Peace In The Journey: Rucksack Podcast With Brian Havens

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We, as people of God, all long for peace in such turbulent times.  Peace can described as “freedom from disturbance; peacfulness and restfulness”.   Are we surprised when times of disorder, confusion, and persecution come our way?  Jesus spoke of a time when these things would happen.  In John 16, in His farewell to His disciples, set on the last night before His crucifixion,  Jesus also speaks about the work of the Holy Spirit, the joy of the believers, and having peace saying,  “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”  Peace is not something that we can obtain, but more about prospective.  In this, Christ is saying that in this life we won’t have freedom from ill-treatment, trials, heartache or adversity. In fact, He says to expect them!  He tells us to have courage, confidence, and peace in Him because He has overcome the complications and obstacles in this world.  So that when we journey along our path with our Rucksack on our back, He is with us granting victory over this life.

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Brian P. Havens is the President and Founder of Brian Havens Ministries. In addition to BH Ministries, he serves as a Pastor in the Christian and Missionary Alliance. He is a Veteran of service in the United States Army of 14 years of service where he served as a Combat Engineer, Airborne Paratrooper, and Chaplain Assistant. He has served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, Kuwait, Qatar and finished his service through the 82nd Airborne Division, 18th Airborne Corps. He is an Alumni of Crown College in St. Bonifacious, Minnesota. Havens and his wife, Deanna, have five young sons: Mitchell, Elliot, Oliver, Colton and Parker, who are a very active part of the family ministry respectively. The Havens both, Brian and Deanna, come from families with military backgrounds, and have a burden for Military Service Members, Veterans, their Families, and Military Churches and specialize in Evangelism, Discipleship and Leadership, while also having a focus on Evangelism and Outreach for churches looking to bring evangelism into their communities. He is the author of Between Combat and the Cross, a Co-host Active Duty and Host of “The Rucksack” with Mars Hill Network, and founder of Freedom Family Camps. His recent book, Between Combat and the Cross, was just released in September 2015 by BH Ministries Publishing.