By Jack Graham
So allow me ask you: Do phrases like strong, passionate, profitable, and cheerful describe your Christian existence? Are you residing with goal? Your function is the explanation God positioned you right here on the earth. it's worthwhile to observe your goal, yet you furthermore mght desire ardour since it is the hearth that feeds your goal. when you comprehend the God-given function to your lifestyles and also you are fired with a holy ardour to complete it, there is not something the satan can throw at you that would cease you. —Jack Graham Our households, our church buildings, and the area want males of God. those should not simply males who appear, yet males who make robust, loving fathers, non secular leaders, and academics of destiny generations of males. With the entire world's mixed-up messages approximately what males should still do and be, this e-book from Pastor Jack Graham, choked with stable biblical counsel, is much-needed. Pastor Graham highlights what it takes to be a man—specifically, to be a guy of God. In his trouble-free, hot, usually funny demeanour, he supplies males information on on the subject of their better halves and major their households, being solid stewards of their monetary resources, striving for ethical purity, and extra. He demanding situations males to stay with goal and passion—to positioned Christ first and to reside appreciably for Him.
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One of the ironies of the Christian life is that the way to truly live is to die, because if you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But when you surrender your life to God, you ﬁnd it. ” This pretty much brings us full circle in this business of letting the Master take control of our lives. I hope it’s not a shock to you if I tell you that when you really begin following Jesus, there will be times when you are not happy. Following Jesus may mean forsaking some relationships with peo ple who aren’t walking the same way you’re walking and are hav ing a negative influence on you.
We’re like former heavy weight champ Muhammad Ali, who was once told by a ﬂight atten 62 = A M A N OF GOD dant to buckle his seat belt during a ﬂight. “Superman don’t need no seat belt,” he snapped. The attendant shot back, “Superman don’t need no airplane. ” God has given us pastors and spiritual leaders in the church in order to teach, guide, counsel, and direct the members of Christ’s body. We are to bring ourselves under the authority of these lead ers. Again in Hebrews, we read, “Remember those who rule over you, who have spoken the word of God to you, whose faith fol low, considering the outcome of their conduct” (13:7).
If you want to be at your saltiest and your brightest for Christ, you need to be radically and irrevocably committed to full participation in a local church. My love for and commitment to the church did not begin when I became a pastor. I started going to church nine months before I was born, and I never stopped because I have always loved the church and always will. The reasons I want to give you below for being committed to the church have nothing to do with my being The Importance of a Man’s Lifestyle < 59 a pastor and everything to do with having the same love for the church that Jesus Himself had—and still has!