In ‘On the Edge with Ken Harrison,’ Steve Berger Discusses How the Depth of His Relationship with God Saved Him on His Darkest Day.

November 25, 2020By PK ManagerNews

COLORADO SPRINGS — Ken Harrison, CEO of WaterStone and volunteer chairman of Promise Keepers, explores issues of celebrity pastors, loss of a loved one, and how to build a foundation with Christ so that no matter what comes your way, you can can stand and trust him with Steve Berger on the latest podcast of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison.”

The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on Apple, Spotify, and YouTube. Podcast listeners can also receive a challenging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

For nearly 30 years, Steve Berger’s ministry has been marked by purpose and passion. He is the founding Pastor of Grace Chapel, in Franklin, TN, and is known for his straight-talk in the pulpit. Additionally, Berger serves as a Board Member for Promise Keepers. Together, he and his wife, Sarah, self-published “Have Heart: Bridging the Gulf between Heaven and Earth”. This project, the most personal to date, deals with the events surrounding their 19-year-old son’s entrance into Heaven.

During the height of COVID-19 Berger’s church innovation was a role model for many. He transformed his church to an atmosphere where worshipers could remain socially distanced, while receiving the gospel together. Church goers were encouraged to attend “drive-in” worship sessions, where they could remain in their car, but tune into a communal FM channel to hear the message. Following the success of the transformation, fifteen other churches within the state of Tennessee joined Berger and his drive-in services.

Highlights of Berger’s interview in the podcast include:

Pastors who seek their platform first and the Kingdom second, bring people to their message and not to Christ’s.
“If I’m committed to Christ and his kingdom, then it doesn’t matter who comes or who doesn’t come. I’m not going to be a respecter of persons. I’m not going to pander to the crowd. I made a decision thirty years ago when I was asked to be a pastor that I was going to preach the word. I’m not here to build my own platform. I’m not here to name drop. I’m not here to cater to famous people. I’m here to serve the Lord Jesus Christ. Period.”

“If pastors don’t start preaching the totality of God’s word, we are going to see more and more people fall away with the difficult times that we’re coming to because what we’ve won people to is our own personality rather than the savior of the world and that’s not going to undergird them when they’re facing trial and tribulation that’s coming on this land. It’s not going to work. It’s not sufficient because it was never meant to be sufficient. God, his word, and the power of the Holy Spirit are what is sufficient. Anything else is smoke and mirrors.”

It is important to prepare a foundation with God so that on your darkest day you can still find peace in him.

“I can honestly tell you that neither my wife nor I was upset with God when our son passed. It was because we had decades of passionately loving him, following him, and seeing his hand in our life for years and years and years and years. It might have been more difficult for someone who didn’t have that depth of relationship with the Lord to have that lack of anger when a trauma happens.”

“It can be really tough to try to prepare for your moment of suffering is not the moment of suffering. It’s the days and the weeks and the months and the years prior to it. Are you building a foundation with Christ so that no matter what comes your way, you can stand and still even trust him? You might not like it, you might not enjoy it, you might have to go through some process, but at the end of the day, the thing that is most important is you keeping your faith in Christ through it all.”

As believers in Christ, we do not die. We do not go from life to death, but rather from life to life.

“ In John 11:26, Jesus says ‘he who lives and believes in me shall never die.’ So, Jesus himself is saying for someone who loves him and follows him, someone who truly knows him, that death itself doesn’t have the final word over their life. If we see death as having the final word over our lives, as Christians, and we talk about Christians who have died and they’re dead, how hopeless is that? It’s actually contrary to what Jesus taught. You will never, ever hear my wife and I, our family, and even our church family talking about Christians being dead or having died because it’s contrary to the word of God.”

The gospel tells us how we can lead a life of biblical principles and obtain salvation.

“Believe in the gospel and repent by having a change of heart and mind that causes you to change your direction. It means ‘I start looking at my life and my sin differently than I ever have before.’ I start agreeing with God that the sinful things that I’m doing are actually sinful and that they’re not just mistakes – they are things that actively separate me from God. I decide to stop running from Christ and I start running to Christ.”

