As you recall, we began our “Men’s Group” with our first two sessions last fall followed by two more sessions in the winter of this year. We met on Saturday morning, which was fine, but that had some disadvantages, namely conflict with work schedules and other activities usually reserved for the weekend.
So, we’ve made a change. We’re going to schedule our Men’s Group on the fifth Sunday of every month which has five Sundays. This should avoid most of the scheduling conflicts just mentioned. It will also spread the sessions throughout the year and provide better continuity. This will replace our fellowship time usually scheduled that particular evening.
We can vary the start time for any session depending on the desires/needs of the group - 4:00, 5:00, 6:00pm, etc. The format will be basically the same: two parts with a break in between. As usual, we will have some snacks and beverages available.
Paul wrote Timothy: “The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” With leadership in the home and in the church having been entrusted to faithful men, it is imperative that we supply the basic teaching about this leadership and help develop the heart and skills necessary to be godly husbands and fathers; elders and deacons; preachers and teachers. To be able to lead in prayer and serve in other parts of the worship. In short, to become men of God made in the likeness of His Son.
We read in Proverbs (27:17): “Iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” We experienced this in our previous sessions, and it was very encouraging. As we learn from Scripture, are led by the Spirit and draw upon the experiences of one another, let us grow together into the men of God which our Lord wants us to be.
Our next session will be scheduled for September 29. Please keep this in your prayers, brothers and sisters as well. If you have suggestions for subjects to be covered, please see Jeff.