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to the Mountain View Missionary Baptist Church Men's Ministry. A men’s ministry is where a group of men can bond together in providing the time, place and means to discuss and share on how to continue or help others become Kingdom-Minded men. This is needed in order to be Godly leaders in their homes, their church, and surrounding communities. The men's ministry have an annual prayer breakfast which is held on the fourth Saturday of the month, in addition to having a Pack-A-Pew service. Our men's ministry entails having the spirit of being a servant. Our purpose is to help young adult and adult men on becoming the man who God has called them to be. "As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another." Proverbs 27:17 (NIV) Mark 10:42-45 says "Jesus called them together and said, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Our goal is is men to come to understand God's purpose for them; their purpose in life; being effective as a man; to provide assistance to the church and those in need outside of the church; and lastly being a mentor for younger men. Godly men are to become spiritual and social agents that either provokes or speeds significant spiritual change or action in their families, the church and the community.
Bible Gateway NIV Devotions for Men
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Men's Devotional Bible

On the Campaign Trail

John 6:25–71

Recommended Reading: Jeremiah 23:9–40; 1 Corinthians 1:18–25; 2 Timothy 4:1–8

Jesus never ran for public office. Good thing, as he often violated the hidden rules for smooth-talking, get-along-with-everyone, slick politicians. In fact, some of the statements Jesus made would cause a campaign manager to pull out his hair in frustration.

Just imagine Jesus speaking on the campaign trail. “You have seen me and still you do not believe” (John 6:36). “This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has enabled them” (John 6:65). “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you” (John 6:53). None of these statements seem politically correct, do they? Certainly, none could serve as a catchy campaign slogan.

So why did Jesus say these things? Didn’t he want people to follow him? Why would he deliberately say things to offend people and turn them away?

The simple conclusion seems to be that Jesus cared far more about the quality of his disciples than about their quantity. If he cared only about increasing the size of the crowds following him, he could easily have fed them more bread or performed more miracles. Or he could have toned down some of his “hard teaching” (John 6:60).

But Jesus already knew who didn’t believe (see John 6:64). He knew that some of the people following him wanted only free food (see John 6:26) or a flashy sign from God (see John 6:30). Jesus didn’t want preoccupied followers. He wanted disciples who would proclaim, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life” (John 6:68).

The same holds true today. Jesus wants us to follow him, but he still desires quality disciples. That level of commitment might mean living, saying and doing things that ruffle some feathers. As evangelist Billy Graham notes, “It is unnatural for Christianity to be popular.”

To Take Away

•Do you think of yourself as a “quality” follower of Jesus? Why or why not?
•What “hard teachings” cause you to struggle with following Jesus?
•What steps can you take to become a more devoted follower of Jesus?


         
         
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