The RSM here is slightly different in that it was designed to help us meet a need that exists in our own congregation of discipling the men. Thus, we are focusing currently on developing our men's ability to hear the Lord speaking to them through the studied and preached Word of God from our worship the Lord's Day prior to the meeting, as well as building mentoring and accountability relationships. We pray, however, that others will be led to join us eventually. The format we followed was:
- Historical Explanation of Exercises and Society Meetings by Jason Camery
- Our "Exercises" - Reciting our Scripture Memory Passage & Singing the Psalm of the Quarter
- First Presentation on the Study of Genesis 5:1-24 by Yours Truly
- Second Presentation by Jason Camery
- Question and Answer Period
- Accountability Groups where the Men Asked Each Other:
- What is one key application from our sermon and study you are making?
- What is one area you can use prayer in?
- What is one way that I can encourage you in your faithfulness?
7. Regathering for Closing Singing of Psalm 90C and PrayerThe night was a great success and immensely encouraging. The highlights:
- The presence of many new and young believers wanting to grow and have mentoring relationships with other men.
- A vanload of men from Marion making the commitment to be there despite the distance.
- Men seeing how God speaks to us from the Scriptures, even from what some call the "Obituary Section" of the Bible.
- Easy and open flow of conversation in the accountability groups spread around the Fellowship Hall and adjacent rooms.
- Bob McKissick having a birthday, which had us end our meeting with one of the most manly renditions of the Happy Birthday song I have heard in a long time, and being topped off by strawberry shortcake and ice cream prepared by Sharon.
Bob, let's just declare it's your birthday every time we meet. That way, we get Sharon's dessert and you might reach Methuselah's age!