Beginning Wednesday, April 3
We begin a new study this Wednesday called God's Man Up - Recapturing a Biblical Vision for Authentic Manhood, written and led by our very own Chris Brooks.
I think we can all agree that the concept of manhood is under attack in our culture, which makes this study that much more important and timely.
I would like to invite and encourage you to participate as much as you are able.
Please visit godsmanup.org for an in-depth perspective on what we will be discussing as disciples of Jesus Christ.
I'll leave you with Chris' challenge below.
What would you do if someone got in your face and told you to “Man UP!” I expect that most men would take it as a direct challenge to their manhood depending on their mood (or how many times they got cut-off during morning rush hour) . . . it would probably get ugly . . . quick. Even good “Christian” men don’t like to be directly challenged. As Yosemite Sam might say, “Them’s fightin’ words!”
But . . . what would you do if that someone is God Himself, the King of kings and Lord of lords. What if God, the creator, looked at me His creation and challenged me to “Man UP!” ? Well, that is exactly what happened several years ago. I found myself at 50 years-old in the middle of a mid-life crisis; suddenly unemployed, at odds with my wife and children, self-inflicted health issues due to poor lifestyle choices, and wallowing in a deep puddle of self-pity. That is when God showed up and smacked me with a spiritual 2-by-4 that stopped me in my tracks and drove me to seriously consider my life, where I was, and who God wanted me to be. I spend the next several days pouring over God’s Word and sitting in prayer asking God to help me more clearly understand what it means to “Man Up!” according to His plan and purpose for my life. The results are found in this Men’s Study, God’s Man Up!
My hope and prayer is that what I have learned and am trying to practically apply in my own life would be both a challenge and an encouragement to other Christian men who may be struggling with life’s circumstances, feeling like there is no end in sight, and praying for God to help them make sense of where they are and who God wants them to be.
Welcome to God’s Man UP: Recapturing a Biblical Vision for Authentic Manhood . . . . . . let’s begin the journey!