Eternal Thinking Leadership Ministry Production

What is the purpose of life?

A few years back, I did a dramatic message called the Game of Life at Fellowship Church. As I was looking through some old drives today, I discovered one of the times I performed it around six years ago. Sherry Horton, a fantastic actress, participated in it with me and did an unbelievable job. When I first wrote the message, GOD had slowed me down with a broken wrist and banged up head (I had fallen off my roof in the rain). During this period, I had a GOD given desire to write something that would allow people to see the beauty of Salvation and how Christianity is the only religion that can make real sense of this crazy world. 

The day that I was to give the message for the first time, I woke up in a panic. The anxiety and spiritual warfare that hit me was almost unbearable. I remember sitting out on our front porch with Karry and telling her I should probably not do this message. The risk was too high for failure. She reminded me of the circumstances involved in GOD giving it to me and encouraged me to step out in faith and trust that GOD would do with it what He choosed. It’s been 15 years since I first performed it, and I believe that GOD brought it across my path because it’s message is something that needs to be shared.

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    Nancy Donahoo
    August 4, 2019 at 2:43 am

    Pastor Mike,
    God used this message to impact my perspective on prayer and spiritual warfare the first time you preached it. He has called it back to memory many, many times since then. Thank you for posting it today so that I could revisit this life-changing gift from my Heavenly Father. I’m grateful that God gave you a Godly wife in Karry to encourage you step out in faith that day. Thank you for fighting through and winning that spiritual battle and many more that have impacted my life this side of Heaven! I am one of many who will always be grateful for the Johnson family!

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      Mike Johnson
      August 4, 2019 at 4:24 pm

      Thank you, Nancy.
      In the beginning, middle and end, this was all GOD (with only my human frailty and worry mixed in). I am praying that GOD speaks through His message again and He brings many more into His Kingdom.

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    Gail Coates
    August 4, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    One of the most impactful messages in our 17 years at FC!! I remember you did an announced repeat, which is rarely done at FC, and many experienced FC for the first time because they were invited to hear your message. Incredible!

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      Mike Johnson
      August 4, 2019 at 4:26 pm

      Thank You, Gail. GOD was, is and will always be good! May His message bring many more into His Heavenly Kingdom.

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