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Trip to Israel

March 8-18, 2019

Journey to Jerusalem

Taking the first 50 people.

Mike is the Teaching Pastor.

Contact Mike if you want to go on this life changing trip.

 

Ignoring God’s Voice

2 Chronicles 33:10 New International Version (NIV)

10 The Lord spoke to Manasseh and his people, but they paid no attention.

King Manassah was considered to be evil in the Lord’s sight. He practiced pagan worship, built shrines, set up Asherah poles, and bowed to the powers of darkness in this world.

In my mind how could a son of a king by the name of Hezekiah turn his heart from God when his father was recorded as being a king who served God whole heartedly. What went wrong from one generation to the next?

There had to be some failure in the up bringin of Manassah. It says in the Bible that he became king when he was 12 years old. His father, King Hezekiah, died, so where did his up bringing come from? Who dropped the ball for him to be so skewed in his thinking?

In Jeremiah 17:9 is says, “The heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick; who can understand it?” I think this is the answer to why King Manassah failed in his leadership.

It can happen to you and me, as well. If you do not have a consistent devotional and prayer life, you will soon spiral into having a deceitful heart that is desperately sick. That is when I go back to the foot of the cross and cast down my pride and sin before Jesus. I ask for forgiveness with a whole hearted plea. 

Maybe you are there today? Maybe you are ignoring God’s voice? Choose that, today, you will call on Jesus name and restore your salvation in Christ.

Strength and Courage

Michael

 

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Tell another man this week about how you are encouraged in receiving Vital Men Devotions. Let them know how they have given you a nugget of inspiration to stay true to your faith in Christ.

 

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Be Reading in the Book of Judges for Vital Men Small Groups

Looking Forward to Fellowship beginning the Fall 2018!!

We Have The Lord God

2 Chronicles 32:7 New International Version (NIV)

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged because of the king of Assyria and the vast army with him, for there is a greater power with us than with him.

You will see the words, ‘Be Strong and Courageous’, multiple times in the Bible. We see these words being used by King Hezekiah as he spoke them to the people. Judah spoke them as the Assyrian Army was about to attack the city of Jerusalem. The people rested upon his words that God had given him.

We see from the examples given in God’s Word that he was there for the people of Israel, whether it be a battle, beginning a new adventure, or entering a field of service for God. He was always encouraging them to be strong and courageous for his power is always greater no matter with is being faced.

We, today, face challenges before us knowing that God is with us and that he fights for us. He gives us strength and courage. He is with us in our challenges and struggles in life. We have a power that is far greater on our side.

We have a great measure of strength and courage because we have Christ in us, and we have hope in his glory. Be strong and very courageous as we observe today for what God has for us. Whatever you have in front of you, we have a power far greater to succeed in victory!

Strength and Courage

Michael

 

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