Tonight we convene Kingdom Men at 7PM here at our ministry on Fifth St. We are raising a band of brothers who understand that they have a critical role to play in God's Kingdom. We meet every 2nd and 4th Tuesdays and invite all men, Jr Hi age and up, to join us.
We are studying a video series based on the book, The Heart of a Warrior, by Michael Thompson. Let me quote you the inside cover:
"DO YOU KNOW HOW BIG YOUR LIFE REALLY IS?
It's much bigger than you think. At least, it's meant to be - and it can be. You were born to play a significant part in the Larger Story that God is writing. A vital role that only you can fill.
DO YOU KNOW HOW OPPOSED YOUR LIFE IS?
Hugely opposed. You have an enemy who has been assaulting your masculine heart all your life in ways you may not realize. Because the Larger Story involve battle: a titanic clash between two kingdoms, one dark and the other light. The first seeks to enslave people. the second sets them free.
You were made for freedom. But you will have to battle for it. And you were made to fight for others as well - your loved ones, your friends, and the faces and hearts you have yet to meet - so that they too may be free.
But only men whose hearts are firmly settles by their heavenly Father's love for them can fight and win. The love comes first, and only then, the sword. Before you can be the Warrior, you must become the Beloved Son."
Does that stir something in you? Are you willing to settle for less than God's best?
Join us at 7PM tonight.
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_________________________________________Thank you. You are loved!
2nd and 4th Tuesdays. 7PM
That emotions come when you think about the devil? Fear? Anger? Indifference?
Probably a lot of us have a little fear. He seems too cunning for us to handle. We all yield to his temptation more than we would like to admit and we know that keeps us from experiencing God in the way it was intended. We see evidence in others all over the world and throughout history of people tricked over and over by his schemes. We might begin to believe that we could never defeat such a foe.
Do you feel defeated and outwitted by Satan? Know this first – he is the father of all lies.
He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies. John 8:44
Everything the devil says to you is a lie. He cannot speak full truth. Everything he says is in opposition to God, who is the author of all truth. All of his whispers to us about his strength and our inability to defeat him are exactly the opposite of God’s word.
We need to find freedom in that folks. Allow God’s Spirit to come in and correct the lies of this enemy that we may have believed in the past. Let’s walk in the abundant life God is offering us.
In addition, we have protection from this liar.
But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one. 2 Thessalonians 3:3
God is a perfect and supremely capable protector from Satan. He promises to establish us firmly and guard us. He is always with us and knows exactly what we need in order to stand against this enemy and his temptations.
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:13
There is always an exit from temptation. Always. I’ve been guilty of not looking for it very hard but that does not make it non-existent. I’m learning that as I have MADE time to get to know my Father more perfectly, that escape route has become more and more plain. And I love it!
Satan will remind us of our past failures. He will tell us how “great” he is. All lies, remember. He’ll whisper that we will give in eventually or “it doesn’t really matter.” And those are what? LIES.
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works. Titus 2:11-14
Our salvation includes training in the ways you see above. It’s God’s grace that forgives and then moves us forward into godliness. His grace leads us away from temptation. His grace is offered every time we confess our sins to Him. He knows our frame; our weaknesses. But He is also perfectly capable of being strong in our weakness. We simply have to allow Him – receive it.
Take your authority in Jesus Christ over the enemy. Call him out on his lies. And tell him to get lost!
You are loved!
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"Do not merely listen to the word and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says."
We believe that there is nothing more important to man than to be reconciled to God through His Son. We want to know Jesus more and more and to help others do likewise. We desire to be obedient and Christlike by being doers of the Word and not just hearers only (James 1:22). We want to be salt and light to the world by following the Luke 4 mandate where Jesus describes His ministry. We will seek the leadership of the Holy Spirit at all times as He leads us into the specifics of our ministry work. We will work from our Spiritual gifts and calling with a servant attitude doing all of this to bring glory to God and not ourselves. And we will be intentional in working to resolve spiritual, relational, and material poverty in our community and anywhere else where we may have influence.