Every day, life’s problems—concern for our children, day-to-day decisions, illness, and a host of other things—try to control our thought process. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. We have a clear-cut heaven-sent formula for working through the issues, problems, and even opportunities continuously presented to us. We will never get out of making decisions and fighting “giants” while we live on this earth, but our heavenly Father sent His Son to model a life of overcoming for us.
Now, with the help of Holy Spirit, we can have the victory and find the solutions needed to fulfill our assignments on earth. We can provide the answer for not only our families but also the multitudes around us who are quickly losing hope. We can bring light to the darkness that is so prevalent today.
In Mark 4:13, Jesus says, “If you can’t understand the meaning of this parable, how will you understand all the other parables?” In other words, all the parables in the Bible can be understood once we grasp what Mark 4 (the parable of the sower) is showing us: the difference between being double-minded and walking single-minded to Holy Spirit instructions.
Only through walking single-mindedly will we be able to help ourselves and then others. Only when we walk a lit path can we make a difference in this world. Our Father provides the light, but it’s up to us to walk it with Him.
Through this book’s exposition of Mark 4 and commentary, the Bible will become less of a mystery, and a source of life and understanding. You can be victorious in this life.
Jesus said, "Why call you me Lord, Lord and do not the things that I say?" It seems like such a simple, common sense question. Yet many Christians today live in turmoil because they have not yet learned the simple lesson that Brad outlines in his book. The mark of a true teacher is the ability to communicate complex issues in simple language that everybody can understand. God never intended His gospel to be complex. It is simple, really, and Brad does an excellent job of delivering this foundational truth with glaring simplicity. Your walk will be narrower after reading this book, and that is a good thing. It was very refreshing for me and I highly recommend his book to all. – Gary Carpenter Gary Carpenter Ministries.
Brad Climer has succeeded in conveying HOW to make the born-again life a practiced flow out of the grace-life of Jesus. "Single-mindedness" is not simply nice theology or theory. It is practical instruction that Brad lifts straight from the words of Jesus and backs-up with many biblical examples. I have been a pastor for 32 years, and I found this book challenging me in all the best ways. I sensed the Holy Spirit beckoning me in it's pages to "come up higher." This book will leave you re-invigorated in the REALITY of God's presence, His empowerment, and His exciting mission for your life. - Gregory
Modeling Jesus is a well written, thought provoking recipe for a closer walk with the Father. It's a must read.
”I’d rather be intimate with God than be intimate with my circumstances." What a profound statement!!! As I sat there reading that over and over I felt the slight sting of conviction for allowing the awfulness of a current situation in my life overshadow what I know of God's Word and His Love for me. I say "slight sting," because when the Father brings correction it is always from a place of Love for us; powerful, uncomfortable but never painful. His Word is the Rule. His Word has the final say. His Word is THE answer. It's through intimacy with God that we find real strength to stand and stand therfore on EVERY WORD HE SAYS. Thanks for that reminder Brad Climer. - BB