Pete Beck III

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The Discipleship Mandate

by Pete Beck III

Jesus called out to them, “Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!” Matthew 4:19 (NLT) Following Jesus is never passive. A person does not accidentally begin to follow the Lord. God is never surprised by finding out someone decided to do so. Unless Jesus calls us, we will not […]

roots: why we are linked to our ancestors for good and for bad

by Pete Beck III

Our fathers sinned, and are no more; and we bear their iniquities. Lamentations 5:7 (ESV) In 1977 Roots was aired on ABC as a television miniseries based on Alex Haley’s 1976 novel, Roots: The Saga of an American Family. It received 37 Emmy Award nominations and won nine. It won also a Golden Globe and […]

The Gospel of the Kingdom – Jesus Is Someone Great

by Pete Beck III

The core of the Gospel is the announcement of who Jesus is. The essence of what it means to be “saved” is to understand by revelation, believe, confess, and live in accordance with that revelation. For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should […]