How can we worship if we can’t come together?

One of the greatest opportunities waiting for us amidst this COVID-19 crisis is the chance to redefine, or better said, rightly define some words that have tragically lost their meaning in our culture. 

Let’s start with “church.” 

The church, when rightly defined, has never been a building. 

It has never been a place, or even a gathering of people (more on that in a minute).

The church is a people called by God “out of darkness and into His marvelous light.” The church is “a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His own possession that proclaim His excellencies” (1 Peter 2:9). 

We are trying to convince Merriam Webster of this and invite you to join us in signing the petition over at change.org.

Jesus didn’t die on the cross to save a building. He died to save a people. A people called to know Him and enjoy Him. A people who make Him known. Or, said another way, the church is a people created to worship Him.

“Worship” is the next word we need to rightly define. Worship was never intended to merely refer to an hour-long gathering once a week. Worship was meant to be a way of life. In Hebrew, worship most often meant the act of bowing down when encountering the true and living God. This bowing was not simply a physical act, but rather a maintained posture of humility. It implied the ongoing response of “leaning not on our own understanding,” This kind of worship produces a complete and continual “in all our ways” response of “acknowledging Him” (Prov 3:5-6). 

When we rightly view worship like this, it’s makes clear are not forsaking God when we can’t assemble together in corporate gatherings. Instead, we forsake God when we honor Him in some moments but deny Him in others.  

When “worshipers” gather to sing to God on Sunday and then seek something completely different Monday through Saturday, it only manages to confuse an onlooking world. Worship, rightly defined, includes not just a singing tongue but a sacrificed life. A true “living sacrifice” shows itself a worshipper twenty four hours a day, seven days a week in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity .

Some of Jesus’ strongest words of rebuke were for those “worshippers” who honored Him with their lips while their hearts were far from Him (Matt 15:8). Jesus calls that vain worship, or worship not rightly defined.

None of this means we should not gather together as often as possible to encourage each other and spur each other onto love and good deeds. But the call in Hebrews 10:24-25 “to not forsake our assembling together as is the habit of some” is not satisfied only by a short weekly gathering. We are commanded by the same author to “encourage each other day after day” (3:13) and even that implies that once a day is not enough. Our encouragement, love, and care for one another ought to be constant and defined more by diligence than by which days it occurs. One of the great benefits to this season of separation is it will surely produce a greater appreciation when we next have the privilege of being together. I know I for one am already longing for the whole body to be together again. 

Meanwhile, in this season and out, all of us should find time daily to be alone with the Lord and reading, meditating on, and living out the Bible. After prioritizing time alone with our savior, we must then continue ministering, fellowshipping, enjoying, and serving together as much as possible. Remember that wise men seek solitude. Fools isolate. Wise men understand worship is an everyday AND all-day activity. Fools think it is only one hour a week. 

For years I have driven this point home at Watermark by ending every corporate gathering with the statement “Have a great week of worship.” Today is just another opportunity to worship even if we can’t all be together. COVID-19 then is a great opportunity to redefine truth, share truth, and walk in truth like our Savior intended us to all along.

Let’s be the true church and make sure we are participating in true worship every minute until we can all enjoy our time together again. Let’s go church. This is OUR time, just like yesterday was and tomorrow will be.

What Is the Sin in 1 John 5:16 That “Leads to Death”?

What Is the Sin in 1 John 5:16 That “Leads to Death”? I answered that question on this episode of Real Truth. Real Quick.

Show Notes:

Principles:

1. Whatever the “sin leading unto death” is, you can be sure that it is not a sin committed against YOU.

2. You never want to build a doctrine or interpretation based on an unclear text. You always want to interpret unclear passages in light of clear passages.

3. All sin, eventually, does lead to death.

4. Don’t mess with sin.

5. A sin that leads to death does not keep a person out of heaven. It means they will no longer have a chance to serve the King on earth.

6. 1 John 5:16 is an instruction on who to pray for and who not to pray for.

7. Pray for those who persecute you and pray for those who are in the snare of the devil.

8. As the Church, we should be accepting and loving toward all people, but we should not affirm people in their sin because all sin leads to trouble, and continued sin leads to more severe trouble.

