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. 

Luke 19.10,27 describes, the Son of Man has come to seek and to save the lost…….” ‘But these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slay them in my presence.’  LSB

There are three kinds of people in the world; those who know and love the One True God, those who are ignorant of the One True God, and those who despise the One True God. Those who know and love Jesus are to go into the rest of the world to convince the second group of people who God is so that they too can love Him, serve Him, and live forever with Him. The third group will be removed from God and His people on that Day He judges all men to determine their eternal future.

Those who love God and obey His commands will live forever with God and His people on the new earth in peace, love, joy, and abundance. Those who despised God, who hated His ways and would not obey His commands will forever be separated from God and His people in torment and suffering beyond anything anyone has ever experienced. The Christian who would obey God by making disciples of all people must share their love for God with all who are in groups two and three to bring them into the family of God.

The ignorant and the angry toward God are not always distinguishable at first. The Christian may suffer under the hands of those who hate God in his effort to win them to God in Jesus the Savior. Those who are ignorant of God will be persuaded to love God in Jesus the Savior or move into the camp of those who despise God in Jesus the Savior. Like Jesus, the Christian must seek to save the lost, but along the way he may very well encounter the hostility of those who will eventually reap destruction for their hatred toward God.

Our Opportunities

New Monthly Meeting beginning September 13. CBMC Central Michigan presents Coffee Connections. Meet other Christian businessmen in Lansing to be encouraged in living out our faith in the marketplace. September 13th will be our first meeting from 7.30-8.30am at Alaiedon Collective. Our speaker will be Mr. Terry Hart, a local businessman of more than 30 years who recently published the book Your Business Matters to God: Kingdom Principles for Aligning Your Firm with the Great Commission. Register here so we have enough coffee, the event is FREE. 

You can partner with us here: https://give.idonate.com/cbmc-inc/lansing 

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


A service to the business community

A Publication of CBMC International

August 29, 2022 

Taking An Honest Look At Mortality

by Ken Korkow 

About 18 months ago, I was at the Veteran’s Administration (VA) hospital where military veterans in my area can receive treatment. Being a veteran of the Vietnam War, I was there for a routine checkup. After the physician reviewed my medical report, I asked for and received a copy of it. 

After I went home, I added up the numbers reflected in the report. It showed that by adding up my various disabilities, most related to injuries I suffered in battle, the percentages totaled 260 percent. That means total disability for more than 2.5 people! Two months after my hospital visit, the VA doctors told me I have Parkinson’s Disease, and Agent Orange disease, the result of being exposed to the dangerous chemical contaminant while serving in Vietnam. The Parkinson’s diagnosis did not bother me. I know other people who dealing with it, and for the most part it is manageable. 

My Agent Orange response, however, was totally different. I watched one of my Vietnam Marine buddies die from that; I am working with three other men under the same death sentence. It is a terrible way to die. For about half an hour, I allowed myself to wallow in self-pity. I can relate to a quote attributed to actor and film director Woody Allen: “I don’t mind dying. I just don’t want to be there when it happens.” 

But then I reminded myself of the hope – the confident assurance – that I have about life after death, all because of what Jesus Christ did for me: “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23). In terms of eternity, this life is hardly the blink of an eye. 

What about you? The reality is, sooner or later, because of one thing or another, we all are going to die. The human mortality rate is 100 percent. Even if you are a young adult just starting in business or your professional career, this is a reality you will face one day. And if you are older than 40, you are probably already on the downhill side of your physical capabilities. I do not intend to seem morbid, but death is an inescapable fact. We might as well accept it – and prepare for it. 

Many people put off thinking the ‘end’ is getting closer and closer with every passing day. They whistle through cemeteries and act as if they will somehow find an escape clause. There are temporal concerns to address – such as having documents prepared stating our last wishes, ranging from how to dispose of our worldly possessions to our burial or cremation desires. 

But more important than these is the question: Are you living TODAY with ETERNITY in mind? After you are gone, what will remain? What legacy will you have left behind? Are you, as Jesus Christ told His followers, determined to “go and bear fruit – fruit that will remain” (John 15:16)? 

Do you even have the hope of eternal life? The Bible addresses this as well: “Yet to all who received [Jesus Christ], to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God…. For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 1:12, 3:16). 

If you knew you had only 2 years left on Planet Earth, what would you do? For me, if I knew just two more years left, I would keep doing what I am doing: serving God and pointing others to Him. Do you have the assurance of eternal life? And are you making life investments that will last for eternity? 

Ken Korkow lives in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.A., where he serves as an area director for CBMC. This is adapted from his “Fax of Life” column. Used with permission. 

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

August 29, 2022

Reflection/Discussion Questions 

  1. Who was the closest person to you that has died? What impact did losing that person have on you? 
  1. Have you thought much about your own death, knowing that it is inevitable and inescapable? Or is it something you have chosen not to think about? What concerns you most about it? Explain your answer. 
  1. What would you do differently – if anything – if you knew you had only two more years to live on Earth? 
  1. Do you have assurance of eternal life, that physical death will not be your final “act”? If so, what are you presently engaged in that will result in what Jesus described in Matthew 6:20 as “treasures in heaven”? 

NOTE: If you have a Bible and would like to read more, consider the following passages: Matthew 6:19-21, 33-34; John 15:1-8; Romans 3:23, 5:8; Ephesians 2:8-10; Philippians 3:12-14 

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