I try and do a little reading every day. Oftentimes, it does not work, but I definitely try. A book that was given to me from my super cool brother in law (Kelly Johnson) is the book, “Radical” by Pastor David Platt. David pastors The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, AL. This is a book that I have wanted to read for a while. In the book, David is calling for RADICAL ABANDONMENT from all believers. I have been deeply convicted for the level of complacency that is plaguing the church! The typical church member believes that it is only the pastor or professional in ministry’s job to be sold out for Jesus, but it is for everyone. We tend to think that the radical areas of the Bible are up to the full time church workers when the calling goes out to all believers. “In the process we have unnecessarily (and unbiblically) drawn a line of distinction, assigning the obligations of Christianity to a few while keeping the privileges of Christianity for us all!” David challenges all of us to examine our lives and get in on the radical abandonment that is throughout Scripture. Will you radically abandon yourself for the furtherance of the gospel of Christ? I highly encourage the book to all believers, but be careful, because the book may hurt after you read it.
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Josh Evans is the family pastor of the Oakleaf campus of Trinity Baptist Church in Jacksonville, FL. He has served in this position since June of 2014. Before that, Josh had been a mentor and pastor to students since 2006. Josh is passionate about seeing life change in families and teaching them the truths of the Word of God. Josh is a blogger, speaker, family pastor, and a Duke Blue Devils fan! Josh and his wife Abby were married in February of 2008, and those years have been the happiest years of his life. Josh and Abby have two kids. Lynlee and Cameron. Josh and his family live in the Jacksonville, FL area. You can connect further with Josh on this blog or send him a direct email at firstname.lastname@example.org. View all posts by Josh Evans