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1 Metochoi The Company of the Committed

2 Knights of the Round Table

3 highest Order of Chivalry at the Court of King Arthur. King Arthur King Arthur the cream of the British military followed a code of honor and service

4 Knights of the Round Table To never do outrage nor murder Always to flee treason To by no means be cruel but to give mercy unto him who asks for mercy To always do ladies, gentlewomen and widows succor (help/assistance) To never force ladies, gentlewomen or widows Not to take up battles in wrongful quarrels for love or worldly goods

5 The Lord of the Rings

6 The Lord of the Rings - Plot Frodo BagginsFrodo Baggins as he flees from his home in the Shire to escape the minions of the Dark Lord SauronShireSauron that will allow him to subdue Middle-earth Sauron seeks the One Ring that will allow him to subdue Middle-earthMiddle-earthOne RingMiddle-earth That ring has been inherited by Frodo from his uncle Bilbo Baggins Bilbo Baggins Bilbo Baggins Midst of a struggle for world domination.

7 The Lord of the Rings - Eldridge Fate Chose him Evil Hunted him Fellowship Protected him

8 The Fellowship of the Ring two Men, Aragorn and Boromir, son of the Steward of the land of GondorAragornBoromirGondor an Elven prince, LegolasLegolas Frodo's old friend and powerful wizard, GandalfGandalf GimliGimli the Dwarf Frodo's three hobbit companions, Sam, Merry, Pippin

9 Metochoi – The Company of the Committed Heb 3:12-15 – The Context Heb 3:14 – The Specifics –For we have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original confidence firm to the end. [ESV] –For we have become fellows with Christ (the Messiah) and share in all He has for us [AMP] –For we have become companions of the Messiah [Holmon Christian Standard] – For we are made partakers of Christ [KJV]

10 Metochoi – The Company of the Committed In classical Greek, metochoi was used to refer to – a wife – a member of a board of officials – a partner in business – or the joint owner of a house. It connotes a close bond between persons.

11 Metochoi – The Company of the Committed Observations Committed to Christ Committed to One Another Committed to Perseverance

12 Metochoi – The Company of the Committed Roman world - it was a great privilege to be known as a “friend of Caesar.” Rehoboam –I Kings 12:8 – his youthful advisors David –II Samuel 23: his mighty men –II Samuel 9: 7,11,13 - Mephibosheth

13 Metochoi – The Company of the Committed Proven brother –unquestioned loyalty other warriors –deep privilege of honor and trust –all were safe Proven and successful warrior in the king's Army Proven and successful warrior in the king's Army –fearless and successful in battle –unquestioned loyalty to the king

14 Metochoi at USNA What Will It Take ? Proven brothers/sisters Proven Warriors Committed to Christ - Loyalty Committed to One Another Committed to Perseverance

15 Metochoi of Jesus at USNA? Knights of the Round TableFellowship of the Rings

16 Metochoi of Jesus Will we make the Commitment?

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