SET YOUR COURSE
We seem to say it over and over - you must get connected to win the game of faith. There is no second-guessing Jesus Christ and His example. It bears repeating...
"For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them." - Jesus Christ, Matthew 18:20
Our Lord formed a group and radically altered the lives of those people who came near Him.
Then, Jesus told us to do something...
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20
He gave us clear direction:
He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. - Mark 16:15
The Apostle Paul picks up the baton and pushes across the region with these words of encouragement:
From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work. - Ephesians 4:16
Next, Paul passed his baton to Timothy and gave him solid advice:
And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others. - 2 Timothy 2:2
Timothy and the countless others who followed him were doing exactly what Jesus asked them to do:
- They listened and absorbed all they could about Jesus and His teaching
- They allowed God's spirit to help guide their life
- They were inspired to group up with others who wanted to become more like Christ
- They invited others to their group
- Members in the group encouraged others to do the same
You and I sit here today because countless men and women put down their fear and embraced their imperfection. Barely few were natural leaders... they simply started a group in their community.
A group is a collection of believers who share a common interest in doing life God's way. That's it.
KEY VERSE: So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor. For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building.
CHALLENGE: Will you be Timothy? Will you break out of isolation and take a seat at the table? Will you begin a group in your community?
Don't freak out. We are not inviting you to preach. We don't even ask you to teach.
We believe that sharing our stories of faith and life with other believers will strengthen us and bring us peace and joy.
The Live Bold App is focused on starting Groups through the month of May. The app solves the problem of "what to talk about" and what to do.
All you have to do is take a seat at the table and invite a few guys along for the ride. Friends or strangers... doesn't matter... just start something.
There are 3 ways you can accept this challenge:
- Individual who feels called to start something
- Established group wanting a more formal plan
- A church leader wanting a men's ministry that isn't stale and dated
Setting up a group costs you $0.00 -- zero money.
However, it will cost you time and your commitment. Are you willing to sacrifice those things for the benefit of yourself and others?
UPDATE! WE'VE LAUNCHED THE GROUPS PLATFORM - SEE THE LINK BELOW
But first... you'll need to download the agreement. Take a look.
Will you start something? Drop a comment and let us know if you are willing to take a seat at the table.