Recently, I was sitting around with a group of guys, discussing everything from cloud computing to remote control boats to prostitution busts. Eventually, the conversation turned to faith and what are people’s most common hang-ups when it comes to surrendering to Christ. We went over the usual questions: How do I know God exists? What about Adam and Eve? Evolution vs. Creation? Why would God allow bad things to happen to good people? Why do Christians do wicked things? Etc. We decided that people could spend the rest of their lives debating these questions, or being lazy, or both.

Finally, we decided (I’m sure we weren’t the first to arrive at this decision, but I’m glad we did) that none of these questions really matter if you can’t answer these 3 questions first.

1. Did Jesus Exist? (Historical documents would tell you that absolutely He did.)

2. Did Jesus Die On The Cross For Our Sins? (I think there were a few people present to witness this one.)

3. Did Jesus Rise From The Dead? (A couple hundred people have been documented to say just this. I can’t imagine all of them having the same hallucinations.)

So, that’s it. Those are the 3 questions that really matter. If you can answer those, the rest aren’t nearly as important. Don’t get me wrong, the other questions are certainly worth your time, but they’re secondary to determining your salvation. Jesus died for each of us. He died for us so that we may live for Him.

Are you asking the right questions?


To Make Much Of Him

Recently, my church (Grace Point Church - www.gracepoint.org ) asked me to be a part of their latest and greatest marketing campaign. I was told this would most likely include some billboard ads and a few brief videos of my story for web distribution and commercial use. Below is one of the videos they've produced.

Jeff's Story from Grace Point Church on Vimeo.

Needless to say, I was honored that they had me in mind for this opportunity. I've never really been one to shy away from discussing the works that God has done in my life over the last several years, so accepting this task was a no-brainer for me. I hope you'll take a couple minutes to watch this as well. If you have any questions or comments (good or bad), please let me know.

Also, here's a website you should visit: http://www.gracepoint.org/jeff
My video is posted there as well, along with a previous blog post I wrote late one night while sitting up in a hospital room with someone.

If you feel something stirring inside you, please contact me...or fill out the "Want to know more?" section on the website. I had felt that stirring deep inside of me for years before I finally reached out to someone. Everyday, I'm thankful I had the courage to do just that.