We can sometimes romanticize the life of a disciple as a cakewalk when Jesus actually calls for us to take up our cross daily. The life of the Jesus followers is one that calls us to the less than popular life of self-denial and self-discipline. Listen to this important message from Pastor Brian Bill that reminds us that salvation is delightful, but discipleship is often difficult. Hear what it truly means to be a disciple of Jesus and experience an abundant life.
Brian Bill is the senior pastor at Edgewood Baptist Church in Rock Island, Illinois. He attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where he was led to the Lord through the influence of his college roommate. He is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Brian serves on the Executive Board of Directors for Keep Believing Ministries, is a Pro Contributor to SermonCentral.com, is an author of two tracts (Soul Satisfaction and The Only Way), is a contributor to the Preacher’s Sourcebook, a columnist for Believe.com, writes an “Ask a Pastor” feature for Believe.com and serves as the chaplain for the Quad Cities Missing Persons Network. He also hosts a weekly radio program called, “On Mission” that airs on WDLM on Sundays at 11:00 am and 7:30 pm.