Disagreeing with God

stubborn“Whatever issue you are dealing with, are you willing to surrender to God no matter what he says. What if he said Chinese people have to stand on their heads? I’ll try to stand on my head. He’s God. What if he said Chinese people don’t get to marry. He’s God. I don’t like that, but I’m going to surrender to that because I understand the difference between a Creator and a created being. So before we even get to what does God’s Word actually say, I have to ask would you surrender? If you disagree with God on an issue, would you still submit to him? If so, then let’s look at this book together because a lot of what following Jesus is about is denying yourself and picking up your cross and following Jesus… it’s about not doing some of the very things you want to do. That’s just a major part of what it means to follow Jesus.” – Francis Chan

Author: Scott Hescht

I serve as the lead Pastor of the Haven Community Church. My wife Courtney and I have two children, Zane and Daxton. I love reading, writing, graphic design, and pretty much all things creative. Bring up the topic of sports and you’ve got a friend for life. I also love to teach and preach God’s Word to anyone who will listen. I strive to be a constant learner as well, understanding that education isn’t something that we receive, but rather a lifelong journey. Above all, I strive to be a friend to those around me, seeking to be a light for Christ despite my own shortcomings. I have a BFA at Stephen F. Austin State University and a MA in Christian Leadership at Luther Rice Seminary. Prior to establishing The Haven in 2012, I have served as a pastor at Life Spring Church and an elder at Freedom Fellowship Church. In addition to pastoring the Haven, I serve on the board for Relationships for Christ Ministries, a missions organization working in Africa and Latin America.

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