I first met Nathan Holscher 6 years ago in a men’s Bible study that we held on Monday nights at a Coffee Rush with 4 other guys. We met for almost 2 years and we would pick a chapter of scripture and spend a couple of hours discussing it. I was always impressed with Nate’s Bible knowledge and his evangelistic ways of approaching Mormons. We have been good friends since. I was also present at his father’s funeral when he gave the eulogy. Nate and I have the dubious distinction of being known among our group of friends as the ‘modern-day’ Jobs. We have both experienced trial-filled lives filled with accusations and trauma. Yet we have both stood up to them and clinged to Christ. I still meet with him every once and awhile and he recently gave me this verse that he uses during tough times that has helped me out a lot.
Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened.”; keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander. 1 Peter 3:13-14;16
Nate shared with the Mission Young Adults group about how to share the gospel with someone tonight at Mission church. I caught a part of it and was excited to hear the interaction back and forth about how we as Christians should be a witness to others. I love how God uses Nate and blessed to have him as a friend in my life.