“Unless God’s Word is strapped to your
Armed and Dangerous
inner man, you are unarmed.” and protector in your home. Problems at work; Problems at church. Typically, we lean on our title to get the edge. We run to our prowess as men. We roar. We fight back. We don’t allow ourselves to get punked or belittled. But all too often it never works. For whatever
s men, we are constantly faced with
reason it seems to be inadequate.
the daily battles of manhood. The
There’s something you’ve been missing.
challenges of being a man, and then,
Something you’ve needed but can’t quite get
a godly one; providing for your loved ones;
your finger on. And that something is the
rightfully maintaining the position of leader
Armor of God.
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The difference between a saved man
The Chest-Plate of righteousness or
and one of Gods warriors is the difference
living right guards your vulnerable spots from
between someone who owns a weapon and
enemy attack [Proverbs 10:9]. The Shield of
someone who carries and uses it. Unless
Faith or believing and acting on what God
God’s Word is strapped and active in your
says, keeps you from the consequences of
inner man, you are unarmed. That’s why
unbelief [Hebrews 4:1-2]. The Helmet of
James said, “Receive the engrafted word that
Salvation, or, knowing whose you are, guards
is able to save your souls” [James 1:21]. As
your sense of identity.
men, when we receive God’s engrafted word, it straps you with His Armor. Men’s ministry straps you with God’s armor! The Armor of God gives you an unfair advantage. Since God’s word created everything, the bible says everything is subject to it [Hebrews 1:3].
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Every hero has his weapon. If you’re a believer God's Armor is yours. Taken together, it makes you an unstoppable force for Christ.
Q and A
Q: How can I be the provider in my home when my wife is making more than I do? 3 Building Men. Raising Sons!
study by Cornell University discovered that men are more likely to cheat on their wives when they make less. Though infidelity is always wrong, we derive a
sense of manhood from the fact that our
greed. For a man’s life doesn’t depend on the abundance of his riches.” [Luke 12:15] Your status as provider has more to do with what God says than what you make. First, accept that God is the provider. Then do all within your power to pursue His leading, God will honor your efforts and reward you accordingly. We are also to provide guidance, strength and wisdom to our family, community and workplace. You are a unique expression of God on
wives and children depend on us. When this
Earth, and He has put something inside you
isn’t the case, it is tempting to feel inadequate
that He thought the world could not do
or unnecessary. Anchor your manhood in
without. Regain awareness of your
God’s Word instead. Jesus said, “Beware of
importance to Him and your need to feel
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needed by others will dissolve. God will
managing what you do make, and giving your
position you to provide by taking your place
wife and family the support that is needed.
as a godly leader in the home, properly If you have a question pertaining to manhood that you would like to submit to the Pastor, to be answered here in our monthly Q and A, segment E Mail us at Gmen@mobcc.com
As men we feel masculine
knowing our wives
And kids depend on us. 5 Building Men. Raising Sons!
he story of an everyday family struggling to free itself from the burden of material possessions, Stand
Strong follows Matt Webster, a husband and father who measures his success by his possessions. While he appears to have it all, pride of ownership does little to fill the void in Matt's life, which lacks strong convictions and a strong faith in God. Financial stress creates tension among Matt, his wife, Tara, and their children, who slowly watch the seams of a seemingly perfect existence unravel as credit
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If you lose it all will you stand or fall?
cards are declined and arguments grow
Christian environment, Matt and Tara learn by
example how to lead their home and their
After nearly losing a loved one in an accident, Matt and his family are stripped of all they own and are forced to move in with
children, re-evaluate their priorities, and realize that happiness is the true measure of success.
his brother's family. In their new positive,
Bulletin If any of your contact information has changed please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Jamiel Cotman at 804-833-7628.
Events Our next men’s meeting is Friday, January11th at 7:00 P.M.
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Article Divine Purpose
our purpose is not your assignment. Your assignment is what you were created to do. But
your purpose is why you were created to
their purpose is the same, and that is to
do it. Assignments may vary from man to
defeat the other team.
man, but if you are a believer in Jesus Christ, your purpose is the same. Think of it this way, a football team has players each with different roles. One is a tight-end. The other is a quarter back. Another is a wide receiver. Sure, they have different assignments, but
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So just what is our purpose as Christian men? It’s the same as Jesus’s purpose, and that’s to destroy the works of the devil [1 John 3:8] . When he died on the cross, he bridged the gap that Satan made between God and man. We enforce Jesus’s victory over Satan
by undoing all that that separation has
destroying the works of the devil, you may be
operating in your assignment, but you have
A minister, who is not destroying the works of the devil, is just a public speaker. A volunteer, who is not destroying the works of
vacated your purpose. Take an assessment of whether or not you are using your gifts and skills to undo Satanâ€™s work.
the devil, is just keeping busy. If you arenâ€™t
Your purpose is not your
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Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armor of God that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil
Thought The first step towards order is the recognition of disorder.
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Published on Mar 15, 2013