Monday, June 17, 2024

The Inevitable Disappointment of Following “Celebrity” Pastors

 Once again news has broken regarding the “sin” of a well-known, influential minister. This news hit me particularly hard as this is a man I’ve listened to and learned from on hundreds of occasions. Here are four reminders to take away when you hear this kind of news.



1. God is no respecter of persons.

Indeed, “there is no partiality with God.” (Romans 2:11 NASB) Another popular translation of this Scripture states, “For there is no preferential treatment with God.” (Romans 2:11 PHILLIPS) It is easy to idolize and glamorize effective pastors and even men’s ministers. They often speak before large crowds. They ooze charisma and charm. They write books, produce podcasts, and oversee radio or television productions. Over time it’s easy to slip into the belief God somehow favors them, or


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Tuesday, June 04, 2024

A Powerful Testimony for Pride Month ...

 Jesus and My Gay Desires ... By Taylor Simon Maxwell


I grew up in a Jewish household and knew nothing of Jesus Christ, saving grace, or Vacation Bible School. My religious childhood was attending synagogue, studying Hebrew, and celebrating Jewish holidays, such as Hanukkah and Passover. I even had a bar mitzvah at 13, which supposedly was meant to initiate me into “manhood.” It did no such thing.

My entire Jewish world was flipped upside down, however, when ... 


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Thursday, May 16, 2024

Dads, Time Flies with Your Children … Invest it Well!

 

Dads, Time Flies with Your Children … Invest it Well!


This weekend, my wife and I will marry off the fifth of our five children. I can’t believe how fast the time raced by. Sure, when I was a young dad, older men warned me, “They grow up fast.” Intuitively I knew this to be true, but still it surprises me how quickly time has moved. Use your men’s ministry to remind young fathers of these three stages of fatherhood they will encounter...



Christian & Ashley Pettit 

Saturday, March 16, 2024

How will you celebrate Easter this year?

 



Resurrection Sunday 2024 

It’s springtime! While some areas of the U.S. are still experiencing snowstorms, most of the country is seeing the greening and sprouting which warm weather brings. Flowers are blooming and folks are spreading Weed-N-Feed on their lawns.

It’s also time for believers in Jesus Christ to celebrate Resurrection Sunday. Here are four words to contemplate as we ...


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Thursday, February 22, 2024

 D/FW area-wide Men's Spring Summit!!

April 20th, Grace Bible Church 

Address11306 Inwood Rd, Dallas, TX 75229
All men ages 16 - 99 in the D/FW area are invited to attend!! Breakfast & Lunch, Door Prizes, Worship Music, Ministry Tables, and Free Men's Bible Study to each man who registers and attends, bring a friend! 

Registration is Open for the Men of Grace Spring Summit!



Get ready for an inspiring journey into Christ-centered masculinity at the Men of Grace Spring Summit! 
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🗓 Date: April 20, 2024
 
🕰 Time: 8 am – 12:35 pm
Draft of the Schedule:

  • 8-8:45: Breakfast
  • 8:50-9:15: Worship (led by Jack Thweatt)
  • 9:20-9:45: Paul Pettit (The Problem: Toxic Masculinity)
  • 9:45-10: Discussion at Tables
  • 10-10:15: Break (Restroom, visit ministry tables)
  • 10:15-10:45: Paul Pettit (The Solution: Christ-Centered Masculinity)
  • 10:45-11: Discussion at Tables
  • 11:15-12:00: Lunch w/ announcements from TS Weaver
  • 12:00 – 12:30: Panel Q&A and last (best) door prize
  • 12:35 All stand … close in prayer

📍 Location: Grace Bible Church 11306 Inwood Rd, Dallas, TX 75229

Join us for a day of dynamic discussions, deep insights, and genuine fellowship as we explore the essence of Christ-centered masculinity with Dr. Paul Pettit! We're constantly searching for godly content that pushes us closer to Jesus. Dr. Pettit offers powerful teaching for men at all levels of life and faith that will aid in our understanding and embracing of who we're called to be: Christ-centered men.
 
🌟 Key Highlights:
- transformative insights on Christ-centered masculinity
- Engaging in discussions that will challenge and inspire
- Fellowship with like-minded individuals on the journey of faith
- Take home materials specifically designed to build on the day's sessions

- Special worship led by Jack Thweatt
 
This will be a special gathering of men seeking to embrace and embody the true spirit of Christ-centered living.
 
🚨 Register! 🚨
 
Register here: 
Men of Grace Spring Summit - Grace Bible Church

Get ready to level up in your journey of faith and masculinity and consider bringing someone in your circle of influence who might be interested in attending.
 
In His service,

T.S. Weaver


Friday, February 16, 2024

 


What does fishing have to do with the difference between marriage and parenting? A lot, says Dr. Paul Pettit.

 

People are confused about Jesus’ teaching on marriage

Reading online comments regarding Jesus and marriage fascinates me. Here is a random list of some of them:

  • “Jesus never got married … so why should I?”
  • “Did anyone ever ask Jesus why he never had a wife?”
  • “Could it be true that Jesus married, yet it was not recorded in the Scriptures?”
  • “Jesus never said anything about homosexuality or gay marriage.”
  • “If Jesus is the model, why didn’t he marry?”

These comments illustrate the confusion people have about Jesus and marriage. But one thing is clear, Jesus emphasized the permanence of marriage. We see this emphasis in Jesus’ debate with the Pharisees, who fiercely opposed him.

This dramatic conflict appears early in Mark and builds throughout the Gospel as the leaders of the Jewish religion, the Pharisees, continually work to test or trap Jesus to discredit him and his message. Mark 10 records one of these trap questions. Some well-known Jewish rabbis taught it was permissible to divorce. Others held it was forbidden, except for certain circumstances. The Pharisees wanted to pin Jesus down, forcing him to endorse the teaching of one popular rabbi over another. Jesus did not take their bait!

Even though the Pharisees set their trap with a popular, cultural debate, Jesus referred them back to ... click hear to read article