3rd F – Act Like Men

When:  2/7/20

QIC: Can you hear me now? (CYHMN)

The Pax: Belding, Swan, Spam, Ginger, Paycheck, Dipstick, Nymph, Thriller, Wee Man, Band-Aid, Loafer, Monkey, Speedwalker, Kimchi, Pinto, CYHMN (QIC)

Conditions: Pleasant

The Thang

“Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.”

1 Corinthians 16:13-14 ESV

Discussion

Paul urged his somewhat unstable readers to be watchful regarding danger, from inside as well as from outside the church (cf. Acts 20:29-30). Most of the problems in this church evidently arose from within the congregation as a result of pagan influences. “Be on the alert” sometimes occurs with anticipation of the Lord’s coming again, so that event (the Rapture) may have been in Paul’s mind as well (e.g., Matt. 24:42). His readers should also “stand firm” in their trust (“faith”) in God, and in their commitment to His Word and will (cf. 15:58).

Rather than acting like immature children, the Corinthian believers should behave as (“act like”) mature “men” (cf. 1:12). This exhortation is a call to both bravery and maturity.[696] They should “be strong” in the Lord, rather than weak in the faith (cf. Josh. 1:7-8).

“You show me a weak, wobbling believer, and I will show you a Christian not giving very much time to meditation upon the Word of God. Show me one who is a strong, devoted, earnest Christian, seeking only the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ, and I will show you one who is living on the Book.”[697]

“And so, if you want strength, this is how you get it. Live in fellowship with Christ, walk in the Spirit, feed upon His Word, obey His Word, and then when the hour of trial comes, you will not be weak-kneed, you will not be vacillating, you will not be carried about like a leaf before the wind. You will have strength to stand, and you will be able to glorify God even in the fire.”[698]

Above all, “love” should motivate and distinguish Paul’s readers (ch. 13): “Let all that you do be done in love.” This was the greatest need of this church. These verses summarize what Paul expected of his readers in all that he wrote in this letter.

Q Source – Belding

Global 6k for Water Walk/Run May 16, 2020

We need volunteers to help plan and execute this event.

Contact Belding for more information

http://www.teamworldvision.org › …2020 Global 6K for Water | World Vision – Team World Vision

Moleskin

Thanks to the men that got up and joined in the discussion. Thank you for letting me lead you this morning. I consider our fellowship more than just freindships. I consider each of you High Impact Men as brothers on a mission. May God continue to bless you and your family.

Announcements/Prayers

• Sign up to Q for 1st and 3rd F.   (https://f3florence.org/) Go to the Menu and click on Q Calendar.  Type your name in an open area next to a workout date.  Do it…or Ginger may come and get you!

• CONVERGENCE this Saturday at Scrooge, do not go to any other F3 Florence sites unless you are looking for quiet meditation.

• The Fox is this Saturday with F3 Hartsville.

• 2nd F is Monday’s and Wednesday’s 1215 – 1245. Monday’s @ Clean Eatz / Wednesday’s @ Groucho’s in McLeod.

• Prayers for Monkey’s mother and Monkey as well as Tripp Lisenby and the Lisenby Family. We are praying for all of F3 Florence including Dizzy and all unspoken requests.

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