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

Mission: Men’s Ministry at Cornerstone exists to disciple every man in our congregation from adolescence up to move them into a closer walk with God and a deeper relationship with other men that they might fulfill the Bible’s vision of manhood.

 

Fall Men’s Retreat

Register here for the Oct. 18-20 Men’s Retreat at Refreshing Mountain in beautiful Lancaster County featuring the witty Dr. Walter Kaiser, Old Testament scholar and former president of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary where Pastor Dave attended, and older brother of our own Roger Kaiser. Music provided by Grace Church (PCA).

Dr. Kaiser will address the topic: Principles of Leadership in the Body of Christ: Studies in Nehemiah.

The study of the book of Nehemiah is a most promising text of Scripture, for it addresses how ordinary laypersons are specially called by God. That man will be willing to stand in the gap when needs occur in families, in the life of the community, or the life of the Church. Here are dedicated persons who dislike the shame that might come to God’s name and his families.

The gap that suddenly appears is filled by those called by God to close the hole that has developed. So our Lord is looking for persons to stand in the gap. In order to do this, we need a whole new view of the majesty and greatness of God.

But this book teaches us how to pray for divine success when a problem develops. In this case, we make God’s name more important than the problem. We base our prayers on God’s word and we show the value and importance of what we pray for by the way we bring the request before God.

This book also shows that to deprecate the work of God is to attack him personally. For those who would attack God’s work there is the certainty of divine assistance of his people. For there is divine intervention against those who exert pressure from the outside as well as the promise of divine help from the inside. We are helped by knowing how to be angry and not sin as we are governed by the fear of God. But even when the attacks on the home, marriage, community, or Church come from personal attacks, God will give his men and women discernment, direction, and a plan to overcome innuendo.

All of this is summarized in a call for revival in Nehemiah 8. There we are taught that the joy of the Lord is our strength as we hunger for his word, respond to that word, and submit to that same word of God.

 

 

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