“Receive Christ through a transaction where you boldly say, ‘Jesus, I receive you. I receive you as my savior.’ Then, Christ will give you the right to become a child of God.”

“Confess that you are a follower of Jesus and live a life that speaks to people. Jesus said, “if you deny me before men, I’ll deny you before my father who is in heaven. But, if you’ll confess me before men, I’ll confess you before my father, who is in heaven.’”

MEDIA NOTE: Please email Press@theKcompany.co to schedule an interview with WaterStone CEO Ken Harrison.

  • KEN HARRISON is the host of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison,” a podcast building godly people for a better tomorrow. The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on YouTube and your favorite podcast platform, including Apple and Spotify. The podcast also offers listeners the opportunity to receive a challenging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.Harrison serves as CEO of WaterStone, a Christian Community Foundation whose clients donate over $1 million per week on average to build God’s Kingdom. For nearly 40 years, Waterstone has assisted givers in supporting their favorite charities by crafting customized, innovative giving solutions that empower donors to prioritize income, minimize taxes and optimize giving.Ken started his career as an LAPD street cop in South Central and then spent nearly two decades in commercial real estate nationally and internationally. After successfully building and growing his company, he sold the majority interest to the second-largest commercial real estate company in the world while continuing as CEO of U.S. valuation and chair of international valuation.Ken volunteers his time as the chairman of Promise Keepers. His mission is to provide executive leadership and strategic direction to the ministry while inspiring men to be bold, humble and ambitious about their faith.Ken has been married to his wife, Elliette, for 29 years and they have three children.Harrison’s newest book, The Rise of the Servant Kings: What the Bible Says About Being a Man, is available wherever books are sold.

 

Bethel School of Technology: A Vehicle for Transformation

November 25, 2020By PK ManagerUncategorized No Comments

Guest post by Ryan Collins

When I started Bethel School of Technology, I was excited about this new and exciting space I was taking the church into, but that wasn’t everything. I was thinking about all of the good men, husbands, and fathers I know who are doing everything they can to make ends meet, but still struggling.

Yes, Bethel Tech is a school of Technology, but it’s also a vehicle for transformation in people’s lives.

I recently heard from a Bethel Tech alumnus whose life got turned around for the better. When started at Bethel Tech, he was driving Uber to provide for his young family. Fast forward to his graduation and he got a job that paid $60,000 a year, which was a huge increase for the whole family. Fast forward another year, and he just got a new job that pays $130,000 a year.

Not only is he earning more than he ever did before, but he has meaning in his employment and he’s now able to work from home, spending more time with his family. There are thousands of stories like that, just waiting to be told, and that’s what Bethel Tech means to me.

At Bethel Tech, in 9 months of remote, online learning, you’ll be equipped with the most in demand skills on the planet, for a fraction of the cost of a traditional degree. Not only has Newsweek recognized Bethel Tech as one of the Top Online Coding Schools in the US for the last 2 years, but we’re also giving our students  robust spiritual training too. We’re seeing change happen not just on the outside, but on the inside, too.

85% of our students have been getting jobs within 3 months of graduating, and the average starting salary for junior web developers is $66,000 a year. 

The future of work is in tech. From the silicon valley startup exploring artificial intelligence to the mom n pop sandwich shop that’s taking online orders, every company is a tech company. The world is changing at a breakneck pace and my school, Bethel School of Technology, is positioning believers to be at the forefront of all that is happening, so they can bring kingdom values into a sphere that impacts so much of the way we live our lives, while also building better lives for themselves and their families.

Right now, there are 1,000,000 unfulfilled tech jobs in the US alone and companies are falling over themselves to hire top talent.

There’s a place for you in tech, and I want to invite you to be a part of it. Not just for you, but for your family, and for the glory of God.

To find out more, go to betheltech.net.

