Growing up in America has given me much more freedom than people in many countries in the world.  What’s more, now that I’m grown, I don’t really have to answer to my parents any more.  Most people don’t answer to anyone except their boss and their spouse after they graduate from school.  As Christians, however, we should actually elect to put ourselves under the authority of a body of Christ followers.  Not because we don’t like freedom, but because we love the Lord!  As the saying goes, there is protection in numbers–protection for me and for my whole family, plus the Body helps to keep us accountable to the tenants of our faith.  If you’re getting all-grown up, maybe it’s time to get serious about freely submitting yourself to the Body of Christ.

“Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.”  Ephesians 5:21

In Christ,

PastorJimKilby @Kilbin8er

James “Jim” Kilby is the Founder and President of Harvest Youth Ministries, and the Harvest Youth Ministry Network, both non-denominational Christian youth outreach organizations. He is also the founding Pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Dayton, Ohio. He is 58 years old, with ten children and 11 grandchildren.

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