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As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17 Focused Ministry to Men MISSION STATEMENET: Teaching men to be Biblically masculine,

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1 As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17 Focused Ministry to Men MISSION STATEMENET: Teaching men to be Biblically masculine, empowering them to be spiritual champions at home, in their church and in their community.

2 Agenda The Commissioning Process The 2011 Calendar Why Champions of Honor Forming the Bands of Brothers (BOBS) As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17 Focused Ministry to Men MISSION STATEMENET: Teaching men to be Biblically masculine, empowering them to be spiritual champions at home, in their church and in their community.

3 The Commissioning Process Know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior Member of a Band of Brothers Attends 75% of the weekly meetings Read 10 books in 10 months Complete & turn in review sheet for each book Attends regular weekend worship services Protect the unity of Calvary Church Perform two ministry opportunities annually Tithe or give on a regular basis Obtain Pastoral Approval As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17 Focused Ministry to Men MISSION STATEMENT: Teaching men to be Biblically masculine, empowering them to be spiritual champions at home, in their church and in their community.

4 Champions of Honor 2011 Schedule As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17 Focused Ministry to Men MISSION STATEMENET: Teaching men to be Biblically masculine, empowering them to be spiritual champions at home, in their church and in their community. 2011 CoH Meeting Schedule & Reading Assignments Saturday Track Meeting 7:00 to 8:30 a.m. Wednesday Track Meeting 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.Book Reading Assignment March 30th BOB1Corinthians Chap 1 through 8 April 2nd BOB 1Corinthians Chap 1 through 8 April 9th Large GroupApril 6th BOB Missionary Speaker - through 1Corinthians 16 April 16th BOBApril 13th Large Group2Corinthians Chap 1 through 7 April 20th BOB through 2Corinthians 13 April 23rd Easter No CoHApril 27th No CoHBusiness Meeting April 30th Large Group through 2Corinthians 13 May 7th BOBMay 4th BOBLiving By the Spirit - pg. 44 May 14th Large GroupMay 11th Large GroupLiving By the Spirit pg. 89 May 21st BOBMay 18th BOBLiving By the Spirit pg. 133 May 28th Large GroupMay 25th Large GroupLiving By the Spirit - pg. 177

5 Champions of Honor 2011 Schedule As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17 Focused Ministry to Men MISSION STATEMENET: Teaching men to be Biblically masculine, empowering them to be spiritual champions at home, in their church and in their community. 2011 CoH Meeting Schedule & Reading Assignments Saturday Track Meeting 7:00 to 8:30 a.m. Wednesday Track Meeting 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.Book Reading Assignment June 4th BOBJune 1st BOBYour Money Counts - pg.42 June 11th Large GroupJune 8th Large GroupYour Money Counts - pg.84 June 18th BOBJune 15th BOBYour Money Counts - pg. 126 June 25th Large GroupJune 22nd Large GroupYour Money Counts - pg. 158 June 29th No CoH Summer Break No CoH July or August August 27th BOBSeptember 7th BOB Awaken the Leader Within - pg. 50 September 10th Large Group September 14th Large Group Awaken the Leader Within - pg. 100 September 17th BOBSeptember 21st BOB Awaken the Leader Within - pg. 145 September 24th Large Group September 28th Large Group Awaken the Leader Within - pg. 190

6 Champions of Honor Review Sheet As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17 Focused Ministry to Men MISSION STATEMENET: Teaching men to be Biblically masculine, empowering them to be spiritual champions at home, in their church and in their community.

7 Why Champions of Honor Reminds Two Things: 1. Tale of Two Shammahs 2. Song “The Spirit Says Arise” As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17 Focused Ministry to Men MISSION STATEMENET: Teaching men to be Biblically masculine, empowering them to be spiritual champions at home, in their church and in their community.

8 Shammah #1 1 Samuel 16: 6, 7, 9 When they arrived Samuel saw Eliab and thought, “Surely the Lord's Anointed stands here before me.” But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. Jesse then had Shammah pass by, but Samuel said, “Nor has the Lord chosen this one.” As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17 Focused Ministry to Men MISSION STATEMENET: Teaching men to be Biblically masculine, empowering them to be spiritual champions at home, in their church and in their community.

9 Shammah #1 1 Samuel 17: 13, 22 - 24 Jesse's three oldest sons had followed Saul to the war; The first born Eliab, the second, Abinadab; and the third, Shammah. David left his things with the keepers of supplies, ran to the battle lines and greeted his brothers. As he was talking with them, Goliath, the Philistine champion from Gath, stepped out from his lines and shouted his usual defiance and David heard it. When the Israelites saw the man, they all ran from him in great fear.. As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17 Focused Ministry to Men MISSION STATEMENET: Teaching men to be Biblically masculine, empowering them to be spiritual champions at home, in their church and in their community.

