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I am a Man

22 Oct

005There are days when I don’t feel like a man.  When I feel as if I don’t measure up to the standards of those around me.  The messages of the world about who I am and what I should be are over-whelming.  Continue reading

Manly Quote Mondays: Glamour Is Not Greatness

29 Apr

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Let it never be forgotten that glamour is not greatness; applause is not fame; prominence is not eminence.

The man of the hour is not apt to be the man of the ages.

A stone may sparkle, but that does not make it a diamond; people may have money, but that does not make them a success. Continue reading

Manly Quote Mondays: Godly Ambition

22 Apr

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In the end, just as there are only two kinds of piety, the self-centered and the God-centered, so there are only two kinds of ambition: one can be ambitious for oneself or for God. There is no third alternative.

Ambitions for self may be quite modest (enough to eat, to drink, and to wear, as in the Sermon [on the Mount]) or they may be grandiose (a bigger house, a faster car, a higher salary, a wider reputation, more power). But whether modest or immodest, these are ambitions for myself—my comfort, my wealth, my status, my power.

Ambitions for God, however, if they are to be worthy, can never be modest. There is something inherently inappropriate about cherishing small ambition for God. Continue reading

Why You Need the Church (And Not Just a Campus Ministry)

29 May

Russell Moore is president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention (Website Bio).  He has recently made news as one of the few Southern Baptists to question support for the direction of the Republican party.  While I would not agree with this man on several topics, I found this article on his website, and wanted to share it with my readers.

Please share with your graduating seniors.

May is graduation season. All across the country, thousands of high school seniors are getting ready to leave high school and hometown behind as they go off to college. This includes many Christian students, for whom a move to a new city means being away not just from the comforts of home, but from their home church. Away from the gathering of Christians they’ve known for years, many students will look to their school campus ministry to fill the void.

Here is the full article.

At the end of the article, he gives practical ways to stay connected to a church including:

  • Resist the temptation to keep your membership in your home church.
  • Join a church in your college town, as soon as you find one with a commitment to Christ and the Scripture.
  • Find a church where some people will know your name, and will know if you are not present.
  • Make a friend who will ask you where you were if you missed a weekend.
  • Spend some time with people in your congregation who are not in the same place in life as you–a lonely senior adult, a harried thirty-something Mom, a sarcastic fourteen year-old kid.
  • Pester the church leaders of the church for some way for you to exercise your gifts in the congregation–and let the leaders recognize and encourage your gifts.

What are some additional ideas for connecting with a new church community?

 

20 Scripture Verses that Define Mature Manhood

9 May

Group of men - churchI enjoyed reading through these verses to encourage and remind my about masculinity and manhood is all about.

A beard might help you look like a mature man. A “manly” smell based off the latest deodorant or cologne campaign might help you smell like a mature man. Even a high ranking position at work or a recent increase in salary might make you feel like more of a man. But nothing, and I mean nothing, better defines what it means to become and stay a mature man than the scriptures.

Here is the rest of the article from the website – Manturity.

At MTAB, we desire to write and share resources that encourage a biblical understanding of what it means to be a man.  Here are some additional articles that we think you will like.

  1.  I am a man.
  2. Does manhood rely on moving out?
  3. Biblical Themes of Manhood

 

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