Men's Discipleship

What does it mean for Jesus to be HUMAN?

Join theologian Bruce Ware as he takes us back to the biblical text, where we meet a profoundly human Jesus who faced many of the same difficulties and limitations we experience today. Ware explores the significance of Christ’s humanity and helps us to learn, by the power of the Spirit, to follow in Jesus’s steps.

We'll discuss Chapter Six at our next meeting, June 15, 2023.

Men's Discipleship

Thursdays, 7:00 pm

May 11 through June 29, 2023

The Man Christ Jesus: Theological Reflections on the Humanity of Christ

by Bruce A. Ware

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Men's Discipleship

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

Great Doctrines of the Bible

Back by popular demand!   Join us as we pick up again each Thursday evening at 7:00 pm to conclude the final semester of our study in Martyn Lloyd-Jones's Great Doctrines of the Bible with the last section of Volume Three, "The Church and the Last Things."   (If you still need to order the book, they are available on Amazon.)  

Download the complete Volume 3 Study Questions

Winter/Spring 2023 Schedule - Volume 3: The Church and the Last Things

February 9 - Chapter 12 The Interpretation of Daniel 9:24-27

February 16 - Chapter 13 Daniel 9 Concluded and the Secret Rapture

February 23 - Chapter 14 The Book of Revelation – Introduction

March 2 - Chapter 15 The Preterist and the Futurist Views

March 9 Videos by R.C. Sproul: "The Last Days According to Jesus"

March 16Videos by R.C. Sproul, continued: "The Last Days According to Jesus"

March 23 - Chapter 17 The Suffering and Safety of the Redeemed

March 30 - Chapter 18 The Trumpets

April 6 - Chapter 19 The Final Judgement

April 13 - Chapter 20 The Premillenial View

April 20 - Chapter 21 Post-millennialism and the Spiritual View

April 27 - Chapter 22 The Resurrection of the Body

May 4 - Chapter 23 The Final Destiny



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  (Click here for Volume 1 Study Questions.)
  2. God, the Holy Spirit (Click here for Volume 2 Study Questions)
  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.


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