Then Jesus told his disciples, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.' Matthew 16:24 This week is my wife’s and my 22nd wedding anniversary. When I think back on the kid I was 22 years ago, I realize I had absolutely no idea what … Continue reading How Do We Live With Jesus As King?
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”Acts 1:8 Pastor Jason Meyer, pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church in downtown Minneapolis, said recently in talking about the church’s identity as … Continue reading A Divided Witness is No Witness
The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.Matthew 9:37 There are many more people wanting to be discipled than there are Christians willing to disciple them. That’s the difficult truth I’ve learned working with ATLAS of West Central Minnesota, a mentor-based disciple-making ministry in Willmar, MN. There are more people wanting to grow in … Continue reading The Supply and Demand of Making Disciples
For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.Hebrews 2:18 “Put on your coat.” It surprises me how often I have to say this as a dad … in winter … in Minnesota. Most of the time when I say it it’s because one of my … Continue reading Put On Your Coat – 4 Ways Christ Helps Us With Temptation