We’re in a marathon, you and I are. Jesus has blazed the trail for us. It’s leads to his city of gold where he is the light. Believers who have finished their races are cheering us on. But sometimes this journey gets hard. And we need to know what it looks like to take the next steps in following Jesus, especially when the terrain is rocky, and the climb is uphill and then goes down into caves and tunnels. And there's really good news, we have the map. Perry and Shawna talk about Hebrews 12:1-2 and how it shows us the way forward especially when it’s hard!
Then, we weren’t created to journey alone. We need community, we need each other. If you’re not doing life in community, no guilt trip here. Just an invitation to make community your next step in the journey. In community we pour the life of Jesus into one another. Perry and Shawna share some real-life ways you can make community a reality.
And finally, maybe you’ve heard us share our mission at 89.3 Moody Radio: We want to help you take the next step in following Jesus. And the image of taking steps and following Jesus means we’re going somewhere. And the goal of this journey is standing on real ground with a resurrected body on a recreated earth! But we’re not there yet, we need to take steps toward that. So, we have a conversation about the steps Paul took and that we must take as we strain toward our own resurrection from Philippian 3:13-15.
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.