We at Grace Bible Church in Grants Pass are reading Our Daily Bread and the Bible together this year using one of the following Daily reading plans. Please pick a reading plan and join us.
Our Daily Bread. If you are prone to putting booklets down and “forgetting” where they are, here is an idea. Go to http://ourdailybread.org click the subscribe button, and then click to have the daily devotional sent to your email or smart phone. Now you can’t forget. There it is, in your in-box. For me, this has added a blessing to “checking the mail.”
We are reading the Bible together using one of four daily reading plans.
The New Testament reading plan will take you through the New Testament in a year, with weekends off to reflect on what you have read, or catch up if need be.
The Read the Bible plan is just that - Genisus through Revelation.
The Chronilogical reading plan will take you through the bible as it was written.
New and Old Testament Bible Reading for the Year will take you through the Bible in a year reading some of each every day.
These reading plans are available in the vestieule. Please pick one up and join us. They also make great bookmarks, so you won't loose your place in your Bible.
The link to the Bible Gateway is provided as an easy way to look up your choice reading with plenty of research available .
June 20, 2021 (Father’s Day)
Genesis 3:6; John 4:34; John 17:4; Ephesians 5:25; Matthew 4:19; John 10:11 1 Corinthians 15:45; Matthew 6:19-20
How would you define manhood?
When we personally define manhood, we have to consider some things
1. What are the current realities of men/manhood
a. Men are in a state of confusion
b. Men in general are experiencing a disappointment with life
c. Men are experiencing pain
d. Men are lonely
e. Men are drifting
f. Men are turning to escapes to numb the pain
g. Confused men create major problems
h. Without a compelling vision for manhood, men will settle for less in life
2. History has played a part in our current Manhood crisis
b. The industrial revolution
c. The War years
e. Extended adolescence
3. Defining manhood
A. Reject passivity
B. Accept responsibility
C. Lead courageously
D. Invest eternally
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 15 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.
17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.