|Written by Patrick Morley|
|Monday, April 11 2011 00:00|
Excerpted from Pastoring Men, Moody Publishers.
"As a Jew, I have had nothing but the greatest and most profound respect for Jesus Christ of Nazareth. He was, after all, Jewish--born Jewish, died Jewish. I think Jesus Christ was the greatest single individual of both millenniums and He had more profound effect on mankind than any individual ever born. If there's one person in history I would like to interview, it would be Jesus."
Larry King, who has interviewed three American presidents and scores of movers and shakers on his TV program, would like to interview Jesus of Nazareth. No wonder. Jesus is the single most fascinating subject of all. Jesus is the perfect example of a man. Teach your men about Jesus.
I did a series at my Friday a.m. Bible study that went over very well, "Hanging Out with Jesus: Stories about Jesus from the Gospels." The more your men hear you talk about Jesus, the better they will know Him.
Talk about His identity, purpose, vision, mission, humanity, deity, strategy, determination, holiness, and leadership. Explain what He did, why He did it, who He did it with, and how He did it. Discuss what He thought, believed, wanted, said, and did.
Encourage men to let Jesus become their highest and best thought in every situation. Teach them that, yes, we believe in Jesus, but it's His belief in us that really transforms us.
Allow for mystery. There are only fourteen verses in the Bible to describe the first thirty years of Jesus' life. God could easily have told us more, but He chose not to. We believe that if He didn't, He had good reasons for doing so, but we'll never know in this life.
Great Quote: Spurgeon said, "In forty years I have not spent fifteen minutes without thinking of Jesus."
For More: Go to www.pastoringmen.com and click on "36. Jesus" to watch the Hanging Out with Jesus series. For a book that helps men surrender to Christ, read Devotions for the Man in the Mirror.
Yours for changed lives,
Patrick Morley, PhD
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