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Overcoming Barriers Men Face: Isolation

Big Idea: Isolation Isolation is a very dangerous path to walk.   It can pose a serious threat to our personal growth, our relationship with Christ, and with others around us – including our family and friends.  Isolation means removing ourselves from the support and...

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Overcoming Barriers Men Face: Stress

Big Idea: Stress Stress is a normal part of life that can be a healthy tension in a man’s life that will urge us to be at our best if we handle it healthily.   They say a rubber band is only at its best when it is being stretched.  Men want to be stretched, grow, make...

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Overcoming Barriers Men Face: Anger

Big Idea: Anger Anger is a natural response that all men face at some level. What you choose to do with this anger determines if anger can be a positive motivator in your life or a negative channel that can hurt you and many of those around you.   Anger is a natural...

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Overcoming Barriers Men Face: Fear

Big Idea: Fear Fear is living in a fantasy future world.  We fear what might or could happen.  Worry (the result of fear) is a misuse of the imagination.  Alan Loy McGinnis.  Fear:  there are many sources of fear; fear of failure, fear of intimacy, fear of physical...

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Overcoming Barriers Men Face: Discouragement

Big Idea: Discouragement Discouragement is a common emotion men face from time to time. Men love to be fixers, yet there are some things we cannot fix.  How do we handle the discouragement that may come with running into a brick wall from time to time? Discouragement...

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Finishing Well: Being a Good Father

Finishing Well – Big Idea Next to the leadership of the Holy Spirit, the biggest influence on a child is the earthly father. Stephen Blankenhorn in his book, Fatherless America:  Tonight about 40% of American children will go to sleep in the homes in which their...

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Finishing Well: Choosing How You Live

Finishing Well – Big Idea It is the quality, not the longevity of one’s life is what is important.   Martin Luther King Jr If you go to a local cemetery, between the birth and the death dates is a dash. The dash represents what you do between life and death. We don’t...

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Finishing Well: The Wisdom of Counsel

Finishing Well – Big Idea Ben Franklin said:  Life’s tragedy is that we grow old too soon and wise too late. Too many of as men have the natural tendency to think “I got this.” It is only after we have failed that we realize that in fact we may need the wisdom of...

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Finishing Well: Doing What is Important

Finishing Well – Big Idea Dr. Grassi often says:  Let us focus on doing what is important, rather than trying to be important.   Finishing Well means we cannot do everything, so we say no to the unimportant so we have time and energy to what is important. Do you not...

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Finishing Well: Investing in Others

Finishing Well – Big Idea Whatever we do for ourselves dies with us.  Whatever we do for others and the world remains and is immortal. Albert Pike Hebrews 12:1-2 ESV says:  Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside...

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