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MEN WITH A MISSION 3A Mens Discipleship Class Copyright 2009 Men with a Mission, published by Mount Airy Bible Church, 16700 Old Frederick Road, Mount Airy, Maryland 21771. This material is provided for students and instructors in the Men with a Mission program. Use of this material is encouraged for personal study and for use in preparation of lessons, sermons, or other oral communication. This material may be quoted so long as the material is unaltered and credit is given to the Men with a Mission program. The purchasers of this product are allowed to make unlimited copies so long as all copies are used only within the organization for which it was purchased. Certified instructors in the Men with a Mission program are allowed to add to the material so long as approval is granted by the Men with a Mission program developers. Pastors and teachers are encouraged to use the material in their teaching, but it must remain unaltered. Session 1 - VISION Men With

a Miss ion 3 Wow! Can you believe it? We are already at year three. We have covered many miles together. My appeal is simple: finish well! And may God make you into a disciple-maker for the Kingdom. Session 1 - VISION Men With a Miss ion 3 REVIEW OF THE FIRST TWO YEARS

Personal Evaluation two-thirds You are of the way through the three-year program. differences Can you see any intensify in your life? How can you this year to ensure more obvious results for the upcoming year? obvious Do you want more results? Session 1 - VISION A Review of Year Two

Men With a Miss ion 3 Time- and priorities management priorities Once again, lets review our firs How will you keep Him t you do? in all . Session 1 - VISION

A Review of Year Two Men With a Miss ion 3 Decision-making will and the of God Do you honestly desire all your decisions to be in His will? How much do you see Him in your decision-making? Discuss Session 1 - VISION A Review of Year Two

Men With a Miss ion 3 The tongue and judging tame be James says the tongue cannot d . effort How are you making an direction? in this Session 1 - VISION A Review of Year Two

Men With a Miss ion 3 first Leaving your love Drifting from Jesus is a concern we all share. Did you drift this summe r Do you need repent to year? ?

to begin the new Session 1 - VISION A Review of Year Two Men With a Miss ion 3 Finances and giving Most Christians dogive not the cause of Christ. giving How would you rate your much to

? Are your finance under control? s Session 1 - VISION A Review of Year Two Men With a Miss ion 3 Healthy Evaluation persona How seriously do you take l evaluation?

Are you committe to being what God d to be? wants you Session 1 - VISION A Review of Year Two Men With a Miss ion 3 Deception and discernme nt The last person to recognize that he

is deceived is the one being deceived. How do youprotectyourself in this area? Session 1 - VISION A Review of Year Two Men With a Miss ion 3 Learning tostand

alone How willing are you to stand alone, even if you are truly alone? Discuss Are you willing to speak uptruth for the ? Session 1 - VISION A Review of Year Two Men With a Miss ion 3 How to avoid adultery Many men are failing in this area. You will betempted

, but you cannot fall in this sin. The conseque are monumental. nces Session 1 - VISION A Review of Year Two Men With a Miss ion 3 Values value ? What do you

Are you convinced that you understand whatvalues you must and ought to have? absolutes preferenc What is the differenceconviction between es s , and ? , Session 1 - VISION A Review of Year Two Men

With a Miss ion 3 Depressi on issue Depression is a real today. What is one practical way to avoid burnout depression, and stress? Session 1 - VISION A Review of Year Two Men

With a Miss ion 3 Slothfuln ess laziness Another word for slothfulness is Are youlazy? Do you care? Discuss What are you willing to do about it? . Session 1 - VISION A Review of Year Two

Men With a Miss ion 3 Disciples hip Discipleship is Jesus command last . What God has invested in you must not fall on uncommitted hearts and end up not being passed on to others. discipli Who are you ng ?

Session 1 - VISION A Review of Year Two Men With a Miss ion 3 Nehemia h Nehemiah, a great leader Read through the book of Nehemiah periodically to gathereffecti insights on ve being an leader for Christ. welllead You are going to leadwhy not

? Session 1 - VISION A Review of Year Two Men With a Miss ion 3 1 and 2 Timothy Here are twoNew books about Testament being a man of God. man Does anyone believe you are a of God?

Session 1 - VISION A Review of Year Two Men With a Miss ion 3 Integrity We are living in a world where integrity nothing means . care Do you really ? What integrit

limit would you be willing to go y to be a man of ? Session 1 - VISION Men With a Miss ion 3 LOOKING AHEAD TO THE FINAL YEAR Encouragement faithful Congratulations for being for two years to this mens discipleship class.

100 verses You have memorized over and disciple have attended 34 evenings of classes designed to make you a of the Lord. praise This is quiteclasses an accomplishment, and we want to Session 1 - VISION Challenge Men With a Miss ion 3

challeng Allow me to give a few words to e you. finish Two years of accomplishment is certainly worth noting, but it is not the line. finish There is still a year ahead, and we want finishing you to ask yourself how do you plan to . commitme nts Second Timothy 4 discusses Paul and Session 1 - VISION Challenge

Men With a Miss ion 3 What are you willing to dograduati after on ? We offerMen with a Mission 4 train We want you to others two-fold The purpose of this class is

: Your maturity Your willingness to practice 2 Timothy 2:2 Will you ? Men With a Miss ion 3 Session 2 THE ROLE OF THE PASTOR There is rarely a week that goes in which I am not asked, What does a pastor do, anyway? Great question. In this section, maybe we can help answer this

puzzling and thought-provoking question. Session 2 THE ROLE OF THE PASTOR Men Does a pastor have to face the cares of life like the average person? With Yes Does God help pastors more than He helps the a average person? No Miss Does a pastors marriage and family come ion easier? No, its actually harder because they are on the front lines. 3 Is a pastor closer to God than an average person can get? Shouldnt be! Session 2 THE ROLE OF THE PASTOR

Men Does a pastor struggle with sin like we do? Yes With Is a pastor and his family invited out all the a time? No people always at the pastors house and Miss Are calling No on him? ion Is a pastors salary commensurate with others 3 inNoprofessional fields? Session 2 THE ROLE OF THE PASTOR Men Should a pastor stay at a church for a long With time? Discuss a Is it easy being a pastors wife?

Miss No ion 3 Men With a Miss ion 3 Session 2 THE ROLE OF THE PASTOR List the passages in the New Testament that most clearly describe the role of a pastor. Acts 15 Decide doctrinal issues Acts 20:28-31 Oversee Ephesians 4:11-16 Equip 1 Timothy 3:1-7 Teach

1 Timothy 4:14 Ordain elders Titus 1:9 Exhort James 5:14-15 Pray (Acts 6:4) 1 Peter 5:2 Rule (Heb 13:7, 17) 1 Peter 5:3 Serve Men With a Miss ion 3 Session 2 THE ROLE OF THE PASTOR List ten priorities of a pastor, in their order. Preach the

Serve Word Equip others Rule Exhort Oversee Be an example Administer/Vision Pray Protect Counsel Session 2 THE ROLE OF THE PASTOR Men How to Minister to the Pastor Receive the Word and search

With Acts 17:11 Scripture daily a 1 Corinthians Follow them 11:1 Miss 1 Corinthians Dont put fear on him 16:10 ion Ephesians Be teachable 3 4:11-16 Ephesians 4:29 Edify with speech Session 2 THE ROLE OF THE PASTOR Men 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 With 1 Timothy 2:1-2 a 1 Timothy

Miss 5:17 Timothy ion 15:19 3 Hebrews 13:17 Know them, esteem them, be at peace among yourselves. Pray for him Pay them Dont receive an accusation without ample evidence Obey them Men With a Miss ion 3 Session 2

THE ROLE OF THE PASTOR How to pray for the pastorpray these specific prayers Proverbs 3:5-6 That in all ways he would acknowledge God Romans 15:30 In general Romans 15:31 Profitable ministry Romans 15:32 Joy and refreshment 1 Corinthians Re: labor in the Lord 15:58 Ephesians Re: family 5:21ff 2 Timothy 2:14- To be diligent 21

Men With a Miss ion 3 Session 2 THE ROLE OF THE PASTOR 1 Timothy 3 Above reproach (v. 2) The husband of one wife (v. 2) Temperate (v. 2) Prudent (v. 2) Titus 1 Above reproach (v. 6) The husband of one

wife (v. 6) Self-controlled (v. 8) Sensible (v. 8) Respectable (v. 2) Hospitable (v. 2) Hospitable (v. 8) Able to teach (v. 2) Able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who Men With a Miss ion

3 Session 2 THE ROLE OF THE PASTOR 1 Timothy 3 Not addicted to wine (v. 3) Not pugnacious (v. 3) Gentle (v. 3) Titus 1 Not addicted to wine (v. 7) Not pugnacious (v. 7) Uncontentious (v. 3) Free from the love of money (v. 3)

Not fond of sordid gain (v. 7) Ruling his household well (v. 4) Above reproach as Gods steward (v. 7) Men With a Miss ion 3 Session 2 THE ROLE OF THE PASTOR 1 Timothy 3 Titus 1

Having children under control with dignity (v. 4) Not a new convert (v. 6) Of good reputation outside the church (v. 7) Having children who are not accused of dissipation or rebellion (v. 6) Not self-willed (v. 7) Not quick-tempered (v. 7) Loving what is good (v. 8) Men With

a Miss ion 3 Session 2 THE ROLE OF THE PASTOR What Is An Elder? Bishop - overseer (1 Tim 3) Pastor - all other times shepherd (Eph 4:11) Elder - 1 Timothy 5:17 elders (1 Pet 5:1-2) shepherd oversight elders (Acts 20:17) overseers (Acts 20:28) shepherd (Acts 20:28) Two times refers to Christ (cf. 1 Pet 2:25) Men With

a Miss ion 3 Session 2 THE ROLE OF THE PASTOR What Is An Elder? Bishop This is a title. It says what he does. Elder It says who he is. Pastor Thats his heart So an elder/pastor/bishop is one who lovingly oversees the flock with strong Godly leadership. Men With a Miss ion 3

