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This week was all celebrating the empty tomb.
In this Fun Friday Chris reviews several points from Pastor Joby Martin’s powerful conversation. Pastor Joby delivered a convicting message that is sure to help every Christian man grow in their walk. If you missed his episode be sure to double back to episode 48 and be ready to be inspired. It was an honor to work with Pastor Joby and the amazing team at Church of Eleven22.
Remember, every day that tomb is empty. Every day is resurrection Sunday! Click To TweetChris Grainger
So, Hey, every day. That tomb is empty. Remember every day that tomb is empty, every Sunday is resurrection Sunday. So guys just go, that message was so impactful. I remember the verse of the week. This week acts 1124. You should notice by heart. By now, there will be a quiz at the end of this four, he was a good man full of the holy spirit and of faith and a great many people were added to the Lord.
That’s pastor Jovi’s life verse guys that needs to be a verse that needs to, we just need to soak into our hearts. And if you go back, I’m encouraging you go back. To his episode where he unpacked, if the tomb is empty, because we talked about a lot of things outside of just. The how it impacted him stories that what led him along his journey to help him grow as a Christian man.
You know, I’d say what, just, just going back and looking at all the different types of Melton’s that pastor Joby talks about, and they’ll be the ones that we need to have. Right. And, and just how Alijah had that power just right there. 850, boom gone. And then in the next moment, he’s fleeing for his life, right?
Because there’s only one hero in the book. Jesus Christ. He is the hero of the Bible, that’s it? And, and the temptation we taught, we camped out and we talked about temptation and how temptation pulls at us as men and what we can do to combat that and have the word of God in our heart and understand that when Satan has stolen, you know, the, the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh and the pride of life, he’s throwing those three Lords at us.
And if we know those three Lords are coming at us, they will know how to combat. And he gave us that pastor Joby just unpacked so much there and that book and it’s all in scripture, it’s all rooted in scripture. So guys, I can’t emphasize enough just to go back and check it out. And the last piece of advice he gave us is do whatever he says, just do whatever he says, you know, when.
At the wedding at the wedding at Cana, and they ran out of wine. What does she tell him? Do whatever he says. That is the best advice period for lions that want to be leaders that want to be the strong Christian man that you desire to be, do whatever he says, go back and check that episode out. It was a great impact.
Let’s be one that owl remember for all my life. So gas, you know, if on fun Fridays we get, w I like to give you a few tips. I health, wealth, and a self tip. So H how about a health tip? If you’re looking for alternative to the gym, how about try hiking and mountains? Okay. Go for hot. Go for some hikes. You know, if, if the tomb is empty, pastor Joby, he unpacks seven map mountains, right.
And he does a lot to unpack those mountains in an age. There’s an understanding physical requirement to ascend, to get on top of the mountain, to see what God was doing and what guidance, how God was moving in my ways. And initially to think about what mountain do you want to come? Identify climate and get moving, you know?
Cause I mean, they’re going to be mountains in life and they’re going to be valleys too. And I always, I often tell people you’re the N you know, you’re in a trial, you’re coming out with trial or you ready to go in? Well, so it was one of those three. So you may be on top of a mountain right now. That’s okay.
That’s great. Celebrate that, but just understand hard times come, but I want you to get out and start trying to find that alternative about physically get out and start hiking in the mountains that can get you going. I can get you home. And be ready to physically serve the Lord or whatever he’s calling me.
So there’s your good health tip? Workday. How about a wealth tip? Is your retirement tomb empty? Think about that, you know, seriously think about it because the power of compound interest only works. When you add one key element guys, and you made me guess in it this time. So look at your investment plans and start as soon as you can, you need to start thinking about your.
You know, God, you know, he’s, he’s going to bless you, but he’s expecting you to do some work too. So if your investment too, from standpoint, if that is empty, you need to really consider some alternatives to which you can start leaning into there. And one thing I want you to think about is think about the automatic increases.
A lot of these, these programs that you get into for 401ks and things like that. They’ll have a, uh, an option to our every year. You can do an automatic increase of maybe a half percent or one. Now you do that for a decade. And let’s say you started at six or 7%. All of a sudden you’re getting up there where you’re investing 12, 15% a year.
And that’s when you start really having the power of compound interest. Now, the, what the key is though, guys, they don’t think about this. You know, they don’t think about doing that automatic enrollment because if you do the automatic enrollment, what happened is yeah, your, your take-home will go down a little bit, but it’ll be so minuscule.
It won’t impact you. Adjust your budget. And then next thing you know, you’re investing 15% and you’re, you’re used to living on that budget that you have without, without that, you know, 15% me and being there, and the whole time compound interest is doing its thing. It’s grainy momentum, and you’re growing your future, uh, wealth so that you can take care of your family and not be a burden.
But those automatic enrollment programs they’re incorrect. They really have a lot of value. And I tell you what, that’s an easy way to lean in and, and help grow your, your finances. It puts you in a better position to win in the future. There’s a good wealth tip. Now, a self tip. Okay. A great many people.
Remember the verse. He was a good man and the very innocence and a great many people were added to the Lord, so that great many people that starts at home guy. It starts at home. I won’t tell you one thing right here. No, pastor Joby, he’s the head of a big church, 1122. They’re doing some wonderful things, but it is not the church’s job to raise your children.
I’m going to say it again. It’s not the church’s job to raise your children and teach them about Jesus, faith and salvation. You have to own this guys. You have to lean in on this. Your kids need you to teach them about Jesus. They need you to teach them about salvation. They need you to show your faith and understand what faith is and you know what you need to make sure that the people in your house know that the tomb is empty.
