April 27, 2022

Bob Maas
“He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change (repent) and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”
Matthew 18:2-3
“Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.’”
Matthew 16:24

Repentance is a common Biblical word but we don’t always talk about it in the church very much. It’s a good word that means we are going in one direction and we stop and turn to go the opposite direction. In the military, they use the term “about face” which means to change direction.

All of my life I have been a follower. My friends, family, coaches, teachers and anyone that was headed the way of the world would capture my attention and I would follow them. However, a miracle took place in my life in early November of 1964 and I made simple decision to start following Jesus. I was almost 22 years old and I did a huge “about face” that changed my life forever.

I’m still a follower but now, instead of following the ways of the world, I am following the greatest leader and teacher in the history of the universe: Jesus. The longer I follow Him, the simpler my life is becoming. I invite you to follow Christ with me and learn His ways. Throughout the centuries millions of people have done it and their lives were also changed from the complexity of the world to the simplicity of following Jesus.