10 Shammah #2 2 Samuel 23: 11 - 12 Next to him was Shammah son of Agee the Hararite. When the Philistines banded together at a place where there was a field full of lentils, Israel's troops fled from them. Shammah took his stand in the middle of the field. He defended it and struck the Philistines down, and the Lord brought about a great victory. As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17 Focused Ministry to Men MISSION STATEMENET: Teaching men to be Biblically masculine, empowering them to be spiritual champions at home, in their church and in their community.

11 Shammah #1 – The Un-opened Gift To sinful patterns of behavior that never get confronted and changed, Abilities and gifts that never get cultivated and developed - Until weeks become moths And months turn into years, And one day looking back on a life of Deep intimate gut-wrenching honest conversations you never had; Great bold prayers you never prayed, Exhilarating risks you never took, Sacrificial gifts you never offered Lives you never touched, And your sitting in a recliner with a shriveled soul, And forgotten dreams, And you realize there was a world of desperate need, And a great God calling you to be a part of something bigger than yourself, You see the person you could have become but did not; You never followed your calling, You never got out of the boat. As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17 Focused Ministry to Men MISSION STATEMENET: Teaching men to be Biblically masculine, empowering them to be spiritual champions at home, in their church and in their community.

12 Shammah #2 – The Open Gift Falling in love with Jesus all over again. Spending extended time with Jesus is the highlight of your day. You enter God's living room and sit with Jesus, gazing in wonder and awe. Your heartbeat quickens. You can't help but smile. You read the Bible and it is alive. Fresh ideas are popping. At times while you are reading, it's as if you are looking into the face of God, beholding His character, His beauty, His virtue, His power, His love. At other times you seem to be looking into a mirror reflecting a crystal clear image of yourself. In light of such intimacy, you suddenly realize that God has been reading your mail. Oh no! You panic, I have been found. There is nowhere to hide! Bone-crushing conviction sets in. Face to face with God's impeccable moral virtue, you shrink back, feeling like a dirty rotten scoundrel. In contrition you openly admit your failures and beg for His mercy. God responds. Instantly He floods your soul with His unconditional love, with convincing awareness that there is nothing you could ever do to make Him love you less and there is nothing you could do to make Him love you more. As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17 Focused Ministry to Men MISSION STATEMENET: Teaching men to be Biblically masculine, empowering them to be spiritual champions at home, in their church and in their community.

13 Shammah #2 – The Open Gift Before you even realize it what has happened, the horror of Oh no! There is nowhere to hide changes into Oh good! There's no need to hide! In the act of seeking God, you realize He's been seeking you. While reading the Bible, you discover it's been reading you. You find God to be all He claims to be and yourself to be all you are intended to be. You are filled with hope that your life is changing for the good. Twisted, selfish attitudes and self-destructive habits are being rooted out, and for the first time you believe that the Christian life is actually doable. You feel empowered by a new confidence. Your prayers are alive. You receive a particular God-assignment that will impact your world. Now imagine being part of a Band of Brothers experiencing the same awe in God's tangible presence. Jesus permeates your gatherings like the aroma of homemade bread. Friendships become vulnerable and transparent. Men come out from hiding. Prayer meetings in the church become standing room only. Relationships are healed and marriages saved from divorce. Lives are being transformed and God is using you to lead them to Himself. As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17 Focused Ministry to Men MISSION STATEMENET: Teaching men to be Biblically masculine, empowering them to be spiritual champions at home, in their church and in their community.

14 Verse 1: The voice of God, Almighty Warrior, declaring war Hear His command, you are a chosen generation, A mighty force in the land. Verse 2: All Creation now is waiting to see the righteous take their stand; moving out in His anointing, fulfilling God's eternal plan. Verse 3: The army of God is now assembled, a people filled with power and might. The time is now no hesitation, take up your swords, stand up and fight. Chorus: Arise, this final hour, Arise, you soldier if the King. Arise, put on your armor. No, the gates of hell will not prevail; so arise, the spirit says arise! As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17 Focused Ministry to Men MISSION STATEMENET: Teaching men to be Biblically masculine, empowering them to be spiritual champions at home, in their church and in their community.

15 Are You Hearing God's Voice? “Arise and Commit to being Commissioned Let Me (God) Teach You to be a Man Open the Gift I have for you” As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17 Focused Ministry to Men MISSION STATEMENET: Teaching men to be Biblically masculine, empowering them to be spiritual champions at home, in their church and in their community.

16 As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17 Focused Ministry to Men MISSION STATEMENET: Teaching men to be Biblically masculine, empowering them to be spiritual champions at home, in their church and in their community. Next Steps for Joining Champions of Honor Contact Al Wolff Go to Calvary Churches Website then to Ministries then to Adults then to Men then to Champions of Honor tab. Look at the bottom for the “Sign Up Card” Print it off and fill it in. Turn the card in at the next Champions meeting to one of the Campus Coordinators. We will help you get placed into a Band of Brothers.


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