Starting Tuesday, August 21, at 6:30, church member Chris Combs will be leading a study for men on Tuesday nights through November 13. Here’s how Chris describes the study:
“God’s Mandate for Men”
In today’s world, there are a lot of messages coming from multiple directions about what a man is and how men are supposed to live life as men. This study is being offered to inform men of all ages, but especially young men, of what the Bible has to say about Manhood. In other words, as God’s message to mankind, how is it God expects men to behave and function in this world as men.
Below is an excerpt from the Introduction of the book this study will be based on: “The Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men” written by Richard D. Phillips:
“What image comes to your mind when you hear the expression “A man’s man”? Is it the picture of an outdoorsman, skilled in hunting and fishing? Might it be the idea of a man capable of building his own house? Is it more along the lines of a tough guy in the mold of John Wayne? There’s certainly nothing wrong with being an outdoorsman, building one’s own house, or even, within bounds, being the solid John Wayne type. But is that all there is to being a man? The truth is that the Bible gives us God’s picture of a real man, and it doesn’t fit any of our stereotypes.”
This study is intended to remove all false worldly stereotypes and replace them with a detailed message of purpose exegeted from God’s Word and under-pinned with scripture. Men who complete this study will have learned what God expects of a man and what our calling as Men is for ourselves, our wives, our children, our jobs, our churches, and our communities.