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2 Corinthians 9:6-15 There are few character traits that stand out in this world more than a generous heart. People are drawn to someone who gives freely and generously – of their time, their possessions, their attention, their money, their energy. Loving on people with generosity captures their attention and stirs their heart. It is what makes Jesus so attractive. There is no greater generosity than all Christ has give to and for us. How can you surprise someone with generosity this week? Do it....
Loving on people takes time. It requires being available to people, getting to know them letting them know you. God did not stand at a distance to save mankind but invested himself personally, making himself available, giving people time with him in the person of Jesus. Jesus engaged relationally with unexpected people, meeting them on “their turf”, and attracting them to his “turf”. Pick one person this week to give the gift of your time and availability in an unexpected way. Ezekiel 34:11-16, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, John 4:5-30...
The ministry of John the Baptist and Jesus was marked by the dual gifts of repentance and forgiveness. But how do you know you are truly repentant? What if you repeat a sin…often? And what is true forgiveness? Does doubting it cancel it? If you don’t feel sincere in giving it, is it truly given? Mark 1:1-8, Isaiah 66:18-23, Hebrews 12:4-17...
Can you “fight the good fight of faith” half-heartedly? Why do we often settle for “good-enough” in our homes, work, and faith life? How does life look different if we strive to be a Godly man vs. a good man? Who in your life would be the first to notice if you started living more and more as a Godly man vs. a good man? Genesis 12:2, Psalm 18:35, Psalm 108:4, 2 Timothy 3:12, 2 Peter 3:11...
Why are “man-caves” so popular? According to 2 Timothy 4:1-8, why is it important for men to step forward and fight for what is right and true? What do we gain as men when we do self-sacrifice and take on the hard challenges of the world? Romans 12:1-2, Hebrews 13:16, Philippians 3:12-14, Psalm 138:3, Acts 4:29...