I led a men's summer Bible study at a church that I attended for several years. I am now living many miles away and can't be there with them on Tuesday evenings. They have done something else absolutely wonderful in recent years, though. They have called on the Lord to bring them together in His name to do His work in His world. They have been gathering in the morning weekly for breakfast, Bible study, singing, prayer, and fellowship. It is a 21st-century Methodist society of men. In a culture where United Methodist Men's groups are struggling, these men have found that the Spirit of the Lord is so new and so fresh and so exciting that they don't need to struggle. They need to live in the strength of the Spirit, and the Spirit has blessed them. They call their meetings "The Rock." If you live anywhere close to the west side of Houston, Texas, you have GOT to check this out! Check the calendar at the Bear Creek United Methodist Church website to find the time, or call the church office at 281-463-2330 for more information.
The Rock began with a study of The Man in the Mirror by Patrick Morley. After they completed that study, they handed out free copies of Devotions for the Man in the Mirror to every man at church on Father's Day. I'm going through the devotions and sharing my own thoughts by e-mail. I'm posting my messages in this directory, too. If you want to receive the e-mails, just let me know at the e-mail address below. If you prefer to browse my thoughts, follow the links in the table below.
God bless you--
Devotions for the Man in the Mirror
by Patrick Morley
The God We Want versus The God Who Is
The Escape from Cultural Christianity
5. Prosperity: A
Gift of God
Our Relationship with Christ
The World of My Motives
The Art of Surrender
23. Surrender: The
Process of Surrender