Devotional: The Samson Syndrome⁠⠀

November 24, 2020By PK ManagerDevotional No Comments

“The Philistine rulers held a great festival, offering sacrifices and praising their god, Dagon. They said, ‘Our god has given us victory over our enemy Samson!’ When the people saw him, they praised their god, saying, ‘Our god has delivered our enemy to us! The one who killed so many of us is now in our power!’ Half drunk by now, the people demanded, ‘Bring out Samson so he can amuse us!’ So he was brought from the prison to amuse them, and they had him stand between the pillars supporting the roof.”⁠ – Judges 16:23-25⁠⠀
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Samson, a man who had been greatly blessed by God, here became entertainment for God’s enemies. While this passage shows the outcome of Samson’s failures, chapters 13-16 relate the whole story of his life. Over the centuries, Samson has been portrayed as both a hero and a tragic figure. His own failures and weaknesses made him prey to the people he had, in the past, so creatively defeated. ⁠⠀
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The lesson of Samson is also a lesson for our times. When we identify ourselves with Christ yet consistently fail to exhibit ethical and moral purity, the scoffers have a field day. They are convinced that their gods (the things they value most) are more valid than the God of heaven. Without knowing it, many Christian men provide office entertainment for their unbelieving coworkers. ⁠⠀
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We are all tempted, as Samson was, to compromise our Christian standards. For God’s sake and your own, ask God every day to keep you from the Samson syndrome. ⁠⠀

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This devotional is an excerpt from the PK Study Bible. 

In ‘On the Edge with Ken Harrison,’ Victor Marx Discusses His Journey From Brokenness to Redemption

November 19, 2020By PK ManagerNews

COLORADO SPRINGS — Ken Harrison, CEO of WaterStone and volunteer chairman of Promise Keepers, explores issues of trauma, coming face to face with ISIS, and accepting God’s redemption with Victor Marx on the latest podcast of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison.”

The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on Apple, Spotify, and YouTube. Podcast listeners can also receive a challenging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

Victor Marx is a high-risk humanitarian with successful missions to Iraq, Syria, North Africa, and Southeast Asia – many times in non-permissive and high threat environments, helping orphans and widows.

Severely abused and tortured as a child, by the time he graduated from high school, Marx’s lifestyle was filled with drugs, fights, and theft. The discipline of military life and faith in God helped him recover from his traumatic childhood and empowers him to help others. Today, Victor focuses his attention on the plights of those affected by ISIS, troubled juvenile offenders, and supporting military personnel from all branches including the special operations community.

Highlights of Marx’s interview in the podcast include:

God is the ultimate healer of our traumas.
“I’ve been abused physically and sexually. I’ve seen and experienced horrible, evil, evil things, and I want to thank God that he is the redeemer. He can put a man or a woman’s mind back together because we can have his mind and we can be transformed by the renewing of our own mind, if we’re not conformed to this world. A really huge step for me was being born again and it was the gospel, just the simple gospel.”

The negative narratives we tell ourselves have the power to stunt our growth as vessels of God.
“As a teen, I struggled with self-esteem because I was thin and tall and I wasn’t good at sports, even though I was fast and fluent in martial arts. Later in life, I was working out with a powerlifter and he told me with my body composition, I could be huge. I didn’t believe him because of the negative narrative I had in my head about myself. But, he was able to convince me to try. It was through his narrative of me, that I was able to add muscle to my frame. He broke the glass ceiling for me by speaking truth to me.”

“It was because of a brother that I was able to believe. Men, don’t make your own glass ceiling. Sometimes it takes someone else telling you the truth of what you can do and far beyond. Some men think, ‘I can never get a degree. I can never speak another language. I’m only limited to this’, but we are limited by self vows, lies of the enemy. Instead, we need to seek God and ask, ‘God, you made me. What do you want me to do?’”

The Bible tells us that we are not mere men, we’re more than men.
“The Lord has made you his child and no one can ever take that away from you. Nothing can ever stop you from being his child. He deposited a piece of himself in you called the Holy Spirit and the more you surrender to the Holy Spirit, the more he will begin to grow in you as you read God’s word, pray and seek him as a tiny mustard seed. Jesus says, ‘if you love me, keep my commandments’ and there are only two of them: love God with all your heart, soul, and mind and love your neighbor as yourself. And as you grow in those, that little tiny seed turns into the giant mustard seed tree that benefits so many people. Your life will become a song to the Lord and you won’t have to stay in bondage anymore.”

MEDIA NOTE: Please email Press@theKcompany.co to schedule an interview with WaterStone CEO Ken Harrison or any of his guests.

