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Taking Every Thought Captive 2 Corinthians 10:5
Aug 14 • 5 min
Do you ever catch yourself worrying or anxious? Our body can operate on auto-pilot. It often does. We breathe and our hearts beat without any conscious thought on our part. Sometimes we can get anxious or frustrated or even angry without knowing…
According to the World 2 Corinthians 10:3-4
Aug 13 • 5 min
What does it mean to “war according to the flesh” or the world? When we war according to the world we operate by the world’s rules, we play according to the worlds standards and methods. Do you work according to the world or according to the mind of…
Do Not Be Afraid John 6:20
Aug 12 • 5 min
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…
Twelve Full Baskets John 6:13
Aug 11 • 5 min
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…
Put in More Luke 21:3
Aug 10 • 5 min
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…
Bonus Episode! - Under Siege - Psalm 31:21
Aug 9 • 5 min
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…
Apologetics, Reasoning, and Understanding with Mark Tedford #43
Aug 8 • 27 min
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…
Keep Crying Out Luke 18:39
Aug 7 • 5 min
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…
Rich and Sad Luke 18:23
Aug 6 • 5 min
We think if we just had more money, we would be happy. Can’t money purchase the things we really want? Why was this rich ruler sad? The passage says he was sad because he “was extremely rich.” Answer honestly. Do you fear being so very rich and…
The Key of Humility Luke 18:14
Aug 5 • 6 min
I’m not qualified to talk about humility. As the person in the center of my world, humility frustrates me. The Bible gives me plenty of warnings about being the center of my own universe, and this passage is key. My only view of God is Jesus….
How to Preserve Life Luke 17:33
Aug 4 • 5 min
What is life? And how can we keep it or preserve it? Jesus sneaks a quick comment into this discussion about his return, but this comment tells us much about life. “He who seeks to keep his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will preserve…
Remember Lot’s Wife Luke 17:32
Aug 3 • 5 min
Some verses come in compact, yet explosive packages. This 3-word verse may be a good one for us to memorize. When I look at the church the way the world sees it, we seem to tolerate quite a bit of love of the world. We want our freedoms. We want our…
Bonus Episode! Value of a Clear Conscience 1 Peter 3:16
Aug 2 • 5 min
Truth produces strength. When you think about it, you know that trust provides some strength. When we do the right thing, we gain a confidence knowing we can trust God. I can endure more hardship knowing that it came through truth than through…
Bringing in the Light with Steven Crawford, #42
Aug 1 • 24 min
In this week’s episode of the Follower of One podcast, Mike speaks with Steven Crawford. Steven has over 31 years of senior sales experience, the current President and CEO of Crawford & Grey and the current Director of Sales for McGhee…
On Being Salt Luke 14:34
Jul 31 • 5 min
What does salt have to do with being a disciple? And how does this line up with this, our last day on the Marketplace Mission Trip? Salt changes the things it comes into contact with. It adds flavor and preserves. Jesus just made some bold statements…
Serve with Quality Daniel 1:18
Jul 30 • 5 min
When we deliver excellent work, we show others we trust Jesus. When we cut corners or act out of selfishness, we show how little we trust. Daniel and his 3 Jewish friends were shown favor by God and before the king because they trusted God and…
One of Us Philippians 2:5-7
Jul 29 • 5 min
Jesus became one of us. He laid aside his position as God, and put aside all of the power of being God and came to live and die as one of us. Every day, we serve in a workplace with others. Some are Christ-followers and others are not. When we…
The Work of a Priest 1 Peter 2:9
Jul 28 • 5 min
A priest works for God. Peter tells us that we were not a nation, but now we’re God’s nation - God’s priests. Even the passage this relates to in Isaiah 61 mentions that we’re priests and ministers. We serve others on behalf of God. We do it so he…
