BAND of BROTHERS
In 1 John 2:12-14, the apostle writes to believers in various levels of Christian growth. He classifies one of those groups as “young men” (vv. 13b, 14b) and says, "I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the Word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the Evil One.”
This verse has incredible relevance for Christian young men today, who find themselves engaged daily in a spiritual struggle, wavering as to whether or not they will strive to overcome, and confronted with the decision as to whether or not they will abide in the strength of God’s Word.
Yes, these are difficult days in which the onslaught of the Evil One is varied and aggressive. And, as someone once eloquently put it, “Lone rangers are dead rangers.” Individually we are weak and prone to wander, but by God’s grace there is strength in numbers (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12).
The Band of Brothers ministry has been established to connect Christian young men to the Lord and to His Word through the context of intentional spiritual relationships with other Christian brothers. Enjoying Bible study, book reading, prayer, and accountability, our mission is to strive together for the scriptural strength to succeed in our spiritual struggle.
"I write to you, young men, because you are strong,
and the Word of God abides in you,
and you have overcome the Evil One."
1 John 2:14
Our mission is to strive together for the scriptural strength to succeed in our spiritual struggle.
Quarterly Band of Brothers Meetings, where we will enjoy
worship, Bible study, and community and cover such topics as:
Discipleship & mission
Worldview & apologetics
Bible themes & doctrines
Small group followup: discussion & accountability
Book reading & Christian growth resources
Theme: Dig Deeper: Studying the New Testament Letters
Book: Live Worthy of the Gospel: A Study in Philippians (Pettit)
Theme: Dig Deeper: A Study in the book of Philemon
Book: Run the Race: A Study in Hebrews 12 (Pettit)
Theme: Biblical Counseling: Pointing People with Problems to God's Word
Book: Instruments in the Hands of the Redeemer (Trip)
Theme: Biblical Manhood 2:
Cultivating Godly Manhood
Book: Disciplines of a Godly Man (Hughes)
Theme: Laying the Foundation: A Study in How to Study Your Bible
Theme: Spiritual Disciplines 6:
"Work, Your Mission"
Book: Every Good Endeavor by Tim Keller
Theme: Moral Purity: "Sexuality, Beauty, and the People of God"
Book: The Purity Principle (Alcorn) & The Enemy Within (Lundgaard)
Theme: "The Gospel and Government"
Book: One-To-One Bible Reading (Helm)
Theme: Biblical Manhood 1:
"Act Like Men"
Book: Act Like Men (MacDonald)