Pioneer Men’s Study 2.4 | …put on..

Romans 13:12The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.

Romans 13:14

But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.

1 Corinthians 15:53

For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality.

2 Corinthians 5:2-3

For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling, if indeed by putting it on we may not be found naked.

Galatians 3:27

For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

Ephesians 4:24

and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.

Ephesians 6:10-20

The Whole Armor of God

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.

Colossians 3:1-17

Put On the New Self

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming. In these you too once walked, when you were living in them. But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all.

Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

1 Thessalonians 5:8

But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation.

G+P

David

Pioneer Men’s Study 2.4 | Wild At Heart, 2 MAR 17

Men:  here is this week’s study guide.  Be prayerful in your reading this week.

Read John 15:1-17

In the first part of this chapter, Eldredge says:

This is where our sin and our culture have come together to keep us in bondage and brokenness, to prevent the healing of our wound. Our sin is that stubborn part inside that wants, above all else, to be independent. There’s a part of us fiercely committed to living in a way where we do not have to depend on anyone—especially God. Then culture comes along with figures like John Wayne…and other “real men,” and the one thing they have in common is that they are loners; they don’t need anyone. We come to believe deep in our hearts that needing anyone for anything is a sort of weakness, a handicap.(Eldredge, 121-122)

What would it take for you to write a “Declaration of Dependence”?  What would you have to “take off” in order to put on this new self.

Read 1 Corinthians 13:11-13 and James 1:19-25

In the latter part of this chapter, Eldredge says:

The whole false self, our “lifestyle,” is an elaborate defense against entering our wounded heart. It is a chosen blindness. “Our false self stubbornly blinds each of us to the light and the truth of our own emptiness and hollowness,” says Manning. There are readers who even now have no idea what their wound is, or even what false self arose from it. Ah, how convenient that blindness is. Blissful ignorance. But a wound unfelt is a wound unhealed. We must go in.(Eldredge, 127)

How does looking deeply into the Word help us to “go in” to the wound?  What do you walk away “forgetting” as James says?  How does it affect you?

Read Isaiah 61:1-7

In this last part of the chapter, Eldredge says:

God. The point is this: Healing never happens outside of intimacy with Christ. The healing of our wound flows out of our union with him.(Eldredge, 128)

As you realize the Truth of your dependence on Christ, your union and intimacy with him, how does God’s promise in Isaiah heal you?  What are the vitals for keeping this relationship healthy?

Work Cited:

Eldredge, John. Wild at Heart Revised and   Updated: Discovering the Secret of a Man’s Soul. Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition.

Worship and Announcements | Lord’s Day 26 February, 2017

Lord’s Day

February 26, 2017

 

   Welcome and Announcements

   Prelude

   Call to Worship………………………….. Psalm 98:1-6

*  Hymn…………… Beneath the Cross of Jesus 251

*  Invocation

*  Gloria Patri………………………………………………. 735

   Responsive Reading…….. Psalm 146 page 839

   Anthem ….. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

   Prayer of Dedication

   Offering/Offertory

* Doxology…………………………………………………. 731

   Prayer of the Church

*  Hymn ………. I Know Whom I Have Believed 705

   Scripture………. Habakkuk 2:1-4; Matthew 8:5-13

   Sermon………………………. The Centurion’s Faith

*  Hymn ……. Comfort, Comfort Ye My People 197

*  Benediction

 

*  Congregation will please stand

 

Sunday Evening Service

6:00 PM

This morning, we welcome Reverend John Kenyon to the pulpit.

Sunday School – Classes begin at 9:45 each Sunday morning for both children and adults.

The greeter for February is Clint Illar.

Nursery Volunteers – This week – Sheila and Jacob Kenyon

Next week – Susan and Sarah Kim

Fellowship Coffee – Immediately following the worship service downstairs in the church basement

Young Adult Bible Study – Monday at 7:00 PM

Jr./Sr. High Bible Study – Tuesday at 7:00 PM at LCCC

Choir – Wednesday at 7:30 PM

Men’s Morning Bible Study – Friday at 7:00 AM at the Coffee Bean Café in Latrobe .

