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It’s not the size of faith that matters but what your faith is in.
In this Fun Friday Chris unpacks some of the key areas learned from his time with Pastor Joby Martin. If anything is possible because Jesus lives then our daily walks should be impacted greatly.
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Okay. Let’s read the words revelation. We’re be in Revelation chapter one, looking at two verses this week, verse 17 and 18. Okay, this is Apostle John talking. Says, when I saw. I fell at his feet as though dead, but he laid his right hand on me saying, fear not. I am the first and the last and the living one.
I died. And behold, I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of death and Hades. Guys, that is powerful scripture right there. Go back and check that spiritual kickoff where I unpack that one. I spent a lot of time really preparing that one. Cause I really want to serve you guys well to see how we can actually apply this scripture to our life guys.
And it all comes down to this. Is he your Lord or not? Is he your Lord or not? Because he can’t just be a rabbi. He can’t just be teacher. He has to be Lord. And I mean, he has to be Lord over everything that means your wallet, your bedroom, everything. He has to confess him as. So don’t just be, you know, piecemeal Christian where you’re trying to piecemeal this thing to fit your narrative.
That ain’t what it’s about. You have to surrender it through the lordship of Jesus Christ. Now, if you missed the last episode, now I know you hear me say this every fun Friday, but if you miss the last one, what are you doing? Man, seriously. Come on, bro. Like go back. Pastor Jovi, Martin, phenomenal, phenomenal conversation with him talking about his new book.
Uh, anything is Possible. He touches on so many things. Guys, we talk around just. Uh, uh, our relationship with God, what that looks like. We talked about the, the miracle, the, the obedience. What obedience looks like while we struggle with obedience, how, what his forgiveness looks like. I mean, he talks about here a story of a man whose son gets shot and when he sees the, the, the, the young man who shot his son, he was instant forgiveness.
A picture of the gospel right there in the courtroom. Guys, you can’t make this stuff up. He gets real personal with us and talks about losing one of his best friends on a trip and how he’s struggling with that guys. And, and then we, and how his relationship with Christ has grown over years. How he studies the Bible, what he does to actually unplug.
I’m telling you what, he shared so many insights that hopefully you will actually apply. It’s going to help you grow. It’s going to help you grow. And he talks about at the very end, that we are all built for the presence of God. And just think about that for a minute. For, for just, just for. The presence of God.
He talked about where when, when God formed Adam and he breathed that ruler, that breath of life into Adam’s nostrils, and he was right there. God was right there face to face with Adam and how perfect that was. And God wants that relationship with you. If you’re listening to this, you say, I’m no good. I’m no fit.
No. Stop. Stop. Stop. Rebuke those. God loves you. He wants that relationship with you, but you have to turn to. Gotta stop running, guys. Gotta stop running from him and turn around and go to him and clean to him in the good clean to him in the bad. The scariest words you can have out there guys, is, I got this cause we don’t so clean to our savior.
So Pastor Jobby, anything is possible. I pray that serve you well. I pray you got a lot out of it. I know I did. Uh, another highlight for me, just being able to, to spend time, anytime I get to spend some time with Pastor Jovi. It’s a good. So let’s get into our tips of this week. This week. Okay guys, we’re gonna do a health tip, a wealth tip, and a self tip just like we do every week.
Okay? So your health tips, so you use your mind and body. Okay? But this week we’re gonna do a body one. So I want you to try this out for, for me, we’ve been doing, uh, we, we just finished a, a, uh, challenge at the line within us where we did a lot of pushups and pullups. So try this out for, for a change.
You’ve never done this a dead. Okay, so basically a dead hang. You’re, it’s, it is exactly what it sounds like. Go up to a Pullup bar and just hold, let your your body wait. Just completely go and just hang and see how that makes you feel. Okay? So it’s simple that it’s that simple. You’re just simply hanging from it.
You usually maybe 30 seconds to start with, you know, do a defined time. You don’t be hanging there for five minutes or something, but set a time you can do, and I’ve tried it and it feels amazing and I’m, I went and I searched what the health experts say about it. Cuz you want, you always gotta do the g2, d G to G, right?
Go to Google, see what Google. And it says it helps you decompress your spine. It builds hand strength, right? So if it builds hand strength, you’ll be ready to pop over in that pickle draw for your wife, guys. And we all know that’s what we’re looking for, right? We just want that affirmation that we ought demand.
Come on, can I get Amen. I know that’s real. That’s real. It corrects our posture, it improves our show, our shoulder mobility. And I tell you, if you, if you’re like me and you do a lot of pushups and pullups, the shoulder stuff starts to really hurt. And I even as when we recently started Brazil jujitsu, I’ve noticed my should.
