Articles published in 2016

Working for God

Early next Tuesday morning a few men will gather at the Green Hill Golf Course overlooking the city of Worcester. Golf is not really the thing on their minds. They've got something bigger in mind. By showing up there for breakfast, these men are becoming part of a growing network of men who are finding the big purpose in their life and banding together to help one another achieve that purpose. Typically, after the men share breakfast, one or two will share a story or two on their progress in their journey to success, along with some of the challenges they face. Then a content expert will present a useful application story. Connections are made and the balance of the last hour focuses on the application of effective biblical principles in real life situations in the marketplace. These men are forming a network of average men from various vocations and life stages who share a common purpose - to be the best they can be at what they are doing. These men have begun to answer the question, "who are you working for?" They recognize that, according to 2 Corinthians 5:20, they have a high calling - working to be in the workplace as ambassadors for Christ. There's a really good chance that they will make a significant impact for their own lives and the lives and businesses they touch. I invite you to make a reservation for the upcoming breakfast and check out this growing group of men in our journey together. Ernie
Tags:  Work

Work and Peace

The number one attribute of a Marketplace Ambassador for Christ is that he is one who maintains an intimate walk with Christ in the context of his home, his workplace and his community.. Does that sound hard to you? Darryl Shoemaker reminds us that success begins in the quiet place and then spreads to characterize our daily walk. Ernie P.S. - Make your reservations now for CBMC's next Marketplace Ambassador Network breakfast at Worcester's Green Hill Golf Course on Tuesday, September 20, from 7:00 to 8:15 am. Lee Truax, CBMC's President will be the speaker.
Tags:  Work, Peace

What To Think About At Work

Just about this time of year many businesses are taking account and beginning to set up plans for the coming year. Even for those of us who may not be engaged in the big decisions of business, it's good idea to step back for a few moments, clear our mind and reflect on where we've been and where we're going. Darryl Shoemaker has some suggestions. Ernie P.S. - SAVE THE DATE: If you're in the Worcester, MA area, mark your calendar for CBMC's next Marketplace Ambassador Network breakfast at the Green Hill Golf Course on Tuesday, September 20, from 7:00 to 8:15 am. Lee Truax, CBMC's President will be the speaker.
Tags:  Work

Finding Where You Are At Work

This week's title may sound strange. Most of us already know where we are at work. We have an address and phone number where we can be found. That's not what we have in mind here. The question is bigger than that. All of us eventually ask ourselves something like, "Am I in the right line of work? Am I making the kind of progress in my career that I should? Do I need to sharpen my focus?" Even if we ask the right questions, sometimes we don't find it easy to get good answers. Darrly Shoemaker has some helpful pointers for us. Ernie
Tags:  Work


Some have rightly suggested that the familiar story of the prodigal son is not so much about the son, but illustrates primarily the loving father. It's a story that holds a strange attraction to us because it strikes at the core of our heart, and re-kindles a fundamental need of a man's nature - to be accepted by his father. Not all of us have found this in our earthly father. The kind of acceptance we ultimately yearn for is only found completely in our heavenly Father, as John Eldredge observes. Ernie
Tags:  Sonship, Fathered by God

Work As God's Action in Your Life

You've heard the old play on words from the children's song, "I owe, I owe. So, off to work I go." I'm afraid that for many of us our work can be just a paycheck. God, however, has a much higher view of our work than we might think, and Skip Moen expands on this for us. Keep reading below... Ernie
Tags:  Work


By Dr. Richard Bouch What if you exercised at the gym with imitation weights? Some workout that would be. You’d never get stronger. In spiritual and material affairs, in work and daily tasks, on duty and off, we deal with realities of existence for which inner strength is needed. Look, for example, at the apostle Paul, who was no pushover.
Tags:  Workout, Working out Salvation, Salvation, Spiritual Strength