Manspeak


Don’t waste the holidays! by Travis Evans
November 20, 2006, 12:15 pm
Filed under: Devotions, Featured Resource

by Jonathan Oldacre
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Today on Manspeak I’d like to introduce you to an excellent resource that really helped me in learning how to profit more from my times with God. It’s called “Meeting with God,” and it’s a teaching series and booklet by Covenant Life Church pastor, John Loftness. I’ve had the opportunity to hear Mr. Loftness in person, I’ve listened to all of these messages, I’ve gone through the booklet, and his material is outstanding on the topic of communion with God. Here’s a blurb about the series from the Sovereign Grace website:

“Communion with God is the greatest good our Father gives to his redeemed, and desiring communion with God is part of what it means to be made in his image. Yet our sinful hearts often find excuses to avoid spending time in prayer and the reading of his Word.

The consequences are much more serious than we realize, as we become increasingly susceptible to the lies of the world, our flesh, and the devil.

This series is intended to teach you how to pray, how to profit from Scripture, and how to develop a plan for daily times of communion with your Father. Most importantly, it is intended to help you to grow in your passion to pursue and protect a daily time in which you can meet with God and be changed as a result.”

“Meeting with God” is a six-week series, here’s what’s included:

“This audio CD series and companion booklet are intended to teach you how to pray, how to profit from Scripture, and how to develop a plan for daily times of communion with your Father. Most importantly, they are intended to help you to grow in your passion to pursue and protect a daily time in which you can meet with God and be changed as a result—to help you make communion with God a daily discipline and delight.

The audio CD series includes six messages (titles listed below). The 72-page booklet is an aid to application, containing a detailed outline, discussion questions, and six days’ worth of practice questions as companions to each message.

1. Communion with God in a Fallen World
2. Knowing God in the Bible
3. How to Profit from Scripture
4. How to Pray
5. The Character and Content of Paul’s Prayers
6. Passion with a Plan”

Men, many opportunities for extended communion with God await this holiday season, and I think this resource will guide you into deeper communion with the only One who can satisfy your soul: the Living God! Would you consider adding this invaluable resource to your Christmas list this year? Can I challenge you to not waste your Christmas break but instead use it to grow closer to your Maker? Will you dull your mind and heart with the world this holiday season, or will you use this break to warm your affections for Jesus Christ? Take Psalm 16:11 to heart as you head back home:

“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”

God is utterly delightful, and He alone possesses durable pleasures that never fade or run out! Delight awaits, and grace is available this Thanksgiving and Christmas! Get closer to God this winter, draw near to Him, order this resource, or ask for it for Christmas today. Better yet, listen to and apply this resource once you receive it and watch your heart become more inclined to your God and King.

Men, let’s lead the way in passion for our Savior! Let’s fight for joy this holiday season!

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