Non-denominational Church located in Oviedo
I believe there are millions of men all across our country who do not attend church anymore for the same reasons Jesus and John the Baptist did not hang around the Jewish religious leaders of their day. The religious leaders when Jesus walked this earth were also the government leaders because their government was a Theocracy at the time. As noted in the New Testament, Jesus would much rather hang around Tax Collectors and sinners and John the Baptist would much rather live in the wilderness and eat locusts and wild honey than mingle with these corrupt politicians who were called Pharisees and Scribes in the Bible. My church attendance experience since leaving Seminary in 1983 has taught me that most church leaders today are just like the religious leaders were when Jesus and John the Baptist walked this earth over 2000 years ago.
It's tragic how history has a way of repeating itself over time. King Solomon knew this to be true. I learned in Seminary that church growth has been declining since the 1960's. I have been asking myself why this has been happening ever since I learned about this in a Church Growth Evangelism class at Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX in 1983. I have done extensive research on this subject and would like to share what I have learned with the men who would like to take part in this Men's Mentoring Ministry Church in Oviedo. I personally believe the majority of our "Mainstream Church" leaders (Protestant and Catholic) are just as corrupt as the majority of our Government leaders today. God's Word says church leaders will be held to a higher standard on judgement day than our elected government officials because our government officials do not claim to represent God. If only they knew. I will share with you why I believe this is true with over whelming evidence as presented in my 30 point thesis posted on this website. These points will be brain stormed within the Think Tank of this Men's Ministry with the hope of confronting and correcting these issues that have plagued the mainstream church for far too long.
Have you read and studied Jesus' "High Priestly Prayer" found in John Chapter 17 of the Bible? I believe Jesus' main theme in His earnest plea to Our Heavenly Father is for all of us as brothers and sisters in Christ to become One with Him as He is One with His Father in Heaven. What troubles me about this prayer is I see no evidence of any oneness between professing Christians in the mainstream church today. Do you? Have you ever taken time to try and add up all the factions that have divided the so called "church" in America today? Does it look like God answered His Son Jesus' prayer? I think the answer is obvious. So, why is the church so divided? This will be a main topic to be discussed in this Bible Think Tank to made up of Godly men who have a true devotion to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and His perfect will for our lives. Therefore, our main purpose or mission statement for this men's mentoring ministry is to become One with Jesus as He is One with Our Heavenly Father. I believe to accomplish this it bowls down to this one primary goal stated by the Apostle Paul below:
I believe to have the true mindset of Jesus we need to learn how to have flexible objectivity within the scope of our thinking process that allows us to ponder all the possibilities of reason outside the box of our personal biases and experiences. This is what it means to be "thinking outside the box". We need to learn how to escape the limitations of our own finite mindset and enter into the infinite mindset of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit is our teacher and guide when it comes to our imagination and innovation when exploring the infinite thoughts of God. Jesus said He will be in the midst of those who gather in His name. In other words, He will be in the invisible midst of our thinking process and will teach us about all things pertinent to His perfect will for us as His future Bride and our role as participants in His Kingdom to come on earth as it is in Heaven. Every man in this men's ministry will participate in this think tank with equal time and opportunity to share what's on our minds. All of our thoughts that come to mind in this Bible Think Tank will be filtered through the template of the Bible to make sure they are in line with God's will as defined by His written word found in the Holy Bible.
On Judgement Day many people will stand before Jesus as God's appointed Judge thinking they will be a part of His Kingdom and He will give them some shocking news. "I will tell them plainly, I never knew you. Away from me you evildoers!" Why is it that so many professing Christians disregard this blatant warning as if it is irrelevant to their personal knowledge of who Jesus is as a person and how we should relate to Him as our best friend? What is the key word in this sentence? It's obviously the action word knew. The Apostle John wrote the following in John 17:3. "This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent." I think I am safe in saying that if we do not know Jesus, He does not know us as well. Am I right in my reasoning?
The Bible refers to the church as being the future Bride of Jesus. We, as a church body of fellow believers in Jesus, are supposed to be getting ready for His return so we can consummate our Marriage with Him in a spiritual sense. Don't you remember Jesus said He is going away to prepare a place for us in our future home called Heaven? It was the Jewish custom for the men to go and prepare a home for their future brides before they had their Wedding Ceremony. The Bible uses the word know on many occasions to refer to sexual intercourse.
What can we deduce from this proclamation from Jesus? Am I right to assume that if Jesus does not know us then we don't really know Him as well? I most certainly do not want to hear Jesus tell me when I meet Him face to face one day that He does not know me. Do you?
In conclusion, doesn't it make sense that we better be sure that we really know Jesus before we meet Him one day? The Bible says to be absent from the Body is to be present with the Lord. The only way to be absent from the body is to die. Are we ready to meet our maker?
I recently posted this website and am in the infant stages of planting this Men's Mentoring Ministry Church in Oviedo, FL. I am praying that certain men will show an interest in being a part of this church body to help get this men's ministry up and running and help achieve the objectives I have stated on the Ministry Page. That being said, let's take the necessary steps of faith to see this ministry come to fruition. I pray God will bring select men in the Oviedo area who have become disillusioned with the many fake mainstream churches to prayerfully consider becoming a part of this men's mentoring ministry. Come now let us reason together as we get to know Jesus as our best and most intimate friend. Maybe this will be a church you and I will be comfortable with for a change. I promise you I will do my best to help you become an important part of this Men's Mentoring Ministry as we assemble all the parts to function in unison with the Holy Spirit. Let's start a conversation. Please give me a call on my cell phone listed below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on time and place to meet. I would love to get to know you personally as a friend and fellow brother in Christ.
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