Ep. 29 – How God Is Moving in Japan

God is always at work, even when we can’t see it. Sometimes we can’t see it because God is moving on the other side of the world. Hearing about Gospel works occurring overseas is exciting and may teach us something new. On this episode, Jonathan Hayashi shares about his recent trip to Japan and how God is moving overseas.

Join Us In Our Newly Launched Facebook Community Group This Year

We’re trying something new with the start of 2019: We’re launching a new community outpost with a Facebook group! Join in, build friendships with like-minded brothers in Christ, and enjoy some peer-to-peer mentoring as we encourage one another in faith and life with our Lord, Jesus!

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8 Crazy-Good Reasons Why Guys Should Blog

I’ve found men have many reasons for why they don’t blog, but here are some unarguably awesome reasons why you should probably get started, now. Blogging has changed my life for over a decade. It will do the same for you.

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“Here I Stand” – A Lesson In Bravery Even When Terrified

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“Here I Stand. So Help Me God.” A Lesson In Bravery

In 1521, one man feared God more than he feared men. He changed the church and all of history for you and I. April 18th is the anniversary for the day in which Martin Luther stood before a council of both church and government, and declared, “Here I stand.” We can learn much from his boldness.

We would all be better men (and women) to listen to the message attached to this post, read the words, and know the story of a man who was called by God to be bold enough to defy everything he knew for the conviction of God’s word in his life. Plus I’ll tell you how you can get a free ebook and other resources.

An Example Of Courage, Even When Scared

On The Majesty’s Men here, we try to be very clear that we are open to conversation and input from everyone, from any denomination set of beliefs. However, we also have a fairly general, yet firmly planted, conviction of beliefs ourselves.

One of these, is that scripture, the Bible, is God’s word to us in written form. We believe that it does have the power and authority in our lives to direct our lives and thinking, decide our lives and thinking, and thus change our lives and thinking.

We believe it is infallible, without error in it’s teachings, and so we stand on it above all authorities of man. For myself, it is easy to take this thinking for granted, but it actually hasn’t always been this way.

It took the bravery of one man who read the scriptures for himself, prayed like a mad man, sought out God for his strength, and decided that he would do God’s will (as he understood through scripture, prayer and circumstances), and he would face the hatred and life threatening backlash of the men and the church he would stand against.

Many of us have heard some about the Reformation, but before the reformation started, Martin Luther stood on this day and said,

“Unless I am convinced by Scripture or by clear reasoning that I am in error – for popes and councils have often erred and contradicted themselves – I cannot recant, for I am subject to the Scriptures I have quoted; my conscience is captive to the Word of God. It is unsafe and dangerous to do anything against ones conscience. Here I stand. I cannot do otherwise. So help me God. Amen.”

I hope and pray to have the courage it would take to be a man like this. I have admired Martin Luther’s words for most of my life, but I want to know more about his actions as well. It’s easy for us to hear words and get all excited, but the power is when we take actions that stand for the words we believe.

I want to be that kind of man, and I want to know those kind of men.

May we be men of courage! Take stands for the truth! It has nothing to do with not being scared; it has everything to do with being obedient!

Get A Free EBook And Other Resources On Martin Luther’s Life

I have many books on Martin Luther’s life. There is much to learn from the man. Here are a couple top-notch free resources to start:

Another great book is The Heroic Boldness Of Martin Luther (ePub) at Ligonier Ministries

An excellent documentary has come out in recent years as well, which you can rent or purchase here: Luther: The Life and Legacy of the Germon Reformer

There are dozens of other excellent biographies, books, videos, documentaries from this great man of faith and courage. These are just a few that can get you started.


Any other resources you’d recommend? I’d love to hear if any of you grab these resources and then what you think of them! Let’s hear it in the comments below!