Men of Grace Ministry
is a ministry centered on bringing men into alignment with their specific role before God.
Discipling men to grow in grace through the teachings of his word, accountability and providing an environment to share with and learn from other men how to practically represent the living God in their own lives.
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven”
We build confidence through knowledge. Knowledge that has come through training/learning and is supported by experience. Like this, our knowledge of the Word of God supplies the seed of faith (confidence) in our minds, and our experiences build our faith, strengthening our confidence, that God has all things in control. (continue)
Men Of Grace Ministry Objectives
- Grow Spiritually – That You May Grow
- “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Tim. 2:15
- “as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby” 1 Pet. 2:2,
- “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” Rom. 12:2
- Biblically Address Our Unique Needs and Responsibilities – For We Are Fearfully, Wonderfully Made
- “that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, 5 not in passion of lust, like the Gentiles who do not know God;” 1 Thess. 4:4, 5
- “But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. 15 Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.” Jam. 1:14, 15
- Connect With Other Men To Disciple Us Towards Spiritual Growth and Accountability – Iron Sharpens Iron
- “For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, 5 so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another” Rom. 12:4, 5
- “For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is” 1 Cor. 12:12
- Coming Together For Service – Home, Church and in the Community – Go Ye Therefore
- ”And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.” Matt. 28:18-20
Men of Grace, we would like to begin a new series of weekly devotions to encourage and challenge us to be the men of God we are and who God has ordained us. In our weekly lessons we will ask us to be like the Bereans and search the scriptures to see if the things we experience are true. Hopefully they will be short but as deep and informed as the Lord leads. The thought behind the “accountability log” serves as a reminder of our responsibility to be accountable to one another and to the Lord. It is to encourage us of the reality we do not have to experience life as it is presented to us. But also as reality, if we chose to face it alone or in our own might we will not please the Lord and we run the risk of being devoured by the overwhelming responsibilities and obligations we have been assigned by the Lord himself.
MGM Log 001 – God is Accountable to You, God’s encouragement to us today is the reality we are loved. He wants us to know he knows everything there is to us (Psalm 139:1-6) and that we are to live our lives with this knowledge. Knowing our God cares and loves us leads to him being accountable to us. After God created Adam, he then assigned him some things (Gen. 2:19-23). In his assignment, he was equipped with the authority and wisdom of God to perform his various tasks. Adam was not left on his own to figure out how to manage the Garden, his house or family.
Our sinful nature and society would have us to believe it is on us to figure things out and then fix it. We as men are wired to be “fixers” and coupled with that influence, we move to try our hand at coming up with a system or resolution. God wants us to know that he cares for and loves us enough to provide us with all the tools in or our spiritual toolbox that we may attend to every matter as men that arises in our life. When we come to accept God’s accountability to us we can walk and live our lives in front of things assigned to us. If we need resources (Matt. 6:33) he has what we need. If it falls in any other category, he wants us to cast them on him (I Pet. 5:7). Because we do not nor will always have the right fix to the issues we face, our spouses or children or even our friends in the barbershop, we have access to divine wisdom to help direct us and comfort our hearts (James 1:5, 3:17). As the Lord commanded Joshua and all Israel after the passing of his servant Moses, the Lord commands us to “be of good courage” (Joshua 1:1-9) .
MGM Log 002 – We Are Accountable To God Genesis 4:9 is the classic biblical derivative of our accountability to one another. But our accountability begins with our Creator, the Lord. In Genesis 3:4-9 after Adam had sinned, God went looking for him. Not as if God didn’t know where Adam was, but he wanted Adam to know he cared for him. God’s care for men and mankind in general extend far beyond the surface type of care or concern we normally accustomed to. God knew the situation of Adam’s disobedience and rebellion to to his word. God has always had a special place in his heart for an upright man. In Psalms 15, verse 2 the Psalmist wrote, “He who walks uprightly, And works righteousness, And speaks the truth in his heart;“. These are the type of people God finds delight and pleasure. Adam’s sin plunged him into a place of dishonor and shame. The reason Adam and Eve clothed themselves was because of the shame and guilt resulting from of their failure to trust the Lord. “For the Lord is righteous, He loves righteousness; His countenance beholds the upright.” Psalm 11:7.
God expects us as men to know we are accountable to Him first and foremost. It is in honor, respect and obedience to his Word where we are respected and honored by our God. When we choose to listen, obey and follow his counsel and not of another, we are blessed. When we choose not to stand in the paths of the sinners and unbelievers or sit in the seat of scorners we will be blessed and receive God’s favor in every aspect of our lives (Psalms 1).
MGM Log 003 – We Are Accountable to One Another
MGM Log 004 – We Have No Excuse, Just Reasons
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