3 Necessities of Manhood

Biblical manhood is a virtue necessary for humanity to excel.  Unfortunately, it is in short supply these days.  Learn the three necessities of manhood.

In the beginning, God made humans male and female.  Each gender must accept their role and strive to fulfill God’s original intent if they hope to find joy and fulfillment.  

The unisex and feminist movements have worked tirelessly to blur the lines between men and women.  

If a man is to find God’s will and reach his potential, he must learn and excel in these areas. Click To Tweet

Gender confusion is not an evolutionary step for mankind, but an act of rebellion against God.

Every culture that has defied God’s plan for the sexes has failed.  

We must return to God’s original intent for men and women.

Today, we will look at the Bible concept of manhood.  As we study the first chapters of the book of Genesis, we learn that God gave Adam three things as soon as he was created.  

These three gifts God gave Adam reveal the three necessities for Biblical manhood.

If a man is to find God’s will and reach his potential, he must learn and excel in these areas.

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Pastor Search – Pastors Don’t Grow On Trees

Pastors are crucial to God’s work.  As we endeavor to plant churches, we must have more men of God.  But where do we find them? 

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Have you ever considered where pastors come from?  It may seem like a weird question at first glance, yet it is vital that we know the answer.  

Pastors are crucial to God’s work.  They are the under-shepherds of local assemblies leading in the stead of Christ.  Pastors are called to lead, feed, guide, and protect the flock of God.  

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A Church’s success in obeying the Lord is significantly affected by her pastor.  Churches tend to take on the personality, passion, and position of their pastors.  This is a blessing with a Godly, faithful, and committed man of God.  Also, it can be a curse with an ungodly, unmotivated, or unfaithful pastor.  

A church that lacks vision, clarity, doctrine, energy, etc. usually has someone at the helm who isn’t providing them.  A church that has drive, sound doctrine, passion, urgency, soul winning ministries, baptisms, etc. has a faithful pastor leading the way.  

A critic may complain that we are placing too much emphasis on the pastor. “What about Christ?” they ask.  Of course, the Lord is the head of the church.  He is the founder, builder, and protector of His Bride.  But don’t forget that it was our Lord’s idea to commission pastors to lead the flock.  

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25 Bible Verses About the Second Coming of Jesus Christ

The Lord Jesus Christ promised He would return. He will keep His Word. Are you ready? Consider these powerful verses about the imminent return of Christ and the second coming.

25 Bible Verses About the Second Coming of Christ - Imminent return

The New Testament is consistent in its anticipation of the return of Christ. The Bible clearly teaches that we should be ready for His imminent return. It could happen at any moment!

The knowledge of Christ’s upcoming return was taught to me as a young believer. I was saved at the Blessed Hope Baptist Church in Jasonville, IN. Pastor Ross spoke often of the glorious return of our Lord. This impactful truth has become one of the pillars of my ministry as it was his.

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  1. Jesus Christ came TO His own. They did not receive Him. He died on the Cross to pay for the sins of the world. (John 1:1-13)
  2. Jesus Christ will come FOR His own. He will come to the clouds and rapture the church before the Tribulation. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18)
  3. Jesus Christ will come WITH His own. We will be with Him as He rides His white steed and conquers His enemies at the battle of Armageddon. (Revelation 19:11-21)

But why hasn’t Jesus Christ returned yet? It’s been over 2,000 years since He said He was coming quickly. The Bible explains this seeming contradiction.

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The Armor of God (and how to use it)

We are in a spiritual war. The battle lines are drawn. Sides have been chosen. The forces of good and evil collide in a furious battle for the souls of men. Are you prepared? Learn how to put on the whole armor of God.

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Soldiers going into battle wear specific and important gear. Armor and weapons are directly related to life expectancy in battle.

God has given us special armor to wear as we battle for Him.

The Battle

Every day, there is a spiritual war raging around us. God’s people are not spectators watching the battle from a safe distance.

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Bullets are whizzing by our heads. Traps are laid for our destruction. The enemy advances upon our position. One wrong move and we can become a casualty of this spiritual war.

This may not make sense to you as you read it. You are reading this in relative comfort. You don’t hear gunshots or see the enemy so you feel safe.

You are not…

This warfare takes place on a spiritual plane that can only be seen with eyes of faith. The evidence of carnage surrounds us, yet is often explained away.

You can be successful in this war, but you must do these two things:

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How To Rise Above The Drama & Live For God

Do you get discouraged by the craziness in the world? These simple but powerful truths will help you rise above it all and live for God.

How To Rise Above Drama and Live for God

Micah was a Judean prophet from the Southwest of Israel. He prophesied during the reigns of three kings – Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah.

Jotham was a good king, but did not remove the idolatrous high places.

Ahaz was a wicked king with a pro-Assyrian foreign policy. The Northern Kingdom was taken captive during his reign.

Hezekiah was a good king for most of his reign. His anti-Assyrian policies led to the siege of Jerusalem by Sennacherib.

Those were difficult days for the common people in Judea. They were harassed by the enemy, exploited by the rich (2:1-13), taken advantage of by their rulers (3:1-4), and distracted by the message of false prophets (3:5-8).

The key verse in this book is Micah 6:8.​

Micah 6:8  “He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; And what doth the Lord require of thee, But to do justly, and to love mercy, And to walk humbly with thy God?”

There were many reasons for the people of God to be discouraged, angry, depressed. Micah was encouraging the people to rise above the drama of the day.

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