8/27/2019

#CBMC #Yukon - 6:30am WEDNESDAY - Aug 28th


Hello men!

 

I'm looking forward to seeing you this week and consider inviting a guest on Wednesday.

 

I ran across this statement (below) in yesterday's devotional in that blasted "Bible In One Year" app on my phone.

Sometimes I really don't like it – as it seems to ALWAYS (yes, ALWAYS!) get me thinking and praying a bit more which slows me down. 

And I don't always have time for that…because I am busy! (boy, don't we say that a lot..)

 

This particular statement is not anything new…on the contrary, we have all eluded to (and spoken similar) statements many times over our adult Christian life. 

 

It goes something like this: "IT IS SO IMPORTANT NOT JUST TO START WELL BUT ALSO TO FINISH WELL" (nicky gumbel)

 

You can quickly search verses on the subject and several will pop up.  Go for it.  


The chapter in the Bible I was reading revealed an example of NOT finishing well (2 Chronicles 24). Not fun.

 

What I find intriguing about the whole finishing well idea …..is that I have always focused on the END goal.

But it's always tomorrow that throws something at me which can make me stumble.  It's as if I am looking so far down the road – I miss the pothole right in front on me!

 

For sure, finishing well is the goal… but as my friend Dave Ramsey says…IT'S BABY STEPS...lots of them over lots of days.  There is no shortcut to finishing well with money OR finishing well as a man of God. 

 

We should absolutely focus on the end goal…but we need to be Living Proof of Christ TODAY…a Marketplace Ambassador for Christ TODAY…and then each and every day thereafter! 

 

Thank you Jesus for the great reminders and examples you have given us in your Word!

 

Thus far today….I have officially taken 8,971 steps. 

Yes, I'm still thinking about my goal…but I have lots more steps to take today to reach it!

 

So, how are you doing??

 

 

Have an awesome week!

 

Thank You!

 

JE

6/24/2019

#CBMCYukon - Wed 6/26/19 - 6:30am - @cbmcok #davidcurran #russelmigl

Good morning men!

 

I hope your Monday has started off well! 


Will you join us Wednesday morning bright and early?…consider inviting a guest. 

 

This week we will begin to wrap up the last principle of the Living Proof study and then do about a 2 week quick review of the Living Proof principles which will take us through the end of July.  All great and worthy information!!  


➖This week's principle:

"Evangelism and Discipleship are one continuous adventure"

 

HEADS UP:  we will have a few special guest speakers starting in July which are listed at the bottom of the email. 

 

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STARTING OFF THIS WEDNESDAY MORNING
we will consider the questions listed below and share responses. (if you volunteer to do so). 

"The terrible thing, the almost impossible thing, is to hand over your whole self—all your wishes and precautions—to Christ. But it is far easier than what we are all trying to do instead. For what we are trying to do is to remain what we call 'ourselves', to keep personal happiness as our great aim in life, and yet at the same time be 'good'. We are all trying to let our mind and heart go their own way—centered on money or pleasure or ambition—and hoping, in spite of this, to behave honestly and chastely and humbly. And that is exactly what Christ warned us you could not do. As He said, a thistle cannot produce figs. If I am a field that contains nothing but grass-seed, I cannot produce wheat. Cutting the grass may keep it short: but I shall still produce grass and no wheat. If I want to produce wheat, the change must go deeper than the surface. I must be ploughed up and re-sown."  - C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

 

Use a journal this week to reflect on one or more of the following questions: (I suggest wading through all the questions.)

 

A:  What are some of the reasons I fear giving my life completely to God?

 

B:  Which areas of my life am I most reluctant to surrender to God?

 

C:  In what ways have I experienced the heavy burden of trying to remain in control of my life?   

 

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➖Don't forget June 28th CBMC NIGHT AT THE BALLPARK!!  SIGN UP HERE..

 

FYI…CBMCYukon schedule the first weeks of JULY:

Date        Speaker

July 3rd   David Curran - CONQUER SERIES  (A WOW topic and great speaker you don't want to miss)


July 10th Russel Migl - Personal testimony and YOUTH FOR CHRIST lead – Deer Creek, Piedmont, Yukon)

 

Hope to see you on Wednesday morning!!

Jay