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A show for marketplace Christians to energize and encourage you to live out your faith every day, right where you are. Begin your day with Christ-centered ideas to share your joy with those around you. Add in weekly interviews with other like-minded Christians so you can share in their joy and learn how they make Jesus visible in their workplace every day.”

Follower of One : Missions For The Rest Of Us Mike Henry Sr.

    • Christianity
    • 5.0, 32 Ratings

A show for marketplace Christians to energize and encourage you to live out your faith every day, right where you are. Begin your day with Christ-centered ideas to share your joy with those around you. Add in weekly interviews with other like-minded Christians so you can share in their joy and learn how they make Jesus visible in their workplace every day.”

    Do Not Be Afraid John 6:20

    Do Not Be Afraid John 6:20

    Have you heard that "Fear not," or "Do not be afraid," are the most common commands in scripture? I have and I count over 90 times in the New Testamanet when the two Greek words translated "do not be afraid," in this passage are used. Often we're told not to be afraid because we see God at work. He is awesome. He is almighty. If we saw him for who he is, we won't have a choice. We would be afraid. Other times, we see God in scary circumstances. We're told not to fear because of who God is. And Jesus is telling the disciples (and us) that right here. Because of who Jesus is, we don't need to fear. We can relax.
     
    Really Jesus? Can we? There's the Coronavirus and the economy is tanking. You may be listening to this podcast unable to pay one or more of your bills. You may have sick family members and they're living isolated from everyone else. We can all face uncertainty and experience fear. But we can also focus on Jesus, too. Jesus tells us to choose something more important than fear. He says, "It is I." We can focus on Jesus to deny our fear.
     
    Focus on Jesus today. Try to make what you know and trust about Jesus the central point of your thoughts and actions. Trust God with your circumstances, too. Our anxiety and our fear can't hold a candle to him.
     
    Finally, please check out our online community. We are building a community where Christians can connect by occupation or by industry to encourage and mobilize one another as difference makers at work. Check out https://community.followerofone.org  to learn more and join us.

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    Twelve Full Baskets John 6:13

    Twelve Full Baskets John 6:13

    Where do we sell Jesus short? Where do we doubt? Did you ever notice when Jesus feeds the 5000, that every account tells us the number of baskets that were left over? This event is recorded in all 4 gospels. God wants us to think about this. We often focus on what we have. But when we have Jesus, we have everything we need. Jesus calls us to give and to serve. He baits the disciples with a question or a challenge to feed this many people and then he takes the 5 loaves and 2 fish and feeds 5000 people. We talked about this back in Episode 95, too. 
     
    Where do we need to trust Jesus? And what do we need to give him that we're holding on to? Listen for Jesus to ask you to let go of something so he can use it. Take the action. Let go of your 5 loaves and 2 fish and watch what Jesus does with it.

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    Put in More Luke 21:3

    Put in More Luke 21:3

    On our most recent mission trip, we added a section to each days reading about going deeper. This widow put in all she had to live on. Let that sink in. Do you ever get where you totally trust God? Do you ever "put in all?" I don't.
     
    Today, I want to put in all. Lord, please help me give more and go farther in my trust of you than I ever have before. We all only trust God to a point. All of us fall short. I hope today we go farther than we have gone before trusting God. We will know him better and experience more joy and significance if we bank more of our life and our resources totally on him.
     
    What can you do today to trust Jesus more than you ever have before? Whatever comes to mind, please do it. Let's go wherever Jesus calls us and do whatever he asks us to do.
     
    Link to Episode 142

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    Bonus Episode! - Under Siege - Psalm 31:21

    Bonus Episode! - Under Siege - Psalm 31:21

    We're in a besieged world. We all battle Coronavirus. We all battle fear and the limitations of our society today. Do we believe God will show us mercy and lovingkindness? David went through many years of isolation and running from a king who was trying to kill him. Yet he can say here that God has wondrously shown his steadfast love even in the besieged city.
     
    Today, I hope you look forward to how we will look back on this time. Will we spend the entire time whining about our circumstances and complaining about our governmental officials? Or will we look back on some months of slowing down, looking for God, and finding ways to serve others?
     
