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The Silencing of Believers in the Lamb of God

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is considered a lock for the National Football League’s Hall of Fame. Beside being a former MVP and Superbowl Champion, Brees became the all time leader in passing yards last season. While starting the 2019-20 season as the second oldest quarterback behind Tom Brady at the age of 40, most experts expect Brees to continue where he left off last season, leading the Saints to the NFC league championship game. Unfortunately, Brees has taken his first hit of the 2019 NFL season off the field.

The next day John the Baptist saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! – John 1:29

If you are an active follower on social media, you likely know about the back lash against Drew Brees this week. The LGBTQ community accused Drew of spewing hatred earlier in the week. A little known online publication from New Orleans wrote a hit piece unfairly smearing Brees’ reputation. This article was picked up and carried by most national publications, most notably the Washington Post. What horrible thing did Drew Brees do? Well, he appeared on Focus on the Family, a Christian organization that promotes biblical values. As a believer in the Lamb of God, Drew encouraged young people to bring their Bible to school on National Bring Your Bible to School Day.

And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness, Acts 4:29.

This is all that Drew Brees did. Well, not exactly, Drew also spoke about sharing the love of God to others by living out his faith for his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This is the hatred that the LGBTQ community is referring to, can’t you see this; it’s so obvious or is it? Laura Ingram’s opening monologue on Friday night via the Fox News Channel was devoted to the intolerance of leftist progressives who are attempting to silence the free speech of conservatives. The Ingram Angle invited a panel of four guests to address the silencing of believers in the Lamb of God. While I am a devoted fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, the Christian community should come together to support Drew Brees, to have his back. If believers don’t practice Acts 4:29, the silencing of religious free speech will continue until only what is politically correct remains.

by Jay Mankus

Sometimes…You Have to Do What You’ve Got To Do

When I entered 2012, I never imagined I would spend the days leading up to Christmas working 6 days a week on the night shift.  I drive to work in the dark, come home in the dark and sleep in the dark during the day, Sunday-Friday.  Thank God I’m not a vampire.  Yet, when you find out you will be losing your job on New Year’s day, sometimes you have to do what you’ve got to do.

This morning the Lord reminded me of the Kurt Warner story.  While trying to keep alive his dream to play professional football, he began bagging groceries for a store in Iowa during the day.  Since his Arena League Football salary didn’t pay for all of his bills, Kurt was forced to find another job.  Deep down inside, I believe the Lord is using this time of transition to motivate me to revise my script so that like Kurt, I’ll receive that call, email or letter informing me that a producer wants to make Express Yourself into a movie.  Until that day arrives, I need to do what I’ve got to do to provide for my family.

Sacrifices are a part of every day life.  This is something God revealed to the apostle Paul following his conversion on the road to Damascus mentioned in Acts 9.  Churches didn’t have enough money to pay for Paul’s missionary journeys.  Thus, Paul became a tentmaker, making and selling tents to supplement his income,  If Paul didn’t obtain a do what you’ve got to do attitude, he might not of ever visited half the areas he did.  Instead, Paul demonstrated Colossians 3:17 and 3:23 throughout his life.  Wherever you are or whatever you do, don’t view your current situation as the end of your story.  Rather, fight through any adversity by doing what you’ve got to do until the Lord leads you to exactly where you need to be!

by Jay Mankus

In case you don’t know the Kurt Warner story, he went from the AFL, to the St. Louis Rams, to the Superbowl, winning the game and MVP honors.  I’m sure the NFL network has youtubes available to watch.

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