Session 2 THE ROLE OF THE PASTOR FUNCTIONS OF AN ELDER Teach Protect Eph 4:11 1 Tim 3:2 1 Tim 5:17 Titus 1:9 Heb 13:17 Exhort Titus 1:9 Represe Acts nt 20:17

Acts 20:2831 Build Titus 1:9Relations 14 Heb 13:7 John 10 hips (unity) Pray Decide Doctrinal Issues/Church Acts 15 Policy Be an 1 Pet 5:1-4 Example, Care

Acts Rule Equip 1 Pet 5:2-3 16:4 Eph 4:11-16 1 Tim 3:1, 5, Mt 28:18-20 5:17 Serve Ordain Heb 13:7, 17, 1 Peter 5:3 Others 24 Matt 10:42- 1 Tim 4:14 45 Titus 1:7 Session 3 - EXCELLENCE Men With a

Miss ion 3 One of the unfortunate things in the church today is the general loss of excellence. What has happened to doing all things to His glory? We will try to address this needy area. Session 3 - EXCELLENCE THINKING THROUGH EXCELLENCE Men With a Miss ion 3 Definitions:

Secular The state of possessing good qualities in an unusual or eminent degree; the state of excelling in anything.1 Biblical All that God is and doesmirrored particularly in the person of Christ. 1 (Foundation for American Christian Education 1967) Session 3 - EXCELLENCE Men With a Miss ion 3 List ten things that were done with excellence. 1. creation 2. the Lawexpose mans lost condition

3. the tabernacle 4. the Ark of the Covenant 5. Heaven 6. the Bible 7. redemption 8. prophecyforeshadowing His coming 9. incarnation 10. Judgment Day Session 3 - EXCELLENCE LOOKING AT THE SCRIPTURES ON Men With a Miss ion 3 EXCELLENCE What do these verses say about God and excellence?

Exodus 15:7 God could only be excellent Deuteronomy 33:26 no one like Him Job 13:11 does His excellence cause me to fear Job 37:23 excellent in power Psalms 8:1, 9 excellent in His name Psalms 36:7 excellent in loving kindness Psalms 148:13 His name alone is excellent Psalms 150:2 excellent greatness Isaiah 12:5 He has done excellent things Isaiah 35:2 excellency can be seen Session 3 - EXCELLENCE Men With a Miss ion 3 List the 14 New Testament references on excellence.

Draw a principle from each. Luke 1:3 excellent Acts 23:26 Romans 2:18 excellent excellent 1 Corinthians 2:1 excellency 1 Corinthians 12:31 excellent 1 Corinthians 14:12 excel 2 Corinthians 3:10 excelleth Session 3 - EXCELLENCE Men With a Miss ion

3 List the 14 New Testament references on excellence. Draw a principle from each. 2 Corinthians 4:7 excellency Philippians 1:10 excellent Philippians 3:8 excellency Hebrews 1:4 excellent Hebrews 8:6 excellent

Hebrews 11:4 excellent 2 Peter 1:17 excellent Session 3 - EXCELLENCE Men With a Miss ion 3 Do you tend to do things with excellence for the Lord? Why or why not? Discuss What are the things that often rob us of doing things excellently?

laziness lack of desire to be like Him priorities selfishness Session 3 - EXCELLENCE Men With a Miss ion 3 Excellent, Excellence 16 Different Words Old Testament Esther 1:4 honor, glory Job 37:23 Psalms 8:1, 9 abundant splendid, valiant

Psalm 36:7 (KJV) worthy, precious Psalm 141:5 head, chief Psalm 148:13 (KJV) exalted Psalm 150:2 great, magnificent Proverbs 8:6 leaders, principals Session 3 - EXCELLENCE Men With a Miss ion 3

Excellent, Excellence 16 Different Words (contd) Old Testament (contd) Proverbs 12:26 surpassing Proverbs 17:27 (KJV) cool, cold Proverbs 22:20 principal things Song of Solomon 5:15 chosen Isaiah 4:2 excellent Isaiah 12:5 excellent, majestic

Ezekiel 16:7 (KJV) about to ornament Daniel 4:36 King of Kings Session 3 - EXCELLENCE Men With a Miss ion 3 Excellent, Excellence 16 Different Words (contd) New Testament (contd) Luke 1:3 mightiest, noblest 1 Corinthians 2:1 pre-eminence 1 Corinthians 14:12 abundance, exceed

2 Corinthians 3:10 excellent 2 Corinthians 4:7 surpassing Session 3 - EXCELLENCE Men With a Miss ion 3 Excellent, Excellence 16 Different Words (contd) New Testament (contd) Philippians 3:8 Philippians 1:10 surpassing, excellence excellent

Hebrews 1:4 more excellent Hebrews 11:4 more excellent 2 Peter 1:17 magnificent, majestic Session 3 - EXCELLENCE Men With a Miss ion 3 New Testament Principles Regarding

Excellence The word, excellent, and its equivalent occurs 14 times Luke 1:3 Luke wrote to excellent (powerful) Theophilus (cf. also Acts 23:26) Romans 2:18 We are to approve excellent things (cf. also Phil 1:10) 1 Corinthians 2:1 Beware of trusting in excellence of speech to communicate with Christ 1 Corinthians 14:12 Seek to excel (NKJV) Hebrews 11:4 means He expects excellence (word greater, better, etc.)

Session 3 - EXCELLENCE Men With a Miss ion 3 Excellent, Excellence 16 Different Words (contd) New Testament (contd) Re: God, Christ 1 Corinthians 12:31 His love excels (cf. chapter 13) 2 Corinthians 3:10 His glory excels (2 Pet 1:17) 2 Corinthians 4:7 His power excels Philippians 3:8 His knowledge excels Hebrews 1:4

His name excels Hebrews 8:6 His ministry excels Session 4 - ELDERS, LEADERS, AND 1 TIMOTHY 3 Men With a Miss ion 3 We have much to learn about leadership, but we are grateful to our Lord for the clear teaching that exists in Scripture. First Timothy 3 highlights the measure of the elder.

Session 4 - ELDERS, LEADERS, AND 1 TIMOTHY 3 Men With a Miss ion 3 EXAMINING ELDERSHIP Put a description by each passage: 1 Peter 5:1-2 elders what he is shepherd his heart

oversight what he does Session 4 - ELDERS, LEADERS, AND 1 TIMOTHY 3 Men With a Miss ion 3 Put a description by each passage: (contd) Acts 20:17, 28 elders what he is oversees what he does shepherd his heart

What conclusions do you draw about these terms? An elder is a man who lovingly oversees the flocks with strong godly leadership. Session 4 - ELDERS, LEADERS, AND 1 TIMOTHY 3 Men With a Miss ion 3 Jesus and These Titles Did Jesus have any of these titles? Yes Is so, which ones? Explain. Shepherd, bishop (1 Pet 2:25)

Session 4 - ELDERS, LEADERS, AND 1 TIMOTHY 3 Men With a Miss ion 3 Scripture lists at least 12 functions of an elder. teach (Eph 4:1; 1 Tim 3) protect (Acts 20:28 31) build relationships (John 10) pray (Jas 5:1415) example (1 Pet 5:1 4) equip (Eph 4:1116)

ordain others (1 Tim 4:14) serve (1 Pet 5:3) rule (1 Pet 5:23) decide doctrinal issues (Acts 15) represent (Acts 20:17) exhort (Titus 1:9) Session 4 - ELDERS, LEADERS, AND 1 TIMOTHY 3 Men With a Miss ion 3 1 Timothy 3 above reproach (v.

2) the husband of one wife (v. 2) (v. 2) temperate prudent (v. 2) respectable (v. 2) hospitable (v. 2) able to teach (v. 2) not addicted to wine (v. 3) not pugnacious (v. 3) gentle (v. 3) uncontentious (v. 3) free from the love of money (v.3) ruling his household well (v. 4) having children under control with dignity (v. 4)

not a new convert (v. 6) of good reputation outside the church Session 4 - ELDERS, LEADERS, AND 1 TIMOTHY 3 Men With a Miss ion 3 Titus 1 not self-willed (v. 7) not quick-tempered (v. 7) loving what is good (v. 8)

just (v. 8) devout (v. 8) Session 4 - ELDERS, LEADERS, AND 1 TIMOTHY 3 Men Functional Qualifications of Elders and RELATION TO GOD Deacons With Holding firmly to scriptural truths - 1 Timothy a 3:9; Titus 1:9 Upright and holy - Titus Miss 1:8 Able to teach - 1 Timothy 3:2; 5:17; Titus ion 1:9 Above reproach - 1 Timothy 3:2, 9; Titus 1:6 3 Not a new convert - 1 Timothy 3:6 Loving what is good - Titus 1:8 Tested - 1 Timothy 3:10

Session 4 - ELDERS, LEADERS, AND 1 TIMOTHY 3 Men Functional Qualifications of Elders and RELATION TO Deacons With OTHERS Sincere 1 Timothy 3:8 a Respectable 1 Timothy 8 Hospitable 1 Timothy 3:2; Titus 1:8 Miss 3:2, ion Not quarrelsome 1 Timothy 3:3 Not violent but gentle 1 Timothy 3:3; 3 Titus Good 1:7 reputation with outsiders 1 Timothy 3:7