Wherever You Are Exodus 3:5
Jul 27 • 5 min
The first 80 years of Moses’ life is encapsulated in 1 chapter. Uniquely qualified to lead Israel, he has been in exile for 40 years, in the middle of nowhere, tending sheep. But one day, God shows up and it turns out Moses was right where he needed…
Bonus Episode! Choose to Obey John 13:13
Jul 26 • 5 min
God created us with freedom to choose. We chose slavery to sin. Jesus comes and dies for us to restore our freedom to choose, but we must choose to obey him. He is Lord. One day, every knee will bow and every tongue will confess (Isaiah 45:23). When…
The Power of Your Personal Story with Todd Miechiels, #41
Jul 25 • 24 min
In this week’s episode of the Follower of One podcast, Mike speaks with Todd Miechiels. Todd is the founder and co-founder of both The 3:15 Project and StoryDrive respectively. The 3:15 Project empowers Christians to know and share their story while…
Reason for Your Faith 1 Peter 3:15
Jul 24 • 5 min
When we act out the ideas Jesus gives us to put others first (Philippians 2:3), many will want to know why. Many think we all live for the same things, our self, the pursuit of happiness or success, wealth, ease. Christ-followers look beyond this life…
Who is Greatest? Luke 22:27
Jul 23 • 5 min
Who is greatest, the one who is served or the one who serves? Jesus sets the standard for what I call character-based leadership: leading from who you are and not your power, performance or position. The greater is the one who serves? Really? Do we…
What Great Things Mark 5:19
Jul 22 • 5 min
Our third daily activity is we should know what we believe. Why do you follow Jesus? There was a man who was possessed by an army of demons and he became the first marketplace missionary. Jesus healed the man and the demons took over a herd of pigs…
Practical Love for Others John 13:34-35
Jul 21 • 5 min
Love is action. Jesus says this is a new commandment, but it is stated in Leviticus. What’s new is how Jesus did it. “Even as I have loved you.” All people will know we are disciples of Jesus if we love others the way he did. He just washed the feet…
One Thing I Ask Psalm 27:4
Jul 20 • 5 min
Today is the launch of the Marketplace Mission Trip. If you didn’t get to sign up, you can hear some of what we discuss by listening to the podcast. We try to have a consistent message in every platform and channel. There are 5 things every…
Bonus Episode! - Notice, Care and Serve
Jul 19 • 5 min
There were a bunch of lame people (John 5:3) at the pool of Bethesda on the day Jesus healed the man in John 5:8. This man Jesus noticed had been ill for 38 years (vs. 5). Jesus seems to have snuck in, healed this guy, and snuck out (see vs. 13). We…
God’s Destination with David Blakeslee, #40
Jul 18 • 37 min
God’s Destination with David Blakeslee, #40 In this week’s episode of the Follower of One Podcast, Mike speaks with David Blakeslee. David is the current Director of Development for Pure Flix. Pure Flix is the largest producer and distributor…
One Thing I Know - John 9:25
Jul 17 • 5 min
How many things do you know? The man was born blind. He spent his whole life with no idea what anything looked like. He didn’t know the color of a sunrise or a blade of grass. He didn’t know what he or anyone else looked like. It’s difficult to…
One Thing I Do - Philippians 3:13-14
Jul 16 • 5 min
How many things do you do? It seems like everyone has or is trying to start a side-hustle. We’re always looking for something. But Paul said he only pursued one thing. He presses on toward the goal. What goal you ask? Well, he stated that above in…
Your Admin Ninja interviews Mike Henry
Jul 15 • 17 min
SAM Morrison of Your Admin Ninja and Follower of One interviewed Mike recently on her podcast. We thought we would re-share it on our podcast. Mike was introduced to Sam Morrison by Dale Young of . Mike and SAM talked about how to live…
Only One Thing is Necessary - Luke 10:42
Jul 15 • 5 min
