Be A Man

No, I’m not talking about false “machismo” or hiding your emotions, be the human being God uniquely made you to be. According to Genesis 1:27, I believe that includes your gender. Women be women, men be men.

In particular, men, there is a picture in the Bible of who you should be.

We went over these last Wednesday night in my Men’s Fraternity group. (hint: these are good for anyone, not just men):

Be alert, stand firm in the faith, act like a man, be strong. Your every action must be done with love.

1Corinthians 16:13-14

1. STEP UP: Lead. Initiate. Be a man of action. Assume it is your job and your moment. Hate apathy. Reject passivity. Even if you fell like no one is here to help you, it’s all on you… do something!

2 Samuel 10:7,12; Ezekiel 22:30; Psalm 101; Proverbs 14:23; Proverbs 20:6; Jeremiah 5:1; Ezekiel 22:23-31; John 10:11-13; James 1:23-25

2. SPEAK OUT: Silence in the midst of sin is a sin. Be courageous. Fear God not man. Speak the truth in love. Speak the truth, not to gain followers, but because of the gospel.

Proverbs 27:5-6; Proverbs 31:8-9;1 Peter 3:15; Proverbs 14:25; Proverbs 15:1-2; Proverbs 24:11-12; Isaiah 8:11-13; Jeremiah 1:17; Romans 1:16

3. STAND STRONG: Don’t give in just because you are challenged, attacked or criticized; only give in if you are wrong. Be a rock, not a wrecking ball.

Jeremiah 1:18-19; 1Corinthians 15:58; 1 Peter 5:8-9; 2 Chron. 16:9; Prov. 24:10; Isaiah 41:10; Jeremiah 12:5; 1 Corinthians 10:13; Galatians 1:10; Philippians 1:27-28

4. STAY HUMBLE: Be vigilant against pride. Get the log out of your eye. Don’t think less of yourself, think of yourself less. You are not the judge of right and wrong, God is. Stand under the Scripture, you can’t choose which things are bad and which are okay to ignore.

Psalm 141:5; 1 Peter 5:5-7; Proverbs 3:5-6; Proverbs 12:1; Isaiah 66:2; Micah 6:8; John 15:5; Philippians 2:3-5

5. SERVE THE KING: Seek first His Kingdom, His glory, His righteousness. Hope in the eternal. Live for a greater reward. You are not your own master, BE LIKE JESUS!

Matthew 6:33; Mark 10:45; Joshua 24:14-15; Psalm 16:11; Psalm 84:10-12; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Hebrews 6:10; 1 Peter 2:21-23

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Simon Sinek on the Golden Circle – Find your “Why”

What, How, and Why you do matter… Find your “why”

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Steve Jobs and FOCUS

Some of the best insights on leadership and focus I know of. Jobs was definitely a flawed person, but he knew what it took to be an effective leader.

What have you said no to?







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Read The Whole Bible in 2018, Chronologically, OT & NT Daily

Here’s a great Bible Reading Plan for 2018

This will take you through the entire Bible (basically) chronologically, from the Old Testament and New Testament every day.

Here’s the PDF: 2018 Bible Reading Plan, Whole Bible Chronologically, OT & NT Daily

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Day 31

This is the last day of the year. A day to catch up and a time to reflect on this past year. Are there sections of the Bible you’ve not read? Read them today. Meditate and think on what the Lord called you to do throughout this year, did you fall short on any of them? Is there something Jesus would have you accomplish next year? What goals do you have for yourself personally? What part do you believe God has for you to plan in advancing the gospel for next year? You do have a role to play, if you’re a Christian. How will you work to see more people come to know God through Jesus Christ? How will you bring more people to become part of your church? How will we make more and better disciples next year together? Will you be part of the process, or will you sit back and not participate? Are there any “inactive Christians?” Did you read the New Testament this month? Did you notice any people who were both faithful and unproductive for the kingdom? God has saved his people, for good works. What do you want God to use you to accomplish in the next 365 days? What would it take for you to do it? Get started today!

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