Ben Messina

Ben attended Northstar from 2012-2019 when he moved to Blacksburg to attend Virginia Tech and was a member from 2015-2019. During that time he graduated with a degree in Materials Science & Engineering from VT, interned with the campus ministry, Cru, for two years, and spent some time working in the quality department at SGS Polymer Solutions Inc. in Christiansburg. He enjoys to read (Earnest Hemingway, Francis Schaefer, Thomas Watson, and children’s author Jon Klassen are among some of his favorites authors) and likes to experiment with cooking every now and then. He recently moved to Charlotte and is currently an M.Div student at Reformed Theological Seminary.

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Real discipleship, part 2


This entry is part of 2 in the series Discipleship

In the last post, we looked at what distinguishes real discipleship from simply Christians meeting together regularly. In this post, we’ll look more deeply about the cost of discipleship. In Luke 9:23, Jesus laid the path of real discipleship:  “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.”  Jesus is …

Real discipleship, Part 1


This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Discipleship

“And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[a] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Going AND making disciples …