A Call to Arms
The Apostle Paul used military metaphors in describing faith in Christ. He commanded Timothy
“to fight the good fight, take hold of the eternal life to which you were called…”1 Timothy 6:12.
Probably the most intense spiritual battle for Christian men is the discipline of prayer.
Men, how is your personal prayer life? Are you AWOL..a no show? Are you MIA…missing in
action? Or, are you combat ready for engagement in spiritual warfare?
The good news is that prayer is one of God’s most powerful weapons in our spiritual arsenal. We are at war “with the rulers, powers, the world forces of darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness…” Ephesians 6:12. The church needs men who are well-armed warriors…passionate about being genuine prayer warriors.
So, men, consider being a part of an “army” of prayer warriors who model Holy Spirit filled/dependent prayer with their families and be a catalyst for Christ in promoting a culture of prayer with the FBC family.
The Apostle Paul says it best, “Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong…” 1 Corinthians 16:13.
The Battle Plan
What: Men of the Word: Theme: Purposeful, Proactive Prayer
When: October 6, 2020 – May 25, 2021, every other Tuesday, 5:30-7:00 am
Where: FBC Temecula
Books: Approximately $33.00 fort two books: It Happens after Prayer (October 6 – February 16) and Piercing Heaven: Prayers of the Puritans (March 2-May 25). Men order their own books (Amazon). Each man bring his own drink and snack of desired.
Registration: Sundays, September 13, 20, 27 at Murrieta Valley High School under the tunnel. No payment, just personal contact information. Squads (small groups) will be small and intimate to enhance the dynamics of prayer Registration will be capped at 36-42. Don’t delay!
Special Event: Kick-off Barbecue; October 3, 2020
Expectations: Prayerfully consider your “combat readiness” before enlisting. You will need to be committed to “ramping up” your spiritual growth by being accountable and proactive in your progressive sanctification through purposeful prayer. You will also be committed to memorize four key prayers of the Apostle Paul in Colossians 1:9-12; Philippians 1:9-11; 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12; and Ephesians 3:14-21.
Contact Person: Jim Evans, firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration for Men of the Word will begin September 13. If you have any questions, please contact Jim Evans.