Scriptures and Key Points:
Luke 21:25-28 NKJV “And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.”
Psalm 107:28-29 NET They cried out to the Lord in their distress; he delivered them from their troubles. He calmed the storm, and the waves grew silent.
- It takes courage and godly men to change the world.
- “El-gibbor” means “Mighty God” or “God is a hero.”
Isaiah 9:6 NKJV For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
- “Gibôr” means “mighty, hero, champion.”
- God is the God of champions.
“The fate of every society is determined by the character of its heroes and the strength of its warriors.” – Paul Cole
“The world has yet to see what God will do with a man fully consecrated to Him.” – Henry Varley
“There are no limitations to those who have been in the presence of the Lord.” – D.L. Moody
“Being a male is a matter of birth. Being a man is a matter of choice.” – Dr. Edwin Louis Cole
“Maturity is not based on your age but on your willingness to accept responsibility” – Dr. Edwin Louis Cole
- True godly manhood is not hindered by obstacles that may come, but is determined to overcome them.
- Be a man for Jesus because He became a man for us.
1 Corinthians 11:1 MEV Follow me as I follow Christ.
- There are times in life where we face things that need heavy lifting and we cannot go it alone; we need helpers that stand with us.
Hebrews 12:2 NKJV Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith…
“Christlikeness and manhood are synonymous” – Dr. Edwin Louis Cole
2 Corinthians 4:1-7 NKJV Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we do not lose heart. But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness nor handling the word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.
But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them. For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bondservants for Jesus’ sake. For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.
2 Corinthians 3:18 NKJV But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
Joel 3:9 NKJV …Wake up the mighty men…
James 1:12 ESV Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.
In Christ, there are no limits.
“Give me one hundred preachers who fear nothing but sin, and desire nothing but God, and I care not a straw whether they be clergymen or laymen; such alone will shake the gates of hell and set up the kingdom of heaven on Earth.”
― John Wesley
“Self is the opaque veil that hides the face of God from us.” – A.W. Tozer
- Courageous manhood is to live for a cause greater than ourselves.
- Focusing on our disappointments can lead to disillusionments that distract us from a greater purpose.
- God’s love never disappoints.
- It’s the lives we live that will determine the influence we leave on the next generation.
Luke 21:34-36 NKJV “But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.”
- In Christ Jesus, we got this!
- When we make ourselves available to God, He can work in and through us.
Psalm 23:3 NKJV …He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
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