  • KEN HARRISON is the host of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison,” a podcast building godly people for a better tomorrow. The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on YouTube and your favorite podcast platform, including Apple and Spotify. The podcast also offers listeners the opportunity to receive a challenging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.Harrison serves as CEO of WaterStone, a Christian Community Foundation whose clients donate over $1 million per week on average to build God’s Kingdom. For nearly 40 years, Waterstone has assisted givers in supporting their favorite charities by crafting customized, innovative giving solutions that empower donors to prioritize income, minimize taxes and optimize giving.Ken started his career as an LAPD street cop in South Central and then spent nearly two decades in commercial real estate nationally and internationally. After successfully building and growing his company, he sold the majority interest to the second-largest commercial real estate company in the world while continuing as CEO of U.S. valuation and chair of international valuation.Ken volunteers his time as the chairman of Promise Keepers. His mission is to provide executive leadership and strategic direction to the ministry while inspiring men to be bold, humble and ambitious about their faith.Ken has been married to his wife, Elliette, for 29 years and they have three children.

    Harrison’s newest book, The Rise of the Servant Kings: What the Bible Says About Being a Man, is available wherever books are sold.

 

Free Printable: Thanksgiving Family Prayer Guide

November 16, 2020By PK ManagerDevotional
Thanksgiving is a time for gathering together with family, feasting, and thanking God for His provision. But when everyone is gathered together, it’s easy to focus only on the food and family—and forget to give thanks.
That’s why we’ve put together a Thanksgiving Family Prayer Guide—to help you lead your family in remembering the goodness of God. This free printable is meant for printing and bringing to the dinner table to stir conversation and provide points to pray over. It is also helpful for personal use, as a guide for meditating on God’s faithfulness.
This free printable is also free to share, so don’t hesitate to pass it on to a friend!

Devotional: Completely Free

November 14, 2020By PK ManagerDevotional
Some people simply refuse to believe in God if his existence can’t be proven by scientific, intellectual means. But God offers mankind a message that goes beyond the grasp of rational human intellect. While believers throughout the centuries have testified that faith in Jesus is reasonable, Paul reflects the fact that to most people, the message of salvation seems utterly foolish. Why? Because its only requirement is faith. Men don’t like that. Most men feel like they want or need to do something to earn God’s favor. ⁠
But for a believer, the gospel isn’t foolish. On the contrary, it demonstrates both the wisdom and power of God. It shows God’s wisdom by providing the only possible basis for forgiveness – a sinless sacrifice. It shows God’s power because Jesus secured something through his death and resurrection that man was unable to produce: namely, our salvation.⁠
One thing is clear, the gospel message came from God. Men would never have dreamed up something so amazing and wonderful—and so completely free.⁠

This devotional is an excerpt from the PK Study Bible. For more devotionals and encouraging resources, download the FREE Promise Keepers app. (Download for iOS or for Android.)

In ‘On the Edge with Ken Harrison,’ The Benham Brothers Reveal the Secret of Courage

November 12, 2020By PK ManagerNews

“Always remember, your greatest blessing will only be found on

 the other side of your greatest fear — that is why God brings us to these battles.” – Jason Benham

COLORADO SPRINGS COLORADO SPRINGS — Ken Harrison, CEO of WaterStone and volunteer chairman of Promise Keepers, explores issues of religious persecution, a reality series backfire, and how to find success on God’s terms on the latest podcast of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison.”

The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on Apple, YouTube and all top podcast platforms. Podcast listeners can also receive a challenging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

Twin brothers, David and Jason Benham, are former professional baseball players, nationally acclaimed entrepreneurs, and best selling authors. Their accomplishments have been recognized by dozens of publications, including Inc. Magazine, Wall St. Journal, Business Leader Media, Franchise 500, and more. Their rise to success earned them a reality show with HGTV that was set to air in the fall of 2014 — yet the show was abruptly canceled because of their commitment to Biblical values. Appearing on CNN, Fox News, ESPN, ABC’s Nightline, and Good Morning America, the Benhams continue to stand up for what they believe and encourage others to do the same.

