For the past 5-6 years I have had the privilege of leading a men’s group that meets in our home. I love getting together with my brothers to encourage and pray for one another as we study God’s Word. We cover a good bit of material and there is always great discussion and lots of really good questions. Sometimes it’s not until afterwards that some helpful information comes to mind.
I thought a regular blog post would be the perfect way to provide them and others with resources pertinent to our discussion and their questions. Also, by God’s grace, I’m able to read, listen to, and explore lots of good content (books, audiobook, sermons, podcasts, articles, apps, etc.) throughout the week. I will be posting links to the ones that really stood out to me or seemed to be the most encouraging, interesting, or just plain fun!
Links & Resources
Do More Better by Tim Challies (book) | Paperback | Audible | Kindle | Audio CD | This is a great little book on being more productive. But he covers more than just a few tips and trick on how to get things done. I love it because he starts with a biblical theology of why it is important for Christians to be good stewards of their time. It’s all about doing more of the right things. He then moves on to practically helping you understand and set good goals, and put systems in place that will help you achieve those goals. He gives great software recommendations and how to setup and use them.
What Does It Mean for a Man to Lead His Family Spiritually? by John Piper (podcast episode). This is a great, short answer with a few practical applications.
Marriage, Christ, and Covenant: One Flesh for the Glory of God by John Piper (sermon series). I haven’t listened to every sermon in the series yet, but I love and trust this faithful, older brother. This particular message, Marriage: Forgiving and Forbearing, was very helpful for Pam and me.
The Role of Men by Matt Chandler (sermon series).
A Beautiful Design by Matt Chandler (sermon series). An extremely helpful, comprehensive sermon series on men, women, why and how we are different, marriage, roles in the church, etc.
How Do I Know God’s Calling for My Life? AND Strategies for When Life Seems Aimless (podcast episodes) by John Piper. I know there are a lot of Piper’s resources here this time, but he seemed to be talking, on his daily podcast, about some of the questions/prayer requests that came up in Men’s Group.
Pocket Casts is by far my favorite podcast app. I’ve tried a ton of them! This is one of those apps I use multiple times a day. It is well worth the few dollars you will have to pay up front.