Keeping Score? It’s Us….100…..and Jesus….0!


What’s the game I’m referencing where “WE” could possibly be up on Jesus by 100 points?  Is the Son of God having a bad day?  Is He coming off the injured reserve status?  Or is He giving us a padded “lead” in the game, only setting us up for His triumphant comeback??

Well, it’s none of the above.

I’m not talking about a game at all.  I’m talking about who’s at fault in our relationship between Jesus and ourselves.  Taken from this week’s lesson:

“Most relationships involve scars from wrongs committed by both parties.  The unique thing about our relationship with Jesus is we are 100 percent of the problem.”

100 – 0.

There’s your score.

This week, we’ll tackle Session 7 of our series.  Your homework is Session 7 of the Study Guide, titled “Forgive and Be Forgiven”.  And from the main book, read Chapters 12 and 13.  Our focus is how we forgive those who have wronged us, and reconcile with those who we have wronged.  Easier said than done.

Looking ahead, we’ve chosen our next study series that we’ll begin on Friday, June 16th.  We’ll be reading the book, “The Whole Story of the Bible in 16 Verses” by Chris Bruno.  Order the book today for just over $10.  

Download the FREE Study Guide at this LINK.

In the meantime, focus on Session 7 of our current study!

See you on Friday in fellowship!  Gather at 7:30 am.  Mike will lead us beginning at 7:45 am.


It’s On Like Donkey Kong!

After a week off, we’re finally settling in to talk about Session 6.

As a reminder, the homework is to read Session 6 of the Study Guide and Chapter 11 of the main book.  If you’ve done the homework already….great!  If not….read it up and come prepared to discuss!  This is an especially good topic to cover this week!

I know some folks are heading out early for the Memorial Day weekend.  For those, be safe!

For everyone else, I’ll see you on Friday.  Gather at 7:30 am.  Ready to dig in at 7:45 am.


Schedule Changes Coming Down the Pipe!

We’re juggling a few scheduling conflicts for some of our regular attendees.  As such, I’ve modified the FMMF Charlotte schedule for the next few weeks as shown below:


MAY 26:  FMMF gathering.  Lesson is Session 6 from the Study Guide.

JUNE 2:  FMMF gathering.  Lesson is Session 7 from the Study Guide.

JUNE 9:  FMMF gathering.  Lesson is Session 8 from Study Guide and wrap-up of the series.  We’ll also preview the next planned study.

JUNE 16:  FMMF gathering.  Begin new series.

Apologies up front for the juggling of the schedule.  Trying to keep as many of us engaged as possible.

Enjoy the rest day this week….but dig into Session 6 if you haven’t done so already.


Stocking Up the Pantry Shelves

Session 6 is upon us and this week we’re focused on how we “humbly provide” for our families.  It’s a tough balancing act; something some might call a dilemma:  Do we actively go out and pursue all that we possibly can for our families?  Or do we pray about it, believing that God will be the source of all our needs?

Maybe, too, those two choices are actually one in the same?

This week, your homework is to read Session 6 of the Study Guide and Chapter 11 of the main book.

Mike will lead us this Friday.

See you then!

Let’s Talk About Prayers….

This week’s focus is on Session 5 of our Study Guide and Chapter 10 of the main book.  We’re going to talk about “prayers”….how to do them, what they mean, what blocks good prayers from happening, and what best allows prayers to happen.  All of this in a one-hour gathering this Friday!

Each week, I’ve mentioned the daily devotionals that appear at the end of the Study Guide sessions.  This week, keeping with our theme of prayer, I’d like everyone to read at least two of the devotionals in advance.  Come this Friday prepared to talk about at least one of them!

  • “Get Intentional with Prayer”:  Matthew 6:7-8
  • “Pray with Right Motives”:  James 4:3
  • “Pray in Secret”:  Matthew 6:6
  • “Prayer and Fasting”:  Acts 14:19-23
  • “Abiding in Christ”:  John 15:5-7

Gather at 7:30 am in the front parlor room of The Cornwell Center.  We’ll start at 7:45 am with this week’s lesson.  Mike will lead the group this Friday.