The Process of Multiplication

He must increase, but I must decrease. - John 3:30

A lot has changed in my world in the last year, I got married last June, started a new job last August, and we are preparing to welcome our baby boy this Fall. As you are reading this Gracie and I are at the NAMB Church Planting Assessment where we will be casting vision and being coached on how to plant a church in Eaton in the next couple of years. All of this is going on and I am reminded of John 3:30, “He must increase, but I must decrease.”

This verse comes from John the Baptist right after Jesus’ baptism and John recognizes that although he has done good work for the Lord, it pales in comparison to the work of Christ. Christ then launches his official earthly ministry, preaching that the kingdom of God is at hand and drawing others to come and follow. However, the largest growth of Jesus’ ministry came after he died, after he rose again, it came with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost which we read about in Acts 2. Acts 2:42-47 ends with “and the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.”

Now for those of you who don’t know, I am a high school math teacher by trade, and the term multiplication means repeated addition. We see the number of saved souls being added day by day, the Holy Spirit is multiplying the kingdom. And the Spirit is still doing that today. Gracie and I are being obedient to the call to multiply the church into Eaton in the next couple of years and we hope that you join us in prayer as the kingdom of God continues to grow here in Northern Colorado.
We are so thankful and humbled that God wants to use us in this multiplication process because we know that it is Christ doing the work and we are just tools used to glorify His name. He must always be at the forefront, He must always be magnified, and we get to stand in awe as He reaches the ends of the earth.

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