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Notes from 1-17-2016 Men’s Huddle

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Men's Huddle

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Notes from Men’s Huddle

Sunday, January 17, 2016

 

Men in Attendance

Bro. James Ashby                                                        Bro. Kevin Muller, Jr.

MIT Deacon Willie “Jack”  Briscoe                        Bro. Robert Payne

Bro. Paulloyd Carter                                                   Bro. W. Maurice Robinson

Deacon Alfonza Jones                                                 Pastor Ernest Sewell

Bro. Kenneth Moore

Deacon Levert Moore

Signs of a Lukewarm Christian

 

We completed our discussion of the 22 Signs of a Lukewarm Christian.  Bothers were encouraged to keep the list handy as checklist to gauge our walk with the Lord.

22 Signs of a Lukewarm Christian:

  1. Prayer is either nonexistent or mechanical. 1 Thess. 5:17, Jer. 29:12,13

  2. You know the Word but you don’t really live it. 119:11

  3. Thoughts about ETERNAL MATTERS no longer grip your heart. 12:2

  4. You indulge in inward and outward sin without feeling devastated. James 1:6-8

  5. A longing for holiness and being set apart is no longer a passion. 5:11-16

  6. The pursuit of money, possessions and position grossly overshadow your pursuit of CHRIST. 6:19,20

  7. You can listen to worship music that glorifies GOD and carnal music that glorifies sin with reasoning and justification. 1 Cor. 10:21

  8. You can hear unbelievers mock the church and eternal matters without becoming grieved. 1 Pet. 3:15

  9. Your main concerns are your own pleasures and comfort. 6:7,8

  10. You no longer have a DEEP HUNGER for GOD. 26:9, Matt. 5:6

  11. You no longer live with a full and grateful heart. 1 Thess. 5:18

  12. You have little concern for the eternal souls of others. Jude 1:21-23

  13. You always see your level of spirituality in positive terms. 1 Cor. 10:12, Rom. 12:3

  14. You are more concerned about your pet doctrines than people’s souls. 1 Cor. 8:8-12

  15. Sports and entertainment and your toys and gadgets are to the point of idolatry in your life. 6:33, Rom. 1:22-24

  16. You are more concerned with your outward image than your inward reality. 1 Pet. 3:3,4

  17. You have a head full of biblical knowledge and a heart of stone. 3:5,6

  18. You are driven by the lust of the flesh in a major way. (VARIOUS ADDICTIONS – porn, and other sexual sin, drugs, alcohol, gambling, etc. 5:19-21

  19. You admire GOD’s Word but see no need to commit to seriously follow it. John 10:27, John 14:23,24

  20. You go to church to feel something, rather than to hear and respond. 1 Cor. 2:14, Rom. 10:17

  21. You desperately pursue validation from men rather than from GOD. John:12:43, Luke 11:4,5

  22. You base your morality on comparing yourself with others, rather than on what God Says. 16:24, Eph. 5:1,2

“So, because you are lukewarm–neither hot nor cold–I am about to spit you out of my mouth.”

Rev. 3:16 NIV

 

Tuesday Night Prayer Conference Call Prayer Leaders

  1/19 – MIT Deacon Jack Briscoe                    3/8 – Pastor E

  1/26 – Bro. Larry Williams                           3/15 – Deacon Alfonza Jones

    2/2 – Bro. Robert Payne                             3/22 – Bro. Kenneth Moore

    2/9 – Deacon Alfonza Jones                      3/29 – Bro. Larry Williams

  2/16 – Bro. Kevin Muller, Jr.                      4/4 – Deacon Alfonza Jones

  2/23 – Bro. James Ashby                              4/11 – Deacon Levert Moore

    3/1 – Bro. Robert Payne

 

Old Business

 

  1. Deacon Alfonza Jones reported on last year’s Thanksgiving Basket project and made suggestions on how to refine the process this year.

  2. MIT Deacon Jack Briscoe reported on the status of the “Bless Be The Tie” fundraiser.

 

Security

 

The brothers engaged in a very informative discussion about safety and security.  Bro. Kenneth Moore and Deacon Levert Moore agreed to draft security guidelines for review by our next Men’s Huddle.

 

Plans for 2016

  1. Men’s Retreat.  Pastor E agreed to research men’s overnight retreats and conferences planned by other ministries this year to find one that we could participate in as a group.

  2. Young Men’s Outing. James Ashby will investigate venues for an outing for the boys and young men, such as fishing, bowling, Oriole ballgame, etc., during June, July, or August.

  3. Men’s Fellowship . Kenneth Moore agreed to host a men’s fellowship at his home – date to be determined, probably sometime in August.

  4. Thanksgiving Baskets. Deacon Alfonza Jones will head up the Thanksgiving Basket project again this year.

  5. Church Picnic. Robert Payne is working with Sis. Char Henry to develop a proposal for a Church Picnic to present to the pastors.  The tentative picnic date is Saturday, July 16.

 

Men’s Chorale

 

The Men’s Chorale ministered at the Morning Worship Service on Sunday, January 17 along with the Vocal Praise Choir.  The men participating were MIT Deacon Jack Briscoe, Deacon Alfonza Jones, Deacon Levert Moore, Bro. Kenneth Moore, Bro. Kevin Muller, Jr. Bro. James Ashby and Pastor E.  We did not rehearse any songs at today’s Huddle.  The next rehearsal date is Sunday, January 24 at 1:30 P.M. along with the Vocal Praise Choir.

Next Men’s Huddle – Sunday, February 21, 2016 – 1:30 P.M. in Fellowship Hall

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