Following Jesus costs. In high school Perry was one of the popular kids. But in college as he became committed to following Jesus, he found himself on the outside. He learned in those years that there is a cost to following Jesus. He learned that when you follow Jesus, we’re no longer swimming downstream with what’s popular or applauded, we’re swimming against the stream. We get an assist here from author and communicator Francis Chan. Then one of our listeners Andrea shares that following Jesus meant giving up her dream of having her own children to love her stepchildren and many foster kids!
Then another listener Matt shares that following Jesus looks like not having a relationship with his grandkids because his son and fiancé don’t want him talking about Jesus with the grandkids. And finally, Perry admits: “I am incredibly selfish.” And he doesn’t mean that before Jesus he was selfish and now with Jesus he’s not. No, his selfishness coexists with Jesus in his life. But this is what Jesus is freeing Perry from. It’s a conversation about how Jesus sets us free from the “it’s all about me” life so we can experience the joy of living for God’s glory and the good of others. We get another assist here from Francis Chan
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.