Not overbearing Titus 1:7 Not a pursuer of dishonest gain 1 Session 4 - ELDERS, LEADERS, AND 1 TIMOTHY 3 Men Functional Qualifications of Elders and RELATION TO SELF Deacons With Disciplined Titus 1:8 a Temperate 1 Timothy 3:2, 8; Titus 1:7 Miss Not a lover of money 1 Timothy 3:3 ion Self-controlled 1 Timothy 3:2; Titus 1:8 3 Not quick-tempered Titus 1:7 Not given to drunkenness Session 4 - ELDERS, LEADERS, AND 1 TIMOTHY 3

Men Functional Qualifications of Elders and Deacons RELATION TO FAMILY With Having one wife 1 Timothy 3:2, 12 a Managing family well 1 Timothy 3:4, 12; 1:6 Miss Titus Having obedient children 1 Timothy 3:4ion 5, 12; Titus 1:6 3 Session 4 - ELDERS, LEADERS, AND 1 TIMOTHY 3 Men Biblical Functions of an Elder With Oversight (1 Tim 3:1, 5; Heb 13:7, 17; 1 Pet 5:23) (Eph 4:11; 1 Tim 3:2; Titus 1:9; Heb a Teaching 13:7) Protecting (Acts 20:2831; Titus 1:9-14; Heb Miss 13:7) Serving (Mark 10:4245; Titus 1:7; 1 Pet 5:3)

ion Equipping (Eph 4:1116) 3 Modeling (1 Pet 5:3-4) Praying/sick (Jas 5:14-15) Session 4 - ELDERS, LEADERS, AND 1 TIMOTHY 3 Men Biblical Qualifications of an Elder Blameless (Titus 1:6-see below), irreproachable With conduct Husband of one wife (Titus 1:6) a Vigilant, temperate in use of wine Miss Sober (Titus 1:8), self-controlled, to avoid embarrassment ion (used of women, being discreet) Of good behavior 3 Given to hospitality (Titus 1:7) Apt to teach, skillful in teaching Session 4 - ELDERS, LEADERS, AND 1 TIMOTHY 3

Men Biblical Qualifications of an Elder (contd) Not given to wine (Titus 1:7) With Not a striker (Titus 1:7), not a bully a Not covetous, not loving money, not greedy Miss Patient ion Not a brawler, negative and positive, peaceable 3 Not greedy of filthy lucre (Titus 1:7; 1 Pet 5:2) One that ruleth Session 4 - ELDERS, LEADERS, AND 1 TIMOTHY 3 Men With a Miss ion 3

LOOKING AT SOME BIBLICAL CHARACTERS Did Peter become a pastor of a church? Maybe (1 Pet 1:1, 5:1f) What qualifications did Peter have to lead? apostle helped develop and found early church life experiences intimacy with Christ been with Paul Session 4 - ELDERS, LEADERS, AND 1 TIMOTHY 3 Men With a Miss ion 3

Name seven candidates and why they were unlikely Mosesleaders. lack of confidence Gideon hiding Peter impetuous Paul murderer of Christians Josiah eight years old Joseph pride Our Lords brothers - unbelief Session 4 - ELDERS, LEADERS, AND 1 TIMOTHY 3 Men With a Miss ion 3 Jesus as a Model

Only one time did Jesus say that He was leaving us an example. What was that one time, and what does this teach us about leadership? Leadership is serving (John 13) Session 4 - ELDERS, LEADERS, AND 1 TIMOTHY 3 Men With a Miss ion 3 Following Christ is costly! St. Stephen At the instant Stephen saw a vision from heaven, representing Jesus, in his glorified state, sitting at the right hand of God. This vision so enraptured him that he exclaimed,

Behold I see the heavens open, and the Son of Man standing on the right hand of God. This caused him to be condemned, and having dragged him out of the city they stoned him to death. Session 4 - ELDERS, LEADERS, AND 1 TIMOTHY 3 Men With a Miss ion 3 St. James The Great This martyr, on being condemned to death, showed such intrepidity and constancy of mind, that even his accuser was struck with admiration, and became a convert to Christianity. This transition so enraged the

people in power, that they condemned him likewise to death; when the apostle, and his penitent accuser, were both beheaded on the same day and with the same sword. Session 4 - ELDERS, LEADERS, AND 1 TIMOTHY 3 Men With a Miss ion 3 St. Philip He then travelled into Phrygia, and arriving at Heliopolis, found the inhabitants so sunk in idolatry, as to worship a large serpent. St. Philip, however, was the means of converting many of them to Christianity, and even procured the death of the serpent. This

so enraged the magistrates, that they committed him to prison, had him severely St. Matthew scourged, and afterwards crucified. He then went to Ethiopia, ordained preachers, settled churches, and made many converts. He afterwards proceeded to Parthia, where he had the same success; but Session 4 - ELDERS, LEADERS, AND 1 TIMOTHY 3 Men With a Miss ion 3 St. Mark

On returning to Alexandria, some of the Egyptians, exasperated at his success, determined on his death. They tied his feet, dragged him through the streets, left him bruised in a dungeon all night, and the next St. The dayJames burned hisLess body. The Jews, being at this time greatly enraged that St. Paul had escaped their fury, by appealing to Rome, determined to wreak their vengeance on James, who was now ninety-four years of age: they accordingly threw him down, beat, bruised, and stoned him; and then dashed out his brains with a Session 4 - ELDERS, LEADERS, AND 1 TIMOTHY 3

Men With a Miss ion 3 St. Andrew On arriving at Edessa, the governor of the country, named Egeas, threatened him for preaching against the idols they worshipped. St. Andrew, persisting in the propagation of his doctrines, was ordered to be crucified, two ends of the cross being fixed transversely in the ground. He boldly told his accusers, that he would not have preached the glory of the cross, had he feared to die on it. And again, when they came to crucify him, he said that he coveted the cross, and longed to embrace it. He was fastened to the cross, not with nails, but cords; that his

Session 4 - ELDERS, LEADERS, AND 1 TIMOTHY 3 Men With a Miss ion 3 St. Peter St. Peter, after various miracles, retired to Rome, where he defeated the artifices, and confounded the magic of Simon Magus, a great favourite of the emperor Nero: he likewise converted to Christianity one of the concubines of that monarch, which so exasperated the tyrant, that he ordered both St. Peter and St. Paul to be apprehended. During the time of their confinement, they converted two of the captains of the guard, and forty-seven other persons to

Christianity. Having been nine months in prison, Peter was brought from thence for Session 4 - ELDERS, LEADERS, AND 1 TIMOTHY 3 Men With a Miss ion 3 St. Paul At Philippi, Paul and Silas were imprisoned and whipped; and both were again persecuted at Thessalonica. Being afterwards taken at Jerusalem, he was sent to Cesarea, but appealed to Caesar at Rome. Here he continued a prisoner at large for two years; and at length being released, he visited the churches of Greece and Rome

and preached in France and Spain. Returning to Rome, he was again apprehended and, by the order of Nero, martyred, by beheading. Session 4 - ELDERS, LEADERS, AND 1 TIMOTHY 3 Men With a Miss ion 3 St. Jude This apostle and martyr, the brother of James, was commonly called Thaddaeus. Being sent to Edessa, he wrought many miracles, and made many converts, which exciting the resentment of people in power, he was crucified. St. Matthias

He was martyred at Jerusalem, by being first stoned, and then beheaded. Session 4 - ELDERS, LEADERS, AND 1 TIMOTHY 3 Men With a Miss ion 3 St. Bartholomew He translated St. Matthews gospel into the Indian language, and propagated it in that country; but at length, the idolators growing impatient with his doctrines, severely beat and crucified him. He was scarely alive when taken down and beheaded. St. Thomas He was called by this name in Syriac, but

Didymus in Greek; he was an apostle and martyr, and preached in Parthia and India, where displeasing the pagan priests, he was martyred by being thrust through with a spear. Session 4 - ELDERS, LEADERS, AND 1 TIMOTHY 3 Men With a Miss ion 3 St. Luke the Evangelist This martyr was the author of the third most excellent gospel; and also of the Acts of the Apostles. He travelled with St. Paul to Rome and preached to divers barbarous nations until the priests of Greece hanged him on an

olive tree. St. Simon This apostle and martyr was distinguished for his zeal by the name of Zelotes. He preached with great success in Mauritania and other parts of Africa, and even in Britain, where, though he made many converts, he was crucified, A.D. 74 Session 4 - ELDERS, LEADERS, AND 1 TIMOTHY 3 Men With a Miss ion 3 St. John Being at Ephesus, he was ordered by the emperor Domitian to be sent bound to

Rome, where he was condemned to be cast into a caldron of boiling oil. But here a miracle was wrought in his favour, the oil did him no injury; and Domitian, not being able to put him to death, banished him to Patmos to labour in the mines, A.D. 73. He was, however, recalled by Nerva, who succeeded Domitian but was deemed a martyr on account of his having undergone an execution, thought it did not take effect. He wrote his epistles, gospel, and Revelation, Session 4 - ELDERS, LEADERS, AND 1 TIMOTHY 3 Men With a Miss ion 3

St. Barnabas He was a native of Cyprus, but of Jewish parents: the time of his death is uncertain; but it is supposed to have been about the year of Christ 732 2 (Foxe 2000) Session 4 - ELDERS, LEADERS, AND 1 TIMOTHY 3 Men With a Miss ion 3 AN ELDERSHIP QUESTIONNAIRE Should an elder be an elder as long as he

continues to meet the qualifications, or should theredoesnt be timesay. limits? Scripture It appears an elder is one for life. This could be open to each church. Can a divorced man be an elder? Explain. Scripture doesnt expressly say. Open to discussion. What role does an elders family have in his call? In his call, nothing, but fulfilling the call, a lot! Session 4 - ELDERS, LEADERS, AND 1 TIMOTHY 3 Men With

a Miss ion 3 Is it possible to be elder-like and not to be an elder? Explain. Yes, all of us ought to fulfill the passage. What gifts must an elder have? teaching administration hospitality If an elder sins in a big way, can he ever be an elder again? Explain your answer (big way, meaning etc.). Maybe, afteradultery, time! There are no examples in scripture.

