The inaugural C1MT Pittsburgh was an inspiring and blessed event. The men who attended were blessed and were a blessing as we fellowshipped in the saving Grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The teaching, preaching, fellowship, praise and worship, prayer, godly discourse, accommodations, and hospitality were a blessing to all who attended. We are already looking forward to 2019 and the plan that God has for the men who attend, I pray that you will be one of them.
2 Corinthians 4:2-7 – We are speaking of saved, transformed, regenerated, and sanctified men who recognize the consciousness of God’s presence, of his will, of our duties to him.

  • Manifesting Truths: plainly preach and teach truths, appeal to the conscience of all men to come into obedience to the will of God
  • Illuminating truth: as it in Jesus Christ; pressing upon the consciousness of men
  • Meditative Truth: pressing upon our own consciousness the truth that we are in the sight and presence of the omniscient God
Why it requires awakening – Isaiah 30:21 – 21 And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee (the conscience, still small voice), saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.  The context in which we find this text is God reminding Israel that although He will give them the bread of affliction and adversity (vrs. 20) He will bless them.  And the nation of Israel will realize this when their conscious is awakened to His presence and Israel will heed the words of God and not turn from the left or the right.
1. Implications of manifesting those truths upon the consciousness of Men (Hebrews 9:14)

  • It is the word of God that purifies our our conscience that we no longer serve dead works
2. Significance of clearly explaining God’s truth concerning Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 2:13)

  • Christian with an unregenerate conscience is apt to lean towards philosophies over the Truth as it is Jesus Christ
3. Importance of Manifesting the Truth as it is in Jesus Christ (Hebrews 13:18-conduct, word, and deed exemplifying Jesus Christ)
We are called together to be disciples who manifest the Truth as it is in Jesus Christ a “Three-Part Harmony”

  • The Great Commandment (John 13:34-35
  • The Great Multi-Ethnic Commission (Matthew 28:18-20)
  • The Great Coming Together (John 17:13-26)
    • A conscience free from hypocrisy, pseudo harmony, and false unity
4. Consequence of not preaching/teaching truth as it is in Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 2:17)

  • corrupt teaching to a corrupt conscience produces peddlers, traffickers, and deceitful dealers of the Gospel
  • preaching and teaching from such impostors stunts the growth of believer’s making one incapable of apprehending the deeper truths of God (Revelation of God)

 

2018 Pittsburgh C1MT

 

Extolling

Preaching

Revering

Fellowship

Learning

Teaching

Expounding

Thought Provoking

Worshiping

Praising

Exalting