|What is a
- from the dictionary
it means; feelings of love, or commitment to some
willingness to serve God. So when we
put all those together as Christian men, we
don't get feelings - we get an act.
An act is something that people do, so when
you love someone, how do you act? You
spend time with them, getting to know
them through talking and listening.
Talking to God.
- one of the
best ways you can talk to God is through your prayers.
In Luke, chpt 11,
Jesus' disciples asked him, "Lord, teach us
to pray." Jesus then gave us the Lord's
Prayer. He did not intend us to pray this
same prayer every time we pray, but gave
us a model on how to pray. As we
taught you in our #3698 Brigade meetings,
remember this acronym every time you pray:
P - Praise God for who He is
(...hallowed be Thy name..)
R - Repent for our
sins (...forgive us our sins..)
A - Ask for needs,
desires of our heart, for others (...give us this day
our daily bread.)
Y - Yield our lives
to God, turning it over to Him.
Adult men praying for young men;
Young men praying for adult men; pray for your
prayer partner that he joins you in
reading the entire Bible over the next
year, pray for his entire family and for where he
works, pray God gives him strength when the
enemy tempts him, and good health
throughout his lifetime.
Listening to God.
- you can hear
from God in many ways, through your parents, your
Pastor, a song - but
the best way to listen is by reading our
Bible. You have been given a goal in Brigade
to read the entire Bible over the next year
- in just 15-20 minutes every single day.
Click on the Bible on the right for your daily reading plan.
Remember, this is an
exercise to form a good habit, not an
exercise in accomplishment. If you miss time -
don't give up! Keep going the entire year, because
the habits you start now will
stay with you throughout your lifetime!
Why read the Bible?
- to listen to God telling us
about Jesus, who alone can prepare us for heaven.
Greg McClain - March 2,