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I Have Others

John 10:16 New International Version (NIV)

16 I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd.

I love this portion of the Bible. In Jesus’ own words, he is speaking about us. We are the other sheep in the sheepfold. Today, there are three things that I want to hit on that stand out and apply to us as men.

  1. I must bring them. It is always important to remember that Jesus does the bringing. He brings others to the door of salvation in that our salvation was paid for by Christ’s blood. Our part is to do the asking. Introducing men to Christ and sharing our story of how he brings us along in life is our part.
  2. Listen to his voice. Are you hearing the Holy Spirit speaking to you? Jesus speaks through his creation, His Word, another person, and even in a still, small voice. The key is to listen and hold back outside voices that my not be speaking the truth.
  3. He has one flock, and Jesus is the Shepherd. Men, Jesus is the Good Shepherd bringing the nations to him. No one is excluded. It is important that we see all men through Christ’s eyes. 

I am thankful, today, for all men. May we live in peace and under our Lord’s blessing in how we serve him.

Strength and Courage

Michael

 

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Clear Lake, Iowa

June 28-30

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The Assignment

1 Corinthians 7:17 New International Version (NIV)

Concerning Change of Status

17 Nevertheless, each person should live as a believer in whatever situation the Lord has assigned to them, just as God has called them. This is the rule I lay down in all the churches.

Have you ever had a week that changed choices, decisions, or trajectory? Some of those changes can come from illness, a relationship, or something in the workplace.

This past week created a change in the trajectory of my life. I had three jobs I was doing. I was a pastor in a church. I participated in my own company. I fit Vital Ministries in between. I wore many hats.

Then my crucible moment happened. I stand back and see God’s hand in all of it. I made a choice to step away from one of the three. I am going back to God’s original assignment that he has for me. I am devoting my energy to Vital Ministries and my company. I will be among the people where I find my passion and energy. 

God has shown me so much in the past 5 years of being an associate pastor and through this I have learned so much about how God made me and what he has for me. I look  so forward to stepping back into my original call. I have freedom knowing who I am in Christ. We all have a call to minister wherever we are in life.

I believe that Vital Ministries is going to recharge and reshape and will take on a new life in raising men in strength and courage. It is an honor to serve and lead in Vital Ministries.

Strength and Courage

Michael

 

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