a manifesto for men’s ministry (we all need a band of brothers)

" But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”Joshua 24:15 Thanks to Jim Ferry and Kipp Spanbauer …

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leadership is about encouraging one another!

May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it. - 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 Anyone who reads this blog on a regular basis knows how much I enjoy playing …

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rejoice, pray, give thanks, grow

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 There's a lot going on at our church that is good. We are, after all, the Body of Christ, and new life is (necessarily) a definitive characteristic when our identity is that of …

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Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who has promised is faithful. And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see …

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a busy, rich weekend of fun and worship

I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord!” Our feet are standing within your gates, O Jerusalem. (Psalm 122:1-2) Yesterday was the first day of June. The weekend was very full, and I haven't written a word since sometime Friday. Busy, yes, but good busy. BIBLE STUDY: Saturday morning …

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rooted in Christ; growing together

As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. (Colossians 2:6-7) Here's an image to consider. Eight men - all intelligent, accomplished, and enthusiastic about life - sitting around …

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