The Centurion Law Enforcement Ministry Newsletter
&
Bible Study
Updated 12/06/2019

Fellow officers, sheepdogs ( servant- warriors all), spouses and supporters: 

Here's the updated newsletter and Bible study for the week of December 1, 2019.

LOCAL:
Guys in the Denver metro area: with the weather-related cancellation of our last Centurion Ministry/FCPO-Denver chapter meeting of 2019, I want to take a moment to invite you to join us for our last Men of Truth men's breakfast and Bible study of 2019. Not unlike our Centurion/FCPO chapter meetings, our Men of Truth (the men's ministry of my home church -- Truth Church Calvary) gatherings are also a great time of encouragement, iron sharpens iron fellowship and vital time in God's Word. Here's the 411:
Saturday, Dec. 7th , 8 AM, at 6908 W. Nova Drive, Littleton, CO 80127. Questions? Shoot me an email .

Speaking of Bible studies, from time-to-time, I depart from writing my own in order to share the work of others (always as the Lord leads). This week's study is one of those. As Christian cops and Christians in general, we should be all about the EVIDENCE. Cop-turned-author Jim McNeff's work on this topic is too good to pass up. Scroll down to a message I've re-titled, " Show Me the Evidence! "

Miss last week's newsletter and Bible study? Here again is " A Cop's Thanksgiving Legacy ." As always, these studies are re-posted for you on our social media feeds and (eventually) on our website as well.

Again, please take the time to review the resources , prayer requests and upcoming events I've shared for you below. If you have questions or need prayer, counsel or support, please reach out.

Finally, with the understanding that this season can bring with it an increasing level of busyness and stress, let's be sure that we stay armored-up and front sight focused on Christ our Captain!

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RESOURCES

( 1) Jim Glennon of Calibre Press is a personal friend and one of America's leading law enforcement trainers. His latest book is an important add to your law enforcement resource library: Street Survival II . I'll be bringing Jim to Colorado next October for a training seminar (stay tuned).

(2) The link to this week's study (below) is chock full of resources -- take it in!

(3) Sharing Travis Yates book again because it's just that good: The Courageous Police Leader: A Survival Guide for Combating Cowards, Chaos, and Lies



PRAYER REQUESTS

(1) Please be in prayer for wounded Ft. Lupton (CO) Sgt. Chris Pelton who was shot in the face last Monday. Praise God, his condition has been upgraded from "critical."

(2) Pray for Officer James Seneca, Cops Fighting Cancer and all the kids we'll be ministering to at this year's Joe Bumberger Long Blue Line event at Children's Hospital next Thursday (see the Upcoming Events section below).



UPCOMING EVENTS


(1) The 17th Annual Cops Fighting Cancer "Joe Bumberger Long Blue Line" event is set for Dec. 12th . See copsfightingcancer.org for more and please pray for Officer James Seneca and his team. I'll be there to serve again as well. This is also a great charity to support!

(2) Sheepdog Seminars provides excellent training and resources for officers and civilian sheepdogs alike. I know and trust the instructors (including Lt. Col. Dave Grossman and Officer Jimmy Meeks).


*Have a prayer request, event or announcement you would like included here? Need help/prayer? Email me I also post prayer requests on   my personal Facebook page   ("friend" and message me).   



Show Me the Evidence!

The Old Testament is imperative to Christianity like the EVIDENCE chain of custody is vital to law enforcement.
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As I stated above, from time-to-time and as the Lord leads (always), I'm led to share a message from another author. This is one of those times. Cop-turned-author Jim McNeff 's study is a "must share," and while I shared it on my social media feed last week, I'm pressed to do so again here. Moreover, there are a plethora of resources that go with it. Open your Bibles and dig into what God has for us here through Bro. McNeff (what I've sub-titled, " Show Me the Evidence! ") -- click on:



AMEN! Ultimately, all of the Old Testament points us to Christ. With the understanding that just knowing "the Law" is not enough to save you, do you truly KNOW Him? Are you in fact born again in Christ alone? If not (or you're not sure), I can't encourage you enough to dive into the links I've posted for you below under " Know God? "

Blessings!

