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GODLY MEN: Living Intentionally For Eternity

The label “Dude” can be a sincere term of honor (he’s a mans man) or a casual throw away (a substitute for bro). By dude, I mean a man – one of integrity, commitment; not a man shaped by the times we live in, but a man shaped by God, His Word and His grace so that he can live to His adoration in the times we live in.

The acronym below I hope will be a guide post to that end.

D – Devoted. Ministry to our families is a daily thing we do with joy in obedience and love to the Lord Jesus Christ (Eph. 4:17-22; 5:22-33).

U – Understanding. Live with your wives in an understanding way (1 Pt 3:7) and not provoking our children to wrath (Eph 6:1-3)

D – Doctrinal Doxology. Read God’s Word together as a family and then lead them in worship through prayer to the Lord in response to what you’ve just read (Col 1:9-14; 3:16-17).

E – Example. By God’s grace, live out these truths before your family exemplifying in real life the godly principles of His Word (Psalm 119:10-17, Psalm 19:7-9; Romans 12:1-2, 9-21).

S – Servants. This is the belt that wraps all the others together. Be a servant to those you love considering their needs more important than your own (1 Cor. 4:1, Phil 4:1-5).

This is how to begin to be a man after God’s own heart at home!

“Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men,
be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.”
1 Corinthians 16:13-14

We need men of God today to stand strong in the Lord and lead with humility, grace, charity and boldness. IOW, to be servants of Christ to their families, church, co-workers, neighbors, and community. Band of Brothers is a ministry for the men of The Cross Church to be real in relationship and friendship; to encourage one another in love and good works; and to do so for God’s glory by His divine purposes.

We want to encourage men to:

lead by serving,
love by giving,
and live by surrendering.
To be like Jesus, in community, everyday.
As the men go, so goes the church!

Does this resonates with your heart? If so, commit yourself today to being God’s man to impact your world for the Lord Jesus Christ!

To all the D.U.D.E.S. who are single-minded and whole-hearted to live Christ-centered-exalting lives in serving their families, churches, neighbors and communities.

Gospel Strong…
Pastor Steve
2 Timothy 1:6-9