Tag: worldly

Sermon on the Mount

These are the statements from Jesus that are all counter-intuitive. Men especially would have trouble with these statements; unless they’re Christian. Even then, the nature of men, in general, would have trouble following most or at least some some of what Jesus stated to His Disciples

Godly Men

I think there are a great number of shortfalls in the characters of American men. But first I’m going to try to define what a Godly man should look like. And I’m going to be honest and not use myself as an example.

Temporary Circumstances

We cannot understand our present troubles until we trust in God and give our concerns up to God.  Then we need to trust in God’s timetable and be ready to accept what He sends our way.  If a person has made bad choices or been the victim of crime, there may indeed be consequences that may change their current circumstances permanently.  Still we need to trust.  Don’t abandon the ship before God gives a solution.

Transparency Among Men

Rick Warren writes “Many Church Fellowships and Small Groups remain superficial because they are afraid of conflict.”  But real Spiritual growth and maturity take deliberate efforts, thoughtfulness, and commitment to do the hard work sculpting a new person who is accountable to God and his church community to be a strong, loving, and effective Christian who attracts non-believers.

Shadows

Do our churches draw us to routines or to Christ? If we’re meant to dwell in Christ can any man-made patterns in our worship or our benevolence efforts draw us to Christ or to the attention of men? Who are we meant to please?