Kenneth Hahn, our church counselor, came to our Men’s Group this morning and afterwards shared with me how much he enjoyed it. He also said this, “There’s just something powerful about a group of Men getting together to share and pray together.” I think he’s right! I look forward to every Wednesday morning.  It’s one of my favorite times of the week.  We just have so much fun together!  We laugh so hard every week.  But it’s so much more than that.  Sure, we talk about the weather and work and sports, but we also talk about marriage and raising children and finances and relationships and every day struggles.  I’ve seen men find jobs through our group.  I’ve seen men share money with other hurting families through our group.

Right now we’re reading through 1 Timothy together.  This morning we read the end of chapter one where Paul talks about how he hunted down Christians and that he was the “worst of all sinners.”  But God had mercy on him and used that as an example of His great patience with “even the worst sinners.”  We talked about how our lives are testimonies of God’s patience – if He can save me, He can save anybody.  We also spent some time talking about vs. 19, “Cling tightly to your faith in Christ, and always keep your conscience clear.”  What can we do to “cling tightly” to our faith?  And then we pray together.  The group is short, sweet, and to the point.

Men, if you’re simply looking for some other guys to do life with and grow in your faith with, you can find that here at Coastal. My group meets at 7am on Wednesdays and we have another group that Rudy Polito leads on Thursday nights at 6:30pm at his home in West Ashley. Our groups are made up of real men with real struggles seeking to depend on a real God in the context of relationships. Love for you to join us!