Martha was busy. She was a doer. We’ve been talking about being a doer of the word for the last two days. But Mary wasn’t a doer. Mary was content to let all the work go so she could spend time with Jesus. Martha asked Jesus to put Mary to work, but…
Doing the Word Part 2 - John 13:17
Jul 14 • 5 min
Are you doing the word? The night before Jesus died he washed the disciple’s feet. He even washed the feet of the man who would betray him. He then states that we will be blessed if we do these things. “These things” is a reference to verse 15, the…
Doing the Word - James 1:22
Jul 13 • 5 min
What does it mean to be a doer of the word? How can we “prove” ourselves as doers of the word? We must do the word. Remember Jesus’ words in the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:36-40), were that we should love God and love others. How can we prove…
Bonus Episode! - Why Would We Want To Live Forever? Ephesians 2:1-4
Jul 12 • 7 min
Why would we want to live forever? If life on this world is all there is, I might not want to live it forever. But if God created us for a relationship with him, that exceeds our wildest dreams for joy and fulfillment, then I could certainly want that…
Seeking Understanding with Chris Champion, #39
Jul 11 • 24 min
In this week’s episode of the Follower of One Podcast, Mike talks with Chris Champion. Chris is the Director of Field Development for Corporate Chaplains Of America, a good friend of Mike’s, and if you are an owner/operator of a business - your next…
Faith over Feelings Hebrews 13:6
Jul 10 • 5 min
Mark Batterson in Draw the Circle, gave Mike the idea that sometimes we need to stop telling God about our problems, and we need to begin to tell our problems about God. Mike mentions that Steven Furtick said this, and he may have, but after recording…
Inexhaustible Treasure Luke 12:33
Jul 9 • 5 min
God is storing up a treasure for us. We will receive it when we get to heaven. And that treasure will never wear out or run out. Based on these words from Jesus, we add to that treasure when we sell our possessions and give to charity. What tension…
Lost Gains Philippians 3:7
Jul 8 • 5 min
Paul says anything that might be to his credit, he counts it as a loss for the sake of Jesus. Can we lay our income, our accomplishments, and our resumes down for Christ’s sake? We might be able to say it, but Paul lived it. He lived in a prison,…
Challenge to the Healed Mark 2:11
Jul 7 • 5 min
Do you walk in such a way that others see Jesus? Does your life prove his power on this earth? The paralytic man that had been lowered through the roof was laying in front of Jesus. Jesus started an argument and used the healing of that man to make a…
Seeing Their Faith Mark 2:5
Jul 6 • 5 min
Jesus, can people see my faith? Do I do anything that makes my faith, in You, visible? When I trust you and do what you say, I trust that my faith is visible to others. These people brought their friend to Jesus. They had to lower him through the roof…
Bonus Episode! Pure and Reverent Lives 1 Peter 3:2
Jul 5 • 5 min
What does it take to get someone’s attention about the faith? I promise we can’t talk anyone into following Jesus. We won’t convince them by mentioning it every day for the rest of their life. Or sending them bible verses on Facebook every day. This…
Small Things Can Lead to Big Results with Jane Anderson, #38
Jul 4 • 23 min
Small Things Can Lead to Big Results with Jane Anderson, #38 In this week’s episode of the Follower of One Podcast, Mike speaks with Jane Anderson. Jane is currently self-employed as the Chief Encouragement Officer while also being a columnist…
Titles and Authority - Matthew 23:10-11
Jul 3 • 5 min
What does it mean to be a leader? Much is written today about leadership. Should we strive to be a leader? Jesus makes another radical statement here and we seem to pass over it frequently. Jesus calls us to a different life. How does this passage…
Working Toward Christlikeness - 1 Corinthians 15:10
Jul 2 • 5 min
Even though God’s grace saves us and he uses us right where we are, we still have a calling by God to work out our salvation. Paul hints at it here in 1 Corinthians 15:10 when he says “but I labored even more than all of them.” Our effort matters.
