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I believe - isn't that enough?

If I were to put myself inside the skin of a Christian who believes in Jesus but doesn't follow Him - what would my life be like?  What would I experience?  For starters, I would

  • be cynical about church and the possibility of the Christian life actually working.

  • be focused on myself - my needs, my rights, my options.

  • prefer being a spectator - watching, listening, but not really participating.

  • occasionally admit that I have a busy, fast-paced, cluttered life and a short attention span.

  • insist on arranging my life around my personal preferences, pleasures, and

  • experience the frustration of trying to have the best of both worlds, attempting to serve two masters - Jesus and someone or something else.                                                       more    



please check my calendar page for upcoming speaking engagements. If you are interested in further information and/or would like him to speak at your next event, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Jan Hettinga lives in Snohomish, Washington, a community near Seattle. He is Sr. Pastor Emeritus at Northshore Baptist Church where he served as Sr. Pastor from 1979 to 2008.

During his years of ministry at Northshore he led the church into a church planting movement. more

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last updated: 06.01.10