Men’s Advance–What Are the Talks About?

Posted by on Jan 27, 2011 in Men's Advance

Our 2011 Men’s Advance is now just one month away! Some men who attended the 2010 Men’s Advance recently asked me the question—“What are the talks about this year?” The main theme for this year’s conference is “Perseverance—in your life, in your home, and in God’s kingdom work”.

Specifically, we are going to address the importance of perseverance and how it relates to the disciplines and demands of the Christian life, how you can trust in the sufficiency of Scripture to solve broken relationships within your own home, and how you can work hard in God’s ever-expanding kingdom with a grateful heart.

The doctrine of “Perseverance” has some related subjects that will be addressed as well—personal assurance, back-sliding, endurance, fruit-bearing, gratitude, pleasing God, and the security of the Believer. Besides hearing the talks, we will give ample opportunity to discuss and apply these important concepts in small groups throughout the Men’s Advance.

Below you will find the titles for each one of our talks and the key Bible passages.

Friday Evening, February 25th, 2011 “Perseverance—in your life”
Session #1 – Marcus Serven, “Kept by the Power of God”, Key Texts: John 10:28-29; Phil. 1:6; 1 Peter 1:5, 9

Session #2 – Derek Carlsen, “Bearing Fruit and Pleasing God”, Key Texts: Matthew 7:15-20; John 15:5-8; Colossians 1:9-14

Saturday Morning, February 26th, 2011 “Perseverance—in your home”
Session #3 – Derek Carlsen, “Loving Servant Leadership in the Home”, Key Texts: John 13:1-20; Ephesians 5:22-33; 1 Peter 3:7

Session #4 – Marcus Serven, “Child-Training and Discipline in the Home”, Key Texts: Deuteronomy 6:6-9; Psalm 78:4-7; numerous Proverbs; Ephesians 6:4

Saturday Afternoon, February 26th, 2011 “Perseverance—in God’s kingdom work”
Session #5 – Derek Carlsen, “Seek First the Kingdom of God”, Key Texts: 1 Kings 3:10-14; Matthew 6:33; Mark 10:29-30; Colossians 3:17

Session #6 – Marcus Serven, “Enduring to the End”, Key Texts: Matthew 10:22, 24:13; Philippians 2:12-13; 2 Peter 1:10

Sunday Afternoon, February 27th, 2011 (1:00-3:30 PM)
Worship Service at Covenant Family Church – Derek Carlsen preaching, Key Texts: John 21:1-19 and Isaiah 66:1-2

I certainly hope you can attend this year’s conference! You can register online as well as by mail. Make sure you do so before February 6th to receive the early-bird price of $60/person.

–Pastor Marcus Serven