Grace and Effort - 1 Corinthians 15:10
Jul 1 • 5 min
God’s grace makes us what we are, and his grace is powerful. Yet he involves us in the process of self-development. But we still have to work? Why? God gives us a role. We’re actively responsible and his grace is powerful. How does this balance impact our…
First or Last? - Part 2 - Matthew 19:30
Jun 30 • 5 min
Does it matter when you come to Jesus? Mike discusses the calling God has for us. Jesus probably said this sentence several times while the disciples were with him. How can we use this verse to make a difference at work, and with our whole life? Can we…
First or Last? - Matthew 19:30
Jun 29 • 5 min
Jesus tells us the first will be last and the last will be first 4 different times in scripture. What does he mean? Here in Matthew, he ends one story with this sentence and then he ends the very next story with the sentence again. What is the point of…
Bonus Episode! Experiencing Jesus at Work Luke 6:10-11
Jun 28 • 5 min
When Jesus works, his followers experience joy, but his enemies experience something else. Sometimes I’m jealous or envious when I see Jesus heal someone else or when he makes a difference in someone else’s life. Let’s ask God to help us trust him and…
Building a Deep Relationship alongside God with Ryan Howard, Ep. 37
Jun 27 • 23 min
In this week’s episode of the Follower of One podcast, Mike speaks with Ryan Howard. Ryan is a recurring guest here on our podcast. Currently, Ryan is the founder of , a primary republican candidate for the Iowa House District 60, podcast host, and…
Seek First The Kingdom - Matthew 6:33
Jun 26 • 5 min
What does it mean to seek the kingdom of God and the righteousness of God? The struggle in our world today is a battle between two kingdoms - God’s kingdom and our own. Will you seek God’s kingdom and his righteousness? What does that look like as we try…
Are You Correctable? - Proverbs 12:1
Jun 25 • 5 min
Are you always right? Do you often think everyone else is wrong? This passage says if we hate correction, we’re stupid. From whom do you learn? Are there people who influence you? Does the Bible inform your actions? Do you listen to anyone other than…
When Jesus Doesn’t Rescue - Luke 7:23
Jun 24 • 5 min
John was in prison. Surely the Messiah would rescue. So John sent two men to ask Jesus. In a bit of “coded” language, John asks Jesus to spring him. But Jesus doesn’t do it. He sends the messengers back with little encouragement. How do you react when…
Reward for Persecution Part 2 - Matthew 5:10-12
Jun 23 • 5 min
Rather than trying to wedge Jesus into every conversation, Jesus is saying we will be persecuted because of who we are. We are people who pursue justice (“righteousness” in vs. 10) and we follow Jesus (“because of me” in vs. 11). In 1 Peter 3:14,…
Reward for Persecution Part 1 - Matthew 5:10-12
Jun 22 • 5 min
Jesus mentions persecution in these 3 verses, so let’s put them together. The word used also means to follow after or pursue. It can be used negatively or positively. But notice the progression. First, we’re persecuted for righteousness, seeking…
Bonus Episode! - Weary and Burdened
Jun 21 • 5 min
Our times are weary and burdened or heavy-laden. After 3 months of Coronavirus and weeks on years of racial tensions, I can understand if you feel weary and burdened. Yesterday a friend and I said we felt like we were moving in slow motion. It’s like…
The Power of Relationships with Addison Williams, Ep. 36
Jun 21 • 29 min
The Power of Relationships with Addison Williams, Ep. 36 In this week’s episode of the Follower of One podcast, Mike sits down with Addison Williams. Addison works with RightNow Media and specializes in connecting companies that want to…
How to Find a Child of God - Matthew 5:9
Jun 19 • 5 min
A peacemaker is called a child of God in this passage. We can understand peacemaker. True peace isn’t just the absence of war, but the presence of peace - harmony in relationships between people. A sense of rest and contentment. Jesus goes on in Matthew…
Pure in Heart - Matthew 5:8
Jun 18 • 5 min
What makes a pure heart? What’s the benefit of seeing God? Most Jews would be aware of Psalm 24 and Exodus 33. In Exodus, we’re told that if we see God, we die. The Jews would recite Psalm 24 as they went up to the temple, hoping for God to cleanse their…
