Thoughts on the decline of Christianity in America, the need for revival, the tragedy of churches that do not see the importance of being theologically sound,nominal Christianity, and encouragements on pursuing reform and renewal from a Reformed perspective.
Matt.5:1-2) "When Jesus saw the crowds, He went up on the mountain; and after He sat down His disciples came to Him. He opened His mouth and began to teach them, saying:"
Last Saturday we began a new chapter in the life of Pleasant Hill Baptist church, as men. We began meeting to study God's Word, pray, and time for a light breakfast! I know in the past there has been other pastors who has set out in such an adventure. As a pastor meeting with our men and praying is a "giant" step I believe in the right direction for the Lord's church at Pleasant Hill. I believe this will strengthen the men of the church spiritually and thus, strengthen their homes and ultimately strengthen the church as a whole. All through the New Testament you see and read of Jesus pouring Himself into other men. Lets face it, rarely did Jesus teach a "large" assembly of believers. He (Jesus) faithfully taught other men who were able to teach other men (2 Tim.2:2). Jesus sets forth the bar for all leaders especially pastors to follow in disciplining God's people. My desire for PHBC is to be a church which is built on the solid foundation of the Word of God and it must begin with our men. Last week we had a total of 4 men and a pre-teen to show up for our time together. We stated our goal is to take the book of Romans and read one chapter a week and to meditate on it several times. We are going to write down our observations, our thoughts, and most importantly how this applies to us as men. We have a few more men who are planning on coming tomorrow. Lord's willing it will be a good way to begin our day in the Word of God with some of God's people. I am looking forward to our time together.Until the next time "look unto Christ the author and finisher of our faith!"