Ben Connelly’s passion is to help us live in the freedom and power of the gospel; to help us avoid the trap of falling into try-harder, I’ve gotta earn it Christianity. Ben is a pastor, author, equipper, and occasional professor and his book that just dropped in September is Reading the Bible, Missing the Gospel.
First, Ben’s parents were super involved in church but didn’t know Jesus. Ben was a youth pastor and didn’t know Jesus. So he intimately knows how easy it is to miss the gospel. Then, religion says “You have to somehow keep earning forgiveness.” The gospel says, “You’re forgiven, you can’t earn it, and when you blow it, don’t be afraid, bring your failures to the One who’s already forgiven you!”
Next, grace gives us the want to live for God, the power to live for God. Because when we sin, we can always come to the One who picks us up, cleans us off, and says, “I believe you will become just like me.” Last, how the bible is not all about us but all about God. And how that takes all the pressure off!
Perry LaHaie is a radio host, singer, and songwriter with a passion to see the Great Commission completed in our generation. He was born and raised in northern Michigan, earned a degree in communications, and later a graduate degree in cross-cultural communications. Music and ministry have taken him all over the world. He served at Family Life Radio before serving with Frontiers, a worldwide ministry to Muslims. Perry and his wife, Teresa, have two children, Kali and Taylor.
Shawna Beyer has been a business owner, homeschool mom, church planter, project lead for a management consulting company, and church staff member. Born and raised in Southern California, she has been married for 25 years and is the mom of four. Shawna loves to help others discover a personal relationship with God that shapes how they think, feel, and live for Jesus daily. She loves being surrounded by her family and a good cup of coffee.
Perry and Shawna Mornings helps start your day with heart-to-heart conversations, compelling guests, and songs reminding you that you are Abba’s child! You have been blessed to be a blessing, and you have been loved to share Jesus’ love!