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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 after our meeting that a helpful resource comes to mind.

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!

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Creating Shade for your Children Part 1 and Part 2 by John MacArthur. Two good sermons on godly parenting in today’s culture.

Why We Take a Stand on Gender Roles by Tim Keller, D. A. Carson, and John Piper of The Gospel Coalition (podcast episode).

Male and Female He Created Them by Tim Keller, Kathy Keller, Kathleen Nielson, John Piper, and D. A. Carson (audio/video). A panel discussion from The Gospel Coalition’s 2014 Women’s conference.

Read Scripture Series by The Bible Project. A fantastic set of videos that help your kids (and you) understand the overview of books of the Bible. My family just found these and everyone loves them!

How to Know the Will of God by John Piper (sermon).

Honest Talk About Marriage by Matt and Lauren Chandler with Collin Hansen (podcast episode).

Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God’s Will by Kevin DeYoung (book).

Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Donald Whitney (book).

Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work by Tim Keller (book).

You Need A Budget by YNAB (website/app). Personal budgeting software to help you get your family’s finances in order.

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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.

Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God’s Will by Kevin DeYoung (book) | Paperback | Kindle | Audible |

Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart: How to Know for Sure You Are Saved by J.D. Greear (book) | Hardcover | Kindle | Audible |

Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary by J.D.Greear (book) | Paperback | Kindle |

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.