October Newsletter
October 3rd, 2015
Men of Hillside


For the Lord sees not as man sees; man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.
1 Samuel 16:7

October Men's Dinner Gathering with Zach Blend

Saturday October 10th
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Fellowship Hall
MoHOktoberfest GoshenValleyLogo

The weather is cooling down but not the Food, Fellowship and certainly not the Word that God has for us all.

Bring your children, friends, neighbors, and co-workers and invite them to join us. This is a Pot Luck Dinner Event with a German Theme.

Our speaker, Zach Blend Executive Director, Goshen Valley Boys Ranch, will deliver his personal message and will bring a powerful word from God that will inspire us, encourage us and draw us all closer to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Your RSVP is appreciated to adequately prepare our meal. Thank you.


"The Theology of Marriage" Made Practical


Consider the multitude of problems men face--the problems you face. Now put the marriage problem in one stack, and all the "other" problems men face in a second stack.

The marriage problem alone is bigger than all the other problems men face combined.

Easily the biggest problem men face, as a group, is that their marriages are not working the way God designed.

Before we get practical, the reason practical often doesn't work is that men don't, in their heart of hearts, have the right "theology of marriage." Or, knowing what's what, they either don't believe it, don't want to believe it, or did believe it but lost their faith because it's not going the way they wanted.

The correct theology of marriage is based on Ephesians 5:25. "Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her."

"As Christ loved the church" means that we are to love our brides "in the same way" or "equal to" the way Christ loved His bride.

What's interesting is that it's not the way "Jesus" loved. Rather, the reference is to His title as the Christ--the Messiah.

In theology there are three very well-known, classic offices held by Jesus in His capacity as the Christ: prophet, priest, and king.

So when the Bible tells us to love our brides "equal to" the way Christ loves His bride, that means we are to love our wives, and by extension our children (the fruit of our union), as prophet, priest, and king……………

Of course much more could be said, but with this better understanding about "the theology of marriage," let's now turn it into something we can actually execute. How can we excel at loving our wives as her prophet, priest, and king--practically speaking?

Doesn't it make sense to invest today in the person who will be sitting next to you then? Be your wife's best friend.
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Patrick Morley, PhD
Founder & Co-CEO, Man in the Mirror

Make Every Minute Count

Make Every Minute Count

Take a minute... No take several minutes, and hear some powerful words from God that can impact your life in ways you never imagined. Invest between 30-40 minutes listening to what God says is really important and life changing for our lives.

This month's topic: Necessary Sins: Part 3 "Lying" with Craig Groeschel

Share Your Story

Share Your Story

Nothing Wasted

Every believer has a personal story – a story of how they came to Christ and how the Lord has since been working to change them into the mature child of God He planned for them to be.

I’d like to ask this question of you. How, through retreats, small group studies, accountability groups and other Christian programs, has your life and walk with the Lord been changed?

The purpose of this request is simple...to help and encourage others while they are walking through their valleys of life.

Isaiah 41:10Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Would you be willing to share your story with others? If so, and if you want, we will only use your first name or we will leave it unsigned. We will be placing these stories in your monthly Men of Hillside newsletter.

Please send your story to: David@ dmsnyder@comcast.net