Archives for January 2015

From Shepherd to King – Chapter 11

by Brian Lindman

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Faith at Work

by Paul Helton 1/25/2015

Call Out to Jesus

 As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. When he heard the crowd going by, he asked what was happening. They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.” He called out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Luke 18:35–38 (NIV)

This past week the duties of our Christian Motorcycle ministry have been very overwhelming for me. Sarasota had its Thunder by the Bay event, Fort Myers had a H-D Grand Opening with a bike Blessing, Highlands Co. had it’s meeting of the minds, and tomorrow we are headed to North Georgia for our annual Leadership training. It’s nothing out of the ordinary but sometimes the ordinary feels like it is just too much. My wife knows when I have had enough because after dinner, I head straight for my recliner to get vertical, as if life has flattened me with all of its fullness. It’s in these moments that I feel like the blind man and know that I need to be looking for Jesus. Reaching for Him; calling out to Him. Sometimes we get so busy that we think it is up to us to get ourselves through life; we forget to give Jesus any elbow room to work in our lives. This approach really doesn’t work for any of us. I love the story of the blind man who hears that Jesus is passing by. He knows he can’t get to Jesus in the crowd. But he also knows that Jesus is whom he needs. So he does the only thing that he can, he yells, he shouts and he screams “Jesus! Help me! Have mercy on me!” And Jesus hears him and floods his life with mercy. He brings healing to his life and sight to his eyes. He changes his whole world because . . . this man called out to Him. He needed Him. He saw Him for Who He was… the Son of God. The next time I feel overwhelmed I also need to take the same approach as the blind man from Jericho and call out to Jesus, the healer of my soul. I’ll pray out loud and let Jesus know that I need Him. That I want His mercy, His grace, His forgiveness, and His hope to flood my life.

(this week from Wayne Metcalf)

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Standing Tall Falling Hard – Chapter 10

by Brian Lindman

 

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Revelation 5

by Pat Williams – Sunday January 1, 2015

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