Mens Retreat 2013

Messages will be posted on our webpage for Men’s Retreat 2013! Look for “Special Messages“

Can I forgive??

This is one of the hardest areas of life – when we are hurt/sinned against by someone in God’s family. What is my first response/thought/action?  How have I done obeying the “process” Jesus gave us in Matt 18? And how willing am I to forgive the lousy sinners around me? (:  Is my forgiveness limited,

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What a catch!

Jesus was not obligated to pay the temple tax, but He did… for Himself & Peter.  I am so thankful He paid for my ransom & brought me into His tax-free Kingdom!  How about you?

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How is your FAITH doing?

Apparently, as followers of Jesus our faith can faulter.  Jesus put the inability of the disciples to cast out this demon – on their LITTLE FAITH!  How do you define faith?  What does it mean to believe in Jesus on a daily basis?  How are you doing?

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Fly butterfly, fly!

As I keep thinking about the passage we just studied, I believe Jesus’ “metamorphosis” is a great reason to deny self, take up my cross, and follow HIM!  I CAN change & become more like Jesus because of HIS glory.  And He is truly worth following, because of His great glory! How does the transfiguration of

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Death to self!

It is an amazing thing… when I die to self (Matt 16:24), I actually find Jesus’ resurrection life! It seems Paul was talking about this in Phil 3:8-11. It is one thing to believe in the cross of Christ – yet another to embrace your OWN cross!  Do you struggle with this concept?  How did

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Who is your Jesus?

As we studied Matt 16:13-20, what questions do you still have unanswered?  What is most encouraging to you from this?

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Can you read the signs?

The religious leaders did not SEE the signs.  The disciples did not UNDERSTAND the signs. Most of us probably relate more to the disciples & their “little faith.”  Do you?  How does Jesus’ warning about “leaven” apply today?

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Righteous vs. Wicked

After going through chapter 12 of Proverbs last night, I realized an equivalent passage from the new testament may be Galations 5:16-26.  The righteous walk in the SPIRIT; the wicked walk in the FLESH.  How would you explain what it means to “walk in the Spirit?”

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Faith is “needy persistence”

What do you think about the way Jesus handled the situation in Matt 15:22?  I’m still blown away by this woman’s FAITH and humility.  Would love to hear your thoughts…

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