I need to spend more time taking care of ’em. Okay? So for me, this is, this is a great thing to do. Uh, but it’s, I’ve noticed for once, when, whenever I do this, it’s kind of like a stress reliever, okay? Because if, if you want, if you’re struggling with some anxiety or some stress, or you’re just having a bad day, if you just go to a pull-up bar, pull up and put out for about five minutes, you ain’t gonna be stressed out anymore cuz you’ll be too tired about it.
So just go to the pull-up bar and hang. Just try it out. See what you. That, that dead. Hang again, 30 seconds. If you wanna go longer, that’s fine, but just set a goal and see if you can get there and see how that dead hang served you. Okay? Now, for your wealth tip this week, I want you to think about this particularly around real estate.
Okay? Now this is specific for people who want to get into that, to that rental income real estate, and it’s a really cool method. It’s called the V R R R, I call it the Burr method. Okay? We’re getting started. It means to buy renovate. Refinance and repeat. Okay, now, you don’t always have to do that last one, but it’s a proof of method to get started, and it’s a great way to focus on less desirable properties.
Okay? So add value to ’em with the pro, with the, with that rehab that we’re talking about. Build some cash up. Get that cash flow going from those renters, refinance that thing into a better of our position, and then you can start it all over again if you wanna do it or if not, hey, you’re just in a cash positive, uh, model.
And guess what that passive income is. So this, this bur method is real and it can really help you get into that real estate market with a proven process and hopefully a little bit of less stress. And one of our members recently in the, in the line within this community did something very similar to this, but he found the ma the, the most least desirable property on, on, in the, in a neighborhood.
He got a great deal on it. He’s doing a little bit of renovations, you know, that had a good roof and a good, you know, good foundation, all that stuff. So he had just had to do some basic, some cosmetics. You know what? Small investment, he’s making a return, got renters, he’s gonna be having renters in there pretty soon, and it’s a great way for him, a entry level way for him to get into market and he’ll be able to use this, okay, that this, this, this, this income stream to refinance and then repeat and keep going if he so chooses to desires to do that.
So guys, I’m telling you this bur method, if you’re confused on how to get started, just research that, just Google b r r. Method and, and get out there. There’s plenty of YouTubes and, and, and insights around that one, but consider that as a way to get started. Now, your self tip. Okay, I kind of wanna give you a relationship tip here this week when I was thinking about husbands and wives and, you know, pastor Jovi and I talked, talked about that a little bit, but I talked to you guys a lot anyway about being a better husband.
What does that actually mean? It comes down to this. I want you to think about this with your relationship with your spouse. Husbands, we want to be. And why? Just wanna be valued. That’s it. That, that’s really it. And there are ways we can take action here and, and, and like, uh, talk to her about this. She needs to hear this guys, how much we value her.
You know, show that in our actions, how we treat her, how we show up. Okay? And I’m not talking about guys the way we typically do. Well, we’re in the mood and we want something and we gonna offer that back rub. Cause you know what, that could lead to something. No man, that ain’t, that ain’t what it’s about.
Value her in everyday things. Speak those words of affirmation to her. We need to realize the power we have as men and the tongues that we and our tongues to either build ’em up or tear our, our our wives down. And if we do this correctly, guys, I’m telling you, respect will come, but you should never have any un wholesome word to come outta your mouth at all about your spouse, even if you’re joking.
Like, and you have to be careful here, even if you’re joking. I have to check myself sometimes cause I’m, me and Becca, we pick at each other sometimes. But make sure you never speak something negative to your. Okay, use that. And if you do that, the respect’s gonna come. I guarantee you this, the respect will come that you’re looking for, but if you serve her well, okay, and she needs to know how valuable she is.
So remember men wanna be respected. Women want to be valued, but that doesn’t happen unless you actually take some action here, guys. Okay, so now your health tip this week, try that dead hangout your wealth tip. I want you to think about that burn method, particularly if you’re, if you’re really interested in getting started real estate, that burn method, there’s a lot of meat there.
And for your self tip, or remember, men want to be. Women want to be valued, take some action and make that happen. Now for the book of the week this week, no surprise, we’ve, we’ve been talking about it all week this week, guys, I got it right here. Anything is possible how nine miracles of Jesus reveals God’s love for you.
And this is Jovi Martin with Charles Martin. Uh, no relation there. But guys, this is the follow up to, uh, his, his, his first book If the Tomb is Empty. I’ve read ’em both. I’ve, I, I’ve gone through the study, um, guide for the very first. I will be going through the study guide for if anything is possible. I guarantee you that I will, I’ll promise you this.
