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March 8, 2012

Jesus Leads the Way

by Rev. A. J. Iovine

NJ District’ Urban Mission guru, Pastor James Buchman, sends out a daily email that seems to always act as a wonderful devotional. This morning, his email was exceptionally direct. I am reprinting his devotional from his email. I wholeheartedly encourage you to search your heart to consider helping his ministry here in New Jersey. For more information, you can come to church and find out how you can help Pastor Jim in his blessed ministry that is reaching so many unchurched people in our state.

A number of house churches have been established in New Jersey with the first and foremost direction of bringing Christ to the hurting, to the unchurched, and to those wandering in this urban wilderness chock full of sin and spiritual death. Pastor Buchman has been a true leader in our district and our Synod on using the tools God has given to each of us to bring Christ to His people. Last year, we were honored to host Pastor Buchman and his family as he brought us God’s Word and, most importantly, reminded us all of the blessing we are to others.

And now, his email devotion from this morning:

They were on their way up to Jerusalem, with Jesus leading the way, and the disciples were astonished, while those who followed were afraid. Again he took the Twelve aside and told them what was going to happen to him. (Mark 10:32)


10 Things That Happen When Jesus Leads The Way

1. You are headed for the cross

2. You will be amazed at what Jesus does

3. You will be part of God’s definite plan for you, the world & all of eternity

4. You will be surrounded by weak kneed “followers”

5. Jesus will speak to you & tell you what you need to know; so listen carefully!

6. It is an uphill march; not a downhill stroll

7. You are “on the way”; you are not waiting for the world to come to you.

8. He will give you your identity

9. You will travel with other believers

10. What Jesus tells you on this journey; He has told you before in His word.

To understand Buchman’s ministry here in New Jersey, below is a little discussion video he put together while waiting at the airport in Charlotte, North Carolina a couple of weeks ago. If you are also so inclined, you can follow Pastor Jim’s video uploads to YouTube by clicking here.


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