I have been attending the Monday Men's Bible study for several years now. It has blessed me in many ways. We have a very open format where we share ideas, while being careful to remain true to God's Word. At times, before I decide to go to the study, it can be easy for me to talk myself out of going, but I am always glad I attend.
Quick story...this past Monday, I had an issue with the tires on my car. I went to the dealer where I purchased my tires. I had 2 tires that were “plugged” in the past because of punctures. They both were leaking slowly. The store removed the tires and would not place them back on the car due to safety reasons. I felt I was “stuck.” Anyway, ended up buying 2 temporary tires (more or less) and left with the option to come back and buy tires from that store or go somewhere else and lose the credit they promised for the 2 tires I bought if I bought new tires from this dealer. I was not happy. I didn’t feel like much of a Christian for at least a couple hours! Ended up going to Men’s Bible study that night. Needless to say I was blessed, and I really am every time I go.
I am continually amazed at how God speaks through these "wise guys." I try to take some ideas away so I can allow myself t be sharper spiritually. We discuss some difficult and challenging topics along with Scripture, and when we call it a night, I leave feeling we have been open-minded to issues that are not always cut and dried.
I realize the need for church, with its worship, fellowship, and teaching, but Monday nights have been especially meaningful and encouraging for me. Plus, I have been able to get to know some people in a more unique way along with developing some deeper relationships/friendships.
We meet every Monday night, and yes, we are done before Monday Night Football game times, so please join us! You will be glad you did.
By the way, I went back to the tire store the next day. I had over 50k miles on the tires, so I ended up buying a set of 4 new tires, and got a much better deal than I had thought I would. I asked if I was paying enough, and the guy said that all was good. The Lord blessed me when I didn't deserve it! (That happens a lot, doesn't it?)