Scripture:

“If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask and God will for him give life to those who commit sin not leading to death. There is a sin leading to death; I do not say that he should make request for this. All unrighteousness is sin, and there is a sin not leading to death.” 1 John 5:16-17

“But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,” Matthew 5:44

“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23

“A man who hardens his neck after much reproof Will suddenly be broken beyond remedy.” Proverbs 29:1

“The Lord’s bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged, with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, if perhaps God may grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, having been held captive by him to do his will.” 2 Timothy 2:24-26

Additional Resources:

Why Do Christians Ignore Other Old Testament Laws but Condemn Homosexuality?

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Is Jesus Contradicting Himself in Mark 9:40 and Matthew 12:30?

Is Jesus Contradicting Himself in Mark 9:40 and Matthew 12:30? I answered this question on this episode of Real Truth. Real Quick.

Shownotes:

Principles:

  1. When reading Scripture we must not just take one verse, but rather look at the context.
  2. We can partner with others on issues and not confuse people that we believe the same gospel.
  3. We can and should be accepting and loving toward all who are suffering under any expression of sin and brokenness before  God without ever being affirming of the sin.
  4. It is possible to be affirming of others on some issues while expressing strong and necessary disagreement regarding other issues of ultimate importance.
  5. In all our interactions, whenever possible, we should model civility without compromising clarity.
  6. Always study Scripture to evaluate whether what you hear is true, accurate, and consistent with God’s Word. ( Acts 17:11 )
  7. We should show civility, kindness, and love in all things.  We also need to show clarity in all things.
  8. We should lift up the gospel and the name of Jesus everywhere, but without encouraging others to follow everybody who says they know Jesus.

Scripture:

“I and the Father are one.”   John 10:30

Jesus said to him, “Have I been so long with you, and yet you have not come to know Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?   John 14:9

“For he who is not against us is for us.” Mark 9:40

“He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me scatters.”   Matthew 12:30

“Teacher,” said John, “we saw someone driving out demons in your name and we told him to stop, because he was not one of us.”   Mark 9:38

“Do not stop him,” Jesus said. “For no one who does a miracle in my name can in the next moment say anything bad about me,   Mark 9:39

for whoever is not against us is for us.   Mark 9:40

But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, “It is only by Beelzebul, the prince of demons, that this fellow drives out demons.”   Matthew 12:34

“If I by Beelzebul cast out demons, by whom do your sons cast them out? For this reason they will be your judges.”   Matthew 12:27


Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided 

against itself will not stand.   Matthew 12:25

“Or again, how can anyone enter a strong man’s house and carry off his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man? Then he can plunder his house.   Matthew 12:29

“Who are you to judge the servant of another? To his own master he stands or falls; and he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand.” Romans 14:

Additional Resources:

Are Mormons Christian?

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Should I Worry About the Coronavirus?

Note from Todd: Since this article was originally published, authorities have increased their concern and I agree that our vigilance in preventing the spread of COVID-19 should appropriately increase as well. The heightened concern, however, only makes the truths below more important.

Respect for others who are more susceptible to illness (including the elderly and immune deficient) should cause us to operate with prudence and compassionate care, all the while modeling the strength and hope characteristic of those who know Christ (Proverbs 24:10).

Christ followers should also model compassion for those who choose to respond differently or react more strongly to circumstances and events (Proverbs 18:2). Be gracious toward others. Continue to lead and minister in ways that express your God given gifts. Recognize there is some subjectivity in responding to this crisis, even among those who are listening to and seeking God’s wisdom.

Because Christians are citizens of Heaven, filled with the strength and peace of Christ, we should be the best citizens on earth. I pray that the principles below will help you do that.

With the recent increase of coronavirus cases outside of China, many believers across America are wondering about how to respond in faith to the increasing alarm. What would God have me do in the face of a growing international health crisis? Should our churches close their doors for fear of spreading illness? Should I take my kids out of school? Do I cancel travel plans? What is my responsibility to help a panicked world? 

Let’s start by reminding ourselves of what we already know. Worry is not our friend and panic is not our way. Solomon reminds us, “If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small” (Prov 24:10). May it never be said that the people of God are governed more by fear than faith. 

Corrie Ten Boom, along with other ‘faithful from among the nations,’ led courageously in the face of the pandemic of the “Nazi virus.” She reminds us that, “Worry doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrows, it empties today of its strength.” If the world needs anything in the midst of crisis, it’s people who are strong, not sick. Worry accomplishes nothing, except sickness of the heart and head. It has long been said, 90% of the things we worry or become panicked about never happen and the other 10% we cannot control anyway.

