I posted this to my private mentoring group but this really needs to be shared here as well.
We are familiar with Galatians 2:20 “I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me;
Some of us didn’t die; we only fainted. Now we’re waking up, and afraid to truly die. smile emoticon
“Dead” men and women don’t live in fear…. God is calling us to be brave… to not fear. The truth is we are following Jesus in a fallen world. Nowadays… that’s dangerous. (If it doesn’t seem dangerous… maybe you need to ask yourself – is it really Jesus I am following). And although it may be dangerous… there is no need to fear cause Jesus is with us.
When Father God sent Jesus to this world in the flesh… I am willing to bet Jesus didn’t ask Him – ok Father… but is it safe?
Regarding Exponential: If you are a church leader or church planter that has never connected with exponential… go to their site ASAP! www.exponential.org They have tons of free resources and they are kingdom minded folks who just want to see churches planted and people discipled.