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”
Men, join us every Wednesday evening as we gather together in prayer before the Lord to encourage, be encouraged, build up and challenge us as men to be about our Father’s business. The Lord looked around Israel (Ezekiel 22:30) but yet could not find one. God has called the men of his people to stand in the gap and be the influence and reason why his people are not overtaken but are sustained and protected. So we take this opportunity to go on behalf of his people for wisdom, direction and grace to lead govern and bless his people. You’re invited to join us. Our ZOOM login 875 7229 6913 Passcode 1711 (please identify yourself upon login)
Men Working in Wisdom
The value of wisdom – “She is more precious than rubies, and all the things you may desire cannot compare with her.” Proverbs 3:15. The most valuable thing we as men bring to the various tables of our live is wisdom. Whether we have been the assignment of Father, student, church leader, single or married,
What do you know about yourself? How healthy are you and what kind you do about it? Take a few minutes to do a quick check of your health situation. God encourages us to know that we who are believers are the temples of the Holy Spirit (I Cor. 6:19) and that we are to maintain it the best we can. We are only going to get one body to do God’s service, so let us do our part to the glory of God. This checklist is ONLY intended to be used as a guide in helping us know what to consult our personal medical physicians about.
What is Wisdom?
W – Wisdom is defined as the principal component to discerning what is right and what is wrong. We as men are entrusted with an abundance of responsibilities and too often those assignments can be overwhelming. We can feel like our world is closing in on us and sometimes it really is closing in. This key element to doing the right thing is derived or originates from the God of all wisdom. If any of you lack for wisdom, ask God (James 1:5) and God will give it. Proverbs 2:7 “He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly;”
I – Insight is our ability to process through the natural order of a situation, logic. It is taking each element of that situation and understating how piece one is attached to piece two and is in direct or indirect association with piece 4 and not with piece 3. It is seeing how something is supposed to work and not just that it works. Taking a responsibility and laying out the details for insight. Sometimes we lay things out naturally and sometimes we do it without even things. But the there are things that require effort and collaboration. Put in the work brothers and gain the insight and share the wisdom. It is simply called understanding. John 14:5 “Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?”
S – Strength is measured one force against another. If we want to find out how strong we are, we lift weights, exercise or do something that has or provides a certain about resistance. So many times, we are going to be spiritually tested to identify our strength. James 1, speaks on how strong we are and can know we are. Jude 1:20 reminds us that there nothing unusual about having our faith built up but it should be a common thing. Spiritually exercising is a daily lifestyle that benefits us as well as those who partner or keep company with us. Job’s whole story was not so much about his faith but how our faith could be built up to encourage other just as his has.
D – Wisdom allows us to learn how to defend our faith and defend God’s word. Acts 17:17-26 reveals how the wisdom of God is far greater than the wisdom of men and we need not ever to fear that “they” are smarter or wiser than we who are saturated with the of God’s word. When we take the word of God and properly apply it, there is not a man on earth who can stand against us (Rom. 8:31).
O – Obey the Word, renew you mind(romans 12:1,2), sanctify the Lord God in your heart (I Pet 3:15), encourage yourself in God’s word (Joshua 1:6)
M – Be a mentor to another man or young man, our society in process of losing a complete generation of men. Largely because we as men have been caught into our world of responsibilities and obligations. Unless we have sons we do not deliberately pursue mentoring young men into grown men. Titus 2:1-2, 6-7 “But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine: 2That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience….6Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.7 In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, 8 Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you. We have got to do what God’s word requires of us and include the work of mentoring and faithfully expect God to raise up other young men to assume our place as Deacons, Home leaders,
Confidence: In the Lord
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)
Weekly Devotional – “Men Only”
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
MGM Log 005 –
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MGM Log 006 – 10 Things God has Given Men
- Life – Gen 2:7
- Soul – Gen. 2:7
- Authority – Gen. 2:19, 3:19
- Health – Gen. 2:20-23, John 14:26
- Dominion – Gen 1:26-28
- Family – Eph. 5:23-28
- Responsibility – Deut. 10:12, 11:19-20, Eph. 6:4
- Friendship – Jam. 2:23, Matt 25:45, James 4:4
- Freewill – Deut. 30:19, Jos. 2:15,
- The Choice – Rom 6:23, Rom 10:9-10
MGM Log 007 – God Promises
Promise to Be Our Strength Exodus 15:2, Duet. 6:4-6, Psalms 28:7, Phi. 4:13Psalm 118;14, Psalm 27:1, Isa. 12:2,
Promise Never Leave You John 14:15-18, 26, HEB. 13:5-6
He Has Promise me To Prosper Josh. 1:7, I Kings 2:3, Psalms 1:3, 3 John 2
Promise to Hear Our Prayers Gen. 16:9-11, Acts 10:1-5, 1 Pet 3:10-13
Promise to Fight Deut 20:4, Ex. 14:14, John 14:27, 2 Chro. 10:15
PROMISE To give Peace 2 Thes 3:16, John 14:27
Promise to Always Love You Deut. 23:5, John 16:27, Rom 8:2
MGM Log 008 – The Explanation of Anger, Anger is excessive or uncontrolled if it leads to the following:
1. Outburst of Temper, or bad language
2. Bitterness, hostility, the urge to get even
3. Inner turmoil, lost of intenal traquility
How Can We Learn to Control
1. Don’t interpret everything as personal offense
2. Regularly confess excessive anger as sin (Eph 4:26)
3. Realize the Christians must learn to cope with the old and the new nature (Eph. 4:22-24)
4. Strive to focus your anger away from yourself and to the root cause
5. Surrender each day to the Holy Spirit (Gal 5:16)
6. A personal relationship with Jesus Christ is the basis for solving any problem (Col. 3:16)