Really enjoyed our fellowship at The People’s Market last Friday with the men who joined. Special “thanks” to my good friend, Scott Rigsby, who joined us to share is personal testimony of triumph over tragedy. I’ve heard him speak many times and I always leave with new nuggets of wisdom. Last week was no exception!
For those interested in Scott’s book that he mentioned, you can find it on Amazon at this LINK.
Looking ahead for our next study, quick reminder that we’re off this Friday due to the Labor Day weekend. We’ll meet again on Friday, SEP 6th to start our “re-look” at Twelve Ordinary Men…or what I affectionately refer to as “TOM”.
I’m looking for men to sign up to lead any of the weeks for this study. Please sign up at this LINK. As always, the expectation is that weekly leaders put the ball in play….the group tends to take on the lesson once you get things rolling!
Enjoy the week off. I’ll see everyone on the 6th at The Cornwell Center!
We’re taking a brief pause this week between ending our last series and starting up on next one. Reminder that our next series is Twelve Ordinary Men by John MacArthur. If you haven’t purchased the book, please do so before that series kick-off in two weeks, Friday, SEP 6th at The Cornwell Center.
No FMMF-Charlotte next week due to the Labor Day holiday.
This week, we’re gathering in “fellowship” at The People’s Market on East Blvd. Come meet for coffee or breakfast or both beginning at 7:30 am. My good friend, Scott Rigsby, from Atlanta, will be joining us. He has a great story of how God led him to triumph over tragedy. Very informal chat….but I’m excited Scott will join us this Friday for breakfast.
More on Scott at this LINK.
I’ll see you on Friday!
As I read through this week’s lesson, Chapter 8: Forgiveness, I kept thinking about this concept of looking in the mirror. Our author does a great job of discussing the expectations that we have on receiving forgiveness from God and others we’ve “wronged”, but are often slow to grant the same forgiveness in the same manner. That’s where I had this vision of someone, maybe even me, looking in the mirror and questioning their own abilities to forgive.
There’s a great discussion about the costs associated with forgiveness. Our author explains:
“Forgiveness is costly. It means canceling a debt when we feel we have every right to demand payment. It means absorbing the pain, hurt, shame and grief of someone’s sin against us. It means looking for repentance and restoration.”
So how do we tackle this “cost”? Well, luckily we have Rob Miller leading us this week to discuss this week’s chapter.
Meet at the Cornwell Center starting at 7:30 am on Friday. Rob will lead us beginning at 7:45 am.
And, don’t forget that we’ll start the next series the Friday after Labor Day weekend, September 6th. Details on the next study series and our upcoming meeting schedule are in last week’s update at this LINK.
We’ve got two more lessons in our current study, but I wanted to share information about our next study as well as some related calendar dates.
By popular demand, we are re-visiting a study we’ve done before….because it packs such a powerful lesson for all men, especially today!
“Twelve Ordinary Men” by John MacArthur. You can order the book at this link: Twelve Ordinary Men
We will tackle this study over a 10-week stretch: September 6th thru November 8th
August 23 will be a special “breakfast fellowship” at the People’s Market at 1315 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC from 7:30 am – 8:30 am.
And August 30 will be a “FMMF Charlotte” holiday in advance of Labor Day weekend.
Sign up to lead our Twelve Ordinary Men (TOM) study at the FMMF Charlotte sign-up page: FMMF Charlotte sign up page
Finally, as always, a new FMMF study is a great way to invite one individual or several to check out our Friday morning fellowship. I encourage you to extend that invitation today!