And we talk about a book of the week, every week on the line with the n like Chris, I can’t get every one of these books. I, I get it. You, you can’t. This is one. You need to find a way. You need to find a way. And if you, if you, if you’re in a church, go to the church and tell ’em you wanna do a Bible, you wanna do a study of this book?
Get ’em to buy a caseload. I mean, seriously, get ’em to buy a caseload up, get ’em, buy a caseload of anything as po of, of if the tomb is empty and anything is possible, and get some study guys to go along with it and start your little discipleship group right there. That’s a great way to get started. I’m telling you, fellas, this one right here, pastor Jobby, the way he writes and, and with Charles Martin as well, it’s, it’s very, it’s easy to read, but it’s impactful.
It’s gonna make you. And with the study guys, you get two or three guys. Like for me and my discipleship group, we get together every other Saturday morning, we’re, we’re digging into this stuff. And it’s gonna take you a while because it’s gonna challenge your thinking. It’s gonna make you really stand back and examine things from all different angles.
But it’s just gonna bring you so much closer to Christ. And isn’t that what it’s all about? Just discovering and deepening that relationship with Jesus Christ. So check that out guys. Anything is possible, making sure you check out the show notes. We’ll have a link to it there as well as the study guide, all the resources that you guys need to make that happen.
All right, now for our dad jokes this week, we’ve got two good ones this week. I’m looking forward to, to seeing what you guys think. Dad, joke number one, my wife said I have no sense of direction. I said, where did that come? There you go. That’s dad joke number one. Number one, it’s dad joke number two. I told my daughter I saw a deer on my way to work this.
She, she said, how do you know it was on its way to work this? It was on its way to work. So number one, my wife said, I have no sense of direction. I said, where’d that come from? Number two, I told my daughter I saw a deer on my way to work this morning. She says, how do you know it was on its way to work?
But let us know which one lands best. I know for me this week, I’m definitely, probably ain’t gonna lean towards number one, but hey, maybe some of you guys like number two. So we never know what’s, uh, what’s gonna come back up. So let us know which dad joke. Glanced the best and by and, and remember, if you wanna submit a dad.
Jump into community cuz we get a lot of our dad jokes from our community at the line within us. So that’s the line within us. Start that 30 day free trial. Now the question a week, this week, do you believe anything is possible? Think about that. Anything is possible. And I’m gonna tell you on our own, you’re right, it’s not, we can’t do stuff on our all, but when we surrendered to the lordship of Jesus Christ and we put him at the center and he is everything and, and he and he is, uh, always gonna be number.
Guys, at that point, anything is possible. And I get, there’s suffering, there’s things that happens in this world and Jovi and I talked about a lot of that personal stuff that both of us have gone through. So I’m not saying that things are gonna always be easy. I am gonna tell you I always believe in God’s sovereignty.
But God, remember that from Steven Kirby. But God, God, I’m telling you, it’s powerful stuff right here. So do you believe anything is possible? I pray that you do. So this is for this fun Friday, guys. I, I would encourage you to share it out. I’d also encourage, Go take part of our community, jump in for 30 days.
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You don’t wanna bring up topics like infidelity or porn or, or, or your issues with money or your issues with your career or your issues with your health or on, on things that you just aren’t doing right because you feel like you may be, you know, looked down upon or people may think about talk, talk about you, things like that.
First of all, I’ve gotta remember the, the church is a, is a hospital and not a country club. Unfortunately, it’s not always that way, but I can promise you this, inside the line within US community, it’s always a. It’s always Darren. If it ever feels like a country club, we’re gonna shut it down. And right now, the line within this community, it is growing.
These guys are leaning in, they’re serving each other. They’re looking for ways to always help each other grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. And Pastor Jovi, that’s what he’s all about at the church of 1122 to discover and deepen a relationship with Jesus Christ. That is it. Same thing with the lion.
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There are health, wealth and self tips that are designed to help you grow in the areas that matter most. This week pay close attention to the self tip. For those that are married listen to this tip with your spouse. If we can get better clarity on this key principle marriages across the board would strengthen.
Book of the week: Anything Is Possible by Pastor Joby Martin
Let us know what dad joke lands best and be sure to get a copy of Pastor Joby’s book as you do not want to be missing this from your library.
As Christian leaders you can be confident in the empty tomb and when you are obedient to the Holy Spirit anything is possible. That’s how you unleash the Lion Within.
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