While we “remain on alert” against viruses of doctrine or disease, let us “be strong” and “act like men” (1 Cor. 16:13). Worrying about the coronavirus will not change your circumstance or lower your chance of infection. It will not help you fight off illness or move you to action. Worrying about COVID-19 (or anything else for that matter) will only increase trouble. People in terrible situations are better off than people who incessantly worry about terrible situations. Rather than worrying and being anxious, Jesus calls us to respond with prayer and trust in Him (Matt 6:33-34; Phil. 4:6). We need not worry because we know the one who gives us victory over sin and death (1 Cor. 15:55-57).  

Remind yourself continually that it takes the same amount of energy to worry as it does to pray. One leads to peace, the other to panic. Choose wisely. 

As believers, if we worry about anything, we should be “worrying” about how to love people well. The Psalmist encourages us, “Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness” (Ps. 37:3). Peter reminds us to press on in the midst of facing every evil, whether persecuted by others or burdened by pandemics, we should trust in the Lord knowing that, “For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God’s will, than for doing evil” (1 Pet. 3:17). Worry is common to man. Suffering and facing troubles and threats with courage is our calling.

Throughout history, Christians often stood out because they were willing to help the sick even during plagues, pandemics, and persecutions. They loved people and were not afraid of death, because they knew “to live is Christ and to die is gain” (Philippians 1:21).  By stepping into the mess of sickness and disease, they were able to demonstrate their faith to the world. So, rather than asking “How do I stay healthy?”, we should be asking “How can I help the sick?” We should be the ones running to help, not hiding in basements.

Prayer-infused confidence, compassion, and selflessness should mark how we interact with and talk about the coronavirus. Why? Because our Savior put on flesh (John 1:14) and stepped into our sickness, sin, and death. He healed the sick and cared for the hurting. In following Christ, we are to do likewise.

None of the above means we are reckless. The love of Christ and God’s Word do not praise careless risks, they promote obedience. Loving the sick doesn’t mean we have to intentionally infect ourselves (Prov 22:3). If infection becomes a legitimate risk (at the moment, the CDC says that the virus is not communally spreading in the U.S. and the health risk is considered “low”) then responding to the coronavirus likely means taking small practical steps like reminding one another to wash our hands, sanitize, and stay home if we are sick. We don’t overreact or panic, but we operate with prudence, and with the conviction that one way of caring for others will be not carelessly spreading the disease ourselves. 

Instead of asking if you should cancel your church services, first ask instead, “How can we care for those who are at risk?” As others get sick, care for them. Are most of you still healthy? All the more reason to gather for thanksgiving and prayer. Seek appropriate medical care as symptoms present themselves and don’t forsake caring for one another. Follow the example of those who before you acted faithfully. In 19th century England, when thousands were dying of cholera, Charles Spurgeon still entered homes to care for people. Jesus’ church in Wuhan China, the epicenter of the virus, are faithfully leading even today.

Finally, as you watch the world react to crisis and the current reminder of all our mortality, do not neglect to share the hope that you have (1 Pet. 3:15). Share how Jesus rescues you from the sickness of sin and the penalty of death. Share that your hope is not found in remaining healthy this side of heaven. Remind others that good health is only the slowest path to death and judgment.

We all have to face death eventually and thanks to Jesus, we can face it with confidence. Like Paul, we can remember that to live is Christ, and to die is gain (Phil. 1:21). We truly have nothing to fear. Not from the coronavirus, the Ebola virus, natural disaster, or anything else. Press on friends. Pray for the sick. Walk in strength. Love the brotherhood. Do good to all men. Use your health to serve, not to hide. Jesus is sovereign over it all. And like I’ve often said before, we are immortal until the Lord is done with us.  

Does Matthew 5:29-30 Literally Mean We Should Gouge Out Our Eyes If They Cause Us To Sin?

Does Matthew 5:29-30 Literally Mean We Should Gouge Out Our Eyes If They Cause Us To Sin? I answered that question on this week’s episode of Real Truth. Real Quick.

Show Notes: 

Principles:

  1. The Bible should not be interpreted literally; it should be interpreted correctly.
  2. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus is teaching about “Kingdom righteousness, Kingdom living, and He is emphasizing how you don’t want to miss out on the Kingdom.
  3. We won’t be admitted into heaven by mutilating our flesh. We are made righteous by trusting in the work of Jesus on the cross.
  4. We must take the war against sin seriously.
  5. While we shouldn’t cut our eyes out, we should cut our eyes away from things that cause us to lust.
  6. If we got to heaven by chopping off those things that cause us trouble, then we would have to cut out our heart.

