Almighty God, Father of all mercies, we, thine unworthy servants, do give thee most humble and hearty thanks for all thy goodness and loving-kindness to us, and to all men. We bless thee for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all, for thine inestimable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory.
And, we beseech thee, give us that due sense of all thy mercies, that our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful; and that we show forth thy praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up ourselves to thy service, and by walking before thee in holiness and righteousness all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.
by Edward Reynolds (1662)
Matthew 5:22 But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to his brother, ‘Raca,’ is answerable to the Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.
1 Cor. 13:5 [Love] is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
2 Cor. 12:20 For I am afraid that when I come I may not find you as I want you to be, and you may not find me as you want me to be. I fear that there may be quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, factions, slander, gossip, arrogance and disorder.
Ephes. 4:26 “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry,
Ephes. 4:31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.
Col. 3:8 But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.
1 Tim. 2:8 I want men everywhere to lift up holy hands in prayer, without anger or disputing.
James 1:19-20 My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,  for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.
A gentle answer turns away wrath,
but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man,
do not associate with one easily angered,
Anger is cruel and fury overwhelming,
but who can stand before jealousy?
Mockers stir up a city,
but wise men turn away anger.
A fool gives full vent to his anger,
but a wise man keeps himself under control.
An angry man stirs up dissension,
and a hot-tempered one commits many sins.
For as churning the milk produces butter,
and as twisting the nose produces blood,
so stirring up anger produces strife.”
In the same spirit as what I call, Kingdom Discipleship, this is Session 1, from Tony Evans' video series, Kingdom Man. I'm not sure if the other five sessions are available online, but I thought this was worth sharing as it is such a vital message for men today to hear and embrace. Our culture is in desperate need for Kingdom Men who will faithfully follow the Lord Jesus Christ into every sphere of life.
God is in the business of changing people's hearts and bringing them from death to life. This booklet is primarily about the eternal life God offers us in and through the Person and Work of his Son, Jesus Christ.
In these pages are five different presentations, each focusing upon the most important message a person can hear about in this life.
It is my prayer that God will use these messages to bring glory to himself and draw you into the abundant and eternal life he offers through Christ.
This booklet can be used as an evangelistic tract as well as a tool for one-on-one discipleship. It would also be helpful for equipping a class or small group in both evangelism and discipleship.
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