|Written by Patrick Morley|
|Monday, November 11 2013 00:00|
You subscribe to this Weekly Briefing because you are passionate about men's discipleship. You want to see men come to faith, grow, abide in Christ, love their neighbors, and become servants who live out their faith and transform their communities. And of course you want that for yourself too. That's what we live for, right?
But that's not what's happening for many, perhaps most, men who come to Christ. They are not being effectively discipled. No one is taking them under their wing. It's like they get issued a weapon they never learn how to clean and shoot. How can we help these men?
The Bible is bulging with stories about men who faced the exact same kinds of challenges men are facing today. Men like Abraham, Joseph, Moses, Gideon, Solomon, David, Nehemiah, Job, Peter, and Paul. They were not just about a bunch of famous men with long beards and longer robes who rode around on camels. Rather, like us, they felt like their faith was tested to the breaking point. They felt mistreated and abandoned. They felt unqualified to lead or that their sins disqualified them. They longed to make a difference. However, it's shocking how many of the life-changing principles they learned are gathering dust. So in my brand new book, How God Makes Men, I share the most powerful principles about biblical manhood from their epic stories.
In this book I especially wanted to give you a tool and resource you can use to disciple your men. How can your men get past the shallow, cultural Christianity that wants to gut their manhood, and help get to--or back to--a more biblical Christianity? That is the question I've promised to answer in How God Makes Men. So I encourage you to get a copy and use it in your ministry to men. You can read the first chapter at www.PatrickMorley.com (click on book cover). Here are some ordering options:
We need more leaders to step up, take men under their wings, and show them what biblical manhood looks like. As I wrote in the Preface, "You always knew that one day you would be called upon to take your place on the battlefront, right? This is that call. Together, we can turn this around. This is a battle we can win. We cannot, we must not, and by God's grace we will not fail." Will you join me?