Men @ Hope Pres.

September 16th 2016

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Men's Small Groups (Bible Study)

We gather as a band of brother's to study God's word. Come join us!


Wednesday Evening Group:

7pm - at Keith Meyerhoff's Home

Leader: Scott Trevor


Thursday Morning Group:

6:30am at La Bou next to the Folsom Target

Leader: Glen Hunton


Contact Scott, Glen directly or you can email our Men's Ministry leaders at: men@hopefolsom.org to get connected to one of the groups above (or anything else).

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The monthly Breakfasts are back!

Saturday, Oct. 8th, 7:30am

1100 Blue Ravine Road

Folsom, CA

Start your day the right way with prayer, fellowship and BACON!!

Please let us know you will be coming by taking a moment to RSVP on our website <HERE>.

We want to ensure there is enough food for everyone and/or don't end up with too much left over. Thanks in advance!


October's Guest Speaker:

Phil Darke ~ more about Phil @ Light from the Darke


Future Breakfast Dates:

Saturday, November 12th 2016

- 7:30 am at Oak Hills Church

- Speaker: TBD

Saturday, January 14th 2017

- Time & place TBD

- Speaker: TBD

Saturday, February 11th 2017

- Time & place TBD

- Speaker: TBD

Saturday, March 11th 2017

- Time & place TBD

- Speaker: TBD

Saturday, April 8th 2017

- Time & place TBD

- Speaker: TBD

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Join us on Wednesday nights at 7:00 pm in the prayer room. (located in the CBC Worship Center)

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Looking for volunteers to provide a meal for our Youth Group

Each Sunday evening the doors open early for our Youth Group, parents and leaders

to gather at 5:30pm for dinner prior to Youth Group officially starting at 6pm.

It's a great opportunity to break bread and to fellowship together at church.

If your interested in providing a meal on a Sunday in the future,

please contact Matthew at matthew@hopefolsom.org.

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Community Bible Church (CBC) Workday

Saturday, Nov. 12th, 9am-12pm

601 Natoma Street

Folsom, CA

The CBC Building & Grounds Committee will be coordinating a special day in which they hope to add some sparkle to the church campus. Some of the things planned include: washing windows, planting trees and perhaps shrubs, cleaning chairs in the Worship Center, and repairing chairs in the Family Center.


CBC has blessed Hope Church by sharing their campus with us and now we have an awesome opportunity to thank them!


While the specific details are still in the process of being developed, we thought it would be a good idea to at least put the date out there so the Men @ Hope (& our families) can mark our calendars.


Once more details and signups come available, we will let you and the rest of the Hope congregation know.

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Jim Wilkes's Corner...

Men of Hope, I am out of country and I continue to pray for you.


I cannot help think of how fortunate we are to live in a community and country that we can worship our God. I remember as a young boy how I knew the Holy Spirit came into my life. How my life would be changed forever.


While in Finland and Russia, this is even more so evident.


In Finland I had a chance to speak to a man who told us he is a Christian and participates in his Lutheran church. 75% of the country are in fact Lutheran. And 10-15% of the people attend church. He said that if you attend church there is a church Tax. I asked him how much was the Tax and he said he did not know but it has to be paid every year. When I asked him if that is added to the church Tithe, he had no concept of what a Tithe even was. He had never heard of this.


Back in Russia we will be meeting with our young Christian friend. There in Russia there is a new law that forbids you from open worship or Outreach. If you participate in Outreach you will be fined $ 7,500 dollars. It made me stop and think how many Americans would be subject to a fine in our country.


Outreach as you know, is something we are Compelled to do. We must follow the Great Commandment.


As you read this devotion, I pray you will think of how fortunate we are. And how important it is to share with others our faith.


"With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible…For with God nothing will be impossible." (Matthew 19:26 and Luke 1:37)

God's ability has a critical relationship with His promises. The more we trust His ability, the more sure we are of His promises. Man's ability is one of the basic reasons we often doubt human promises. This is one of the significant differences between God's promises and man's promises. Man's ability often runs into human impossibilities. The Lord is not limited by the "impossibility factor." This truth is reflected in two stories of "seeming impossibilities" that lie behind our present verses.


A rich young man came to Jesus, seeking salvation. "Good Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?" (Matthew 19:16). Jesus quoted the law to stir conviction. This man wrongly thought he was performing well. "All these things I have kept from my youth. What do I still lack?" (Matthew 19:20). Jesus identified with precision the man's basic sin: putting money ahead of the Lord. "Go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me." (Matthew 19:21). However, he would not put Jesus ahead of his riches. "When the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions" (Matthew 19:22). Jesus then elaborated on the man's difficult situation. "It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God" (Matthew 19:24). The disciples (who wrongly assumed that rich men were the most likely to be saved) wondered how anyone could then be saved. Jesus corrected their faulty thinking. "With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible" (Matthew 19:24). Later, Jesus demonstrated that God can even save a rich man (Zacchaeus-see Luke 19:1-10).


Our second story concerns the "impossible" births of Jesus and John, the Baptist. When the angel proclaimed to Mary that she would have a child before she even knew a man in marriage, she was initially staggered by the impossibility of it all. "How can this be, since I do not know a man?" (Luke 1:34). The angel replied, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you" (Luke 1:35). Then, the angel announced that Elizabeth (Mary's elderly, barren relative) was now pregnant. Finally, the angel summarized Jesus' divine conception and Elizabeth's miraculous pregnancy with the heavenly explanation: " For with God nothing will be impossible."


Dear Lord, You are able to do much more than put camels through eyes of needles. You are able to forgive sinners and get them into heaven. Lord, Your ability to do the impossible assures the certainty of Your promises, so I trust in Your word, Amen.


Blessings. Jim

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Men's Ministry's @ Hope Presbyterian

We are a Band of Brothers at various stages of our lives and our walk. We are bonded through Christ with the common goal to grow into mature disciples. The strong fellowship with our brothers helps us seek, teach and serve together as one unit with focus.