Strong spirits: take a risk!


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Have you ever done anything daring? Something important that took you way out of your comfort zone?

A guy named Nicodemus did something daring once. He was one of the rulers of the Jewish community. Most of the other rulers were hostile towards Jesus. But Nicodemus was intrigued. Curious. So much so, that under cover of darkness. he went to Jesus to find out for himself who he was.

He met more than he had expected. He met a young man who challenged him, questioned him, and undid him. Read the account in John 3:1-15.

Jesus has that effect on people. Nicodemus came full of information and religion. Jesus told him, what you need is a relationship. What you need is encounter What you need is me.

Maybe the most daring thing you could do is go to Jesus with your questions... and an open mind.

Besides serving as pastor at Caledonia Congregational Church, Gary Schwerin is the Spiritual Development Minister for the YMCA of the Rock River Valley and Executive Director of Bridge Ministries of Rockford. Prior to launching Bridge Ministries, Gary spent many years in leadership with Young Life. His columns appear here every Sunday - to see them all, subscribe to our daily email.


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