Jake Bull

Jake Bull is a Small Groups and Men’s Ministry Pastor at Ada Bible Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan and a current Master's student at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Jake is married to his wonderful wife, Bekah, and they have one son named Tucker.
Courage is Contagious

Courage is Contagious

On Fridays, I load up my 10-month-old son, Tucker, in a stroller, and together we go on a prayer walk up and down our street. During this walk, I usually ask for God’s favor and blessing over our neighborhood, for the Lord to send laborers into the harvest (Matthew...

Closer to Christ

Closer to Christ

In the past, I have heard people in the  Church refer to other believers as “Pharisaic.” Although our minds may jump to certain conclusions about what the Christian in question is like, I’ve paused to reflect on what it is we are truly saying when we bestow this...

In the Hall of Heroes

In the Hall of Heroes

Hebrews chapter eleven is one of my favorite places in Scripture. Often referred to as the “Hall of Faith,” the author recounts stories of Old Testament figures who, by faith, accomplished wondrous feats to the glory of God. For me, Hebrews eleven is less like reading...

Solomon’s Secret

Solomon’s Secret

If you were to scour the less-than-famous books of the Old Testament, you would discover a peculiar statement in a peculiar book penned by a peculiar old man: “It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting, for this is the end of all...

Wisdom Loves Company

Wisdom Loves Company

Twenty-one years ago, The Discovery Channel followed a group of sailors in their quest to become US Navy SEALs. The program, known as Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training, is one of the most physically and mentally challenging endeavors in the world. One...

Carry the Fire

Carry the Fire

In 2006, author Cormac McCarthy released The Road, a gripping tale of a man and his son in a fight for survival in a post-apocalyptic world.  Garnering a plethora of literary awards, the novel struck a visceral chord with many readers in its exploration of themes such...

Beyond Death

Beyond Death

Six-year-old Katie is sleeping soundly in her room. At once, an unfamiliar thud echoes from the basement. Katie shoots up, clutching her blanket and teddy bear as her eyes strain to adjust to the blackness. Fear gripping her senses, her quivering voice musters the...

Joy with a Purpose

Joy with a Purpose

Philippians 4:4-5, “'Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand.' You don’t have to be a football fan to remember the Seahawks’ tragic loss in Super Bowl XLIX.  One can hardly imagine the...

Know and Love

Know and Love

Philippians 1:9-11, “9 And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, 10 so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that...