John Hutcheson from Frontline Missions Int’l.
& Ministry Discussion Fellowship with 3M
Fourth Sunday Night of the Month
Recap from October 27, 2013
This last Sunday evening we received a stirring challenge to more intentionally and more strategically focus our missional prayer efforts toward those who not only have the least amount of gospel light, but also those who make up the overwhelming majority of the earth’s population—namely, those nations in “the 10/40 window” (located between 10 and 40 degrees north of the equator).
John challenged us to join many other church families in praying for a 10/40 window nation per each day of the month. If you did not receive the prayer map, you can find the “31 Days” resource here. Would you commit to faithfully praying for the believers in this region, many who are undergoing constant persecution, and for further gospel opportunities in these restricted access nations?
Following the challenge, John Hutcheson joined the 3M (Ministry Minded Men) group downstairs for discussion related to the task of preaching. The men discussed an article by Albert Mohler entitled, A Theology of Preaching that highlighted the priority, the goal, and the purpose of preaching. John shared with the men his passion that men be committed to the exaltation of Christ above and beyond their own glory or acceptance. He quoted to the men John the Baptist’s words concerning Christ in John 3:30, “He must increase, but I must decrease.” Pastor Craig Muri and John Hutcheson then fielded various questions relating to the humbling nature of preaching and the priority of God’s active work within the life of the preacher.
Next month we will be having our 3M service on November 24. Ryan Richetto, one of PLBC’s seminary students, will be preaching in the 6:00 service. Please be praying for Ryan as he prepares, and make plans now to join the church body that evening. The 3M group will meet following the service in room 5 for discussion. Finally, if you have not attended the 3M discussion time yet this fall but would like to, please feel free to contact Pastor Chad at [email protected] or 715-548-0051.