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Small Group Men’s Bible Studies – Fall 2012

Small Group Bible Study  We are forming new small groups for the fall now.  You are not too late.  Please e-mail us at    NYMensMinistry@yahoo.com.  Also keep an eye out for our kick-off event.

Small groups are the best way to create strong relationships and grow closer to Christ.  Why not consider coming to a   group.  There is no commitment and I promise you that you will be welcomed warmly!

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2012 Men’s Retreat!

Lake Champion Men's Retreat #MensMinistry

  The Retreat is here!  This coming weekend.

Thursday, September 13th – Sunday, September 16th

Lake Champion, NY  (Glen Spey, NY)

If you haven’t signed up yet, it isn’t too late.  But you better hurry.

Learn more and register here: http://www.priorityone.org/index.php?option=com_lc_register&Itemid=80

Price discount if you are part of the work team.  Scholarships also available.

 

Logistics: The weekend starts with dinner on Thursday night at 7pm.  Then Stephen Beck will give his first talk of the weekend.

Some people plan to come up on Friday which is perfectly fine.  Please be aware that there is a program (breakfast, speaker, etc) from 8am until noon.  Then we have the afternoon (after lunch until 5:30pm) free.

Car pooling is available.  Just let me know when you plan to leave and I can team you up with someone.  Thanks!

 

Questions: Contact us (NYMensMinistry@yahoo.com) or Bill Freeman at bfreeman@priorityone.org

We hope you can join us for this fun and God filled weekend!

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Westchester Men’s Ministry Online

Please visit the Westchester Men’s Ministry on our various social media sites!  Thank you for all your support!!

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Olympians and Christians

Olympics Medal London 2012    I was watching the Olympics and it wasn’t long before I heard one of the personal stories that the games have become known for over the years.  A story of sacrifice and suffering characterizes the very different life of an Olympian.

I then saw a commercial in which various different athletes declared small sacrifices they have made: “I haven’t watched TV since last summer,” ” I haven’t had dessert in a year,” “I missed my school prom,”  etc.

As I thought about these sacrifices, I reflected on the Christian life and how, in many ways, the life of an aspiring Olympian is similar.   Christian men sacrifice daily for their wives, family and for God.  They don’t do what they want to do.  They stand out.  They are different from everyone else and that is difficult.   It takes strength, courage, and most of all, faith!

Purity ring men

I was told recently about a young relative who wears a purity ring.  The ring reminds him that he is saving himself for marriage.  So, when he is tempted, when he has desires, he can stop and realize that there is something better in store for him.  I’m sure this faith in God’s promises strengthens him.  In many ways this ring is a reminder of the medal (or the crown as the Bible calls it) that we ought to strive for in the race of our lives.

“I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 3:14 (NIV)

“Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession, absolution without personal confession. Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ. ” –  Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“If we do anything to further the kingdom of God, we may expect to find what Christ found on that road – abuse, indifference, injustice, misunderstanding, trouble of some kind. Take it. Why not? To that you were called. In Latin America someone who feels sorry for himself is said to look like a donkey in a downpour. If we think of the glorious fact that we are on the same path with Jesus, we might see a rainbow. ” – Elisabeth Elliot

“To take up the cross of Christ is no great action done once for all; it consists in the continual practice of small duties which are distasteful to us.” – John Henry Newman

“You were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.” – 1 Corinthians 6:20

“If the ultimate, the hardest, cannot be asked of me; if my fellows hesitate to ask it and turn to someone else, then I know nothing of Calvary love. ” – Amy Carmichael

You see our sacrifices are nothing, as Paul said so well in Philippians 3:8: “What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ.”

May we gain the prize, Christ!!

Amen!

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2012 Men’s Retreat!

The Westchester Men’s Ministry will be participating in PriorityOne’s Men’s Fall Weekend on September 13-16, 2012 in Lake Champion, NY.

It is a great time at a great location.  No one that has come, has ever regretted it.  Won’t you consider joining us this year!  Take a look!

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Here are the details:

When: Thursday, September 13th through Sunday, September 16th.  Weekend starts with dinner on Thursday at 7pm and ends Sunday at 11am.

Where: Lake Champion, 247 Mohican Lake Road, Glen Spey, NY 12737

Cost: Registration by July 31st = $215; after July 31st = $235.  Includes all activities, food and lodging.  Work crew members pay only $100

Learn more and register here: http://www.priorityone.org/index.php?option=com_lc_register&Itemid=80

Questions: Contact us (NYMensMinistry@yahoo.com) or Bill Freeman at bfreeman@priorityone.org

We hope you can join us.  This is a short video with some additional shots from last year’s retreat!

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I’m Watching You Dad !

Model the Behavior for your kids

Be the model that your kids need you to be!

Thank you Dads for all you do!

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I Am Second

  A friend introduced me to ‘I am second’ yesterday.  It’s a great site where famous and not so famous people share their testimonies.  That is how they came to follow Jesus.  So ‘I am second’ really means, ‘God is first!’

I couldn’t figure out how to embed the video here.  I’m sorry.  I will fix it, if I can this weekend.  The Josh Hamilton video is well worth watching!

Enjoy and have a nice weekend!

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Small Group Men’s Bible Studies Forming!!

 Have you desired to just be around a few good friends that know you?  You might share a joke,  or something your kids are going through, or anything in between.  Then you’ve come to the  right place.

We are establishing small groups for the new year.  Small groups are the essence of this ministry and they are what allows us to ‘do life together’.  The setting might be different but we always spend some time in fellowship, Bible study, and prayer.

Interested?  Well, let us know by adding a comment to this post!

Image courtesy of: http://www.clovisevfree.org/

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M = Model the Behavior

        I just love this picture!  It appeared in the Fall edition of Seed & Harvest from the Trinity School for Ministry.  Although I don’t know Tyler, I can tell he is a great dad.  So I thought this was the perfect image to use as we talk about the ‘M’ in M*E*N*T*O*R.

We’d like to ask you to tell us about people you know who are great Dads.  We then publish some of the stories and videos that we receive.  You can contact us at NYMensMinistry@yahoo.com.

Thanks for reading!

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Casting Crowns – Courageous (Official Music Video from the Movie)

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