Men’s Breakfast – Saturday, March 4 at 8:00 AM at the church. Please let Ed Pelger know if you are able to attend.

Women’s Bible Study – Tuesday, March 14 at 10:30 AM

Youth Club – Wednesday, March 15 from 4:45 – 6:00 PM

Men’s Bible Study – Thursday, March 16 at 10:30 AM

New Member’s Class – Sunday, March 19 during Sunday School

Vacation Bible School – June 19 – 23.  If you have any questions, please see Susan Kim.

Schedule for Special Offerings

March 19 – Ligonier Camp and Conference Center

May 14 – Bethany Christian Services

June 25 – Summer’s Best Two Weeks Citikidz

August 13 – Valley Youth Network

October 8 – Church Planting

November 19 – Meals on Wheels

December 24 – PCA Ministerial Relief

Pastor Kenyon will be away until March 13.  If you have any needs while he is away, please contact one of the elders.

 

Pioneer Men’s Study 2.4 – Wild At Heart | Plan of Attack, 23 FEB 17

Men,

As you lean into Chapter Six, I think you will hit some familiar – but, still uncomfortable – territory.  I say familiar because Eldredge finally navigates back to the truth of the Scriptures.  As you read and think through chapter six, here are a few questions for Thursday night.

  1. (page 111) No doubt that Satan, the deceiver, is true to form.  In Genesis 3, he lies.  Jesus calls him the father of lies in John 8. When you hit that rough patch – and we all do – Satan leverages the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of the world all on his foundations of deception (his schemes – Ephesians 6 –  and wiles (designs, devices) – 2 Cor 2:11).  When you hit that rough patch, how to you recover?  What do you do/have you done to return to the Lord? Consider Matthew 28:18-20 and Joshua 1:9
  2. (page 114) Eldredge says about the man seeking validation of manhood from the woman, “He will pursue her, not to offer his strength, but to drink from her beauty.” If you, like all of us, have taken your plight to the woman, how has that worked?  What went wrong in the short term?  The long term?  What would happen if you had to kill a lion before you were allowed to date your wife?
  3. React to this honestly: we must choose to worship the Lord, nothing or no one else, including “Eve.”
Be strong and courageous.
G+P David

Worship and Announcements | Lord’s Day, 19 February, 2017

   Welcome and Announcements

   Prelude

   Call to Worship………………………. Revelation 19:5

*  Hymn……….. Crown Him with Many Crowns 295

*  Invocation

*  Gloria Patri………………………………………………. 735

   Responsive Reading………. Psalm 32 page 795

*  Hymn …………….. Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me 500

   Prayer of Dedication

   Offering/Offertory

* Doxology…………………………………………………. 731

   Prayer of the Church

*  Hymn …………………………. Jesus Shall Reign 441

   Scripture……………………. John 2:12-25; Psalm 69

   Sermon…………………………… My Father’s House

*  Hymn ……………………. At the Name of Jesus 163

*  Benediction

 

*  Congregation will please stand

 

Sunday Evening Service

6:00 PM 

 

Sunday School – Classes begin at 9:45 each Sunday morning for both children and adults.

The greeter for February is Clint Illar.

Nursery Volunteers – This week – April Grimm and Emily Frank

Next week – Sheila and Jacob Kenyon

Fellowship Coffee – Immediately following the worship service downstairs in the church basement

Young Adult Bible Study – Monday at 7:00 PM

Jr./Sr. High Bible Study – Tuesday at 7:00 PM at LCCC

Choir – Wednesday at 7:30 PM

Men’s Morning Bible Study – Friday at 7:00 AM at the Coffee Bean Café in Latrobe. .

Kid’s Night In (and Parent’s Night Out!)

Friday, February 24 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM.
Pizza, movie and popcorn.  Please see Dan Hunter or Daniel Kenyon for more information.