Highlights of David’s and Jason’s interview in the podcast include:

      • God calls us to make our theology our biography.
        “Our dad would always say, if your theology is not your biography, then your theology is worthless. In other words, you can talk and pray all things God, but if it doesn’t translate into the way that you live, act, and conduct yourself, whether it’s in the marketplace, behind a pulpit or wherever you are, then your theology is worthless.”
      • God challenged the Benham Brothers on a world stage to choose if they would deny Him in favor of platform, viewers, money, and recognition.
        “We didn’t know that God was going to put us through divine sabotage and put us in a position to stand boldly for the whole world to watch. David and I would walk into places and people would clap, stating ‘You are so heroic.’
        “Little did they know, what they really needed to see is where we stood right before that. God put us on our knees and we had to repent of a man-pleasing spirit. We were operating out of a fear of man rather than a fear of God and because of that, we had a false peace. “The secret to courage is first recognizing your inner coward, so then you can allow the Holy Spirit to unleash your inner lion.”
      • Boldness apart from brokenness makes us bullies.
        “God has called you specifically to be a bridge between heaven and earth. God doesn’t want us to just pray, ‘Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven’ — He wants us to participate. Jesus was the ultimate bridge, but now we participate in bridging that gap. As Ezekiel 22 says ‘God is looking for a man and a woman who will stand in that gap and become that bridge,’ but there are ditches on both sides because as we learned through our story: boldness apart from brokenness makes a bully.”“Boldness apart from brokenness makes you a bully. Brokenness, apart from boldness, makes you a bystander. But, what God wants is for you to stand boldly on a foundation of brokenness so that you can become a bridge.”
      • God defines success as faithfulness “It doesn’t matter if you are working for a man who owns a landscape company, the cook at Waffle House or a CEO — it doesn’t matter where you are. What God is calling for is faithfulness: for you to make your work your worship. And when you’re faithful, God promises that he is going to bless that abundantly and you’ll do things like give more in value than you take in pay wherever you are.”

    MEDIA NOTE: Please email Press@theKcompany.co to schedule an interview with WaterStone CEO Ken Harrison or any of his guests.

  • KEN HARRISON is the host of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison,” a podcast building godly people for a better tomorrow. The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on YouTube and your favorite podcast platform, including Apple and Spotify. The podcast also offers listeners the opportunity to receive a challenging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.Harrison serves as CEO of WaterStone, a Christian Community Foundation whose clients donate over $1 million per week on average to build God’s Kingdom. For nearly 40 years, Waterstone has assisted givers in supporting their favorite charities by crafting customized, innovative giving solutions that empower donors to prioritize income, minimize taxes and optimize giving.Ken started his career as an LAPD street cop in South Central and then spent nearly two decades in commercial real estate nationally and internationally. After successfully building and growing his company, he sold the majority interest to the second-largest commercial real estate company in the world while continuing as CEO of U.S. valuation and chair of international valuation.

    Ken volunteers his time as the chairman of Promise Keepers. His mission is to provide executive leadership and strategic direction to the ministry while inspiring men to be bold, humble and ambitious about their faith.

    Ken has been married to his wife, Elliette, for 29 years and they have three children.

    Harrison’s newest book, The Rise of the Servant Kings: What the Bible Says About Being a Man, is available wherever books are sold.

Devotional: What Happened After Joshua?

November 10, 2020By PK ManagerDevotional
“The people of Israel served the Lord throughout the lifetime of Joshua and of the elders who outlived him—those who had personally experienced all that the Lord had done for Israel.” – Joshua 24:31
This verse contains both encouragement and warning. A godly man can make a difference. Joshua and his team of elders had a positive influence on Israel. But the implied warning comes in the thoughtful reader’s question: ‘What happened after Joshua and the elders?’” It is important to model godliness and encourage others to live for Him. But it is equally important to teach the values and behaviors of godliness to those who will be left after you’ve passed on.
Live, model, encourage and cultivate godliness for the next generation.

This devotional is an excerpt from the PK Study Bible. For more devotionals and encouraging resources, download the FREE Promise Keepers app. (Download for iOS or for Android.)

