One of my favorite Bible teachers today is James MacDonald from Harvest Bible Chapel outside Chicago. He has a great way of communicating in a no nonsense, straight forward, non-apologetic, biblical sort of way. I respect that. I aim to be that kind of man. He has a great radio ministry called Walk In The Word, which can also heard through podcast. I highly recommend it! Recently James was diagnosed with prostate cancer. His courage, faith and testimony through this and his treatments is such an example to me.
Each of us are probably going through “stuff”. May we cling ever tighter to the One who offers peace and hope in the midst of all of life’s situations. May we show that He is supremely valuable in our lives and worthy of everything we are regardless of our level of comfort.
7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. 8 We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; 10 always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. 11 For we who live are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh.
2 Co 4:7-11
While being treated in California for his cancer, James MacDonald went to a taping of The Price is Right. He’s the guy making funny gestures in the front row. The video is too funny! Praying for you James! (FOR SOME REASON THE VIDEO DOES NOT WORK IN INTERNET EXPLORER. YOU CAN SEE THE VIDEO HERE.)