Men's Discipleship

Our Fall/Winter study in Foundations of Grace: 1400 BC - AD 100 by Steven J. Lawson begins September 13, 2018 and continues Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm.  See meeting schedule, below.  Click here for Study Questions


Summary

"Understanding the doctrines of grace provides a clearer picture of God’s sovereignty, mercy, and majesty. From the lawgiver Moses to the Apostle John, and from the early church fathers to modern defenders of the faith, there has marched onto the stage of human history a long line of godly men, a triumphant parade of spiritual stalwarts who have upheld the doctrines of grace.


"In this book, Dr. Steven J. Lawson takes readers on a heart-stirring survey of the Scriptures and their teaching on God’s way of salvation. Lawson demonstrates that far from being a sixteenth century invention, the doctrines of grace are the clear teaching of the Bible in its entirety. From Genesis to Revelation, the Scriptures declare the message of God’s sovereign grace in salvation."


Schedule - Fall/Winter, 2018-19 

September 13             Introduction

September 20              Chapter 1

September 27                No Study

October 4                     Chapter 2

October 11                   Chapter 3

October 18                   Chapter 4

October 25                   Chapter 5

November 1                 Chapter 6

November 8                 Chapter 7

November 15               Chapter 8

November 22                 Thanksgiving

November 29              Chapter 9

December 6                 Chapter 10

December 13               Chapter 11

             –  Winter Break –

February 7                    Chapter 12

February 14                  Chapter 13

February 21                  Chapter 14

February 28                  Chapter 15

March 7                         Chapter 16

March 14                       Chapter 17

March 21                       Chapter 18


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Our weekly Men’s Discipleship group is part of the discipleship ministry of Pacific Hope Church. We exist to encourage and equip men to present themselves to God as “. . . one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15). The studies selected by the Elders are designed to build up men of spiritual maturity and leadership within the church and at home.

 

"As defined in the Bible, manhood is a functional reality, demonstrated in a man's fulfillment of responsibility and leadership. The Bible is clear about a man's responsibility to exercise spiritual maturity and spiritual leadership. Of course, this spiritual maturity takes time to develop, and it is a gift of the Holy Spirit working within the life of the believer. The disciplines of the Christian life, including prayer and serious Bible study, are among the means God uses to mold a boy into a man and to bring about spiritual maturity . . . .

 

"A close look at many churches will reveal that a central problem is the lack of biblical maturity among the men of the congregation and a lack of biblical knowledge that leaves men ill-equipped and completely unprepared to exercise spiritual leadership. Men must know their way around the biblical text and feel at home in the study of God's Word. They must stand ready to take their place as leaders in the local church.

 

"While God has appointed specific officers for his church—men who are specially gifted and publicly called—every man should fulfill some leadership responsibility within the life of the congregation. For some men, this may mean a less public role of leadership than is the case with others. In any event, a man should be able to teach someone, and to lead in some ministry, translating his personal discipleship into the fulfillment of a godly call."     ~ Al Mohler