Scripture:

“If your right hand makes you stumble, cut it off and throw it from you;  for it is better for you to lose one of the parts of your body, than for your whole body to go into hell.” Matthew 5:30

“He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” 2 Corinthians 5:21

“And He was saying, “That which proceeds out of the man, that is what defiles the man.” Mark 7:20

“For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed the evil thoughts, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries,…” Mark 7:21

“deeds of coveting and wickedness, as well as deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride and foolishness.” Mark 7:22

“All these evil things proceed from within and defile the man.”   Mark 7:23

As it is written: “There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands; there is no one who seeks God.”   Romans 3:10-11

“He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” 2 Corinthians 5:21

“And He was saying to them all, ‘If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me.’”   Luke 9:23

“I have made a covenant with my eyes; How then could I gaze at a virgin?”   Job 31:1

“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”   Galatians 2:20

Additonal Resources:

Is There Such A Thing As Unforgiveable Sin?

Are There Different Levels of Sin?

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What Is the Meaning of Jesus’ Teaching in John 13:10?

What Is the Meaning of Jesus’ Teaching in John 13:10? I answered that question on this episode of Real Truth. Real Quick.

Show Notes:

Principles

1. As followers of Christ we will still continue to sin (miss the mark) so we are to continually repent and confess.

2. Justification is a one-time act but, there is continual repentance throughout our lives that maintains our intimacy with Christ.

3. As believers we need to continue to confess and repent as we “journey” throughout our lives.

4. Just because you go to church or do Christian activities doesn’t mean you’re saved.

Peter Principles 1:
Peter is learning about humble leadership from Jesus.

Peter Principles 2:
Once you’re at peace with me, you’re forever at peace with me.

Scriptures:

John 13:10
Jesus answered, “Those who have had a bath need only to wash their feet; their whole body is clean. And you are clean, though not every one of you.”

John 13:11
For He knew the one who was betraying Him; for this reason He said, “Not all of you are clean.”

John 13:5
Then He poured water into the basin, and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded.

John 13:8
Peter said to Him, “Never shall You wash my feet!” Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me.”

John 13:7
Jesus answered and said to him, “What I do you do not realize now, but you will understand hereafter.”

John 13:9-10
Simon Peter said to Him, “Lord, then wash not only my feet, but also my hands and my head.” Jesus said to him, “He who has bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean; and you are clean, but not all of you.”

1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

John 13:34
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.

Summary:
We all need to be continually cleansed of our daily sins but only need to be justified once by Jesus.

Bonus Truth:
Repentance is necessary every time we sin, but getting rebaptized isn’t.

Recommended Resources:

Can I Lose My Salvation?

Should Christians Baptize Their Babies?

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What Does Jesus Mean When He Says, “Let the Dead Bury Their Own Dead” In Matthew 8:22?

What Does Jesus Mean When He Says, “Let the Dead Bury Their Own Dead” In Matthew 8:22? I answered that question on this episode of Real Truth. Real Quick.

Principles:

Principle 1:
When we prioritize things of this world over knowing and following Jesus it does not go well for us.

Principle 2:
It does not bring blessing when we try to work Jesus into our worldly interests. This is being double – minded.

Principle 3:
We should not prioritize our personal interests or our family’s interest over our commitment to Jesus.

Principle 4:
We are to honor our father and mother, but we are not to honor them more than we honor Jesus.

Scripture:

Then a scribe came and said to Him, “Teacher, I will follow You wherever You go.” Matthew 8:19

Jesus said to him, “The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.” Matthew 8:20

Another of the disciples said to Him, “Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father.” Matthew 8:21

But Jesus said to him, “Follow Me, and allow the dead to bury their own dead.” Matthew 8:22

“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.” Matthew 6:24

“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the LORD your God gives you.” Exodus 20:12

“If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple.” Luke 14:26

Check out the show notes for a link to the previous episode:
What Does Jesus Mean When He Says to Hate Your Family in Luke 14:26?
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Can I Count on the Promise of Jeremiah 29:11?

Can I Count on the Promise of Jeremiah 29:11? I answered that question on this episode of Real Truth. Real Quick.

Show Notes:

Principles:

1. False prophets and teachers still tell others that if they believe in God nothing bad will befall them. Temporary calamity may befall you even if you radically love God and obey Him.

2. If you want to have a future and a hope come to God, call upon Him, humble yourself, acknowledge you need a savior, acknowledge Jesus is your savior, and seek Him with all your heart.

