Things I Heard In Church: “Following Jesus Is Like Drafting The Fastest Guy In The Peloton”

Bicycle Drafting by fixedgear-CC

Things I Heard In Church:

“Following Jesus is like drafting the fastest guy in the peloton. The closer you are to the one in front of you, the greater the benefit.” –Ben Herr

From Ben Herr‘s excellent presentation: Fishers of Men, heard at Cedar Mill Bible Church

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An Open Letter To Those In Pain and Suffering

Christian pain and suffering

Dear Friend In Pain,

I feel so sad and so sorry about what you’re going through right now. I can’t imagine what it’s like. I can guarantee you that what I’m sharing in this letter won’t take the pain away. And I want you to feel perfectly free not to read it. If you don’t I won’t take the least bit of offence. I only want to share with you what made the biggest difference for me when I went through my time of pain. Continue reading

Love Like Jesus–Make Disciples: Matthew 5:1

Disciple Love Like JesusHis disciples came to him, and he began to teach them. -Matthew 5:1

How Jesus Loved People

Jesus loved people by teaching and training them how to follow God. Jesus loved people by making them into His disciples.

How to Love Like Jesus

It was in the wee hours of the morning, at the fire department, when I responded to a house fire along with three engines and a truck company. When we arrived we quickly realized it was the same house that had burned in the wee hours the morning before. We were sure we had put it out completely the first time, yet here we were again.

There was no time to dwell on the cause of our repeat performance, we had a fire to put out. So we set about our business. But as we progressed, I began to hear someone yelling over a loudspeaker. Eventually I figured out it was coming from a car dealership across the street. A man who appeared to be inebriated was yelling obscenities at us. Continue reading