    We just wrapped up a Marketplace Mission Trip today. Would you take some time today and give God thanks? He will wonderfully show us his steadfast love. He picked our time and place. He is in charge. Take some time today to give him thanks and thank someone else who comes to mind. Ask God and he will give you a name.
     
    Thank you for being a Marketplace Minister. Sign up for our next mission trip at Marketplacemissiontrip.com. Jesus will put you to work in his kingdom, at your desk or workplace. Try it out and see for yourself.

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    Apologetics, Reasoning, and Understanding with Mark Tedford #43

    Apologetics, Reasoning, and Understanding with Mark Tedford #43

    In this week's episode of the Follower of One Podcast, Mike talks with Mark Tedford. Mark is the Owner and CEO of Tedford Insurance out of Jenks, OK. He has a unique background and thought process behind integrating faith at work. Please give a warm welcome to a "local" follower of Christ!
     
    Episode Breakdown
     
    1:00 - Meet Mark Tedford
    3:05 - Mark's Story and Faith at Work
    7:35 - Apologetics Passion 
    13:00 - Being Reasoned and Understanding 
    16:05 - Mark's Thoughts on the Marketplace Mission Trip
    20:00 - Learning about other Experiences is Important 
    23:30 - Encouragement from Mark about our Faith
    26:15 - Connect with Mark
     
    Apologetics 
     
    As Christians, our faith leads us to certain understandings that non-believers don't have. The main understanding is that what we believe is true. Apologetics stems from this oversight. At its core, apologetics is being reasoned and understanding or arguments against your belief. With Christianity, it is particularly important in the times we live. Mark discusses the need behind apologetics in his interview with Mike. How deep do you know your faith? Apologetics is not just about believing in something but knowing "why" you believe in what you believe. This is an important step in talking through your faith because it prepares you for arguments and probing questions about your belief system. Do you know why you believe in God? Do you know why its true God is in the world? We encourage you to take an assessment or learn more about lessons that can give you insight into this. It will help with integrating faith at work as well. Let us know in the comments! 
     
     
    Crisis Happens on Any Day
     
    The world is different than it was 8 months ago. It is always changing but not at this rapid a pace. One of the important things that Mark talks about is the fact that Crisis happens on any day at any time. How are you prepared for a crisis? Know that the answers don't always come on Sundays. Just like our lessons, we learn from the Marketplace Mission Trip, our beliefs don't start and end on Sundays. So, what type of obstacles are keeping you from being prepared? If something happens, where do you turn? All answers are a gift from God. 
     
    Connect with Mark Tedford
    Mark's LInkedIn
    Tedford Insurance Website
    Tedford Insurance Facebook
    Tedford Insurance Twitter
     
     
    Connect With Follower Of One
     
    Join us over in our Online Community, get social with us; Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn and subscribe to our YouTube channel. Listen to our podcast on your way to work and subscribe using your favorite podcast app. Be a part of our next Marketplace Mission Trip

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    Keep Crying Out Luke 18:39

    Keep Crying Out Luke 18:39

    Our world is broken. Sometimes we have to keep asking. Notice the first story in this chapter is about a woman who won't stop asking, and the last story in this chapter is about a blind man who also wouldn't stop asking.
     
    But our world is broken. If you ask God to use you in the lives of other people, if you ask God to give you the ability to lay up treasure in heaven, he will answer. 1 John 5:14 says if we ask according to his will, he hears us. I'm not so sure about asking him for money or wealth or even healing by themselves. But I do know Jesus also promised us in Luke 11:9, "ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you." And each of those words is the equivalent of "ask and keep asking," "seek and keep seeking," and "knock and keep knocking."
     
    Jesus is in the business of making himself known. He was approaching Jericho on his way to the cross. But because this person kept asking, Jesus asked him what he wanted and then he healed the man. I wonder how many other blind people in Jericho didn't speak up. I wonder how many didn't act like they had nothing to lose.
     
    The Follower of One Podcast is listener-supported. Would you consider making a regular contribution to our ministry to enable us to mobilize more marketplace missionaries? Check out our website at Follower of One and click on the Donate button at the top of the page. Thank you for your mission and your generosity as we help others experience the joy of making disciples and following Jesus at work.

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