Building Through Obedience: FCA post

Building Through Obedience: FCA post

As a now part-time writer with FCA, my job is to tell inspirational stories of how God is moving in the lives of my brothers and sisters in Christ throughout the country. Above is a link to my first article posted on the website, and below is an excerpt from the article.

I pray this story is a reminder to us of the faithfulness of God and how He works through our obedience to Him!

…Ratner’s story is an example of how God works through our obedience to Him.

Heiden Ratner
Ratner played his final two collegiate seasons at Mercyhurst.

Paul wrote in Romans 5:19,“through the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous.” (HCSB) The one man is in reference to Jesus Christ and His obedience to death on a cross (Philippians 2:8). Through this obedience, God used His death to make the way to salvation for all His children and He exalted Jesus in heaven to the highest place.

As a result of Ratner’s obedience to pack up his car and drive to Grayson, Ky., two regular attendees of FCA at KCU will be baptized this spring.

“God has shown me that He works through my obedience, both as an athlete and as a coach, by the true joy that follows obedience to Christ and by the fruit that I am able to see grow from my obedience,” Ratner said.

The obedient life that Ratner and his wife Neena have shown demonstrates the fruit that comes from being doers of the word, not just hearers.

“We believe that God can open many doors for gospel conversations,” Ratner said. “Through us living the good news first.”

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