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October 2023

Campbellsville Christian Church
302 Lebanon Avenue
Speaker: John Davis, Senior Minister
Columbia Christian

Thanks to Calhoun Christian for hosting our September meeting. There were 49 men present from 14 congregations.

November 27—New Life Christian
407 East Central Ave., Bradfordsville

If your church is willing to host a meeting next year, please contact our Secretary, Jim Pope, at

Men for Christ schedules 11 meetings per year. None of these would be possible without the generous cooperation of our host congregations and especially the ladies and gentlemen who prepare our meals. Be sure to express your appreciation to these congregations who invite us to be their guests.

The Builder is also available each month under the NEWS section of our website at

1—Wanting Stuff!
2—Accumulating Stuff!
3—Getting Rid of Stuff!

Take Care of Yourself First or you will have nothing left to give others. Self-Care is not selfishness. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.

To GROW in knowledge and the love of our Lord and His Church; to make His mission ours.
To WORK sharing time and efforts with Him through the Church; to be faithful witnesses always to His love.
To GIVE freely of time, talents, money; to lift up the mission of the Church.

During my drive to the office, I’ve spent the week reflecting on the past 2 years of Elevate Christian Church in Lexington. Sitting back and remembering our first Sunday, our first Christmas, our first Easter, all the babies that have been born, baptisms, the new families, old friends, new friends, sound problems, projector problems, adding new staff, ministry partners, and everything in between. It has been the adventure of a lifetime. What started as an idea in 2018, was prayed over for 3 years, and planted in 2021 has become a huge blessing in 2023. I’ve watched as a bunch of people not knowing each other, being faithful every week, turn into a group of people being a blessing to each other! God has been faithful the entire time. What started with 32 has now grown to around 110. None of this could have been possible without the faithful Men for Christ who come in year after year and bless our congregation to remove burdens so Elevate can focus on spreading the gospel message. –Rob Harlamert, Lead Minister

Bro. John Parkey and Church of the Crossroads in Mount Washington are celebrating their 6th year.

Bro. Jeremy Willis and Journey Christian in Shepherdsville are celebrating their 13th year.

If you are unable to regularly attend MFC meetings, you can still provide financial support by being an AMBASSADOR. Please mail your gifts/offerings to: Randy Herron, Treasurer, 108 Ronaldson Court
Campbellsville, KY 42718

The “coming again” of Jesus is mentioned more than 300 times in the New Testament. Check out John 14:1-3, Acts 1:11, I Thes. 4:13-18, 2 Thes. 1:7-10, Hebrews 9:28, and 2 Peter 3:1-18. To what did Jesus compare His second coming? (1) It will be like lightning which shoots instantly from one section of the sky to another, not giving warning as to where it will start or stop. (2) It will be similar to the destruction which came in the days of Noah (everything was progressing normally, and then the end came). (3) It will happen with the swiftness with which destruction came to Sodom (with the exception of Lot’s family, the city’s inhabitants had no warning about what was going to happen). From these illustrations we learn that no signs (none that can be interpreted) will precede His coming. When things are normal, when people are not expecting it, Jesus will return. (Reprinted from The Jesus Years by Thomas D. Thurman (1977). Note: This book is still available from

I celebrated my 80th birthday this past week. When I was a teenager, I used to feel sorry for people who were in their later years because it seemed as if life had already passed them by and their days of influence and relevance were over. They were now on the final leg of the race and just limping home. You may think older believers are not relevant. Yet I consider being older in age as a time of having less pressure. You may pity older adults because their bodies are aging and not as energetic as they once were. I see it as being much closer to home after a long, sometimes difficult, journey. While I have enjoyed my life, I would not want to relive it. There have been some heartaches and embarrassments along the way that I don’t want to repeat. So don’t feel sorry for me for getting older. The Lord has promised when my days are over, He will come for me and take me to my Father’s house, where there will be no more tears, no more pain, no more sorrow, and no more death. The best is yet to be, and I’m getting pretty close to home! It seems to me that is a big reason to rejoice on your 80th birthday! –Bob Russell; October 8, 2023.

Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate. ~Barnett R. Brickner~
When church becomes optional for parents, it will become unnecessary to children. Some parents and grandparents need to get as excited about church as they do sports!
If God writes Opportunity on one side of a door you may be sure He will write Responsibility on the other side.
Too many of our folks are still in the book of Numbers instead of the book of Acts. Some spend more time counting the sheep than they do feeding them.
Your seat at church which was vacated during COVID is still empty. Where are you?

The Builder is published by Men for Christ at Indian Hills Christian Church in Danville, KY.
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Editor: Charles Young, (