Our Mission 

To present Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord to business and professional men and to develop Christian business and professional men to carry out the Great Commission.     

Mark 1.17 invites us to come, follow Me, Jesus said, and I will send you out to fish for people.  

Why have we come to Jesus as Savior? Is it because of the guilt we feel from our evil deeds and we seek forgiveness for all we have ever done wrong against God and man? Jesus can do this, making His pardon possible by His death on the cross for all sin by all humanity from all time. 

Have we come to Jesus so we can live forever with Him and all those who have ever loved Him on the new earth? Jesus promises such a life proving its existence by His resurrection from the dead. Why did Jesus choose the disciples or us for that matter? To forgive us? He must for us to live with Him forever since He is holy and we are not. To live with Him forever? We will, because of His life, death and resurrection motivated by His love which He had for us before the world was created. And because He loves us forever, He wants a relationship with us forever.  

However, He choose the disciples and He chooses us, for now, to work for Him by leading others to Him so that all people everywhere in the world can also be forgiven and live with Him forever. We have been chosen to join Him in His labor, the work of seeing His kingdom come and His will be done on earth now as it is in heaven now. This occurs when humanity acknowledges God Almighty through Jesus Christ the Savior through obedience to all of His commands by the power of the Holy Spirit in us.  

God in Spirit and Son has brought us into a relationship with Him so that we can join Him by working with Him to fish for men. We are fishers of men when we are praying for people, building relationships with people, serving and loving people and sharing with people the love of God in Jesus the Savior that leads to repentance and obedience to everything Jesus has commanded us. We have been chosen by God to serve God and the work of God is to know Him and to know Jesus as Savior and Lord demonstrated by obedience to Jesus.  

Is this why you have come to Jesus as Savior? So that you can serve Him by working with Him to save the world?

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A service to the business community

A Publication of CBMC International

April 6, 2020

 All Too Easy Pitfalls of Communication

by Robert J. Tamasy


 Communication, as I often defined it when I taught college classes in business communications, is “the successful exchange of meaning.” With all the “advances” in modern communication technology, it seems the challenge of accomplishing that – communicating clearly and effectively – is more difficult than ever.

 Some weeks ago, one of my neighbors, “Henry,” sent me a social media message telling me that he and his family were going out of town for the weekend, and asked if I would check occasionally to make certain no unfamiliar cars stopped at his home. I told him I would do so.

 A week or so later, I sent Henry a text, kiddingly stating, “I kept an eye on your house while you were gone. No one bothered it. Hope you had a good trip.” I did not hear back from him, but a few days later texted again: “Sorry we have not had a chance to connect lately. I see you getting into your car to go to work, or when you come home. Hope we can get together to chat soon.” Still no reply.

 Not long afterward, I decided to call Henry to let him know that my wife and I were going out of town and ask if he would return the favor of keeping an eye on our house in our absence. When a female voice answered, I asked if it was my neighbor’s wife, “Cathy.” “No,” she replied. “Who is this?” I explained I was trying to call my neighbor.

 "Well, this isn’t his phone any longer,” the female voice responded. “When Henry changed jobs, I took over his old job and inherited his work phone.” I later got my neighbor’s correct phone number, but reflecting on the earlier texts I had sent, wondered what the woman receiving them must have been thinking: “I kept an eye on your house…hope you had a good trip.” “I see you getting into your car…when you come home….” Wow! Did the woman, whom I did not know, think I was some kind of stalker?

 I would like to think such confused communications are rare, but suspect they are becoming all too common in this digital age when we hastily send out texts, emails and messages almost without thinking. This brings to mind some of the perils of careless communications that date back even to biblical times:

 Too many words, not enough careful consideration. We hear it on talk shows, in news reporting, and everywhere on social media – people being too eager to speak and not as eager to consider the impact of what they are about to say. “When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise” (Proverbs 10:19).

 Too much speaking, not enough listening. It has been said that many people no longer listen to what others have to say; they only wait until the other person becomes quiet so they can start talking again. “My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,” (James 1:19).

 Too much hurt, not enough healing. With the mass of communication bombarding us in every possible way, there is bound to be injury inflicted whether intended or not. Most of us must learn to become as eager to apologize, even admit, “I’m sorry,” when communication errors occur, as we are to express what we are thinking. “Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing” (Proverbs 12:18).

 © 2020. Robert J. Tamasy has written numerous books, including Marketplace Ambassadors: CBMC’s Continuing Legacy of Evangelism and Discipleship; Business at Its Best: Timeless Wisdom from Proverbs for Today’s Workplace; Tufting Legacies; The Heart of Mentoring, coauthored with David A. Stoddard; and has edited other books. Bob’s biweekly blog is: www.bobtamasy.blogspot.com.


CBMC Central Michigan 4407 W. St. Joe Hwy. Lansing 48917 / 517 481 5996  lansing.cbmc.com


A service to the business community

A Publication of CBMC International

April 6, 2020

 Reflection/Discussion Questions

 Have you ever experienced – either as sender or recipient – an awkward, even embarrassing error in the course of trying to communicate with someone else? If so, were there any repercussions?

 What are some of the new problems in communicating with others that have been born as a result of so-called advancements in communication technology and strategies? How have they affect you or others in your workplace?

 How – in an age when words seem to have become more abundant than ever – can we learn to exercise more control and restraint over what we communicate – and how?

 For many people, among the most difficult words to say are, “I’m sorry.” How difficult is it for you to admit when you have been wrong, even when the offense was not intentional? Why do you think it is so hard for people to apologize and admit their wrongs in what they have said?

 NOTE: If you have a Bible and would like to read more consider the following passages:

Proverbs 10:20-21, 11:13, 12:13, 13:3, 15:1,4, 16:21, 18:21, 21:23


CBMC Central Michigan 4407 W. St. Joe Hwy. Lansing 48917 / 517 481 5996  lansing.cbmc.com