“Rise Up, O Men Of God”
November 21, 2016
“Rise Up, O Men Of God”
Note: Yesterday we had a long trip from Pennsylvania to the Pigeon Forge Tennessee area where will be visiting a couple days before travelling on to Nashville to visit Brooksyne’s sister and niece on Thanksgiving. Due to travel and limitations we will not be preparing audio messages this week and will not be able to post messages daily. We also may not have internet access in Nashville!
“But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses” (1 Timothy 6:11,12).
This last weekend I had the opportunity to share several messages at a Men’s Retreat in the Poconos. I have always enjoyed speaking at these kinds of events. The first message was around a campfire Friday evening. I knew we wouldn’t have much light and the men would likely have a less than optimal attention span.
So I shared short message from the daily text. John, the men’s group leader, began by leading the men in singing “Rise Up O Men Of God” several times.
Have done with lesser things.
Give heart and mind and soul and strength
to serve the King of kings.
- The man of God is to flee
- The man of God is to follow
- The man of God is to fight
I ended the message by considering the latter part of today’s text, “whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses” I asked them to follow me in making this profession of faith and commitment to each other as one by one around the campfire we stated, “I am a man of God. I will flee, I will follow, and I will fight.”
Today we offer a Biblical challenge to all men reading this to rise up as men of God!
Tread where His feet have trod.
As brothers of the Son of Man,
Rise up, O men of God!
Be encouraged today,
Stephen & Brooksyne Weber
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