[featured_image] If I think I can believe in Jesus and follow Jesus and love Jesus and obey Jesus without taking steps to align my life and behaviors in such a way that embraces and embodies the redemptive mission and message of Jesus, than I am deluding myself. God help me…

“If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself an take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life shall lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake shall find it.” –  Matthew 16:24-25

“Follow me and I will make you become fishers of men.” – Mark 1:17

“…Repentance for forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in His name to all the nations.” – Luke 24:47

“Go therefore an make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” – Matthew 28:19-20

“Go and proclaim everywhere the kingdom of God.” – Luke 9:60b

“But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.” – James 1:22