Jesus' call to "follow me" was not just an invitation to faith; it was a prescription for living well. Our guest will explore Jesus' teachings of hope, life, truth, freedom, humility, greatness, and glory while walking through the seven "follow me" statements in the Gospel of Matthew. Although following Jesus is not a new concept to believers, following Jesus completely becomes difficult when life moves faster and faster. Join us as our guest reveals a biblical plan to revitalize your life in as little as seven days.
Our guest and his wife—both financial experts—had cut their income by 80% to pursue more meaningful lives. Within six years they had two kids, were debt-free, went on several vacations, and doubled their net worth. He was ready to share the biblical principles that made this possible. But he couldn’t. After reviewing Scripture’s teaching on money—over 1,300 verses—he realized he had missed something big. Join us as we turn conventional wisdom on its head while answering tackling questions like: Does Jesus want me to be rich or poor? Should I give to everybody who asks? Is it wrong to save? Join us for great biblical counsel on our financies.
Josh Moody (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is the senior pastor of the historic College Church. He is the president and founder of God Centered Life Ministries, which proclaims God’s Word worldwide through daily broadcasts on Moody Radio, One Place, podcasts, and live-streaming on godcenteredlife.org. He is the author of over 14 books, including a series of accessible guides to Christian living (How Christmas Can Change Your Life, Christian Focus 2019; How the Bible Can Change Your Life, Christian Focus 2018; How Church Can Change Your Life, Christian Focus 2015); a two-volume commentary on John’s Gospel (John 1-12 For You and John 13-21 for You). His passion is the gospel. He is an expository preacher who seeks to bring God’s Word into the practical matters of the human condition and heart. He has a doctorate in historical theology from Cambridge University, a research fellowship at Yale Divinity School, and a fellowship at the Jonathan Edwards College of Yale University. He is an evangelist who led Trinity Baptist Church to revitalization in New Haven, CT; was college pastor at the influential Eden Baptist Church in Cambridge, England; served as a missionary with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students in the Republics of Georgia and Azerbaijan; and was president of the Cambridge Inter-Collegiate Christian Union at Cambridge University.
Dr. John Thornton is a CPA with a Ph.D. in Accounting from Washington State University. He is the L.P. and Bobbi Leung Chair of Accounting Ethics at Azusa Pacific University, a Christian university with over 10,000 students near Los Angeles, CA where he directs the School of Accounting. He is a nationally recognized author and speaker on accounting ethics and has served as Chair of the American Accounting Association's Public Interest Section. His scholarship has been published in several top academic journals, winning multiple best paper awards from the AAA.