In ‘On the Edge with Ken Harrison,’ John Stonestreet Talks About the Growing Divide in America and the Importance of Christian Men to Remain Unwavering In Their Biblical Values

November 5, 2020By PK ManagerNews

COLORADO SPRINGS Ken Harrison, CEO of WaterStone and volunteer chairman of Promise Keepers, explores issues of critical theory, the “nonessential” church and the necessity of mentoring the next generation of Christian men on the latest podcast of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison.”

The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on Apple, YouTube and all top podcast platforms. Podcast listeners can also receive a challenging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

John Stonestreet serves as president of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. He’s a sought-after author and speaker on areas of faith and culture, theology, worldview, education, and apologetics. John is the daily voice of BreakPoint, the nationally syndicated commentary on the culture founded by the late Chuck Colson. He is also the voice of the Point, a daily one-minute feature on worldview, apologetics, and cultural issues.

Highlights of Stonestreet’s interview in the podcast include:

Defining critical theory
“Critical theory puts forward a story of the world based on power and balance. There are some that have power and there are some that don’t —and when you have power, you always oppress those that don’t. One of the problems with this theory is that it gives moral authority to oppress those that are identified as oppressed groups.”

“According to critical theory, your most important identity is defined by the groups that you are part of. Christianity gives us a common humanity. Every single person’s made in the image, likeness of God. Christianity doesn’t trivialize race. Christianity talks about different tongues, tribes, nations, and languages — that’s what scripture tells us. But, Christianity gives us a common humanity that goes a level deeper and that is what gives us dignity.”

The “nonessential” church
“There was a tradition of Christians who already thought of church as nonessential prior to COVID-19. That is what concerns me — it wasn’t only that the government openly called church nonessential. It was that many Christians revealed themselves as believing the church was nonessential and a nonessential part of their lives. Is that a problem with the church or is that a problem with the Christian? And I think the answer is both.”

“If we think that the entire transaction of Christianity is ‘I’m a sinner and I am now forgiven’ without any followup, then we completely decontextualize salvation from the larger story of the Bible, which is God creates this world and God raises up in Christ a new creation to help him in this process of making all things new.”

Mentoring the upcoming generation of Christian men
“As Christian men, we love our families, care for our families, disciple our kids, take care of what we can’t take care of and we mentor the boy at church who doesn’t have a dad. It is the responsibility of men to mentor these boys that are lacking father figures so we can lift them up.”

MEDIA NOTE: Please email Press@theKcompany.co to schedule an interview with WaterStone CEO Ken Harrison or any of his guests.

KEN HARRISON is the host of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison,” a podcast building godly people for a better tomorrow. The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on YouTube and your favorite podcast platform, including Apple and Spotify. The podcast also offers listeners the opportunity to receive a challenging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

Harrison serves as CEO of WaterStone, a Christian Community Foundation whose clients donate over $1 million per week on average to build God’s Kingdom. For nearly 40 years, Waterstone has assisted givers in supporting their favorite charities by crafting customized, innovative giving solutions that empower donors to prioritize income, minimize taxes and optimize giving.

Ken started his career as an LAPD street cop in South Central and then spent nearly two decades in commercial real estate nationally and internationally. After successfully building and growing his company, he sold the majority interest to the second-largest commercial real estate company in the world while continuing as CEO of U.S. valuation and chair of international valuation.

Ken volunteers his time as the chairman of Promise Keepers. His mission is to provide executive leadership and strategic direction to the ministry while inspiring men to be bold, humble and ambitious about their faith.

Ken has been married to his wife, Elliette, for 29 years and they have three children.

Harrison’s newest book, The Rise of the Servant Kings: What the Bible Says About Being a Man, is available wherever books are sold.

In ‘On the Edge with Ken Harrison,’ Judge Vance Day Talks About His Experience as a Face of Modern-Day Persecution and How to Remain Steadfast in God

November 2, 2020By PK ManagerNews

“When God allows a problem into your life, don’t look at it through human eyes. Ask your father, what is it for? Because he always has a bigger adventure for us than we can ever anticipate. So, don’t mistake His opportunities. When God presents an opportunity to take a stand, take it.”