Session 4 - ELDERS, LEADERS, AND 1 TIMOTHY 3 Men With a Miss ion 3 1 Timothy 3:1 Desire Desire - To reach or stretch out is used only in the middle voice, signifying the mental effort of stretching oneself out for a thing longing after it, with stress upon the object desired cf. Covet, seek, desire, reach for Desire - a desire,

longing forlust three times in thecraving, New Testament (Heb 11:6, mostly of evil desiresbut not always 1 Tim 6:10) evil Colossians 3:5 evil desire good Philippians 1:23 desire to be with Christ strong word Session 5 - FASTING Men With a Miss ion 3 There will always be debates

on the subject of fasting. Is it for us today, or is it not? We hope to wrestle with that truth in this section of study. Session 5 - FASTING Men THE BIBLE AND FASTING God told Israel to fast. Locate several key With times they were told, and explain the purposes around each fast. a Isaiah 58:6-8 (9 types of fasts) loose the bands of To allow Gods light Miss To wickedness To undo heavy So thy health shall ion burdens spring forth That your To let the oppressed

3 go free righteousness shall To break every yoke To share our bread go before you That the glory of the Lord will protect us Session 5 - FASTING Men With a Miss ion 3 THE BIBLE AND FASTING Job 2:12 Leviticus 16:29

Ezra 8:21-23 Zechariah 8:19; 7:5-6 Psalms 35:13 1 Samuel 7:6 1 Kings 19:4, 8 Esther 4:1, 5:2 Deuteronomy 9:9, 18 Deuteronomy 29:6 (maybe) 2 Chronicles 20 2 Samuel 1:12 Jeremiah 14:12 2 Samuel 12:21

Judges 20 Daniel 1:8 Session 5 - FASTING Men With a Miss ion 3 What conclusions do you draw about fasting from Scripture? Jesus fasted (Matt 4:2) He expected His followers to fast (Matt 6:16, 17) Jesus said when He left, the followers would fast (Matt 9:14-15; Mark 2:1820; Luke 5:33-35) Early church fasted (Acts 14:23) Nowhere is it forbidden

Session 5 - FASTING Men With a Miss ion 3 THE BENEFITS OF FASTING What benefits did Israel experience in the book of Esther for the fast? Purpose: That the glory of the Lord will protect us from the evil one (see Isa 58:8) Key Verses: fast for meI also and my maidens and I will fast likewise; and so I will go in unto the king (Esth 4:16). that she obtained favour in his sight (Esth 5:2). Background: Queen Esther, a Jewess in a pagan court, risked her life to save her people from threatened destruction by Ahasuerus (Xerxes), king of Persia. Prior to appearing

before the king to petition him to save the Session 5 - FASTING Men With a Miss ion 3 What benefits occurred with King Darius in the book of Daniel? Daniel was spared (Dan 6:18f) What benefits occurred with King Darius in the book Daniel? God of says He has chosen fasts that (1) loosen the bonds of wickedness, (2) undo heavy burdens, (3) let the oppressed to free, (4) break every yoke, (5) give bread to the hungry and

provide the poor with housing, (6) allow the peoples light to break forth like the morning, (7) cause their health to spring forth speedily, (8) cause their righteousness to go before them and (9) cause the glory of the Lord to be their Session 5 - FASTING Physical Benefits of Fasting Men With a Miss ion 3 Strengthened Immune System The ability of the body to fight infection and disease is dependent on the health and strength of the immune system. One significant study on how fasting affects the immune system was conducted several years ago at the University of Pittsburgh

School of Medicine. This study demonstrated the following benefits of a fourteen-day fast on the immune system: An increase in the ability of white blood cells to destroy harmful bacteria in the body An increase in the levels of antibodies in the blood, which fight infection. Effect on cancer Because fasting increases the effectiveness of the bodys immune system and removes toxins and nonessential cells, it would seem Session 5 - FASTING Physical Benefits of Fasting Men Decreased Inflammation Fasting has been shown to decrease symptoms With of various inflammatory diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis. a Miss ion 3

Session 5 - FASTING Men With a Miss ion 3 Physical Benefits of Fasting Elimination of Toxins Fasting is a marvelous system-purifier for the whole body. While allowing the digestive system to rest, fasting enables the body to remove an increased amount of wastes and toxins. God designed the blood to be the life source and health indicator of the flesh. Blood tests during times of fasting reveal the powerful cleansing that is taking place in the body. Blood uric acid levels rise sharply during fasting. Uric acid is a waste product which is released into the blood and subsequently filtered out by

the kidneys. Normally, a high uric acid level causes gout (a Session 5 - FASTING Men With a Miss ion 3 Physical Benefits of Fasting Conquering of Obesity Hunger or craving food usually diminishes after forty-eight to seventy-two hours of fasting. During fasting, there is normally a weight loss of one to four pounds per day (and sometimes as much as ten pounds) in the first three days, depending upon total body weight. At this time, there is a decrease in body temperature and in T3 (a thyroid hormone), which decreases the metabolic rate, hence,

conserving energy. Session 5 - FASTING Physical Benefits of Fasting Men Improved Carbohydrate Tolerance in Obese, Type 2 Diabetics With Ten obese women with non-insulin-dependent mellitus were given meal tolerance a diabetes tests before and after three days of fasting. An Miss improved carbohydrate tolerance was shown following the fast, probably due to reduced liver ion production of glucose and improved insulin action. 3 Session 5 - FASTING Physical Benefits of Fasting Men Suppressed infection and inflammation number of studies have indicated that fasting

With Aactually suppresses certain types of infections. a Miss Increased Spiritual Alertness If we eat, an increased amount of blood is ion needed for our digestive processes; if we exercise, a greater 3 amount of blood is used in building up our muscles; but if we neither eat nor (Gothard 1975) exercise, a greater amount of blood is available for mental and spiritual concentration.3 3 Session 5 - FASTING SOME CLOSING THOUGHTS Men Observations: With Jesus fasted. No where are we forbidden to fast. a

Miss Scripture implies that Jesus followers would fast after He left. ion The early church fasted. 3 Fasting is taught in the Epistles. Fasting has physical benefits. Fasting is connected with intimacy with God. SESSION 6 - SEPARATION Men With a Miss ion 3 When we mention the word separation, it many times can be construed as legalism. Are they the same? What does God teach about separation from the world and from those with false teaching?

SESSION 6 - SEPARATION Men With a Miss ion 3 SEPARATION AND SCRIPTURAL EXAMPLES Ten examples of separation in the Old Testament 1. God separated Israel when they were in Egypt. 2. Noah and the ark 3. Genesis 11 God separated people 4. Genesis 12 He called Abram from his people 5. Warnings about Egypt and other nations SESSION 6 - SEPARATION Men

With a Miss ion 3 Ten examples of separation in the Old Testament 6. Warnings about inter-marriage 7. Warnings about coalitions 8. Killed off inhabitants in Joshua/Judges 9. Separation of Nazarite (Samuel) 10. Ezra 10 Divorce 11. Bill of divorcement God has always desired for His people to be different from the world! SESSION 6 - SEPARATION Men With a Miss ion

3 Did Jesus live separate? Explain? Yes (separate in behavior, not necessarily association): He did not do worldly sinful things His priority of time was with the Twelve In the world and not of the world SESSION 6 - SEPARATION Men With a Miss ion 3 What did He tell His followers to do regarding separation? Be in and not of the world (John 17) Shake off the dust of those who wont join (Matt 10:14)

He sent them to change the world How did the early church practice separation? Acts 2:41-47 Yet they didnt stop going into the world SESSION 6 - SEPARATION Men With a Miss ion 3 DEFINING THE KEY TERMS What is separation? Separation is making a stand to not be a part of that which interferes with the purity of our Lord and His gospel. It does not mean being in the world. Each family will have to flesh that out personally.

SESSION 6 - SEPARATION Men With a Miss ion 3 What does it mean to not have fellowship? Ephesians 5:1-17 1 Corinthians 6:13-20 2 Corinthians 6:11-18 (Eph 5:11) SESSION 6 - SEPARATION Men With a Miss ion

3 What are the boundaries of separation? What can we do under separation, and what would we be forbidden to do? Forbidden: Anything that is sin (James 4:17) Boundaries: Could it lead to sin (Rom 14:23)? Could it lead to mastery (1 Cor 6:12)? Could it dull my senses spiritually (Col 3:23)? Could it cause a brother to stumble (1 Cor 8:9)? Could it detract from His glory (1 Cor 10:31)? Could it embarrass me on the rapture day (1 2:28)? (1 Cor 6:12)?

Is itJohn necessary SESSION 6 - SEPARATION Men With a Miss ion 3 What would be the reasons (other than moral) that we would separate (does not mean you cant be with them) from someone who claims to be a Christian? If they dont claim Christ, it is clear (2 Cor 6:14). But what about those who say they are Christians? Tough question discuss. Will we be separated in Heaven? It is doubtful. Jesus will draw us all together.

SESSION 6 - SEPARATION Men With a Miss ion 3 What does Scripture say about those who claim to be saved, but are living like an unsaved man? 1 Corinthians 6:1-8 brothers 1 Corinthians 6:9-13 brothers 1 Timothy 1:20 Romans 16:17 Titus 3:10-11 2 Thessalonians 3:6 brother 2 Thessalonians 3:14-18 brother SESSION 6 - SEPARATION Men What would be the only reason to have

company with such a man? With Restoration a It is clear that we are in the world, but not of the world. How would you support your answer with Miss Scripture? John 17 ion 3 SESSION 6 - SEPARATION Men With a Miss ion 3 How do we keep this balance? List seven principles to protect us as we try to live in this world, without being part of the world. Dont sign something that could draw you into compromise.

