Cure or Healing?

September 26, 2021


Duane Beck, a retired Mennonite pastor, says that when he started his first pastorate right out of seminary, he preached repeatedly on the theme of discipleship. He discovered that the members of his congregation were committed Christians who had every intention of deepening their life of discipleship, but they didn’t or couldn’t for some reason.

As Duane got to know the people better, he began to realize that these people had blockages in their lives—unrelieved pain and suffering—which hindered their growth in discipleship.

Bible References

  • James 5:13 - 20