Charles Sheldon’s WWJD was a significant challenge in its time, but God calls us to do more than wait until we are facing a decision and then choose to do what we think Jesus would do. We are to incarnate Christ in our time, being conscious of the presence and power of God within us all of our thoughts and actions.
This is what pastor Steve Long wants his congregation to understand. When Long challenges his prominent but self-satisfied congregation to become a living force for Christ in their small North Georgia town, he is blindsided by personal trials—including push-back from the church leadership and his son’s teenage rebellion. Responding to Christ’s command “As the Father has sent me, so I send you,” guided by the Holy Spirit and strengthened by the support of a friend who is not practicing Christian, Pastor Long tackles these difficult situations—and more—over a tumultuous week of trials and testing ultimately learns (as he leads) what it means to walk In His Place.