Put Mercy To Work - Matthew 5:7
Jun 17 • 5 min
Do you exercise mercy much? Do you find yourself in a position to act on compassion or sympathy or pity? Mercy as a verb means we act on our mercy. We can’t be merciful unless we act. Feeling merciful, like empathy or compassion means very little. Our…
What Are You Hungry For? - Matthew 5:6
Jun 16 • 5 min
Do you ever feel like you’re chasing the wrong thing? Even in this pandemic, success doesn’t look like it did just a few weeks ago. In God’s kingdom, Jesus says our hunger for righteousness will be satisfied. What are you hungry for? What do you work for?…
Inheritance for the Meek - Matthew 5:5
Jun 15 • 5 min
Jesus says the gentle or the meek will inherit the earth. The poor in spirit, or the spiritually humble will receive the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 5:3). These humble, gentle, people will inherit the earth. A meek person is someone who restrains their own…
Bonus Episode! - Tell our problems about God
Jun 14 • 5 min
In Draw the Circle, Mark Batterson uses this verse to remind us that there are times when we need to tell our problems about God rather than telling God about our problems. In the COVID-19 pandemic, many are worried that this problem will change how…
God’s Reach with John Scaggs, Ep. 35
Jun 13 • 42 min
In this week’s episode of the Follower of One podcast, Mike speaks with John Scaggs. John is an Air Force veteran with over 25 years of experience as the CTO of Diligent, Inc. He is also the current President and CEO of WAY Media. WAY Media is a…
Comfort for Mourners - Matthew 5:4
Jun 12 • 5 min
When we mourn, Jesus promises that we will be comforted. Are you mourning right now? Maybe you’ve lost a family member or a job. We typically mourn loss and we experience loss because our world is broken. But Jesus tells us we will be comforted. God will…
Poor in Spirit - Matthew 5:3
Jun 11 • 5 min
We’re poor in spirit when we’re humble in spiritual things. We don’t consider ourselves to have the answers to spiritual problems. Therefore we turn to Jesus. And when we turn to Jesus, we enter the kingdom of Heaven. When we trust Jesus for the answers…
Blessed - Matthew 5:3-11
Jun 10 • 5 min
What does it mean to be blessed? Jesus repeats that word at the beginning these 9 verses. In John MacArthur’s commentary, he says it means to be “happy, fortunate, blissful.” Jesus is giving us 9 keys to life. He will give us many more, too. When we’re…
God’s Temple - 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Jun 9 • 5 min
Ancient gods were housed in temples. When the Jews went to build a temple for God, he inhabited the temple. The Jews didn’t have an image of God that they could “put in” the temple. Our God wants us to worship him in spirit and truth. So if our body is…
Servants and Stewards - 1 Corinthians 4:1-2
Jun 8 • 5 min
Do you see yourself as a minister? Paul says we are all servants and stewards. The word translated “servant” in this passage is literally “under-rower”. The idea was this person managed a team of rowers. We’re all responsible to minister to others. We…
Bonus Episode - Dealing with Evil
Jun 7 • 5 min
We are involved in a battle with evil. Either we’re aware of it, or we may be part of the problem. These riots that are happening and the response to discrimination in the US are more proof. Evil can’t produce justice. Justice comes from love and God…
Understanding our Time and God’s Plan with Warren Lehr, Ep. 34
Jun 6 • 41 min
In this week’s episode of the Follower of One Podcast, Mike speaks with Warren Lehr. Warren is the City Manager for Owasso, OK with over 15 years in the Golf Industry and the Chairman of the Board for Follower of One! Please give a warm welcome to…
Hope Makes us Different Part 3 - Romans 5:5
Jun 5 • 5 min
Could you say your hope in God will not disappoint? Godly hope is different than wishing for something. Godly hope comes from confidence in God. When we trust God and wait patiently for His outcomes, trusting his good actions, our hope doesn’t disappoint.…
Hope Makes Us Different Part 2 - Romans 5:3-4
Jun 4 • 5 min
