Brad did a great job this morning sharing his testimony of what God is doing in/through him. The power of a man’s testimony is amazing – it is good and Holy to tell your story. Broken, wounded, not-yet-fully complete, 1/2 the man I want to be … whatever … your story of what God is doing in your life has power to it. Brad demonstrated that today.
Ephesians 4:8 “But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. This is why it says: “When he ascended on high he led captives in his train and gave gifts to men” – and it goes on and talks about some would be apostles, pastors, evangelists, teachers, etc.
You’ve been given gifts – each one of you – and Christ gave them to you for a purpose — so that, you would bring the Kingdom. Brad is bringing the Kingdom in his world. Men around him are seeing God’s transformation in Brad and responding to it. He’s being obedient to follow God’s call. He’s living Excurvatus Ex Se – a life lived outward (and I might add … Upward)