Today Neil Carston teams up with Perry and Shawna for a celebration of the grace and power of Jesus. Neil is from Holland and works with Big Life, a ministry that empowers disciples like you and me to make disciples. (www.big.life) First Neil shares his story of growing up in the church, how he was trying to save himself through his own moral efforts and how Jesus showed him the crushing weight of his sin and his need of a Savior. Then we show how religion and the gospel are polar opposites. Next, a great question to ask ourselves and others to find out who we are trusting for salvation is: When we stand before God and he asks us why he should let us into heaven, what will our answer be? Then Neil shares a story of a West Michigan woman who recently was freed from demonic control and brought into the Kingdom of the risen Lord! Next Neil reminds us that we just need to be faithful to follow Jesus and do what he asks us to do and leave the results to him—we need to be OK with stepping out in faith and failing! Then Neil shares about his wife’s mission field—the public school as a teacher and the unique way she is able to share the gospel with her students—Our mission field is right where God has planted us! Finally Neil shares the story of a young man who was willing to swim across a river with bibles into a country hostile to the gospel at the risk of his life. And the challenge with this story is: What river do we need to cross today?! Check out this powerful Freedom Friday!
Perry LaHaie is a radio host, singer, and songwriter with a passion to see the Great Commission completed in our generation. He was born and raised in northern Michigan, earned a degree in communications, and later a graduate degree in cross-cultural communications. Music and ministry have taken him all over the world. He served at Family Life Radio before serving with Frontiers, a worldwide ministry to Muslims. Perry and his wife, Teresa, have two children, Kali and Taylor.
Shawna Beyer has been a business owner, homeschool mom, church planter, project lead for a management consulting company, and church staff member. Born and raised in Southern California, she has been married for 25 years and is the mom of four. Shawna loves to help others discover a personal relationship with God that shapes how they think, feel, and live for Jesus daily. She loves being surrounded by her family and a good cup of coffee.