Would Jesus do it? Would you take someone you mentor? Would you counsel others? Discern what the world really is. Always look through scripture. Pray and seek counsel. Session 7 - SERVANTHOOD Men With a Miss ion 3 If you want to be great in Gods Kingdom, learn to be the servant of all. Thats what Jesus said, but do we even come close to the call? Session 7 - SERVANTHOOD Men

With a Miss ion 3 UNDERSTANDING SERVANTHOOD Who was the first servant in Scripture? Genesis 9:25 is the first time servant is referenced in the Old Testament and it is used in a negative context. In Genesis 18:3, Abraham is first called a servant. God provided a garden for Adam and Eves service. Session 7 - SERVANTHOOD Men With a Miss

ion 3 What do we learn about Joshua from these examples in regard to servanthood? Exodus 17:8 Moses picks Joshua to lead battle against Amalek Exodus 17:10 he obeys Exodus 17:13 he prevails Exodus 17:11f God gets the glory Exodus 24:12-13 Moses servant (also 32:17) Exodus 33:11 near Moses Numbers 11:26-30 Numbers 13:16 one of the twelve spies Session 7 - SERVANTHOOD Men With a Miss ion

3 What do we learn about Joshua from these examples in regard to servanthood? Numbers 14:6f good report Numbers 27:12-27 God picks Joshua as the successor Numbers 32:12 wholly followed the Lord Deuteronomy 1:38 stood before Moses Deuteronomy 3:21-33 Deuteronomy 31:7-8 Deuteronomy 31:23 Deuteronomy 34:9 Joshua 1:1, 2, 5, 7 Session 7 - SERVANTHOOD Men With a Miss ion 3

List the godly men in the Old Testament who were called the servant of the Lord, or at least its equivalent. Moses Joshua David Session 7 - SERVANTHOOD Men With a Miss ion 3 Make ten observations of the words minister, serve, or deacon. Servants obey (Matt 8:9) Servants are to be held accountable (Matt 18:23) There can be wicked servants (Matt

18:32) Key to greatness (Matt 20:27) We are called His servants (Matt 25:21) Servants can have delegated authority (Mark 13:34) It is not an issue of greatness (John 15:20) Paul was glad to be His servant (Rom 1:1) Jesus was a servant (Phil 2:7) Must not strive, but be gentle (2 Tim 2:24) Session 7 - SERVANTHOOD Men With a Miss ion 3 Read over John 13 and make four observations about our Lord that made Him a

great servant. He didnt let who He was interfere (13:3) He was willing to pay the price (13:4) He knew He would be misunderstood (13:6f) He gave an example (13:15) Session 7 - SERVANTHOOD Men With a Miss ion 3 The apostle John is a great example of serving. Prove this from his life. He taught it (John 13) Entrusted with Jesus mom Started out as a disciple of John the Baptist (John 1:35, 40) One of the first to follow Jesus (John 1:40)

Asked to help with Passover (Luke 22:8) Jesus loved Him (John 13:12, 23) He spoke often of love Session 7 - SERVANTHOOD Men With a Miss ion 3 Philippians 2 is another great chapter on serving. Explain why. Jesus example (2:111) Pauls example (2:1718) Timothys example (2:1921) Epaphroditus example (2:2530) Session 7 - SERVANTHOOD Men With

a Miss ion 3 List at least ten reasons why it is difficult to serve. tired pride others opinions lazy dont see need too high opinion of self dont see privilege have served before too busy

dont see opportunities Do you have a heart of a servant? Why or why not? How do you know? Session 8 Men With a Miss ion 3 EVANGELISM AND THE WORLD How do we develop a worldview of evangelism when we are so shortsighted?

Session 8 Men With a Miss ion 3 EVANGELISM AND THE WORLD THINKING THROUGH EXCELLENCE What does Scripture say is our responsibility regarding world? Matthewthe 28:18-20 Acts 1:8 2 Corinthians 5:18-21 Session 8 Men

With a Miss ion 3 EVANGELISM AND THE WORLD What about all the lost in our area? Why should I be global-minded when there is enough to deal with right here? Salvation is a world issue Where He plants us is His choice Session 8 Men With a Miss ion 3

EVANGELISM AND THE WORLD Study the life of Andrew. Cite all the occurrences of him in the New Testament. What can we learn from his Matthew 4:18 Brother is example? named Peter. Both were fishermen. Peter was probably older Matthew 10:2 Named second in the list of the Twelve Mark 1:16 Same as Matthew 4:18 Mark 1:29 Jesus went to his house Mark 3:18 Named fourth in this list Session 8 Men

With a Miss ion 3 EVANGELISM AND THE WORLD Study the life of Andrew. Cite all the occurrences of him in the New Testament. What can we learn from his example? Mark 13:3 Joins in with Peter, James, and John Luke 6:14 Named second in list John 1:40 He follows Jesus before Peter John 1:42 He brings Peter to Jesus John 1:44 Lived in Bethsaida (same as Philip) Session 8 Men With

a Miss ion 3 EVANGELISM AND THE WORLD Study the life of Andrew. Cite all the occurrences of him in the New Testament. What can we learn from his example? John 6:8 Sensitive to small childrenknew of the lad and the size of the lad. Lunch obviously brings the lad to Jesus. John 12:22 Is used to bring Greeks to Jesus (Philip finds Andrew and together, they take them to Jesus) Acts 1:13 Waiting in the upper room Become known as someone who could get you to Jesus! Session 8 Men

With a Miss ion 3 EVANGELISM AND THE WORLD Take a peek in the Book of Acts. Draw some conclusions regarding the missionary zeal of the early church. Especially note Pauls travels. 1:8 power witnesses 2:9-11 originally, world came to Jerusalem 2:41 3000 saved 3:6 all in the name of Jesus

4:2 preached Jesus 4:4 5000 saved Session 8 Men With a Miss ion 3 EVANGELISM AND THE WORLD Take a peek in the Book of Acts. Draw some conclusions regarding the missionary zeal of the early church. Especially note Pauls travels.

4:12 4:19-20 clear message warned 5:29 obey God 5:42 daily 8:4 scattered, preaching 8:5 Philip to Samaria

Session 8 EVANGELISM AND THE WORLD Men With a Miss ion 3 Take a peek in the Book of Acts. Draw some conclusions regarding the missionary zeal of the early church. Especially note Pauls travels. 8:26 Philip to Gaza 9:32 Peter passing through 10:24 Peter to Caesarea 11:19 scattered and preaching 13:1-5 Pauls missionary journeys begin Men

With a Miss ion 3 Session 9 hermeneutics The Bible contains 66 books covering several thousand years of history and development. Some of the material is clearly cultural. How do we decide what transfers into our time and what was never intended to go beyond the day it was given? Session 9 hermeneutics Men With a

Miss ion 3 UNDERSTANDING THE LAW A Bible Study - Look at the following verses and discover the teachings in each about the Law. John 1:16- The law, Moses; Grace and truth, Jesus is the difference. 17 You have to do the law to get Romans justified, which is impossible. 2:13 Romans 3:31 Romans 6:14 Faith establishes the law. not under the law

Session 9 hermeneutics Men A Bible Study - Look at the following verses discover the teachings in each about the With and Law. 7:16 law is good a Romans Romans 10:4 belief in Christ ends the law Miss 1 Corinthians Paul did not see himself as ion 9:20 under the law but did so to reach those under the law 3 (meaning Jews, only Jews, under

2 Corinthians 3:713 Galatians 3:19 25 Married to Christdead to the the law) law! law was added because of sin; cant live life; no longer under it Session 9 hermeneutics Men A Bible Study - Look at the following verses With and discover the teachings in each about the Law. The law kept us under guard a Galatians 3:23 until faith came, which means we are no longer under the law.

Miss Galatians Not under the law if led by the Spirit ion 5:18 Ephesians abolished (law) 3 2:15 Colossians 2:14 wiped out nailed to the cross Session 9 hermeneutics Men What was the purpose of the law? With 1 Peter 1:15 to be holy a Galatians

added because of sin Miss 3:19 Psalm 24:3-5 to be clean before God ion to bring us to Christ 3 Galatians 3:24 Exodus 19:5-8 to be a people (Israel) set apart for God Session 9 hermeneutics Men What was the purpose of the law? With Exodus 31:13 that you may know the Lord a Leviticus 1-7 to be right with God

Miss Leviticus 23 atonement ion blessing/cursing 3 Deuteronomy 28 To reveal Christ all through the law Men With a Miss ion 3 Session 9 hermeneutics DEVELOPING A BIBLICAL HERMENEUTIC

The Seven Dispensations Innocence (Gen 1:28-3:6) Conscience (Gen 4:1-8:14) Government (Gen 8:15-11:9) Promise (Gen 11:10-Exod 18:27) Law (Exod 18:28-Acts 1:26) Grace (Acts 2:1-Rev 4) Kingdom (Rev 7) Men With a Miss ion 3 Session 9 hermeneutics Are we no longer under Jesus teaching? Study carefully Matthew 28:18-20 to get your answer. Jesus passed it on to the 11 to teach.

