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Sports Ministries and the Church

It should never be forgotten that true ministry is not about slick programs or clever approaches. It's about discipleship and relationship building, with the ultimate goal being to reach an unsaved population with the Good News. To be eternally effective, the end...

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Friendship Is Part of God’s Plan

Beyond the obvious social value, friendship comes from the heart of our loving God. God made mankind for fellowship—first with Him, then with one another. One of the things that sets humans apart from other creatures is the physical ability of language. Language is...

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The Epitaph

When Jesus commanded His disciples to count the cost of discipleship, He was effectively asking them to consider what their epitaph might be, what memorial words might be written on their gravestone. This is intended to be a short but precise description of a man's...

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Using Story: A Bridge to the Unsaved

I had the opportunity to excel in fishing and hunting. As a Hall of Fame fisherman and record-book archer, I've been around the world on various fishing and hunting excursions. Over thirty-three years ago, through the encouragement of another of my mentors, I utilized...

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God’s Perspective on Life’s Journey

The Old Testament prophet Elijah was a man who felt deeply. Despite his tremendous victory with God on Mount Carmel, he later allowed himself to be influenced by those who were attacking him. It was at Carmel that the prophet used the power of God to help put down the...

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What Keeps Us From Biblical Discipleship?

By their nature, most men see themselves as rescuers, protectors, providers, leaders, warriors, and fixers. Men typically avoid involving themselves in any activity that presents even the slightest potential for failure. Men tend to measure life by how successful they...

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Fortitude

When I think of people who have fortitude, my attention immediately goes to men who show unexpected courage, moxie, staying power, and guts. One of my favorite stories that speaks of a humble man who had enormous fortitude was the reformer Martin Luther. In April...

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Why Men Go to Church

The good news is that men desperately need what only a loving, nurturing, and Christ-centered church can offer. Through the ministry of the church, the following needs of a man can be met: To know God and really feel His unconditional love (Rom. 1:20) To find rest for...

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Transformation of the Carnal Man

What is it that a mature Christian can do to help our brothers find the joy and peace in their lives that transform them into the likeness of Christ? The carnal nature of every man wants to rule. We have such difficulty letting go and letting God. By our nature we are...

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Doing Effective Ministry To Men

Effectiveness requires intentionally using the time and resources necessary to develop and maintain a dynamic ministry to men. A group of guys meeting at a local diner once a week for Bible study does not constitute a vibrant men's ministry. Sponsoring a monthly...

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