Below is a brief review of our meeting on June 19, 2016, followed by projected verses from the message.
Shane Fernandez gave a heartfelt testimony of the impact of other men in his life. Brian McPeter announced the Men’s Ministry kick-off event this Friday and Saturday. All men 13 years and older are invited to join on Friday night, June 24th, at 6pm for dinner, followed by formal activities from 7pm until 9:30pm. On Saturday, June 25th, there will be a breakfast at 8am, followed by worship and a message from God’s word until 11am. Invite friends, co-workers or a family member. There is no cost to this event and RSVP is not necessary. However, to help with food preparation, please RSVP via this link.
The 2016 Men’s Retreat was also announced for October 6-8, 2016 at Pocahontas State Park. Cost is $35 through July 4. Register online via kingsway.cc.
Chris led in a pastoral prayer and then preached the next message in our current series United: The Letter to the Ephesians. The sermon was about Ephesians 4:25-5:2. Three books were recommended:Transforming Grace by Jerry Bridges, Sin and Temptation by John Own, and Trusting God by Jerry Bridges. To listen again, visit our Audio Resourcespage or subscribe to our podcast.
After the message we sang I Will Offer Up My Life.
Josh led us in partaking of the Lord’s Supper.
Chris welcomed people up for prayer and closed our time together with the benediction.
Further verses projected during the message:
Ephesians 1:9-10 Making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.
Ephesians 2:5 Even when we were dead in our trespasses, God made us alive together with Christ-
Ephesians 2:8-10 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Ephesians 3:6 This mystery is that the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the same body, and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel
Ephesians 3:9-11 And to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things, so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. This was according to the eternal purpose that he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord,
Hebrews 3:13 But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.
Romans 12:9 Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.
Proverbs 6:12 A worthless person, a wicked man, goes about with crooked speech,
Proverbs 26:28 A lying tongue hates its victims, and a flattering mouth works ruin.
Proverbs 21:23 Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.
James 3:6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell.
Ephesians 4:1-2 I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love.