LOVE is the mark of true maturity!



Men, what a powerful time we had as we continue our Total Immersion in God’s Word series – From the Milk to the Meat – Growing into Spiritual Maturity! 

During our September Men’s Breakfast, Josh Gonzalez brought a powerful word when he shared “AS ONE We Love”. His notes are included in this blog.

Heb 13:1  Let Brotherly love continue.


John 13:34-35“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: Just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” 


In John 13:34 Jesus says to love one another “Just as I have loved you”. Loving as Jesus loves is the most mature level of love we can achieve. Maturing in and walking in this level of love brings us into Christ’s image – who IS LOVE.

This type of love takes faith to walk in. Brother Copeland says:

 “we have come to know the love of God when we were saved but we must now BELIEVE that He loves us without doubting according to 1 John 4:16”.

1Jn 4:16  So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

Abiding in love by faith keeps us in Christ with the ability to love others through Christ.

In John 8:31, Jesus says, “If you abide in My Word you ARE My disciple” and in John 13:35, Jesus said that others will “KNOW we are His disciples by our love for one another”. Here we see the power of abiding in His Word to bring about the corresponding action of love as a testimony of being His disciples replicating Him to the world. 

Thank You Lord for the power of Your Word that compels us to love!

Men, unified faith is the incubator for revival!

Let’s continue to join our faith in prayer for the Key Prayer Points below that will continue throughout the month.

  • Supernatural Psalm 91 protection against all pestilence 
  • Complete healing for our church family members that are overcoming.
  • America to return to the righteousness of God and stand as a light to the world
  • Abortion to be abolished at every state level
  • Fruit to remain and multiply from our VICTORYTHON seed!

There are active opportunities to be involved in affecting each one of these areas here at EMIC, our community, schools, and voting involvement and through effective faith-filled prayers.

To find out how you can be more involved contact Pastor Al Velez at or call 817-252-2964 

That is why our Men’s Ministry is designed to equip you with biblical weapons of warfare and disciple you and one another in the Word and in meaningful relationships so that we join our faith for victory!

Come and be a part of our Men’s Movement!

SPECIAL MEN’S BREAKFAST WITH SPEAKER GENE BAILEY!!               Don’t miss our next Men’s Breakfast on Saturday, October 15th at 8:00 AM in the Headquarters Dining Room.

For our Ministry Table Leaders: We will be meeting on Thursday, October 14th at 7:00 PM. Bring your supply and come expecting!

Can’t wait to see you all!

Until then stay strong and courageous!

Love and blessings!   Pastor Al 

AS ONE We Love teaching notes
Pastor Al and Tammy Faith Filled Marriages teaching notes below