Exponential book cover - amazonThe following is an excerpt from chapter 1 in our new book EXPONENTIAL:
How You And Your Friends Can Start A Missional Church Movement

that will be on shelves in 16 days, but you can order
right now.

If no one has ever said this to you, let me be the first:  “You can do it.”  Don’t look around like I’m talking to somebody else.  I’m talking to you.  Yes, you — the one holding this book in your hand; the one reading the words on this page.  Please hear this – as sure as you were born, God birthed within you a dream for your life. 

You may have a hunch about that dream God has for your life. Or you may have yet to discover the dream and are still searching.  Maybe like me you’ve tucked the dream away for the last several years and have not had the courage to say it out loud.  No matter where you are in discovering the dream God has for you I want to say this:  “You can do it.”  I wish that I was able to sit across the table from you and talk face to face so I could hear your dream, and then you could hear me say, “You can do it.”  

When I say, “You can do it,” don’t just take my word for it.  Take Jesus at his word.  Just before he left this planet he gave us the mission of helping all people find their way back to God.  He said, “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." (Acts 1:8).  Notice who Jesus said will accomplish his mission.  Re-read the verse. 
•    Who does he say will receive power?  He says, “You”. 
•    And who does Jesus say, “will be my witnesses?”  He says, “You”. 
•    So who does Jesus say will accomplish God’s dream of world redemption?  Again, he says, “You.”  Jesus is saying, “You can do it.”   Yes, there are lots of questions about how the dream will come true, but for now just take it in that Jesus says, “You can do it.”  If me saying it was not enough, now God is saying it to you and your friends, “You can do it.”  The beginning of a movement to accomplish the mission of Jesus lives within you and the people around you!

How You And Your Friends Can Start A Missional Church Movement

will be available in bookstores.  You can order it online right now. 
You can also join myself and Jon for a 30-day conversation on our new
book where you will get content drops, videos and additional question
and answers through Daily Digital.

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