The reason we know we are to pursue those we’re called to love lies in the reality of who God is and who we are as his covenant people. The reality of God’s divine love we experience should overflow into the daily love others experience from us.
If you are someone’s “kinsman”, you are their family. The body of Christ is considered a family, and as fellow men of God, we are called brothers. We use this category for talking about the family of Christ’s church, brotherly love, building one another up, and our roles with our actual paternal and maternal family members. For a complete description of our categories, check out the Categories page.
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We have a manhood crisis everywhere you look, and the church alone is capable of stepping up and truly helping form men into who they are made to be. Here are three simple suggestions for us as men, and our churches, to begin to regain biblical manhood and see more men with Godly character and conviction rise up.
We all love the idea of superheroes. Yet, there is no such thing — especially in the Church. If you’re willing to admit it, you’ve likely tried to be one at times, and you’ve likely had times you wanted a superhero to take on roles and responsibilities, saving you from needing to do them. This isn’t the way we work in the church though. There’s a better way.
Yesterday the U.S. Senate Democrats voted down what should have been a slam-dunk easy passage of a bill meant to protect the lives of the most vulnerable. So with this video, let’s talk about the real reason the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act didn’t pass; the undeniable political nature of this; the fact that there’s seemingly no way a Christian can align with Democrats; and, how men need to step up to this issue.
If you want to grow in spiritual maturity, you need accountability. However, many of us need to refine the way we think about accountability—less grilling each other in zeal and more trustworthy brothers affirming each other in Christ for the glory of God.
Our natural hearts warp authority into something it actually isn’t. However, when we meditate on how Jesus came to us and gained his authority, we get both a deeply challenging and extremely encouraging glimpse of authority that’s undeniably applicable and helpful in our own lives.
We too often use social media as a platform for arguing and positioning. You can make even a correct statement or valuable opinion about something be an obnoxious sound bite on social media if you don’t converse with gentleness and grace. We are called to do better.
It’s a major point of confusion in our society. The way we speak of women, and the way we allow speech about women, indicate the level of respect and dignity we ascribe to our fellow divine image-bearers.
This Humble Beast and Desiring God collaboration video is an honest and hard look at the reality of tens of millions of babies being murdered in their mother’s womb since 1973, and, most importantly, a plea to the person responsible. Yes, person.
It’s an extremely liberating experience to realize you are already seen and known for who you really are. But even after many of us learn we have this in Christ, we stop walking in it with our friends and community. I’ve seen repeatedly seen this lately and been reminded how enslaving it is.
While a ninety-six percent on a college English paper is a satisfying result, that grade is still a convicting failure in the eyes of the law. Fortunately for us, Jesus fulfilled the letter of the law to every iota and still bore the torment intended for us in order to purchase our redemption.
Daddy Deprivation. That’s the term Blake Wilson (Senior Pastor of Crossover Community Church in Houston, Texas) calls the trend he’s witnessing today among young people in the church. It’s a phenomenon that Pastor Eric Mason calls an “epidemic of fatherlessness.”
If you’ve been a Christian long then you’ve been in the situation in which you know you need to question a brother in Christ, or else you’ve been the brother needing some correction. We’re discussing the truth we must hold fast to in regards to this tough situation.
We all get stuck in phone calls or conversations at work with people who take effort — a lot effort. Maybe they gossip, complain, or just go on and on. Often we want to take the easy way out, but we’re called to do better.
We’re discussing the important topic of mentoring for this month’s #HoldFastChats! Join multiple contributing guys for live discussions and questions as we dig into this topic in an effort to be encouraging and practical for the good of each other!
“I want to say thank you… We love your child—our child—not because of what or who they are, but whose.” A powerful, personal, heartfelt look at the heart of an issue concerning God’s children. To the woman who allows her baby to be adopted, not aborted.
If we are to be men of God, cable of being used by God in meaningful ways, we must learn to be humble or we will learn to be humbled. God is clear about this. We see a challenging example of this in the leadership and development of Peter as Jesus discipled him.
Altar calls or no altar calls? Can they truly have value or can they actually be dangerous and misleading? Blake shares his personal story and experiences as we think through this common ministry practice.
Could it be that predestination actually affects our lives in ways beyond good debates with your Christian brothers? Lance examines Ephesians chapter one and the implications of predestination for our lives according to this passage.
In a society that says strong men are rough, rugged, and powerful, gentleness is a difficult concept. Yet the Bible tells us much about the importance of this fruit of the spirit both in our relationships and our display of contentment in Christ.
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