3. Remember your future hope is not primarily in your today or even necessarily on earth. It is your future heavenly hope, and not a promise for health, wealth, and prosperity today.

4. This is NOT a verse that promises health, wealth, and prosperity.

5. Your future and your hope are not always in health, wealth, and prosperity in this life but in the eternal life to come.

6. As a believer, you don’t know that it’s necessarily going to get worse for you, but you shouldn’t use Jeremiah 29:11 to assume it’s always going to get better before the promise comes.

7. Our promise is not in this life but in the life to come.

Scripture:

“For I know the plans that I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11

For thus says the Lord, “When seventy years have been completed for Babylon, I will visit you and fulfill My good word to you, to bring you back
to this place.” Jeremiah 29:10

“Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen
to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:12-13

“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who
sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.” John 5:24

“It is a trustworthy statement: For if we died with Him, we will also live with Him; If we endure, we will also reign with Him; If we deny Him, He also will deny us.” 2 Timothy 2:11-12

“Women received back their dead by resurrection; and others were tortured, not accepting their release, so that they might obtain a better resurrection; and others experienced mockings and scourgings, yes, also chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were tempted, they were put to death with the sword; they went about in sheepskins, in goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, ill-treated (men of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in deserts and mountains and caves and holes in the ground.” Hebrews 11:35-38

Additional Resources:
What Is God’s Will for My Life?

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Are Prayers More Effective Where Two or Three Are Gathered?

Are Prayers More Effective Where Two or Three Are Gathered? I answered that question on this episode of Real Truth Real Quick.

Show Notes:

Principles:

1. God is always in our midst because we are His people.

2. The authority of the church isn’t supposed to rest on any one individual.

3. God is in the midst of believers when they are: yielded to His Spirit, and are accurately dividing God’s Word as workmen who show themselves approved.

4. The context for understanding Matthew 18:20 is church discipline and authority more than the ability to have your prayers answered.

5. As ambassadors of Christ, the way we represent Jesus, both individually and collectively should bring glory to the Father; not lead others astray.

Scripture:

Matthew 18:20 “For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.”

Matthew 28:20 “…and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Matthew 6:6 “But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.”

John 15:7 “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.”

Matthew 18:15-17 “If your brother sins, go and show him his fault in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother. But if he does not listen to you, take one or two more with you, so that by the mouth of two or three witnesses every fact may be confirmed. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.”

Psalm 141:5 “Let the righteous smite me in kindness and reprove me; It is oil upon the head; Do not let my head refuse it…”

Matthew 18:18 “Truly I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven.”

Matthew 18:19 “Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven.”

James 3:1 “Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we will incur a stricter judgment.”

Tweetable Truth: You can get two or three people that agree on the wrong thing, and God will not be there in the midst of them.

Other Resources:

Should a Local Church Have a Higher Standard For Membership Than Membership in Heaven?

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What Is Promise Keepers and Why Is It Coming Back?

What Is Promise Keepers and Why Is It Coming Back? I answered that question on this week’s episode of Real Truth. Real Quick.

Show Notes:

Principles:

  1. “Toxic masculinity” is unbiblical masculinity. 
  2. God is the ultimate promise keeper. If we are followers of Christ, we should be more conformed to His image.
  3. Nobody suffers more than women and children when men live unfaithful lives.
  4. We don’t need men to just join a Promise Keepers group, we need men who will do the things that Scripture calls men to do.

Scripture:

“Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.” 1 Corinthians 16:13-14

For a deeper study, read the account of Elijah on Mount Carmel in 1 Kings 18:16 – 46.

“But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree; and he requested for himself that he might die,…” 1 Kings 19:4

“Yet I will leave 7,000 in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed to Baal and every mouth that has not kissed him.” 1 Kings 19:18

“And the brethren, when they heard about us, came from there as far as the Market of Appius and Three Inns to meet us; and when Paul saw them, he thanked God and took courage.” Acts 28:15

“not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.” Hebrews 10:25

Principles:

Promise Keepers is an opportunity to:

1. Strengthen the hearts of men  

2. Increase people’s devotion to Christ

3. Strengthen the local church

Additional Resources:

Call to Action: Set your alarm daily for 7:31 to pray for the 2020 Promise Keepers event.

Who is Ken Harrison of Promise Keepers? 

5 Characteristics of a Godly Man

What Does It Mean to Be A Man After God’s Own Heart?

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