Friday Men’s Group 12/10/21

Zion Boot Camp 2021
“Finishing Well”

Hi Men:

Praying that Christ is the reason you get out of bed, walk through the day and lay down at night……… for apart from Me you can do nothing (John 15:5b) 

Zion:   Wow…….. what a weekend! All the prayers leading up to this year’s conference were answered.  Thank you!!
I want thank all the men that made the trek to Zion.  40% of the men that attended were from out-of-state.  The teachings, devotionals, testimonies and the fellowship were superb (see our attached schedule).  And the venue………… whoa!!  The weather was perfect.  The photo above shows where our conference took place, Zion Hampton Inn.  To see some of the photos:  Click Here   

Stay tuned for the messages to be uploaded very soon.

Here are a couple outside shots of the men:

Jorge Hernandez shared his amazing testimony at Zion!
I might encourage you to share this with your family……. 

**To hear his testimony, click here**: YouTube/Jorge Hernandez


IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD – PART 6  – Right before leaving for Zion! 

Ok, this is getting out of hand! 😊  

Jane and I have been wanting to reduce the amount of lawn we have for many years.  We finally got around to removing some of the sod in our backyard and plant some trees.  Guess what? ……… More guys to share the Good News of Jesus.  Below are (2) different groups of men:  (9) of them on Dec 1st and (4) of them on Dec 2nd.  I had the opportunity to pass out “Steps To Peace With God” and the Spanish version to both groups.  I also shared my testimony “under that tree” to both groups, and had a great discussion with the four guys in group #2.  It was a delightful day.  After you get through doing this, you have to pinch yourself……… “Wow, I really get to do this!  What a privilege and blessing.”

Men:  “Meditate on these things God expects of you as you seek to be His obedient slave!”

Seeking to Be His Slave – Red Book Day 346
The purpose of these devotionals is to help you think Biblically

Solomon said, “As a man thinks, so is he”

¹ Romans 6:20-22

December 7th 1941
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

 “On that ship 125 men found the Saviour
before it was sunk at Pearl Harbor 

(Page 9 – An Example of Spiritual Parenting)  Click Here

Men, if you haven’t read Dawson Trotman’s short paper on “Born to Reproduce” I highly encourage you to do so.  You can easily read in during the commercial breaks of watching the Raider’s game this weekend 😊
Also, listen to his audio: Discipleship Library Dawson Trotman

The Legend of the Battle-Weary Crusader

Somewhere, buried deep in the collected works of one of those old authors I love so well, I read the story—the legend perhaps—of a battle-weary crusader who had returned from the Holy Land. The years spent far from his home in England, and all the horrors he had witnessed in battle, had served to temper his character. He now longed for nothing more than to retire to his estates and to oversee his lands and holdings.

Terrible memories and horrifying dreams were not the only thing that returned with him, for he also carried a little leather pouch that was filled with seeds. As he had marched through the countryside outside Jerusalem, his eye had often alighted upon a beautiful white flower that covered the hills like a gentle blanket. He had eventually determined he would collect some of its seeds and carefully transport them home to see if they could grow in the vastly different climate of southern England.

And sure enough, the seeds proved hardy and quickly sprouted and grew. Year after year they responded to the first warm rays of the spring sun and brought forth their precious white blooms. Year after year they reminded the Crusader of a different place, a different time, a different country. Year after year they delighted his heart. They were a little bit of a distant land there in his homeland.

And though centuries have past, though the old knight has long since died and his estates given way to dust, you can still find those flowers growing in that very spot. If you visit the holdings that were once his, and especially if you visit in the first days of spring, you will find those flowers sprouting from the ground—still out of place but still growing and thriving, still displaying the beauty of a far-off country.

And just so, the words of Jesus are like seeds that have been transported from heaven and then planted in a land where they are most conspicuous for being out-of-place. Yet though they may be out-of-place, though this may not be their native land, still they have proven hardy—they have put down roots and begun to grow and to thrive. They have taken root inside you and me. 

In that way, each of us who is in Christ is tending a little garden in which heavenly seeds have been planted and begun to thrive—seeds of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Each of us is responsible to tend that garden, to foster the growth of those precious seeds, and to watch with joy as they come to fuller and fuller bloom. Each of us has the joy and the sacred responsibility of displaying the beauty, the glory, of a foreign land here in this broken world. 

(Article by Tim Challies)


If Christ is your life, you are free from the desperate quest
to find life in situations, locations, and relationships

“You don’t need to search for identity. You don’t need to look for something to give you the inner sense of wellbeing that every person wants. You don’t have to wonder if you’ll ever be loved. You don’t have to worry that your life and work will result in nothing. You don’t have to worry about your future.”

Enter into God’s Rest

[Read the full article – PDF:  Christ is Your Life]


“If you don’t fear God, I doubt if you know Him!”