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It is Ground Hog Day.

According to the Pennsylvania Dutch, if the groundhog sees his shadow, winter will persist for another 6 weeks.

Make it a date night with your wife.

Take her out, and watch the movie, Ground Hog Day, with Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell.

Enjoy and Laugh.

 

 

Being Uncool

John 15:19 New International Version (NIV)

19 If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.

Many say being a Christian is simply uncool. Our culture is what I call hell bent to chasing and having your own way, go with the moment, and live life to the fullest because you are your own moral compass. It is taught in our schools, universities, and by the majority of our culture.

Stanley Hauer was a professor of religion at Drake University. He states that public schools treat ethics as a matter of individual decision making. The goal of moral education is to teach students how to make up their own minds. “The trouble with this thinking”, Hauer says, “Most student do not have minds worth making up.”

The bottom line is that our culture says being cool is doing whatever and living out your own life as you see fit. This is so upside down. My mom would always remind me of this in standing alone in my Christian faith. She said, “If you do not stand for something true, you will not stand for anything at all.”

Being uncool in culture will demand a stand. Proverbs 24:10 says, ‘If you fail under pressure, your strength is too small.’ Standing for Jesus will make the world hate you. We need uncool men to stand and lead in their homes, places of work, and in the church.

What will you choose? Do you want to be cool or uncool?

Strength and Courage

Michael

 

Vital Ministries News

Want to visit the Holy Land?

Walk where Jesus walked at the Sea of Galilee.

See Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives.

Touch the water of the Jordan River where Jesus was baptized by John.

March 8-March 17, 2019

Go to vitalministries.org for more information.

 

Fishing For Men

Mark 1:18 New International Version (NIV)

18 At once they left their nets and followed him.

I can remember as a young boy my grandpa teaching me how to fish. He was an avid fisherman. When the work was done, it was off to the nearest pond, lake, or river. He was a bank standing, rod and real fisherman.

Going fishing was an event for my grandpa. He would bring worms, chicken livers, stink bait, and minnows if he had them. He had a special worn out Chevy car that he drove. He would allow us to fish with two fishing poles and carry a bucket to sit on loaded with all his tackle.

This man would sit for hours waiting and beating off the mosquitos. This did not distract him. He loved to fish. He was always patient for the bite or the big catch.

I often ask the question, “Why did Jesus hang out with fishermen?” Well, fishermen know what it takes to make a big catch. That would be how it would be to fish for people. We must know how to use the right equipment for each person. People are unique and different. We have to use the right bait, or no matter what you do, they will never launch onto the hook.

For some reason, Jesus called us to be fishers of men to help us realize we are all sinners in need of a Savior. Jesus is the hook and the line.  He is still calling men to fish for people.

Will you answer the, “Come follow me.”?

Strength and Courage

Michael

 

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