Men’s Bible Study: Promise to Change


Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17)

Robert Mankoff, 1999

There’s a classic New Yorker cartoon of a man and woman having dinner. He says, “Look, I can’t promise I’ll change, but I can promise I’ll pretend to change.”

Fortunately for us, God isn’t interested in our self-perceived limits. He’s not interested in our personal narrative or the one that others construct for us. He’s interested in us, hiding behind a vernier, suffering and inflicting suffering on others, having a bad day (and good one).

Jesus is willing to meet us where we are. Tullian Tchividjian, the grandson of Ruth and Billy Graham, tells us, “Jesus is not the man at the top of the stairs; He is the man at the bottom, the friend of sinners, savior of those in need of one. Which is all of us, all of the time.”

But we have to reach out. Bent Creek Baptist Men’s Bible Study is more than a place to meet and discuss the Bible. Using the Bible as our anchor, it’s a place to reexamine our faith and our lives in our families, our work, and personal life. It’s a time for stories and sharing thoughts. A time for fellowship.

Men must strive for more than shallow relationships. Men must be ready to answer the call of God as one body. BCBC Men’s Bible study is a good way to start.

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.  By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:34-35)

Men’s Bible Study begins again in January 25th at 6 pm. Members and neighbors, join us in the pastor’s office in the Bent Creek Baptist Worship Center.