I’ve written before of my esteem for our good friends at Grace Church in Eden Prairie and their God-centered Barnabas Disability Ministry. God has provided great encouragements to many at Bethlehem through these friends!
Sue Hume, one of those friends and the writer for Hope for Special Moms, asked me to contribute to her blog. So I did.
You can read it here: Rise Up O Men of God!
I shook Troy Dobbs’ hand once (their senior pastor), but have never heard him preach. My embrace of that church comes entirely based on fruits of God’s work I see in the lives of the people impacted by their disability ministry! I hope Pastor Dobbs takes encouragement that his people are the real deal on this issue of disability and the sovereignty of God. Paul, writing to Philemon, speaks of the kind of encouragement I feel from those folks at Grace:
I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers, because I hear of your love and of the faith that you have toward the Lord Jesus and for all the saints, and I pray that the sharing of your faith may become effective for the full knowledge of every good thing that is in us for the sake of Christ. For I have derived much joy and comfort from your love, my brother, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you. Philemon 1:4-7