How do you rejoice in trouble or suffering? Many have lost jobs or had plans drastically changed. Many have lost money due to this pandemic. We can only rejoice in our suffering if we trust in God. In fact, I expect we can only rejoice in suffering to the…
Hope Makes Us Different Part 1- Romans 5:1-2
Jun 3 • 5 min
What do we hope for? If we hope in God, we become noticeably different. You’ve heard in our world that hope is not a strategy. Despair would be the only answer for our life. Notice how the media seems to regularly try to scare us. We have peace with God…
One Body in Jesus - Romans 12:5
Jun 2 • 5 min
Are you willing to admit you don’t know everything? I often think God is subject to my understanding. I want him to make everything fit in my mind. But the idea of the body of Christ is bigger than my mind can grasp. How do I fit in God’s picture? I can’t…
Working For the Lord - Ephesians 2:10
Jun 1 • 5 min
Yesterday we spoke about how we become slaves to whomever we obey. We were created to obey God. When we can focus beyond our bosses to our Lord, we serve our bosses well and we do the work God created us to do. We begin to break the habits we have…
Worry Kills Our Witness Matthew 6:25
May 31 • 6 min
What is worry? God’s message that we shouldn’t worry is based on two things: His power and his love for us. When we worry, we deny one or both. Jesus’ claims make him either a liar, a lunatic, or God. And if he’s God, why do we continue to worry. As…
Being Intentional with Jacob Lonsinger, #33
May 30 • 26 min
In this week’s episode of the Follower of One Podcast, Mike talks with Jacob Lonsinger. Jacob has been in insurance for over 7 years and currently working on starting his own local Farmers Insurance Agency in Oklahoma! Faith is extremely important in…
The Pull of Our Habits - Romans 6:16
May 29 • 5 min
When we first go to work in our first jobs, we are taught that we should do what our bosses want. And we set into motion a temporal idea of work. We begin to build habits that have our boss or our desire to be our own boss as the ultimate guide for our…
Increase Fruit of the Spirit - Galatians 5:22-23
May 28 • 5 min
How can we make a difference in our world? Do we think we’re not powerful enough to make a dent? When we maximize the fruit of the Spirit in our lives, we change the world, and we are changed. What do we do to get more of this fruit, we can’t hoard it. We…
Clothed in Humility - 1 Peter 5:5
May 27 • 5 min
God is opposed to the proud but gives grace to the humble. Therefore, we should clothe ourselves with humility. Every day, we have to put humility on. Our pride is like our nakedness. No one really wants to see that, for most of us. We want the clothing…
Reality of Spiritual Warfare - Daniel 10:12
May 26 • 5 min
We have a powerful God, but we are also part of a spiritual battle. The angel was delayed three weeks getting to Daniel to answer his request. Spiritual conflict is real. God is not subject to the conflict, but because God continues to give us the freedom…
Remember - Hebrews 13:3
May 25 • 5 min
God calls us to remember. I found the word used 168 times in the NASB. Today is a day when Americans remember those who have given their lives in service to the country. As Christ-followers we also need to remember those who serve Jesus in and through…
Bonus Episode! - On Being Last - Matthew 20:16
May 24 • 5 min
How do we return to work in the Coronavirus pandemic? What should we do? Does Jesus have anything to say about how we return to work? Jesus reminds us several times that the last will be first and the first last. Is he talking about when we begin to…
The Importance of Good Questions with Tyler Ellis #32
May 23 • 36 min
On this week’s episode of the Follower of One podcast, Mike talks with Tyler Ellis. Tyler is the Associate Director at FriendSpeak with over 20 years of ministry experience. He currently works with the Let’s Start Talking ministry to teach people…
Do We Believe God? - Ecclesiastes 12:13-14
May 22 • 5 min
Do we believe that God sees everything? Do we live like it? Where do you come up short? How can we do this better at work? Begin with our first daily activity. If you tell God, “Here I am” ever day, he will put you to work. You will see your life…
Do You Fulfill Your Calling? - Acts 20:26-27
May 21 • 5 min