This was the beginning of the Church. What do we do with the book of Acts? Explain your answer. Transitional historical What about the examples? Men With a Miss ion 3 Session 9 hermeneutics Some of the teaching within our present dispensation is a cultural matter. Can you find any? How do we know? 1 Corinthians 11:5 1 Timothy 2:9 Not every statement by God is considered to be timeless (meaning a rule or command for

all generations). Give an example. Genesis 2:16 Exodus 20:8 Men With a Miss ion 3 Session 9 hermeneutics The law had a clear purpose. What was it? To bring us to Christ. We can fulfill the law in one word. What is it? love (Rom 13:8, 10; Gal 3:10; Jas 2:10) Session 10 Men With

a Miss ion 3 ABSOLUTES, CONVICTIONS, AND PREFERENCES How many churches and believers divide over that which is non-essential? Has anyone ever evaluated the 95 Thesis of Martin Luther to discover what really ought to be gripping our hearts? May we discover discernment over the essentials. Session 10 Men With a Miss

ion 3 ABSOLUTES, CONVICTIONS, AND PREFERENCES SOME KEY DEFINITIONS Define the following: Absolutes That which is absolute clearly defined in Scripture. Example: the deity of Christ Convictions That which we construct from Scripture. Example: alcohol Session 10 Men With a Miss ion

3 ABSOLUTES, CONVICTIONS, AND PREFERENCES Preferences not even constructed from Scripture, at all more our appetite Rupertus Meldenius said: In the essentials, unity; in the nonessentials, liberty; in all things, charity.4 4 (Geisler 2008) Session 10 Men With a Miss ion 3

ABSOLUTES, CONVICTIONS, AND PREFERENCES Compromise Taking the absolutes and watering them down and having few convictions. Liberalism does away with absolutes. Ultra-fundamentalism makes everything an absolute. Session 10 Men With a Miss ion 3 ABSOLUTES, CONVICTIONS, AND PREFERENCES Over what do most evangelical churches

divide? Preferences Over what do most evangelical believers divide? Same Session 10 Men With a Miss ion 3 ABSOLUTES, CONVICTIONS, AND PREFERENCES List some things that Jesus was willing to stand on and why. Obedience (Matt 3:1317) Word (Matt 4:1) The Law (Matt 5:17)

Cost of discipleship (Matt 10:24f) Needs over Law (Matt 12:1) Submission to earthly authority (Matt 17:24f) Session 10 Men With a Miss ion 3 ABSOLUTES, CONVICTIONS, AND PREFERENCES List some things that Jesus was willing to stand on and why. Discipleship (Matt 18:15) Sanctity of marriage (Matt 19) Holiness of the temple (Matt 21:12) Future blessing and judgment (Matt 25)

The cross Future of the church (Matt 28:1820) Session 10 Men With a Miss ion 3 ABSOLUTES, CONVICTIONS, AND PREFERENCES WHY SUCH A DIFFICULT AREA? What is the only requirement for Heaven? Believe in Jesus Will there be doctrinal divisions in Heaven? No If there was persecution, would it matter what weNo believe?

Session 10 Men With a Miss ion 3 ABSOLUTES, CONVICTIONS, AND PREFERENCES How does the church strive for unity and yet maintain doctrinal purity? Discuss Should we ever compromise to further the gospel? By compromise, we mean lighten some of our doctrine to include more believers. Discuss Session 10

Men With a Miss ion 3 ABSOLUTES, CONVICTIONS, AND PREFERENCES What are the only reasons given in the New Testament to withdraw from brother? 1 Corinthians 5:11 list Romans 16:17 Those who cause division and are contrary to our doctrine 2 Thessalonians 3:6 Anyone who walks disorderly 2 Thessalonians 3:14 Anyone who is rebellious Session 11 READING GOOD BOOKS

Men With a Miss ion 3 All of us in the evangelical community would agree that reading the Scriptures is the most important reading that a believer can do. Yet, there are many great books that never get read. May we become readers after the great men of the faith. Session 11 READING GOOD BOOKS Men With

a Miss ion 3 ESTABLISHING THE FOUNDATION Read over these verses and make a comment about each. Deuteronomy read the law before all 31:11 Israel Joshua 8:34-35 read all the law 2 Kings 23:2 read all the words Nehemiah 8:8 read in the book the law of God distinctly Isaiah 34:16 seek the Book and read

Session 11 READING GOOD BOOKS Men With a Miss ion 3 Read over these verses and make a comment about each. Matthew 12:5 have ye not read in the law Acts 8:28 he was reading Isaiah Acts 13:27 read every Sabbath day Ephesians 3:4 earlier books read Colossians 4:16 read (3 times) the epistles

Session 11 READING GOOD BOOKS Men With a Miss ion 3 Read over these verses and make a comment about each. 1 Thessalonians read this epistle 5:27 1 Timothy 4:13 give attention to reading 2 Timothy 4:13 books and parchments (Bible) Revelation 5:4 read the scroll Obviously, read the Word! Session 11

READING GOOD BOOKS Men With a Miss ion 3 How many times does Jesus say, Have you not read? Matthew Six times (12:3, 5; 19:4; 21:16, 42; 22:31) Mark Three times (2:25; 12:10, 26) Luke One time (6:3) Jesus read (Luke 4:16) How do we know, from Pauls messages in Acts, that he was a reader of the books of the day? Cite examples. Acts 17:28

cf. also Titus 1:12 Session 11 READING GOOD BOOKS Men List ten reasons as to why it would be beneficial to read good books. With for knowledge to be aware of what is sake going on a better defense of the fun/joy Miss Gospel to improve your model to family and others ion walk to have tools to give search topics others 3

to be stretched help turn off the television Session 12 MARRIAGE AND FAMILY Men With a Miss ion 3 Understanding the relationships between husbands and wives is often a rather difficult process. There truly is a thin line between love and hate. Yet I believe that the key is the man. Why? Session 12

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY Men UNDERSTANDING THE ROLES OF THE HUSBAND AND WIFE With List the major components of the role of the a wife.Romans 7:2-3 definition of adultery Miss 1 Corinthians 7:2-5 power over each others body ion 1 Corinthians 7:1015 explaining separation 3 1 Corinthians 7:2540 general thoughts Ephesians 5:21-33 Session 12 MARRIAGE AND FAMILY Men List the major components of the role of the wife. Colossians 3:18-19

With 1 Timothy 2:1115 (a side) a Miss Titus 2:3-5 Hebrews 13:4 ion 1 Peter 3:1-7 3 Submission: a willing response to husbands authority Ask your wife Session 12 MARRIAGE AND FAMILY Men Study the key passages and discern what is the role of the man in the home. With 1 Corinthians 13 Ephesians 5:21-33 a Colossians 3:19 Miss

1 Peter 3:7 ion 1 Timothy 2:8 (praying) 1 Corinthians 14:3435 3 love your wife = sacrifice, surrender Session 12 MARRIAGE AND FAMILY Men A CLOSER LOOK AT LOVE 16 statements about love in 1 Corinthians With List 13: 1 Corinthians 13:4 a Love is patient (2 Pet 3:9) Miss Love is kind ion Love does not envy (2 Cor 11:2) 3

Love does not put itself first (Phil 2:3f) Love is not full of pride (Col 2:18) Session 12 MARRIAGE AND FAMILY Men A CLOSER LOOK AT LOVE 16 statements about love in 1 Corinthians With List 13: 1 Corinthians 13:5 a Love does not behave itself disorderly Miss Love does not seek its own ion Love is not easily provoked 3 Love does not think evil (2 Tim 4:16) Session 12 MARRIAGE AND FAMILY

Men A CLOSER LOOK AT LOVE 16 statements about love in 1 Corinthians With List 13: 1 Corinthians 13:6 a Love does not rejoice in iniquity (1 John Miss 1:9) Love rejoices in the truth ion 3 Session 12 MARRIAGE AND FAMILY Men A CLOSER LOOK AT LOVE 16 statements about love in 1 Corinthians With List 13: 1 Corinthians 13:7 a

Love bears (endures) all things Miss Love believes ion Love hopes (1 Cor 15:19) 3 Love endures (Heb 12:2) Session 12 MARRIAGE AND FAMILY Men A CLOSER LOOK AT LOVE 16 statements about love in 1 Corinthians With List 13: 1 Corinthians 13:8 a Love does not fail (Rev 2:4-5) Miss ion 3

Session 12 MARRIAGE AND FAMILY Men A BRIEF STOP AT PARENTING ten principles from the New Testament With List about parenting. Romans 15:1-3 bear the infirmities of a the weak 1 Corinthians 13 unconditional love Miss Galatians 2:20 live via Christ ion Ephesians 4:32 be kind 3 Ephesians 6:4 bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord Session 12 MARRIAGE AND FAMILY

Men List ten principles from the New Testament about parenting. With Philippians 2:3 esteem better Colossians 3:21 dont provoke to anger a Miss 1 Timothy 2:15 focus on love, faith, holiness Titus 1:6 lead to faithfulness ion Matthew 18:6 3 Hebrews 12:7 Session 12 MARRIAGE AND FAMILY Men List ten principles from the New Testament about parenting. With 1 Timothy 3:4 2 Corinthians 12:14 a Miss 2 John 4

1 Timothy 5:8 ion Matthew 19:13 3 Session 12 MARRIAGE AND FAMILY Men List ten Proverbs about parenting. With Proverbs 1:1-6 importance of wisdom Proverbs 2:1-4 seek wisdom a Miss Proverbs 3:11-12 dont despise the chastening of the Lord ion Proverbs 4:1 listen to dad Proverbs 5:23 guard your heart (guard their 3 hearts) Session 12 MARRIAGE AND FAMILY

Men List ten Proverbs about parenting. 6:20-23 importance of the With Proverbs Word Proverbs 10:19-21 controlling of tongue a Miss Proverbs 11:2 importance of humility ion Proverbs 11:14 multitude of counselors Proverbs 12:1 dont despise reproof 3 Session 13 DEALING WITH AFFLICTION Men With a Miss ion 3 Suffering and affliction is an area from

which none of us are exempt. Yet very few of us handle it well. What can we learn to better prepare us for the trials ahead? Session 13 DEALING WITH AFFLICTION Men Read Job 1-2, 42. List any insights below that you might discover about suffering. With It is no respecter of persons (1:1). It sometimes has nothing to do with how you a are living (1:1). Miss It may include Satan (1:6). ion God is sovereign (1:12). It is possible to suffer and not respond in sin 3 (1:22). We do receive both good and evil (2:10). Dont expect those close to you to understand (2:9, 11f).

