Here are the video and notes from our latest Men’s Group meeting on 3.14.11. This is part 3 of 9 in our video series. You can download the notes/questions, print them out and work through them as you watch the video. Again, this was a great message that spawned a lot of good discussion.
Here are my notes from our latest Men’s Group discussing biblical manhood. I left them as they were, so they are bulleted and may be a little choppy to read. I apologize for that.
Quick re-cap of last meeting. If you don’t deal with the heart, none of the rest of this stuff will matter at all! Ask yourself the hard questions and wrestle with the answers.
This teaching will just be an overview. We will get into the particulars (how to’s) later on in the Proverbs study. I wanted everyone to be clear on the term “biblical manhood”. We use it a lot and I wanted to make sure we all know what that means. In a nutshell it means seeing manhood and masculinity from what the Bible says they are and not what culture says they are. The best short definition I have heard for biblical masculinity is from author, Douglas Wilson. He defines masculinity as “The glad assumption of sacrificial responsibility.”
In addition to this article, I have a series of posts on masculinity that go a bit further in detail and offer practical advice on what we, as men, can do in our homes to better lead them.
Manhood is being attacked on two major fronts in our culture.
What does the Bible say?
Why is cultivating the right things so difficult?
Wouldn’t it be better if, when we got saved, God took that away and gave us an easy life so that others would want to get saved? No. Two reasons.
What does this look like with our wives and kids? Again, way more details coming later.
Ministering & talking to guys is one of my passions in life. I love talking about our roles as men and the plans God has for our families. I love talking about HOW to accomplish the heavy tasks of leading our wives, children, and churches. But, none of it matters if we don’t get first things first. This is one of the things God has to continually remind me of, as I am very task/goal oriented, like most other men. Here are a few notes and highlights from our latest Men’s Group.
I’m really excited about this coming study through the book of Proverbs. We will be watching a 9 week video series from Pastor Mark Driscoll. Before we get to that series though, I will be teaching a 3-4 week short series on biblical manhood. We’ll be taking a look at what is true Christianity vs the moralism or do-goodism we may have been taught in the past. And we will examine the responsibilities the Bible places on us as men, husbands, dads and church leaders.
The group meets every other Monday night starting January, 17th 2011 at G & A Discount Grocery in Glencoe. The teaching starts at 7:00pm and goes through about 8:00pm, then we will have a time of sharing and prayer requests. The group formally dismisses around 8:30 but everyone is welcome to hang around, talk, or play cards or video games.