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Stepping Out in Faith

In the fall of 2017, I remember preaching about Peter walking to Jesus on the water (Matt. 14:22-33). When I was a kid, my favorite part of the story was Peter stepping out on the water. What a step of faith! And even though he became distracted and sank, still none of the other disciples were clamoring to get out of the boat.

But not anymore. Now another part of the story caught my attention. Jesus didn’t just call Peter to step out to Him. Peter asked for it. Peter stood in the boat and said, “Lord, if that’s you, command me to come to you on the water.”

Peter asked Jesus to call him out. He asked the Lord to command him to do something impossible. To do something he’d never seen done. To do something that he couldn’t possibly do on his own.

I meet thousands of Christians every year. Some are struggling. Some are in sin. Some are passionately following Christ. But I meet very few believers who are willing to say, “Lord, call me to do something that I’m not smart enough for. Call me to do something I’m not strong enough for. Call me to do something that I don’t have the resources for. Call me to do something that is so far beyond my abilities that when it is done, everybody will say, ‘That had to be God because it surely couldn’t have been him.'”

As I preached this, I began to realize that selling our house, getting rid of a lot of the “stuff” we had collected over the years and moving into an RV was very small compared to the great work that I feel that the Lord is desiring to do in our family. But it all begins with a step of faith.

How can we do this? How are going to make it? What is it going to be like? How will this affect our family? Our finances? So many questions but the answers really aren’t needed. Peter didn’t ask how this was possible. He didn’t ask for anything, except to be called. Faith doesn’t need all the answers to simply trust–You don’t need for God to give you all the information to simple step out.

Peter left the comfort and security of the boat and stepped onto the water. And he was fine as long as he kept his eyes on Jesus. And, so will we. We’ll be fine as long as we keep our eyes on Christ.

 

 

 

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The Call to Let Go

In the summer of 2016, several small and struggling churches from the Great Lakes area, southern Canada, and Miami called us.

“We’re small and struggling,” one said. “We need help with evangelism and outreach and we need training. We need help reaching our community. Can you come and stay with us for a week or two to help?”

My answer was yes. We have always travelled to churches on a “love offering” basis because we never wanted money to hinder ministry.

However, one by one, these churches told us that they couldn’t afford to have us come because where would we stay, what would we eat…In the end, it just wasn’t cost effective unless I was travelled alone (without my family) and slept in the church, which I have done in the past. But our ministry is a family ministry. God never called me to leave my family at home while I run around the world sharing the Gospel.

Mary Beth, my wife, and I were discussed this, while driving to a camp in Colorado, when she suddenly said, “Then let’s sell our house, buy an RV and spend a couple of years going to help the churches that want us to come.”

My response was super-spiritual: “Are you crazy! Seven people and two dogs in an RV for a couple of years sounds like a reality TV show.”

Two weeks later I came back to Mary Beth and agreed–That’s exactly what God wanted us to do.

Not long later, we sat down with our sons to tell them what was on our hearts. We didn’t know how they would respond. We had lived in the same house for almost 10 years and it was the only home that our younger sons really remembered. We had neighbors that they had  grown up with. Moving would mean selling and giving away a lot what we had, packing the rest in storage and taking only a little with us. We would all be letting go and stepping out in faith.

None of our sons responded negatively. They had questions, naturally, but in the end all of them agreed that the Lord was calling us to step out. In the weeks that followed, one of our sons came up to me and said, “I can’t wait to be in the RV because everywhere we go, we’ll simply have to open up the door and there will be lost people right outside.”

 

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February Joke #14

Q: What did the boy bee say to the girl bee?

A: Your bee-utiful!

In February a lot of people think about Valentine’s Day, but this month we want you to focus on God’s love–the only kind of love that gives you life.

Jesus said, “The thief only comes to steal, kill, and destroy. I came that they may have life, and may have it abundantly.” John 10:10

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February Joke #13

Q: What did the boy squirrel say to the girl squirrel?

A: I’m nuts about you!

In February a lot of people think about Valentine’s Day, but this month we want you to focus on God’s love. Consider this verse:

But God, being rich in mercy, for his great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with him, and made us to sit with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.” Ephesians 2:4-7

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February Joke #12

Knock, Knock!
Who’s there?
Olive.
Olive who?
Olive you!

In February a lot of people think about Valentine’s Day, but this month we want you to focus on God’s love. Consider this verse:

He who doesn’t love doesn’t know God, for God is love. By this God’s love was revealed in us, that God has sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son as the atoning sacrifice for our sins.” 1 John 4:8-10

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February Joke #11

Q: What did the bat say to his best friend?

A: You’re fun to hang around with.

In February a lot of people think about Valentine’s Day, but this month we want you to focus on God’s love. Consider this verse:

“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13

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February Joke #10

Q: What do you call two birds in love?

A: Tweethearts!

In February a lot of people think about Valentine’s Day, but this month we want you to focus on God’s love. Consider this verse:

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.” John 3:16

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February Joke #9

Q: What did one pickle say to the other?

A: You mean a great dill to me.

In February a lot of people think about Valentine’s Day, but this month we want you to focus on God’s love. Consider this verse:

But you, Lord, are a merciful and gracious God, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness and truth.Psalm 86:15

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February Joke #8

Q: What did the elephant say to his mom?

A: I love you a ton!

In February a lot of people think about Valentine’s Day, but this month we want you to focus on God’s love. Consider this verse:

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his loving kindness endures forever.Psalm 136:1

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February Joke #7

Q: What did the cholcolate syrup say to the ice cream?

A: I’m sweet on you!

In February a lot of people think about Valentine’s Day, but this month we want you to focus on God’s love–the kind of love that gives you life.

Consider this Bible verse:

“Jesus spoke to them, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. He who follows me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the light of life...'” John 8:12

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February Joke #6

Q: What kind of flowers do you never give on Valentine’s Day?

A: Cauliflowers!

In February a lot of people think about Valentine’s Day, but this month we want you to focus on God’s love–the kind of love that’s always with you.

Consider this Bible verse:

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1

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February Joke #5

Q: Do skunks celebrate Valentine’s Day?

A: Sure, they’re very scent-imental!

In February a lot of people think about Valentine’s Day, but this month we want you to focus on God’s love–the kind of love that will never let you down.

Consider this Bible verse:

Don’t you be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. Yes, I will help you. Yes, I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness.Isaiah 41:10

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February Joke #4

Q: What do you call a very small Valentine?

A: A Valentiny!

In February a lot of people think about Valentine’s Day, but this month we want you to focus on God’s love–the kind of love that made a way for you to go to Heaven.

Consider this verse about Heaven: “He will wipe away from them every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; neither will there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain, any more. The first things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4

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February Joke #3

Q: What do farmers give their wives on Valentine’s Day?

A: Hogs and Kisses!

In February a lot of people think about Valentine’s Day, but this month we want you to focus on God’s love–The kind of love that never leaves you.

Consider this verse: “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned, and flame will not scorch you.Isaiah 43:2

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February Joke #2

Q: What did the boy cat say to the girl cat on Valentine’s Day?

A: You’re purrr-fect for me!

In February a lot of people think about Valentine’s Day, but this month we want you to focus on God’s love. Consider this verse:

“Love is patient and is kind; love doesn’t envy. Love doesn’t brag, is not proud, doesn’t behave itself inappropriately, doesn’t seek its own way, is not provoked, takes no account of evil; doesn’t rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a

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