Thanks for taking the time to visit my site! I hope that your time spent here with the Word of God will be spiritually beneficial to you. Let me introduce myself so you’ll know a little more about me and the goals I have for my blog.
My name is Jon Mitchell. I’m married to Beth, a woman who truly follows the example of the godly wife of Proverbs 31. She is my strength and support, an example to me in more ways than she knows, and I love her very much. The good Lord blessed us with two wonderful little girls, Katie Elizabeth and Ashlynn Evangeline. I am so grateful for the kindness our gracious God has shown me by providing me with this family.
I’m a preacher of the gospel, and have been since 2000. I’m a member of the church of Christ, and would like to tell you about it. The church of Christ, also known in the Bible as the church of God, the church, the Way, the body of Christ, the household of God, and many other biblical descriptions, is not evangelical, ecumenical, fundamentalist, progressive, a cult or sect, or any other of the popular religious terms used to describe churches these days. It is not a denomination, nor does it have much in common with most churches or religious groups which classify themselves as non-denominational.
In fact, a more accurate description of the church would be that it is pre-denominational, in that it follows the New Testament, the doctrine of the apostles which was taught to the first Christians (Acts 2:42; Eph. 3:3-5). Part of that doctrine teaches that there is only one church and one faith in the sight of God (Eph. 4:4-5; cf. 1:22-23), and that church supports nothing more or less than the truth of God’s Word (1 Tim. 3:15; 1 Cor. 4:6; cf. John 17:20-23; Rev. 22:18-19; Matt. 15:7-9). History shows that the thousands of different faiths, denominations, churches, cults, sects, and fads which make up Christendom started after the deaths of the apostles and originated with men (1 Tim. 4:1-3; 2 Tim. 4:3-4), and therefore are not truly the church Jesus built (Matt. 16:18). We in the church of Christ strive to follow only God’s Word, the seed which produces good fruit (Luke 8:5-15). By doing so, we become the church which belongs to Jesus, the church of Christ.
I love the Lord, and want to love him even more (Matt. 22:37). My goal is to share his gospel with as much of the world as possible (Mark 16:15), starting with my family, my church family, and readers like you. Sharing his Word with others is my passion (Jer. 20:9), and I hope what I share with you here can help it become your passion also.
“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)
The way to God is through Jesus. The only way to have a relationship with Jesus is to abide in his Word (John 14:15, 21-24). His Word is truth (John 17:17), and is what I as a Christian preacher am commanded to preach (2 Tim. 4:1-2). To the best of my ability, I will strive to give you on this blog nothing but what God’s Word says. That alone is what will make me and any other preacher a “preacher of truth” indeed.
Do you want to have a true relationship with Jesus and know with certainty that you’re heaven-bound? I know I do. It is my prayer that the lessons from Scripture you find here will help you on your journey.