Free at Last in Houston, Texas (Jan 10-14) Our delightful godson Andrew Martin and his wife Rachel invited me and a fellow pastor and former disciple named Mark Campbell from Neighborhood Church in Castro Valley, Ca. to share the topic of Discipleship at their church called Sojourn Heights. Andrew is a businessman but works with the church as the Administrator several hours each week. We used as our foundation the words of Jesus to His disciples which some call “The Great Commission: “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all I have commanded you and lo I am with you always even to the end of the age.” Matt. 28:16-20
Andrew wanted us to share our stories about those men and women we had the privilege to disciple over the years. We met with his elders, followed by the staff and then with the new and first group of his disciples as well as with their wives during our 4 day visit. Both Mark and I loved being with Andrew and Rachel and their newborn baby girl named Eden, as well as the many fine Christians attending their church and their desire to grow in their relationship with Jesus.