Phil Johnson pulls no punches: “Real manliness is defined by Christlike character, and not just the Gentle-Jesus-meek-and-mild-style character, but the full-orbed fruit of the Spirit rounded out with strength, courage, conviction, strong passions, manly love, and a stout-hearted willingness to oppose error and fight for the truth—even to the point of laying down your life for the truth if necessary. That’s what Scripture portrays as authentic manliness, and it’s the duty of every man in the church to be a model of that kind of manhood.” If this is the responsibility of every man, how does it occur?
C.J. Mahaney helps us there: “Growing as a man begins by cultivating conviction from Scripture about his call, role and responsibilities. [That conviction] must be cultivated in an ongoing way. This role and responsibility to lead, to protect, to provide – must be cultivated by immersing oneself with excellent supplemental materials. Because if one is not in-formed theologically, one will be con-formedto sin and the culture. There are too many men who have not been sufficiently taught about their role and responsibility and it’s all too easy to teach practice prior to establishing these convictions.”
This Wednesday (10.13.10) we will seek to address that deficiency by challenging men regarding their calling toward manhood. Our focus for this month’s Men’s Meeting will be Biblical Masculinity (and when we think “masculinity”, we think “Matt Hudson“!) This is a theme that is close to Matt’s heart; we are certain that his challenge will be timely, applicable and direct. You won’t want to miss it.
We gather at 7:00 PM and all men aged 12 and over are welcome.