— Judge Vance Day, President of Promise Keepers

COLORADO SPRINGS — Ken Harrison, CEO of WaterStone and volunteer chairman of Promise Keepers, explores issues of modern-day Christian persecution, the importance of Christians exercising their vote, and how to remain steadfast with Godly principles in the public square on the latest podcast of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison.”

The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on Apple, YouTube and all top podcast platforms. Podcast listeners can also receive a challenging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

Oregon-native Judge Vance Day is the President of Promise Keepers. Judge Day is an accomplished trial lawyer, who has tried over 300 bench and jury trials. He served the State of Oregon for nearly four years as the Chairman of the Oregon Republican Party. In 2011, Judge Day was appointed to serve as a Circuit Court Judge and was elected to a full six-year term in 2012.

Because Day respectfully refused to violate his Christian convictions by performing same-sex weddings, he became the focus of a sustained, vicious attack that sought to impugn his reputation and destroy his career. In 2018, the state’s criminal case against Judge Day was dismissed.

Highlights of Judge Day’s interview in the podcast include:

Christians need to prepare for modern-day persecution against their faith and learn how to remain steadfast.

“I think we’re pre-Christian in the sense that the greatest revival that we’re going to see is yet to come. I think we have a great opportunity. But, Christians need to recognize that they will be attacked. Jesus promised it — we will be persecuted for our faith. We need to be ready to utilize our inalienable rights that are not given by the government but given by God.

“I challenge believers to think about the persecution they are going to face. They were able to do so publicly against a sitting Circuit Court Judge in Oregon and they thought they were going to get away with their crime. They lost eventually, but the point is they will persecute anyone and they’re actively doing it to others now.”

The importance of electing God-fearing leaders and politicians

“The chance of getting to the United States Supreme Court is really, really low. People need to understand that local judges, local prosecutors, and local school boards are our battlefield. If we don’t step into that battle and elect people who have courage, faith, an understanding of how the local process works, and are willing to defend their position, we lose every single time because that is where the record is made.

“God calls us to do — he called us to be involved. It’s a basic responsibility of stewardship of any believer, any member of a republic, frankly, to vote. Christians need to vote, but this responsibility is not discharged just by voting. It’s discharged by studying who these people are with discernment.”

God is not going to let us remain comfortable, retreated in our safe churches. It is our responsibility to fight in the public sphere for Godly principles.

“It was about a year ago that we had the freedom to practice our religion the way we saw fit in our own buildings, but we were threatened with ‘don’t you dare take it out in the marketplace’. It’s sad that this has happened with the North American church. For the most part, we retreated into our buildings and we think we’re safe there. But, God is not going to let that happen. He’s not going to allow us to remain safe.

“One of Satan’s biggest lies, besides reminding us of everything we have done wrong and telling us we’re disqualified, is that we don’t really matter and we aren’t capable. Promise Keepers is committed to encouraging men and women to fight back and get involved in their communities as local leaders with Godly values.”

MEDIA NOTE: Please email Press@theKcompany.co to schedule an interview with WaterStone CEO Ken Harrison.

KEN HARRISON is the host of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison,” a podcast building godly people for a better tomorrow. The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on YouTube and your favorite podcast platform, including Apple and Spotify. The podcast also offers listeners the opportunity to receive a challenging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

Harrison serves as CEO of WaterStone, a Christian Community Foundation whose clients donate over $1 million per week on average to build God’s Kingdom. For nearly 40 years, Waterstone has assisted givers in supporting their favorite charities by crafting customized, innovative giving solutions that empower donors to prioritize income, minimize taxes and optimize giving.

Ken started his career as an LAPD street cop in South Central and then spent nearly two decades in commercial real estate nationally and internationally. After successfully building and growing his company, he sold the majority interest to the second-largest commercial real estate company in the world while continuing as CEO of U.S. valuation and chair of international valuation.

Ken volunteers his time as the chairman of Promise Keepers. His mission is to provide executive leadership and strategic direction to the ministry while inspiring men to be bold, humble and ambitious about their faith.

Ken has been married to his wife, Elliette, for 29 years and they have three children.

Harrison’s newest book, The Rise of the Servant Kings: What the Bible Says About Being a Man, is available wherever books are sold.