Men’s Breakfast – Saturday, March 4 at 8:00 AM at the church. Please let Ed Pelger know if you are able to attend.

Women’s Bible Study – Tuesday, March 14 at 10:30 AM

Youth Club – Wednesday, March 15 from 4:45 – 6:00 PM

Men’s Bible Study – Thursday, March 16 at 10:30 AM

New Member’s Class – Sunday, March 19 during Sunday School

Vacation Bible School – June 19 – 23.  If you have any questions, please see Susan Kim.

Schedule for Special Offerings

March 19 – Ligonier Camp and Conference Center

May 14 – Bethany Christian Services

June 25 – Summer’s Best Two Weeks Citikidz

August 13 – Valley Youth Network

October 8 – Church Planting

November 19 – Meals on Wheels

December 24 – PCA Ministerial Relief

Pastor Kenyon will be away from February 20 – March 13.  If you have any needs while he is away, please contact one of the elders.

 

  

Pioneer Men’s Study 2.4 | Wild At Heart | Plan of Attack, 16 February 2017

I’ve read through chapter five twice and I have to admit, it isn’t very cheery. I wanted to add a few references to round out your arsenal for tomorrow’s session.

First, Mark 8:27-38

And Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi. And on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” And they told him, “John the Baptist; and others say, Elijah; and others, one of the prophets.” And he asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Christ.” And he strictly charged them to tell no one about him.

And he began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes and be killed, and after three days rise again. And he said this plainly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. But turning and seeing his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.”

And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it.

For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? For what can a man give in return for his soul? For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”

And he said to them, “Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God after it has come with power.”

And you should read the Song of Solomon.

Lastly, I gave this to a few of you this week, to help you remember the Beauty on 2/14:

Proverbs 5:18-19

Let your fountain be blessed,
and rejoice in the wife of your youth,
a lovely deer, a graceful doe.
Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight;
be intoxicated always in her love.

Stay intoxicate, my friends, with her love.

See you tomorrow night.

G+P
David

Worship and Announcements | Lord’s Day 12 February, 2017

Lord’s Day

   Welcome and Announcements

   Prelude

   Call to Worship………………………… Psalm 149:1-2

*  Hymn……………………………. O Worship the King 2

*  Invocation

*  Gloria Patri………………………………………………. 735

   Responsive Reading………. Psalm 36 page 797

*  Hymn ……………………………. Amazing Grace! 460

   Prayer of Dedication

   Offering/Offertory

* Doxology…………………………………………………. 731

   Prayer of the Church

*  Hymn …………….. Hail to the Lord’s Anointed 311

   Scripture……………………… John 2:1-11; Isaiah 55

   Sermon………………………………………. To the Brim

*  Hymn … All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name! 297

*  Benediction

 

*  Congregation will please stand

 

 

Sunday Evening Service

6:00 PM

 

For Your Information 

Sunday School – Classes begin at 9:45 each Sunday morning for both children and adults.

The greeter for February is Clint Illar.

Nursery Volunteers – This week – Dawn and Chaz Ewer

Next week – April Grimm and Emily Frank

Congregational Meeting – Sunday, February 12.  A lunch will be served immediately following the worship service.  The meeting will convene after lunch.  The snow date is Sunday, February 19.

Young Adult Bible Study – Monday at 7:00 PM

Women’s Bible Study – Tuesday at 10:30 AM

Jr./Sr. High Bible Study – Tuesday at 7:00 PM at LCCC

Youth Club – Wednesday from 4:45 – 6:00 PM

Choir – Wednesday at 7:30 PM

Men’s Morning Bible Study – Friday at 7:00 AM at the Coffee Bean Café in Latrobe.

Kid’s Night In (and Parent’s Night Out!)

Friday, February 24 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM.
Pizza, movie and popcorn.  Please see Dan Hunter or Daniel Kenyon for more information.

Men’s Breakfast – Saturday, March 4 at 8:00 AM at the church. Please let Ed Pelger know if you are able to attend.

Vacation Bible School – June 19 – 23.  If you have any questions, please see Susan Kim.