MC
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KNOW GOD?

(1) Do you falsely believe that you can "earn" or otherwise "badge" your way into heaven and escape hell because you consider yourself to be a " good " cop or "good" person? That you can be "good" enough without God? That you "deserve" heaven because of your so-called "good" service? Take  the   Good Person Test   and see how you do!  

(2) Jesus' first recorded words in His earthly ministry were and remain, " Repent and believe in the Good News " ( Mark 1:15 ). To  repent  is a "180" -- a complete,  radical  change of mind and heart as it relates to our sin (as God defines it). To "believe"  ( pisteuo  in the original Greek) as Jesus intends it here is to wholeheartedly trust and  surrender your life to Him in faith in the same way we have "faith" that our body armor will do its job against the rounds it is intended to stop; that a well-maintained weapon will function properly when used in defense against criminals intent on destroying us or others; or that our parachute will open when it is supposed to (we stake our very lives on it)! For more, see What does it mean to believe in Jesus?

(3) This same concept of " believe " (the saving kind) is further revealed in  John 3:1-21   where Jesus says, " ... you must be born again ." Again, note our Lord's emphasis on the word " must " (not "may" or "should" or even "someday"): this is ultimately the life-saving AND life-changing  personal relationship (and NOT "religion") with Jesus Christ that I stress here every week (see  What does it mean to be a born again Christian ? [hint -- there is no other kind]).

(4) NOW then, with this in place, go to:   How can I be saved?  

(5) Need more? Then check out this powerful, short video message from police servant-leader Travis Yates  Cops and Salvation

(6) Have you now said "yes" to Jesus as Lord and Savior but are wondering what to do next? The "now what" is also an important part in dealing with the issues that can lead to suicide and sin in general. Click on,   Now what?   

Questions? I'm here to serve --  contact me .    
MC



ABOUT US


The Centurion Law Enforcement Ministry is a national, FCPO-affiliated, non-denominational, evangelical Christian outreach to our own in law enforcement. These newsletters and profession-focused Bible studies are part of this effort and past editions can be found on our website and our social media  feeds. Our desire is (1) to be used of God to WIN the lost in our profession to a saving faith in Christ; (2) to DISCIPLE the Christian officer; (3) SEND out discipled (trained) officers to "repeat" 1 and 2; (4) to SUPPORT police marriages; (5) to transform our God-ordained profession by infusing it with all-in Christian officers; and (6) to IMPACT (reduce) police suicides and PTS with the Cure found in Christ Jesus alone. In keeping with these 6 points, please feel free to adapt these messages for your own individual or group use and share them with others. 

The Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers (FCPO-USA) exists to provide biblical support ("backup"), accountability and  iron sharpens iron  fellowship for Christian officers first in the U.S. and throughout the world as well. Our Denver-area FCPO chapter ( FCPO Chapter #217 ) is a  Centurion Law Enforcement Ministry  affiliate. Locally, we meet approximately twice a month in the south Denver-Metro suburb of Highlands Ranch for profession-focused, sound (uncompromising) Bible study, prayer and servant-warrior fellowship (and spouses are both welcome and encouraged to attend with their LEO).  Contact me for complete details.

The Centurion Law Enforcement Ministry and FCPO-Metro Denver ( Chapter 217 ) are led by veteran Police Officer, Chaplain and Evangelist Michael "MC" Williams . MC is an active (32-years and counting) sworn police officer/investigator and sought-after instructor and speaker at churches (including the popular  Centurion Church Security Seminar ), retreats and both police and civilian training conferences and seminars around the country. Contact MC via  email  for details on how to book him for your event.

Finally, we covet your prayer and financial support for this vital ministry outreach. Reference the latter, you can give in two ways:
(1) Send a check to the address posted below.
or
(2) Go the the FCPO giving page and designate " FCPO #217 " or the "Centurion Law Enforcement Ministry."

* All donations are tax-deductible.

The Centurion Law Enforcement Ministry , P.O. Box 630854, Littleton, CO 80163 | Email Address | (720) 371-1022 | Website