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Logan Rhea: True Brotherhood

Posted by in Brotherhood | January 14, 2013

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Editor’s Note: Logan’s heart for the things of God shines through this post. It should be encouraging and perhaps a bit convicting when he speaks about the importance of discipleship, mentoring, and investing in other brothers throughout our lives. Thanks for giving us a peek into a college campus being impacted by the intentional actions of our brothers.

“True Brotherhood is making a huge impact on my life right now. My name is Logan Rhea and I’m a college student at Middle Tennessee State University. Campus Crusade, or Cru, has brought a lot of benefits and awesome resources to help me grow in my walk with the Lord and become a stronger leader and man of Christ. Life is about relationships and what we do when we encounter them. We can encourage and share and bring one another up in Christ or just go through the motions and be afraid to get real and ask the hard questions. I’ve found that when you take the time to get lunch with someone and take your own time to love on and be friends to a fellow brother or a person in a dark place in their life, Christ’s love and the Holy Spirit just can’t help but shine through your actions and words. As our relationship with Christ grows, it is portrayed in our daily lives.

All this said, I’ve been given some amazing brothers in Christ here. We’ve been able to fellowship and truly do what Acts 2:42 says, “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” It’s been really cool to see God at work in our lives as we share our stories of surrendering our desires and needs for things that won’t satisfy and giving them to God. When we trust God in times that are tough and great, we develop a stronger faith.

Anther cool thing about the true brotherhood here is fruit and evidence of listening and walking by the spirit. For instance, we had about 20 people over at my house on a Saturday night for a bonfire. I got some of my brothers and sisters in Christ and challenged them to be intentional about showing and sharing God’s love and their testimony of what he’s done in their lives to some of our non-Christian friends that were there. We ended up talking in different circles about passions, life issues, and the meaning of life till about 1 am! Then 7 of us went and had a “house church” spirit-led bible study on James. We talked, prayed, worshiped, and listened to each other till 3 in the morning! Now it’s a weekly study for anyone to come! God is good and his presence is active.

One last note about the brotherhood and importance of investing in one another’s lives and making disciples; I’m doing a study on a book called Discipleship Essentials with an older brother who’s taking time to invest in me once a week. The book is great and has broadened my perspective on this issue. Investing in someone is so important as believers in Christ and it has a ripple affect as the body of Christ grows. For instance, in one year if you took time to disciple/brother/mentor and invest in just 2 guys it would leave an impact that only God is capable of. Teach them how to make disciples and then each invest in 2 guys for a year. Now we’re up to 4 disciples in 2 years. The same pattern goes on: those 4 guys invest in 2 each, which leads to 8. That leads to 16, then to 32, then to 64, then to 128, then to 256, then to 512, then to 1,024, then to 2,048, then to 8,192, then to 16,384, and so on. Just imagine after 16 years since your investment in just 2 guys, 65,536 brother in Christ will have been impacted since then! They would all be making disciples and the biggest thing in all of this is how God would shine his love through them not just to the disciples they’ve made but also to all of the people they come into contact around the world! It’s the beauty of the reality of the great commission and the joy of making disciples! Keep living for the king, putting everything in Him first and make the most out of every opportunity to let Jesus shine through you!”

Your brother in Christ,

Logan Rhea

Galatians 2:20
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.