Session 13 DEALING WITH AFFLICTION Job 1-2, 42. List any insights below that Men Read you might discover about suffering. With People often will come to you (2:11). They dont always have good counsel (2:11). a Dont expect everything you say in pain to be Miss correct (3:22). God knows best (38:2-4). ion There are many things we dont know (39:1f) 3 (Deut 29:29). Who are we to instruct God (40:2)? God will deal with those who counsel falsely (42:7). Session 13 DEALING WITH AFFLICTION

Job 1-2, 42. List any insights below that Men Read you might discover about suffering. With God is faithful to repay (42:10). a Where were those people before (42:11)? Miss What God takes away, He will restore (42:12). Scriptures: ion Key Job 15:8; 14:28; 23:11, 12; 27:6; 31:4-6; 13:15 3 Session 13 DEALING WITH AFFLICTION Men Where does suffering come from? With Job 1-2 Satan a John 9:1-3 Sovereignty of God

Miss 1 Corinthians 11:30Sin ion 2 Corinthians 12:7 Satans messengers 3 Session 13 DEALING WITH AFFLICTION Men Why does God allow suffering? to receive With Psalm 34:17 deliverance a Psalm 103:13-14 to remind us of our frailty Miss Proverbs 17:17 part of our lives; born for adversity ion Matthew 7:24-27 endurance 3 Luke 14:11 humility

John 11:33-34 to cause us to fall at His feet Session 13 DEALING WITH AFFLICTION Men Why does God allow suffering? salvation of others With Acts 16 a Romans 8:28-29 to be conformed to His image Miss 1 Corinthians 11:31-32 sin ion 2 Corinthians 1:3-5 to comfort others 3 2 Corinthians 4:12-16 we are perishing Ephesians 6:11-18 part of the battle

Session 13 DEALING WITH AFFLICTION Men Why does God allow suffering? part of our call With Philippians 1:29 a 1 Thessalonians 1:6-7; Philippians an example 1:14 Miss 2 Timothy 3:12; Galatians 6:17; Philippians It is connected with being godly, bears ion 3:10 marks of Christ, to know4:15-16 Him to obtain mercy 3 Hebrews Hebrews 6:12

to keep us from being slothful Session 13 DEALING WITH AFFLICTION Men Why does God allow suffering? With Hebrews 12:5-8 chastening; sonship a James 1:2-4 patience Miss 1 Peter 1:6-7 trial of our faith ion 3 Session 13 DEALING WITH AFFLICTION Men With

a Miss ion 3 Insights of what Jesus went through in His arrests, trials, and crucifixion. pain betrayal agony denial unfair trials mob mentality agenda repentance

will of the Father consequences of sin Session 13 DEALING WITH AFFLICTION Men With a Miss ion 3 Romans 8:17; Philippians 3:10; 2 Timothy 3:12; 1 Peter 2:21; 4:1 What do these verses mean in light of His suffering? suffer with Him (Rom 8:17) fellowship of His sufferings (Phil 3:10) Godly in Christ = sufferings (2 Tim

3:12) we were called to suffer (1 Pet 2:21) like Christ (1 Pet 4:1) It is part of following Him. Men With a Miss ion 3 Session 14 Teaching and DEALING WITH OTHERS We all have been called to be teachers, but how are we following this call? Session 14 Teaching and DEALING WITH OTHERS Men JESUS AS THE MASTER TEACHER

several qualifications of Jesus as a master With List teacher and find an illustration in Scripture. a Good student (Matt 4:1) Notice His of the Word. Miss handling Sensitive (Matt 9:20) ion Compassion (Matt 9:36) 3 Blameless Good leader Session 14 Teaching and DEALING WITH OTHERS Men Those He Taught With Children (Matt 18:1) a Disciples (Matt 5:1-2)

Miss Great multitude (Matt 8:1, 10) ion Tax collectors and sinners (Matt 9:10) 3 Family (Matt 12:46) Women (John 4) Session 14 Teaching and DEALING WITH OTHERS Men Situations He Taught in With Weddings (John 2:1) a Illness (Matt 8:14-15) Miss Miracles (Matt 9:20) ion Sabbath day events (Matt 12:1f) 3 Session 14 Teaching and DEALING WITH OTHERS

Men His Surroundings With Synagogue (Matt 4:23) a Houses (Matt 8:14) Miss Boat (Matt 8:23) ion Outside (Matt 9:20) 3 Cities (Matt 11:1) Desert (Matt 14:15) Session 14 Teaching and DEALING WITH OTHERS Men Materials He Used With Scriptures (Matt 4:1) a Lilies (Matt 6:28) Miss Field, sowers (Matt 13:3)

ion Himself cross 3 Himself foot washing (John 13) Loaves and fish (Matt 14:19) Session 14 Teaching and DEALING WITH OTHERS Men Methods He Used With Lectures (Matt 5-7) a Parable (Matt 13:3) Miss Modeling ion Example 3 Others Session 14 Teaching and DEALING WITH OTHERS

Men YOU AS THE TEACHER With What is the scriptural basis with which God has all of us who believe in Christ to be a a called teacher? Matthew 28:18-20 Hebrews 5:12 Miss Colossians 3:16 2 Timothy 2:2 ion 1 Timothy 4:11, 6:2 2 Timothy 3:14-17 3 Ephesians 4:11-13 Warning James 3:1 Session 14 Teaching and DEALING WITH OTHERS

Men What does Scripture say are the qualifications of With a teacher? Be faithful (2 Tim a 2:2) teachable (2 Tim Miss Be 2:2) ion Be willing/obedient (Matt 28:18-20) Know your subject (2 Tim 3:14-17) 3 Be a good student Session 15 Men With a Miss ion

3 HOLINESS and MORAL PURITY There is a clear call in Scripture for man to be holy as He is holy. Why do we find it so difficult to fulfill that directive when we know that in holy living we are truly more like Him? Session 15 HOLINESS and MORAL PURITY Men Personal Holiness in Times of Temptation, by With Bruce Wilkinson, is based on 1 Corinthians 10:12-13. a You are in dangerous territory when you think into this youfall

cant . Miss sin consume you Your temptations will seek to ion . overtake you 3 common Your temptations arent unique to you, but are . God never abandons you in temptations, due to us/His. tocommitment His faithfulness Session 15

HOLINESS and MORAL PURITY Men With a Miss ion 3 God never permits any temptation to go ablethat to bear beyond what you are . God always makes, in every escape the way of temptation, . God always limits every temptation you

endure, bear will be able toit .5 (Wilkinson 1992) 5 Session 15 HOLINESS and MORAL PURITY Men THE BIBLICAL VIEW OF HOLINESS With All three members of the Trinity are called holy. a Find the passages that state such. Is there any other characteristic that is connected to all Miss three? God is holy (Isa 6)

ion The Holy Spirit (John 14:26) 3 Holy Jesus (Acts 4:27, 30) Session 15 HOLINESS and MORAL PURITY Men are called to be holy as He is holy. List every With We time this is stated in Scripture. a 1 Peter 1:15-16 Miss Leviticus 11:44-45 Leviticus 19:2 ion Leviticus 18:30 3 Leviticus 20:7, 21:6-8, 20:26 Ephesians 1:4

Session 15 HOLINESS and MORAL PURITY Men With Does God call us to be anything else like He is? Just to be like Him (Eph 5:1) a Perfect (Matt 5:48) Miss is called a holy, holy, holy God. List every ion He occurrence that called this in Scripture. 3 He isIsaiah 6:3 Revelation 4:8 Session 15 HOLINESS and MORAL PURITY Men there any other characteristic that is repeated

With Isthree times this way? What does that suggest? a No. His holiness is His highest character. Miss ion 3 Session 15 HOLINESS and MORAL PURITY Men Conclusions Regarding Holiness in Scripture With List below ten conclusions about holiness and Gods call for us to be like Him. a He alone is Holy Miss He alone can make us holy When we are holy, we are most like Him ion His holiness is His highest character 3 All the Trinity is holy

He commands us to be holy Session 15 HOLINESS and MORAL PURITY Men Principles to Remember - locate the principles in With each of these references which can help us remain pure for the Lords use. a Genesis Dont betray trust 39:89a Miss Genesis 39:9b Refuse to sin 10 ion 2 Samuel 12:7 Secret sin will be 12 exposed 3 Job 24:15

Hiding wont work Job 31:1 Make a covenant with your eyes Session 15 HOLINESS and MORAL PURITY Men Principles to Remember - locate the principles in With each of these references which can help us remain pure for the Lords use. a Psalm 101:3 Set no evil thing before your eyes Miss Proverbs 22:5 Thorns and snares await Acts 20:28 Keep watch (allow yourself ion to be watched over)

3 Romans Dont focus on how to 13:14 1 Corinthians 6:18 gratify self Flee Session 15 HOLINESS and MORAL PURITY Men Principles to Remember - locate the principles in With each of these references which can help us remain pure for the Lords use. a 1 Corinthians Body belongs to God 6:1920 Miss 1 Corinthians Be careful

10:12 ion 1 Corinthians God wont let you be 10:13a tempted beyond what you 3 can bear 1 Corinthians God always has a way of 10:13b escape Galatians 6:78 Reap what you sow Session 15 HOLINESS and MORAL PURITY Men Principles to Remember - locate the principles in With each of these references which can help us remain pure for the Lords use. a

1 Thessalonians Avoid every kind of evil 5:22 Miss 1 Timothy 3:2 Be above reproach, self control ion 1 Timothy 3:4 Manage family well 3 2 Timothy 2:22 Flee James 4:78 Submit to God and resist the devil Session 15 HOLINESS and MORAL PURITY Men WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT THIS With POTENTIAL PROBLEM? a Action Plan - List below the steps you plan to Miss take to help you stay morally pure.

