Tuesday, May 02, 2006

MOC Luncheon This Thursday

Men:

This Thursday, May 4th, 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., is our last MOC Luncheon until September. Mark your calendar, tap your palm pilot, set the alarm on your phone. Don't miss this one!

Dr. Bill Harper will address the issue of endurance. Dr. Harper offers this introduction to his message:

"John Piper writes, 'And one of the pervasive marks of our times is emotional fragility. It hangs in the air we breathe. We are easily hurt. We pout and mope easily. We blame easily. We break easily. Our marriages break easily. Our faith breaks easily. Our happiness brakes easily. And our commitment to the church breaks easily. We are easily disheartened, and it seems we have little capacity for surviving and thriving in the face of criticism and opposition. A typical emotional response to trouble in the church is to think, If that's the way they feel about me, then I'll just find another church.' We all need help here!"

Join us for lunch Thursday, May 4th as we explore how some of the greatest Christian men in the 18th century church dealt with the need for Endurance--another desirable quality in our discussions of the characteristics of Christian maturity.

This is an excellent opportunity to invite Christian and non-Christian friends. We will finish by 12:50 p.m., so that all can return to their day's schedule. Reservations are not required and the cost of lunch is $5.00. The luncheon will be held in Miller Hall.

If you have any questions, please contact Ashley Hall, Discipleship Ministry Assistant, at 601-973-9118 or
ashleyh@fpcjackson.org.

2 comments:

Pete Williamson said...

could you tell me where that Piper quote comes from?

Bradford Mercer said...

Yes.

The Roots of Endurance. Crossway Books (August 2002).