encouraging and Celebrating the Journey Kids moving up.

Lord, Please Protect our Children!

Once again the school year is soon to start, and we praise and glorify your name for the educational opportunity these children have.

Movie Night was Journey's First Partnership with East Central Village

Thank you all for coming out and enjoying fellowship time with our neighbors at East Central Village. See great photos of this partnership event now!

God Sprung - See Tulakogee-Journey Camp Photos!

We were beyond blessed to spend these days together with Journey Kids at Camp Tulakogee. learning and growing together.

The immortal glory of Hondureños

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Planting seeds

Early this year I listened to Dr. Madrid speak passionately about an organization she leads called “Predisan.”

The doctor’s presentation covered the history, work, and vision of the organization in Catacamas, Honduras. I learned many facts concerning the country and how Predisan is working to better the lives of Hondurans through health and spirit. This is not easy work, especially whenever there are so many people who need quality health care in the mountains of Honduras.

I was hooked

I didn’t think about joining the work of Predisan until I heard Dr. Madrid say, “some days I want to run away as far as possible from these problems, but some days I am so excited to run to the opportunities before me.” This paradoxical statement resonated with my courageous yet fearful spirit. I was hooked. 

Six months later, I landed in Honduras ready to run at whatever challenges and opportunities that lay ahead. My vision, however, was filled with blurry, dark spots. I didn’t have a crisp, crystal clear picture of what was before me, but I trusted in the power of the Lord Jesus Christ to lead me forward. Each day I learned more and more about the beauty of the work Predisan is doing. Each day the task before me became clearer and clearer. Each day I fell more in love with the glory of God within the people of Honduras. 

The beauty of the work

The name “Predisan” is a result of the mixing of two verbs in Spanish: Predicar (to preach) and Sanar (to heal). The mission of Predisan is found within the root of their name. Through the thirty-five clinics that Predisan operates in the Olancho area, they work diligently to meet the physical and spiritual needs of their fellow Hondurans. These clinics can be found in larger cities, like Catacamas, and remote villages where the only way in is literally, “over the river and through the woods” on horseback!

Predisan is made up of a team consisting of doctors, nurses, microbiologists, lab techs, nutritionists, health promoters, pastors, secretaries, dentists, engineers, teachers, psychologists, managers, janitors, accountants who all serve to improve the lives of Hondurans. I had the honor of joining this team of servants for three weeks. Through them I saw the ways in which God is using Predisan to hear the cries of God’s people and care for them. 

The task before me

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I have been a small, microscopic part of the work at Predisan

Week One

I shadowed general physicians that work at a clinic called “The Good Samaritan.” I sat as a silent, foreign observer just soaking in all the language and medical knowledge I possibly could. I also worked in the lab where I ran urine and blood tests to help lighten the load for the lab techs.

Weeks Two and Three

I worked with a nutritionist and a physician at a government clinic that Predisan manages. I sat with the nutritionist in the corner of the Diabetic Clinic giving nutritional consultations with patients who were battling against chronic disease. I worked with the doctor as he checked up on patients and prescribed them their needed medications. It was emphasized each day to the patients that not only medication, but food as well must be consumed wisely in order to manage their diabetes and hypertension. I also had the opportunity to help give nutrition education to diabetic patients. What a dream it was to experience those three weeks. 

Be ye flexible!

Initially when I came I thought there would be an obvious task before me. Something that I could work on each day just to make satisfactory checks down my list of responsibilities. Fortunately, my experience at Predisan was nothing like a “To Do” list. In fact, it was quite the opposite. Each day I didn’t know what exactly God had prepared for me to step into. I was challenged to be flexible.

Now, upon reflection with much clearer sight, I see that the task before me while at Predisan was to just be still while simultaneously eagerly searching for The Lord. Not surprisingly, I found God each day. I found God in the people I had the honor to work with. I found God in the mountains which surrounded our city. I found God in the large crowds of people waiting to be cared for at the government clinic. I even found God in the delicious, famous Baleadas I ate every week! However, as I leave I realize my task is not complete. I learned that as a servant of Christ I will be doing this each day for the rest of my life. I pray I have the opportunity to continue this task with an organization like Predisan, or even Predisan themselves! What an honor it has been to learn about the work of the Kingdom with a place like Predisan. 

The immortal glory of Hondureños

So here I am on July 4th, sitting in my bed and reflecting on my experience as a whole in Honduras. My mind is spinning with the faces of those who have sought me, cared for me, fed me, and welcomed me into this family focused country. Kristi and Gustavo, my Honduran Mami and Papi, sent me off to work and welcomed me back home each day. Mónica, my nutritionist maestra, taught me all about the connection between the cuisine of Honduras and the high prevalence of chronic disease. The Francos, mis suegros ;), opened up their home to me for dinner and fun conversation about family, work, and language. Steysi and Elvis, mis jefes, patiently listened to all of my questions and made sure that I was working in a place where my talents were being utilized. Maytee, mi prima, always laughed alongside me on fun adventures: 100+ foot waterfall, jungles, 600+ stairs hike, and horseback riding.

I was welcomed into a family at Predisan that I was not expecting. My new Honduran friends, even more that I couldn’t mention in this blog, are no “ordinary people.” C.S. Lewis, in his essay “Weight of Glory,” describes perfectly one thing I experienced from Predisan during my three weeks. 

“There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations—these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals who we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit—immortal horrors or everlasting splendors . . . Next to the Blessed Sacrament itself, your neighbor is the holiest object presented to your senses. If he is your Christian neighbor, he is holy in almost the same way, for in him also [is the hidden truth of Christ]—the glorifier and the glorified, Glory himself is truly hidden.” 

Because of these immortal beings that worked with me each day, I learned more about the hidden truth of Christ.

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Thank you God for the work you are doing through Predisan. Continue to heal your people through them. Grow the dreams of Predisan as they look forward to meet more and more needs of their people. Bless Predisan.

In your holy name Jesus,

Amen


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Sidney Brandon

Sidney is a senior at Harding University. She is studying Nutritional Health Sciences in order to pursue a degree in medicine focused on chronic disease after she graduates from Harding.

Hondurans washed my poor stinky feet

Jacob Taylor served and was served in Honduras at Predisan, a medical mission that follows Jesus who came to “preach and to heal.” The Journey supports Predisan. Read Jacob’s powerful testimony about three weeks that changed his life, when Honduras washed his feet.

Lip Service

In today’s Journey Bible Project Blog, Greg Taylor uncovers the ancient origins of the phrase, “give lip service.”

Why does Greg Taylor read Isaiah 25 at funerals?

Greg Taylor reads Isaiah 25 at funerals. Learn more about this text in today’s Journey Bible Project blog.

Did Isaiah Strip to His Underwear to Preach?

In today’s Journey Bible Project Blog, Greg Taylor “uncovers” a mystery about Isaiah preaching in his skivvies.

God Bless All Nations

Is it better to say “God bless America” or “God bless all nations”? Greg Taylor discusses this after reading a very important text in Isaiah 19 about how God feels about nations other than Israel.

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