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Oct 27, 2017

       “I’m still soaking up your book Ten Questions from the King. This amazing book is convicting, motivating, inspiring, thought provoking, intelligent, a resource of practical witnessing tools, and I could go on and on! Like I told you before, I’m reading each page over and over! I have marked it up with a highlighter pen! This book should be THE textbook of every discipleship class in every church! Matter of fact, EVERY Christian needs to have this book! This book is making me a better servant of God!! Thanks for being such a blessing!!”  —Jimmy W.

Please enjoy the following excerpt from our new book: Ten Questions from the King


          Jesus not only wants to know who the people say He is, but He wants to know who His disciples say He is, too. He is not ignorant of their beliefs, but He wants them to make a declarative statement. He wants them to publicly say what they believe. He wants it on the record! This is very important. We all have opinions, thoughts, and ideas, but we can keep those viewpoints hidden and locked away from public view. There are certain things that should never remain hidden. We should always proclaim the love we have for our spouse publicly. There is nothing wrong with bragging about your kids. They are your kids! We should also never, ever keep our spiritual beliefs hidden either. They should be open and public for everyone to see.

          Whenever a supposedly famous person dies, many times I will google their name to find out about their spiritual beliefs. Then I look at their life to see if it lined up with their profession of faith. The late rock star Prince was raised Seventh Day Adventist but later became a devout Jehovah’s Witness. At one point in his career, he purportedly said, “Everything is about Jesus and the Bible.” What a fascinating statement, but did he actually live that way? Did his recorded music and concerts drive people to find out about the Creator of the universe?

          Another interesting aspect of stating something publicly is its effect of actually strengthening what you believe. It causes your faith to grow stronger. Why? You have declared it. People know where you stand, and now you have to back it up with your life! Again, this is one reason why people stay silent on many major topics. They know that when they say something publicly, they have to live it publicly as well. But, of course, that is what Jesus wants us to do. He wants us to never be ashamed of Him, either in our words or in our actions.

         Jesus also asks His disciples, “Whom say ye that I am?” to find out which side of the fence they are on. This question is one that everyone will have to answer at some point in their existence, either here or on the other side. There is no avoiding this one, and the disciples couldn’t avoid it either.

Luke 12:51:

“Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:”

          Remember that Jesus Christ brings division. He knows that not everyone likes Him. Not everyone wants to come to Him, obey Him, or surrender to Him. The true Christ will always cause division because people must decide which side of the fence they are on.

          So when Jesus asks this question of His disciples, it becomes much more personal. No hiding out or sitting on the sidelines. Jesus asks a question and wants an answer. It’s put-up or shut-up time, as they say.

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          After chatting with one student, I wound up talking with another student who had a big Jewish flag on her shirt. I asked Chandler (pronounced chandelier), “Are you Jewish, or are you a Christian who supports Israel?” She let me know she was Jewish. I then asked her if she ever catches flak for her shirt. In case you don’t know, there is a lot of anti-Semitism taking place on college campuses right now. It is hidden under the guise of the BDS movement, which stands for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions against Israel. She told me she was tossed out of a Palestinian restaurant in Los Angeles one time because they didn’t like her shirt! I just love it when so-called tolerant people show their true colors. She then looked at me and said, “Can I ask you a question?” I responded, “Sure.” She asked, “Jesus: Was He just a man, was He a prophet, or was He God?”! That is like the dream question you always want someone to ask! So keep in mind, not only did Jesus ask this question, but people might actually ask you this question one day as well.


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