Neal Karsten of Big Life (big.life) a disciple-making ministry, joins the team to help us share God’s AMAZING grace! First Neal shares his own transformation story from moral Christian kid to meeting Jesus at Hope College. Then we talk about the difference between moralism and following Jesus. Next we explore this question: When you stand before God and he asks you why he should let you into his Kingdom, what will you say? Then find out what Neal’s friend said when Neal asked him this question.
Next Jesse, one of our listeners shows up with Starbucks coffee and it just turns out that Jesse had a big impact on Neal’s journey to Jesus at Hope College! Then Jesse shares his story, growing up in fear of evil spirits, feeling the need to appease these spirits. How in middle school he began reading the bible. How this caused him to realize two things. That he deserved God’s judgment and that God is a deliverer. And finally how it all came together as he discovered in the New Testament that the God who delivers is the one who took our judgment for us. Share this incredible Freedom Friday with anyone who can think of!
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.