If God called you to something, are you fulfilling it? We agreed yesterday that we’re called. We’re told we will be God’s witnesses. We know God intends for us to make a difference in the lives of others. But we feel guilt or dread because we don’t want…
What is Your Calling? - Acts 20:24
May 20 • 5 min
Are you “called into the ministry?” In this passage in Acts, we hear from the Apostle Paul who clearly was called. He talks about his calling into “ministry.” The word translated “ministry” here is also the same word translated “service” in other places.…
Are You Qualified? - John 4:39
May 19 • 5 min
Often we think we’re not qualified to talk about Jesus or religion in the workplace. Matters of opinion, like religion and politics are off limits. Besides, many people notice lately how easily you can get fried for speaking out in our social medial…
Can It Wait? - Matthew 28:8
May 18 • 5 min
How urgent are we with the message of salvation? Do you experience much joy in your daily walk with Jesus? I believe we can associate the two. If we experience the joy of walking with Jesus daily, we also experience joy and excitement when we help others…
Power to Separate Romans 8:38-39
May 17 • 5 min
Your circumstances can’t separate you from God. God made a perfect way. Any time you want it, you have access to God and you will never be separated from God’s love. Do you believe this statement? How hard do you have to work to get God’s love if Romans…
An Entrepreneurial Struggle with Faith with Lee Whitehead #31
May 16 • 48 min
This week on the Follower Of One Podcast, Mike speaks with Lee Whitehead. Lee has caught the entrepreneur bug and started his consulting firm called UVOICE Consulting, Inc., focusing on marketing, sales enabling, and technology audits. He has been…
What’s Your Vision of the Future? Proverbs 29:18
May 15 • 5 min
“Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained. But happy is he who keeps the law. Our vision for the future can pull us in or it can freeze us in our tracks. Vision enables progress. What is the dream you have for your career, or for your work?…
What’s Stopping You? Ecclesiastes 11:4
May 14 • 5 min
What stops you? What causes you to give up or to quit? Sometimes we need to quit. When we get into an area of weakness, we may need to change paths or cease a particular activity. But there’s a fine line between giving up on something we’ve tried, or…
Our Attitude Toward Bosses Proverbs 27:18
May 13 • 5 min
How we think about our bosses and people in authority over us matters. Do you respect your boss? Do you actively work in their best interests? This proverb cautions us to do our jobs well because we will benefit from it, but also to care for our bosses.…
Obstacles and Discouragement 1 Samuel 17:26
May 12 • 5 min
What problems do you face? What challenges? Maybe you’ve been trying to live your faith at work, but you’ve come up against some difficulty. Maybe you’ve experienced a negative review or you’ve been turned down for a promotion. Maybe you feel like the…
Quality and Excellence Create Opportunities Proverbs 22:29
May 11 • 5 min
Are you skilled in your work? Your excellence will place you in the presence of important people. Excellence attracts excellence. The quality of our work gives us influence in the lives of others. When we do our work very well, then we will be given…
Bonus Episode! Succeed in a Broken World - Romans 8:36-37
May 10 • 5 min
In our broken world, how can we say we succeed as believers? Difficult things happen every day. The pandemic continues. Unemployment is skyrocketing. Why doesn’t God just “fix” everything? Mike discusses how Paul can suggest we overwhelmingly conquer or…
Seeing Opportunity in Uncertain Times with Chris Wall ep. #30
May 9 • 38 min
In this week’s episode of the Follower of One Podcast Mike speaks with Dr. Chris Wall. Chris is the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church Owasso and talks to Mike about how these uncertain times have brought some changes to both the church and our…
What Jesus Notices - Mark 12:42
May 8 • 5 min
Jesus noticed a woman putting 2 small coins in the offering. And he took the time to point it out to his disciples. It was common for people to make a show of what they put in. It would have been a procession with people showing off, being noisy,…