Hickory Harvest’s Men’s Ministry purposes to equip and encourage our men to glorify God by walking in obedience, leading faithfully, and serving sacrificially in order to imitate Christ as husbands, fathers, brothers, and servants
Join the men at Hickory Harvest starting September 21st from 6:00-7:30am and continuing through Nov 9th for a morning in God's Word. The series' core is a “gospel prayer” by which you can saturate yourself in the gospel daily. Dwelling on the gospel will release in you new depths of passion for God and take you to new heights of obedience to Him. Gospel gives you an applicable, exciting vision of how God will use you to bring His healing to the world.
Here's a little more about this series:
Gospel Revolution: Recovering the Power of Christianity is an 8-session discipleship experience that leads group members to understand how to let the gospel work in their hearts the way religion never has or could. On a journey to greater understanding of the gospel, Pastor J.D. Greear ran through all the religious activities typically associated with a disciple’s life: giving, adopting, missionality, preaching, and witnessing. Though disciplined and intentional in all aspects, only when J.D. “discovered” the gospel of Jesus Christ did everything change. That’s why the objective of Gospel Revolution is to help group members abide in Jesus. They will find that when they do, passion, self-control, kindness, patience, and generosity are the natural results. Marriages will change. Participants will become more self-disciplined. They will be less selfish. Not by concentrating on these things, but as a result of being captivated by the love of Christ. (8 sessions)
An integral part of this transformational is the four-part Gospel Prayer. Far from another ritual, the Gospel Prayer is a reflection of faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ and includes eight aspects that are identified in the book on which the Bible study is based:
- Gospel Change: Two kinds of change - religious change and gospel change. God is not just after obedience; He’s after a new kind of obedience.
- Gospel Discovery: As we become more captivated and more in awe of God, we discover the power of the gospel. Our behavior changes naturally as we not only believe but become the gospel.
- Gospel Acceptance: “There is nothing I can do that would make You love me more, and nothing I have done, or could do, that would make You love me less.”
- Gospel Approval: “Your presence and approval are all I need today for everlasting joy.”
- Gospel Response: “Father, as You have been to me, so I will be to others.”
- Gospel Faith: “I’ll measure Your willingness to save by the cross and Your ability to save by the resurrection and pray accordingly.”
- Substitute Gospels: We often highlight some “good thing” at the expense of the gospel. We’ve taught error by emphasizing what we are to do for God more than what He has done for us.
- Gospel Depth: Christian growth is never going beyond the gospel but going deeper into the gospel. As you continue to see more of the glory of God through the cross, you will continue to change and grow into Christlikeness.