Vital Ministries News
- Saturday, 07 January 2017 01:15
Hebrews 13:16New Living Translation (NLT)
16 And don’t forget to do good and to share with those in need. These are the sacrifices that please God.
Vital Men Event: Saturday, January 14, 2017
Where: The Well Resource Center, Pella, Iowa
Time: 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
What to Bring: Screw Guns, Extension Ladders, 6′ Ladders, Tape Measurers
What Are We Doing: Building Walls and Placing Metal Fire Blocking
FOOD: Yes, Lunch Is Being Provided
Men, do not miss out on this time of fellowship. We will be working inside. Bring your son or bring a friend. Many hands make light work. Coffee and Donuts will be at 8:00 a.m. Then we will get to work. Hope to see you there!!
Strength and Courage
- Monday, 02 January 2017 01:15
Colossians 1:10New Living Translation (NLT)
10 Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better.
I enjoy living life at full throttle. In my faith, driving, and riding motorcycles, I like to go at speeds that can put the hair standing up on your arms. For those of us who ride motorcycles know exactly what I mean with this description.
Living life on the edge is for some, a way of life. I have a good friend who leads the way on our Vital Biker outings. This man lives for full throttle. He makes our events fun and also gives us that sense of exhilaration in our souls.
It is also exciting to live life full throttle in my faith. Living a life to the best of my ability to always honor and please my Lord. My day always starts with getting into the Word, and then seeking the Lord in my day.
My hope in living full throttle is that my life produces fruit, every kind of good fruit. This past Saturday, I experienced that with meeting up with 3 men during my day. First, my dad and I had father, son time over breakfast. I then met with a young man who is a missionary in Brazil and had a time of mentoring. Finally, I had lunch with a single dad who is raising 3 kids, and encouraged him to stay the course.
In all three men and the time that was given, we experienced growing and learning God better. Living full throttle is what Jesus has called me to do. I am called to live in the fast lane to pursue the Lord and make disciples.
Strength and Courage
- Monday, 26 December 2016 01:15
Luke 17:15New Living Translation (NLT)
15 One of them, when he saw that he was healed, came back to Jesus, shouting, “Praise God!”
After the carols are sung and eggnog consumed, Americans will hit the roads to return unwanted gifts. We will return as much as $284 billion dollars of unwanted gifts. The gift to be remembered?
Jesus gave 10 lepers in Luke 17:11-19 a gift of healing to their bodies. These men had a flesh eating disease that would ultimately take their lives. The men were unclean and would be placed in a colony to live out their lives separate from everyone else.
In this story, Jesus hears the lepers calling out to him, “Help us! Have mercy on us!” Jesus immediately sends the gift of healing to their bodies. He tells them to go show themselves to the priests. As they started walking, the healing happened.
For me today, my thought goes to the nine. Why did they not come back? Why did they not return to Jesus and thank him? Did they think they were owed? Were they ungrateful? We do not know. Scripture is silent.
Yet, one did come back. This one man who received healing came back to praise Jesus. He got to his knees with his face in the dirt. What was interesting was that he was a half-blood. He was half Jewish and half gentile. He was a Samaritan. He received the gift of healing and was grateful.
Many will hit the malls and stores to return gifts after this Christmas holiday. These gifts will be forgotten. Do not forget the gift of Jesus. Hold dearly your gift of salvation. Also, do not forget the return of our Lord, Jesus Christ. He was a gift to our world. He came to save. Thank you, Jesus, for the gift of salvation and your abundant grace.
Strength and Courage