Men's Discipleship

Our next men's study is  Great Doctrines of the Bible, a comprehensive and accessible systematic theology of the Christian faith by Martyn Lloyd-Jones. We'll meet Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm beginning September 5, 2019.  (Click here for Volume 1 Study Questions.)


Description:

In our current culture with its multiple world views, it is essential that we think with clarity about issues of sound biblical doctrine because so much in our world—from the media to our schools—openly defies biblical Truth.


If you’ve realized the urgency of establishing the doctrinal ground on which you stand, the chapters of this book will help you build that foundation. Lloyd-Jones clearly explains the character and ministries of each person of the trinity, as well as the Bible’s teaching on the church, the afterlife, and end times. If you want to learn more about the great doctrines of the Bible but don’t want to wade through lengthy academic works, here is a complete guide that will help you learn and integrate Christian doctrine with your daily life.


From the book jacket:

On Friday evenings in post-World War II London, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones held discussions in one of the halls of Westminster Chapel.  These discussions tackled the practical issues of the Christian life, but the questions that arose often involved matters of doctrine.  The meetings were so well-attended, and so many people were asking about biblical doctrines, that Lloyd-Jones moved the meetings into the Chapel itself and began to give a series of lectures on doctrine.  Out of those lectures came the initial material for a three-volume series, Great Doctrines of the Bible.  Now this material is combined into one volume—a systematic theology of the Christian faith.


Concerned that the truth be in words “understood by the people” and that it not remain only in the head, Lloyd-Jones uses clear language and makes application in each chapter.  Through this book he extends to Christians a compelling invitation to study the Scriptures and to learn and integrate doctrine with daily life.  For when we do, we encounter the riches of God’s grace and come to understand more deeply the significance of the cross. 

 

This volume includes the following three books in one:

  1. God the Father, God the Son
  2. God the Holy Spirit
  3. The Church and the Last Things

About the Author:

Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981), minister of Westminster Chapel in London for 30 years, was one of the twentieth century’s leading voices in evangelical doctrine and preaching. His many books have brought profound spiritual encouragement to millions around the world.


Meeting Schedule, Fall/Winter 2019

Sept 5                Overview & Introduction

Sept 12               Chapter 1   

Sept 19                Chapter 2

Sept 26               Chapter 3

Oct 3                   Chapter 4

Oct 10                 Chapter 5

Oct 17                 Chapter 6

Oct 24                 Chapter 7

Oct 31                  No Study

Nov 7                   Chapter 8

Nov 14                  Chapter 9

Nov 21                Chapter 10

Nov 28                Thanksgiving

Dec 5                   Chapter 11

Dec 12                 Chapter 12

Dec 19                  Chapter 13


–  Winter Break – 

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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