Man Up, the group just for men. Every Sunday at 8 p.m. in the Church Centre.
Our next meeting is on Sunday, 10th December at 8 p.m. in the lounge at the St. John’s Church Centre with John Right leading us. We will be continuing with the seventh in our series looking at John’s first letter. Our series title is:
“What makes Christians so different?”
In week 1 in this series the apostle John emphasised that his account of Jesus is as an eyewitness. His purpose in writing is to proclaim Jesus and encouraging the believers in their fellowship with the Father and the Son.
In week 2 we focused on light and darkness as well as considering some false teachings which John was keen to refute.
In week 3 looked at obedience, lifestyle and consistency and saw that obedience to Christ’s commands and brotherly love are great indications of the Holy Spirit’s work in our hearts as he causes us to be more and more like the Lord Jesus.
In week 4 we looked at words of warning from John. We saw that we must not love the world, that is society organised apart from God. John warned us about the lust of the flesh (our appetites); the lust of the eyes (appearances) and pride of life (boasting), which should be carefully avoided.
In week 5 we looked at what John has to teach us about believing in Jesus and being steadfast in that belief.
Last week we looked at what it means to be children of God. John sets out the privilege we have, as well as the responsibilities, since we are children of the living God, having been born again into new life.
This week we are looking at how we demonstrate love as God’s children and John gets down to practicalities. He also tackles how we can be sure that we belong to Christ and comes back to the three tests (obedience, brotherly love and belief in Christ).
Come and join the conversation at 8 p.m. on Sunday in the Church Centre.
Note that after the 10th December meeting Man Up will take a break over Christmas, resuming on 7th January 2018.