Mentoring Men

A quick recap of yesterday for those who couldn't make it.

1. Righteousness and Holiness. We talked about the importance of pursuing holiness and righteousness. Although Christ grants us perfect righteousness through the cross, we are called to strive for holiness as we lean on Christ everyday.

2. Men Fight together. Boys don't fight at all. Remember, if I'm in the wrong place at the wrong time, under the wrong circumstances, with the wrong people, while heeding the wrong council…..The wrong things will happen. We are called to fight together and allow one another to be strong for us when we are week.

3. Get your Simeon. In Judges 1, God tells Judah that he will have victory over his enemies. However, the first thing that Judah does is grab his brother Simeon to come and fight along side of him. This is vital for us. Although we have victory over the power of sin, doesn't mean that it is wise to fight sin by ourselves. Who's your Simeon and are you willing to be Simeon to each other?

4. Keep Reading the Word. Its not so much that you need to be in the word as much as we need the word in us. As the word penetrated our hearts, our fight for righteousness will become easier. The word transforms us so that we aren't just more informed by the word, but we are being conformed by the word, into the likeness of the Son. Stick with the reading plan.

5. Memorize Psalm 1. Next time we meet, I want us all to bring our notebooks. In our notebooks we will show that we have written Psalm 1 a total of three times. Repetition is key to memorization. Also, on that same note, stay reviewing our other 4 verses.

Psalm 1 1 Blessed is the man
who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked
or stand in the way of sinners
or sit in the seat of mockers.
2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
and on his law he meditates day and night.
3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither.
Whatever he does prospers.

4 Not so the wicked!
They are like chaff
that the wind blows away.
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.

6 For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish.

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