Discuss ion 3 Session 15 HOLINESS and MORAL PURITY Men James 1:13-17 With God is never the ultimate source of any temptation (evil). a God is always the ultimate source of every good gift. Miss Every temptation purposefully seeks to deceive. Every temptation becomes a temptation when ion you are drawn away. Every temptation can only tempt because of our 3 own desires. Every temptation has only one ultimate goal your sin. There is always free cheese in a mousetrap!

Session 15 HOLINESS and MORAL PURITY Men Seven Stages With The look (drawn away) a The lust (our desire) Miss The lure (enticed) The conception (desire conceived) (bite the ion worm/not the hook) The birth (gives birth to sin) 3 The growth (sin, when fully grown) (hooked!) The death (brings forth death) Session 15 HOLINESS and MORAL PURITY Men Two Principles With Quick signal principlessend flare to God; a prayer Quick spit principlesspit it out Miss

ion 3 Session 16 BE A MAN Men With a Miss ion 3 In a day where men are really a sad excuse for the strength we once exhibited, there is a call for me to become a man of the faith. What is a real man? Session 16 BE A MAN CHARACTERISTICS OF A REAL MAN OF GOD Men

List six characteristics that ought to be true of a With real man of God and list the appropriate Scriptures. a Knowing what to flee (1 Tim 6:11) Miss Knowing what to follow (1 Tim 6:11) ion Knowing what to fight (1 Tim 6:11) Scripture focus (2 Tim 3 3:14-17) Aim toward Christ-likeness (2 Tim 3:1417) Good works (2 Tim 3:1417) Session 16 BE A MAN Men With a Miss ion 3

CHARACTERISTICS OF A REAL MAN OF GOD Who in Scripture is given the title of Man of God? Moses (Deut 33:1; Josh 14:6; 1 Chron 23:14; 2 Chron 30:16; Ezra 3:3; Ps 90:1) Unnamed (Judg 13:6, 8; 1 Sam 2:27; 1 Kings 13:1, 4-8, 11, 12, 14, 21, 26, 29, 31; 1 Kings 20:28; 2 Kings 23:16-17; 2 Chron 25:7, 9) Samuel (1 Sam 9:6-8, 10) Shemaiah (1 Kings 12:22; 2 Chron 11:2) Session 16 BE A MAN Men With a Miss ion 3 CHARACTERISTICS OF A REAL MAN OF GOD Who in Scripture is given the title of Man of God?

Elijah (1 Kings 17:18, 24; 2 Kings 1:9-13; 4:7, 9, 16, 21, 22, 25, 27, 40, 42; 5:8, 14, 15, 20; 6:6, 9, 10, 15; 7:2, 17, 18, 19; 8:2, 4, 7, 8, 11; 13:19; 23:16, 17) David (2 Chron 8:14; Neh 12:24; 12:36) Igdaliah (Jer 35:4) Timothy (1 Tim 6:11) Believers (2 Tim 3:17) Session 16 BE A MAN CHARACTERISTICS OF A REAL MAN OF GOD Men What does this title mean? With Man of God-like qualities a Miss ion 3 Session 16 BE A MAN

EVALUATION TIME Men Read Mark carefully and list as many With characteristics as you can find which describe Jesus as a man. a 1:7 He wore shoes 1:9 He was baptized Miss 1:11 a son ion 1:13 tested 1:14 preached 3 1:16 walked and saw 1:35

prayed Session 16 BE A MAN Men With a Miss ion 3 Read Mark carefully and list as many characteristics as you can find1:41 which describe His handJesus as a man. 2:15 He was followed 3:5

anger 3:10 could be trusted 3:31-32 had family 4:1 entered a boat 4:38 asleep 5:22 feet Session 16 BE A MAN Men

With a Miss ion 3 Read Mark carefully and list as many characteristics as you can find5:27 which touched describe him Jesus as a man. 6:3 son of 6:4 had a home town 6:14

name spread abroad 6:42 He ate 8:23 spit, hands 10:13 touched children 11:7 sat on a colt Session 16 BE A MAN Men With

a Miss ion 3 Read Mark carefully and list as many characteristics as you can find11:15 which cleansed describe Jesus as a man. temple 11:18 He was feared 14:3 anointed 14:23

gave thanks 14:46 took Him 14:53 trials 14:65 spit on and hit 15:17 crown of thorns Session 16 BE A MAN Men With

a Miss ion 3 Read Mark carefully and list as many characteristics as you can find15:24 which describe Jesus as a man. garments 15:24 crucified 15:46 buried He was fully man! Session 16 BE A MAN

MAN AS A SERVANT Men Scripture is very clear; if you want to be great With (complete the thought) learn to be a servant a Miss List the Scriptures to prove that truth. ion Mark 10:35 Matthew 20:20 3 John 13 Session 16 BE A MAN Men With a Miss ion 3

Study all five areas and detail, with Scripture to support, their necessity. Servant to the Lord: Jesus example (Matt 20:25-28) Philippians 2 Servant to the Family: Ephesians 5:25 loving, cherish To Others: Philippians 2 Session 16 BE A MAN Men With a Miss ion 3 Study all five areas and detail, with Scripture to

support, their necessity. To Church: 1 Corinthians 12 Work Ephesians 6 Session 17 Men With a Miss ion 3 WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? It is never too difficult to begin a race. It is the finish line that is our problem. Why is it so many begin, but never finish? What can we do now to insure that we finish well?

Session 17 WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? Men FINISHING THE RACE With List at least ten examples and cite the reasons a why they may have not finished well. Cain doubt, his first offering was bad (Gen 4) Miss Lot (cf. Gen 19) ion Moses didnt get into the land Samson didnt repent 3 Naomi bitter (Ruth 1:20) Saul suicide (2 Sam 1) Session 17 WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? Men List at least ten examples and cite the reasons why they may have not finished well. With

Solomon (1 Kings 11) a Judas Miss Demas (2 Tim 4:10) ion Simon the sorcerer (Acts 8) 3 Session 17 WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? Men List reasons as to the men and women of Hebrews 11 finished well. With Abel to his death faithfulness (Heb 11:4) a Enoch pleased God (Heb 11:5) Miss Noah finished his task (Heb 11:7) ion Abraham kept seeking (Heb 11:8) Moses refused Egypt (Heb 11:24) 3 Rahab regardless of cost (Heb 11:31)

Session 17 WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? Men List reasons as to the men and women of Hebrews 11 finished well. With Gideon kept faithful (Heb 11:32) a Samson recovered well (Heb 11:32) Miss David didnt let shame stop him (Heb 11:32) ion Samuel - faithful (Heb 11:32) 3 Session 17 WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? Men THOSE WHO FINISHED WELL With Make comments of the key verses in the Gospel of John regarding finishing well. a John 1:3 He made all things (Gen. 1 very Miss good) John 1:14 Jesus came and did His work well

ion John 1:29 John pointing out Jesus 3 John 2:1-10 finished the wedding well John 4:1 breaking down barriers to women and gentiles (maybe the woman at the well finished well?) Session 17 WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? Men Make comments of the key verses in the Gospel of John regarding finishing well. With John 7:1 brothers didnt believe, but later a did. James, Jude 8:1 woman caught in adulteryHe Miss John dealt with it well John 11:1 Lazarus and Jesus victory over ion death John 12:1f triumphal entry

3 John 13:1 Washed feetfinished well His teaching on humility Session 17 WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? Men Make comments of the key verses in the Gospel of John regarding finishing well. With John 16:1 Promise of Holy Spiritso they a can finish well John 19:30 It is finished Miss John 20 Resurrection ion John 21 Re-commissioning of Peter and 3 others Session 17

WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? Men What are the principles from 2 Timothy to help insure finishing well? With 2 Timothy a 1:6 stir up the gift Miss 1:8 dont be ashamed ion 1:13 hold fast to sound words 2:1 be strong on grace 3 2:2 commit to others 2:3 endures hardness Session 17 WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? Men What are the principles from 2 Timothy to help insure finishing well? With 2:4 dont get caught in the affairs of this life

a 2:5 strive lawfully Miss 2:14 strive not about words of no profit ion 2:15 study for His approval 3 2:16 shun profane and vain babblings 2:21 purge ourselves Session 17 WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? Men What are the principles from 2 Timothy to help insure finishing well? With 2:22 flee lusts a 2:23 avoid foolish and unlearned questions Miss 2:24 be gentle, patient ion 2:25 instruct others 3 3:1 know the signs of the times 3:14 continue

Session 17 WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? Men What are the principles from 2 Timothy to help insure finishing well? With 4:2 preach the Word a 4:5 watch Miss Notice those who didnt finish well. ion 3 Session 17 WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? Men List with Scripture some of the things He began and either has finished or will finish at some With time. Creation (Gen 1)

a Acts (Gen 6:9) Miss Tabernacle ion The church (Matt 16) Us (Phil 1:6) 3 Heaven (John 14) Cross It is finished (John 19) Men With a Miss ion 3 Congratulations! Congratulations fellow man with a mission! You have successfully completed the year.

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