And that is see you standing from. On that assurance, there needs to be no question. And your home that the tomb is empty, period. Your kids need to see it live, pray, worship, glorify God every day, and yet know that the tomb is empty. And if you do that starting right now and you own this responsibility and you’re leading your family and you’re making disciples just get ready because God’s going to start.
So lean into that own it, pray, worship, live glorify God and everything that you do, everything that you do. So there you go guys, from a health tip, look for those alternatives. Actually start getting on the mountains and hiking them yourself. That’s a wonderful way to get outside. Get into great outdoors.
Take your wife, enjoy some time in, in nature, hiking mountains, and just get out and just see what God’s going to whisper to you. Well tip. Remember that, that, that tomb, that we don’t want to empty tomb from our, from our finances in the future. So look at those automatic enrollment programs, this really improve your retirement.
As you move forward and a self tip, it starts at home. It starts at home that great many people are the people underneath your roof, lean into that, lean into it hard. So there are your three tips. Book in a week, they surprise here guys. If the tomb is empty, you got to get this book. It’s a phenomenal resource, highly recommended.
I have a copy. They sent me a copy. It was phenomenal. I got nine all marked up, uh, highlighted. You’re gonna you’re you’re going to need a highlighter and a pen when you read this book, because you’re going to be re going to be finding areas that speak to you that convict you, that you want to go back and think about and resonate on and just really.
This, let that get into your heart. So if the tomb is empty, check out the show notes for the links for if the tomb is empty, highly recommend that one. So I’ll tell you what their joke time on fun Fridays, you know, we had their dad jokes, so they’d joke no more than anybody out there interested in buying my DeLorean.
Great condition, low mileage, really only driven from time to time. All right. Yeah. Come on. Now. I know we got some guys laughing on that one. Number two, my doctor told me that I’m going deaf. The news was hard for me to say. Sorry, guys, just let me know. Number one as to DeLorean, it’s in great condition, low mileage, really on driven from time to time.
And then my doctor told me I’m going deaf. The news are so hard for me to hear. So there you go. I know don’t shoot the messenger, but there let me know which ones to work. Remember our roles count when it comes to dad jokes. So just try them at home and see what kind of reaction you get out of. So the question of the week we’ve been talking about all week, you know, it’s Easter week.
We’ve kind of we’ve, we’ve, we’ve wrapped up Easter last Sunday, and we work through another week. And I want you to think about this. If the tomb really is empty and as Jesus says it is finished, why do you live your life as if it’s not? And isn’t think about that because if you’re not living your life as if the tomb is empty and it’s finished every day, you’re missing an opportunity.
Gas, you’re totally missing anchor. To really lean into this. The tomb is empty. We, he is risen. We do not worship a dead man. We worship a living savior and we all need a savior. As pastor Joby pointed out, there are no heroes in the Bible, only Jesus. He is the only hero everyone else had their issues. We have our issues.
We, we don’t, we don’t need a health self-help program or, or, or all these different things to help us get better. We need Jesus. We need to say. To save us from the sin that we have in our life to guys that the tomb is empty. Don’t live your life as if it’s not or net it isn’t. So there you go, guys, share this out.
I pray this week was impactful. It was probably one of the most intense weeks of my life getting through. To, to bring these messages to you, to interview pastor Joby to try to serve him well. And guys ultimately to serve you. Well, if you’re listening to the line with Dennis, if you’re enjoying this content, then I’m doing my job.
God’s called me to serve you. You know, I’m not, and I’m not qualified in many areas and I’m doing my best. And I’m not telling you that I got it all figured out, but I’m telling you weekend week out, I pour my heart into the line with them. Because I believe there is a message out here that we’re, that we’re sending, that we’re helping you guys with as helping you grow in your Christian walk and a part of that message.
You know, I w I wrote in a Bible study, it’s a seven session Bible study, and you know what guys, I’m giving it to you go to the line within.us and get it, and let’s see how it helps you in your. You know, pastor Joby mentioned, we need to have the word and that word needs to be just resonating in us. And we just need to just think about it and Casa be ready because once when Satan attacked Jesus and the temptation on that, on that mountain of temptation, what did Jesus do?
It is written. It is written. It is written. He knew the word. We need to know the word. So that Bible study follow word. That’s going to help you grow in your Christian Wall. Is the gas go up there and check that out at the line with an Dhatus for the Bible study for our recent. You know, write us a review, you know, give us a rating.
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In true Fun Friday fashion we cover tips in the area of health, wealth and self. One the key areas covered was how evangelism starts at home. Too many men are not engaged with leading their families and you need to hear this. It is not the churches job to raise your children to be strong Christians – it is yours! Churches are there for support and teaching but the true lessons happen at home. Lean into this guys and recognize the awesome responsibility and power that lies at your fingertips as you embrace the role of spiritual leader of your family.
What Fun Friday episode would be complete without a few great dad jokes and as always the book of the week. Your library should be growing Lions and keep strengthening your mind as you grow in your walk.
As you head into the weekend consider the question of the week: If the tomb is empty, and “it is finished,” why do you live your life as if it’s not and isn’t? If this makes you squirm in your seat the great news is the Lion Within Us is here to support you in your journey to be the leader you are predestined to be!
Have some fun this weekend and go unleash the Lion Within!
Book of the Week: If the Tomb Is Empty: Why the Resurrection Means Anything Is Possible by Pastor Joby Martin
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