Today is called Good Friday because:

“God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Bible: Romans 5:8) . . . “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Bible: Romans 6:23) “For there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved,” but Jesus Christ of Nazareth (Bible: Acts 4:12).

“Sing praises to the Lord, O you his saints, and give thanks to his holy name” (Psalm 30:4).

Today we remember one of the most important days in history – the crucifixion of Jesus the Christ on the cross; paying for the sins of mankind. Although, millions will pass by this day without thought that their ignorance, arrogance, and spiritual blindness keep them from recognizing their human plight they need a savior from a fallen world steeped in sin.

The Christian Church around the world will pause – but desire to move quickly through this solemn day with hope to quickly get to Resurrection Sunday, Easter. No doubt, Easter Sunday is the better day, the happier day, the place of all of our hope because Jesus rose from the grave proving He is the Christ, the Savior of the world; God the Son. But we must move through the Cross of Christ first. We must grapple with our sinfulness first acknowledging we all are sinful, needing a Savior in order to experience freedom from the shackles of our sins leading to death. Our only hope, our eternal hope is Jesus, crucified for the sins of all mankind . . . no exception, no other way except through Jesus.

“I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (Bible: John 14:6 – Jesus speaking)

John the Apostle said, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful to forgive us sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (Bible: I John 1:9). You can ask Jesus into your heart and life today . . . He is waiting for you and willing to listen to your confession of faith in Him.

We all have a choice, we all must choose. Today can be your Good Friday.

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JOIN OUR TEAM

Posted: March 14, 2018 in Business

Do you want to join a great team of Home Inspectors? Top Home Impressions, LLC is a Christian business founded upon the principles of God’s Word, the Bible.

We are Doing Business as Mission, Working with Purpose for the Glory of God.

If you have interest in starting a new career, or want to begin working with a great team who provides home & light commercial inspections with integrity, serving our clients with excellence, email us at: tophomeimpressions@gmail.com. We will respond to your interest and share with you what it takes to become a qualified and certified home inspector with Top Home Impressions, LLC.

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BAM, Stepping Into The GAP

Posted: November 7, 2017 in Business

Business as Ministry (BAM) is seeing ourselves as a business leader stepping into the Gap of conversation with other leaders to share the Good News of Jesus. In other words, as business leaders we have the opportunity and privilege to bring truth and hope that goes well beyond our money and assets.

The Bible records Jesus the Christ using parables (short stories) and metaphors to explain spiritual truths. One of these metaphors are found in Matthew 5:13-16 using Salt and Light to explain the role of Christians in the world. Jesus shares with us that we are Salt and we are Light. Salt seasons, preserves, flavors, and enhances those things it touches. Light illuminates everything surrounding it, bringing a sense of comfort, revealing clarity, hope, direction, and revelation. As Christians our lifestyle, our words, and our business dealings are to be Salt and Light to those we surround ourselves with.

For those of us who are business owners and leaders within the business community, let’s think about what it might look like if we took seriously BAM – Business as Mission; bringing Jesus into the midst of all we do. Do we have practices of business that need to change? Is our personal character, integrity, lifestyle needing to be adjusted? Do we walk through conversational doors that open up to us about spiritual truth, sharing our faith with our co-workers, employees, and other business leaders and friends? I ask these questions because someday we will all stand before the judgement seat of God answering for our actions, words, and personal faith in Jesus. Wouldn’t it be great if we could say to the Lord God we were faithful and good stewards of the opportunities that came our way! Seeing our Business as Mission gives to each of us a purpose beyond just making more money. It’s allows us to make an eternal difference in a hurting world.

If you have not already, ask yourself today how you might begin to Step into the Gap, and live a BAM lifestyle. Be blessed.

Robert
Top Home Impressions, LLC
http://www.TopHomeImpressons.com

WHAT’S NEXT?

Posted: November 18, 2016 in Business, Church, Life Applications

There is much to be said about leadership, how to lead, who to lead, when to lead, who to keep close when leading, leadership culture, developing leaders around you, etc. But eventually one comes to a place in life that leadership legacy questions emerge and the heart and mind transitions from being in front of the leadership pack, to who are those I’m preparing to lead in the next generation?

What’s Next is about asking the right questions of self.
• Am I going to leave a legacy?
• What is my legacy?
• Who will carry on my hopes, dreams, priorities I have given my life to?
• How do I instill a leadership culture around me that lives on beyond me?
• Choosing my replacement(s) – who, when, where?
• Keeping the main thing the main thing; passion and priorities handed down.

For those of you who have already addressed the above questions; may your life continue to be enriched and blessed. For the many of you who may just be beginning to ask the What’s Next questions, feel free to reach out to me for an honest dialogue. I may be able to assist you and your team as you position yourself and the next generation of leaders for the inevitable transition before you.

I leave you with this last thought. The Bible informs us that we are like a vapor, here today and gone tomorrow. Life is brief. When we focus more on those leaders coming behind us vs. what are we doing to leave a mark in the sand of history, there are those who will continue to write the story we have begun.

MARKETPLACE CHAPLAINS

Posted: December 23, 2015 in Business, Life Applications

CROSSWALK
Marketplace Chaplains

http://www.crosswalkministries.info
402-575-5863

Companies are hiring chaplains. Chaplains provide:

• Life Skills Coaching
• Leadership Mentoring
• Godly Wise Counsel
• Crisis Intervention
• Encouragement
• Staff Support
• Conflict Resolution
• Words of Life

Quote from the Bloomberg Business:

The Rise of the Corporate Chaplain, August 23, 2012

http://www.bloomberg.com/bw/articles/2012-08-23/the-rise-of-the-corporate-chaplain

“Workplace chaplains can be found at more than 1,000 companies in the U.S. and Canada. These chaplains are a rising regiment of corporate America’s human-resources army, as employers have found that a pastoral touch is often more appealing to workers than an impersonal hotline of the sort included in many benefits packages. A 2008 study by the Families and Work Institute found that more than 97 percent of companies with payrolls larger than 5,000 offer employee assistance programs, with anonymous counseling and referrals available by phone. Yet employees are “dramatically” more likely to use workplace chaplains than standard mental-health benefits, according to preliminary results from an ongoing study by David Miller and Faith Ngunjiri of Princeton University’s Faith & Work Initiative. At least half of 1,000 employees surveyed have used the services of a workplace chaplain—far more than those who use standard assistance programs.”

CROSSWALK Ministries

Posted: November 10, 2015 in Church, Life Applications

CROSSWALK Ministries is a new church in Omaha, NE. This is not just another church, but a ministry helping the business community and leadership development in the U.S. and into the world beginning with Costa Rica.

TO LEARN MORE: http://www.crosswalkministries.info

Committed To Faithfulness

Posted: February 25, 2015 in College Leadership