Wilt thou forgive that sin where I begun, Which was my sin, though it were done before? Wilt thou forgive that sin, through which I run, And do run still, though still I do deplore? When thou hast done, thou hast not done, For I have more. Wilt thou forgive that sin which I have won Others to sin, and made my sin their door? Wilt thou forgive that sin which I did shun A year or two, but wallow'd in, a score? When thou hast done, thou hast not done, For I have more. I have a sin of fear, that when I have spun My last thread, I shall perish on the shore; But swear by thyself, that at my death thy Son Shall shine as he shines now, and heretofore; And, having done that, thou hast done; I fear no more.
The Lord is King forever and ever… Psalm 10:16
The King’s Men is a ministry for young men and boys at Sovereign King Church that meets every other Wednesday. At the King’s Men, you will be challenged to leave behind guyland and enter into manhood.
The Lord is King Forever and Ever. Psalm 10:16
Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, the Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord: Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell. The third day He arose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.
On my honor and for the glory of God I will always be loyal to Christ and perform all my duties to the church, my family, and nation; and will keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight so that I may resist the devil, the flesh, and the world and protect those who are weak and needy.
Assignments from the Last Meeting:
1. Memorize the books of the Bible
2. Be able to recite the Motto, Code, Pledge, and Oath
3. Ten Pushups a day.
4. Memorize “No Man is an Island” by John Donne
5. Memorize “A Hymn to God the Father” by John Donne
6. Memorize “The Altar” by George Herbert
7. Listen to Mendelssohn Symphony #5 “Reformation Final”, Rachmaninoff - Prelude in C Sharp Minor (Op. 3 No. 2), Miserere Mei, Deus, and Mozart Symphony #25 twice a week till the next lesson. Be able to identify the music and its composer. Bonus for knowing where the composer is from.
8. Select a Chapter of the Bible and begin memorizing so that you can recite it at the next meeting.
9. Memorize “Go Forward Christian Soldier”
10. Memorize the Twelve Tribes of Israel and the names of the Twelve Apostles. (below)
No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as any manner of thy friends or of thine own were; any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind. And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.
I bind unto myself today the strong Name of the Trinity, by invocation of the same, the Three in One, and One in Three. I bind this day to me forever, by power of faith, Christ's Incarnation; his baptism in the Jordan river; his death on cross for my salvation; his bursting from the spiced tomb; his riding up he heavenly way; his coming at the day of doom: I bind unto myself today. I bind unto myself the power of the great love of cherubim; the sweet "Well done" in judgement hour; the service of the seraphim; confessors' faith, apostles' word, the patriarchs' prayers, the prophets' scrolls; all good deeds done unto the Lord, and purity of virgin souls. I bind unto myself today the virtues of the starlit heaven, the glorious sun's life-giving ray, the whiteness of the moon at even, the flashing of the lightning free, the whirling wind's tempestuous shocks, the stable earth, the deep salt sea, around the old eternal rocks. I bind unto myself today the power of God to hold and lead, his eye to watch, his might to stay, his ear to hearken to my need; the wisdom of my God to teach, his hand to guide, his shield to ward; the word of God to give me speech, his heavenly host to be my guard. Against the demon snares of sin, the vice that gives temptation force, the natural lusts that war within, the hostile men that mar my course; of few or many, far or nigh, in every place, and in all hours against their fierce hostility, I bind to me these holy powers. Against all Satan's spells and wiles, against false words of heresy, against the knowledge that defiles against the heart's idolatry, against the wizard's evil craft, against the death-wound and the burning the choking wave and poisoned shaft, protect me, Christ, till thy returning. Christ be with me, Christ within me, Christ behind me, Christ before me, Christ beside me, Christ to win me, Christ to comfort and restore me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ in quiet, Christ in danger, Christ in hearts of all that love me, Christ in mouth of friend and stranger. I bind unto myself the Name, the strong Name of the Trinity, by invocation of the same, the Three in One, and One in Three. Of whom all nature hath creation, eternal Father, Spirit, Word: praise to the Lord of my salvation, salvation is of Christ the Lord.
A broken ALTAR, Lord, thy servant rears, Made of a heart and cemented with tears: Whose parts are as thy hand did frame; No workman's tool hath touch'd the same. A HEART alone Is such a stone, As nothing but Thy pow'r doth cut. Wherefore each part Of my hard heart Meets in this frame, To praise thy name: That if I chance to hold my peace, These stones to praise thee may not cease. Oh, let thy blessed SACRIFICE be mine, And sanctify this ALTAR to be thine.
Go Forward Christian Soldier Go forward, Christian soldier, Beneath His banner true: The Lord Himself, thy leader, Shall all thy foes subdue. His love foretells thy trials; He knows thine hourly need; He can with bread of Heaven Thy fainting spirit feed. Go forward, Christian soldier, Fear not the secret foe; Far more o'er thee are watching Than human eyes can know: Trust only Christ, thy captain; Cease not to watch and pray; Heed not the treacherous voices That lure thy soul astray. Go forward, Christian soldier, Nor dream of peaceful rest, Till Satan's host is vanquished And Heav'n is all possessed; Till Christ Himself shall call thee To lay thine armor by, And wear in endless glory The crown of victory. Go forward, Christian soldier, Fear not the gath'ring night: The Lord has been thy shelter; The Lord will be thy Light. When morn His face revealeth, Thy dangers are all past: O pray that faith and virtue May keep thee to the last!
Peter, James, John, Andrew, Bartholomew or Nathaniel, James the Lesser/Younger, Judas, Jude or Thaddeus, Matthew or Levi, Phillip, Simon the Zealot, and Thomas
Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, Joseph, and Benjamin