The fact that priority can be plural is a problem in our society. If we do not have one priority, one focus, we will not develop endurance. Jesus being our focus gives us the strength to develop the endurance we need to finish this journey well. It’s not called endurance because it’s easy. If we have our focus on anything else but Jesus, we will wear ourselves out and quit early. Giving in to the temptation of pain avoidance in every season and situation of our lives is what weakens our faith. Push through to the end as Jesus did on the cross. It was His love for us that caused Him to endure the cross to save our lives. We must take up our cross, die to self, and follow Jesus to be His disciples. Pastor Jacob tells a funny story about his first backpacking experience– he was ready to give up, but the experience showed him a better way.
Jacob Sheriff has dedicated his life to being transformed into the likeness of Christ. As a second-generation pastor, he has been blessed to have been introduced to the Gospel and have a relationship with Jesus from a young age. Jacob has been a part of the pastoral team at Victory Life Church since 2005, and now serves as the Senior Pastor. He has had such radical encounters with the power of God that seeing people transformed by Jesus has become his life’s mission. The most significant part of the call of God on Jacob’s life is to his incredible wife, Hannah, and their five children. They are committed to raising their children to be disciples of Christ. In his free time, you can find Jacob reading, studying, enjoying good coffee, and backpacking. He is a Holy Spirit gifted communicator in sharing the truth of the Gospel of Jesus.