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

Image via fixedgear – Creative Commons

 

Why RISK Is Right

The following is an excerpt by David Platt. To read the full article click on the link: Why RISK Is Right.

In Matthew 13:44 Jesus tells his disciples, “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.”

I love this picture. Imagine walking in a field and stumbling upon a treasure that is more valuable than anything else you could work for or find in this life. It is more valuable than all you have now or will ever have in the future.

You look around and notice that no one else realizes the treasure is here, so you cover it up quickly and walk away, pretending you haven’t seen anything. You go into town and begin to sell off all your possessions to have enough money to buy that field. The world thinks you’re crazy. 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