Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Men's Fraternity Week 21

Men’s Fraternity
Week #21 - Review


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

Hebrews 2:1
Therefore we must pay closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it.


When your alarm goes off in the morning do you immediately shut it off and get out of bed, or do you hit the snooze button? How many times do you hit the snooze button?

  • The effectiveness of the alarm is in direct correlation to how much you don’t want to hear it!
  • We are going to review the journey we have taken through the 33 Series and ask ourselves – Have I pushed the snooze button?

I. Man and His Design

  1. God’s call to Every Man!

  2. Philippians 2:5-8
    Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God something to be grasped, [Rejected Passivity] but emptied himself by taking form of servant, being born in likeness of men. [Accepted Responsibility] And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. [Lead Courageously] Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name. Invest Eternally

  3. Four Faces of Manhood

  4. Acts 13:36
    For David, after he had served the purpose of God in his own generation, fell asleep.

    • King - Righteous Energy
    • Proverbs 20:7
      The righteous who walks in his integrity—blessed are his children after him!
    • Warrior - Courageous Energy
    • 1 Corinthians 9:26-27
      So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.
    • Lover - Relational Energy
    • 1 Thessalonians 2:7-9
      But we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother taking care of her own children. So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us. For you remember, brothers, our labor and toil: we worked night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you, while we proclaimed to you the gospel of God.
    • Friend - Connecting Energy
    • Proverbs 17:17; 27:17
      A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

      Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.
  5. Seasons

  6. Psalms 90:12
    So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.

    Transitions between stages of Life.
    • Spring: 0-20 - Identity
    • Summer: 20’s-30’s - Learning and Growing
    • Fall: 40’s-60’s - Influence
    • Winter: 60’s-beyond - Sage

  7. Man and His Story

  8. Psalms 34:4, 6
    I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears. This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him and saved him out of all his troubles.

    Events and Experiences that have shaped your life!

    • Look back to make peace with your wounds.
      • Father wound
      • Mother wound
      • Loneliness wound
      • Heart wound
    • Dealing and Healing of Wounds.

  9. Man and His Traps

  10. Jeremiah 2:13
    for my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed out cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that can hold no water.

    Looking deep into our heart idols in our lives and the traps we get entangled in.
    • Control idol
    • Significance idol
    • Comfort idol

  11. Answering the Alarm

  12. Ephesians 5:14-16
    Therefore it says, ‘Awake, O sleeper, and rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.’ Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.

    The way we are designed by our Creator is that we are built to live for something greater than ourselves. We are wired to outlive our life!
    • Discover the Transcendent Cause – Reject passivity.
    • Leverage your influence now – Accept responsibility/Lead Courageously.
    • Invest for eternity - Make an eternal difference in the lives of those around you!


Why is it difficult for us to hear and respond to the early warning alarms God puts in our lives?

What alarms sounded off in your life through this series?

As we reviewed our 33 Journey of these past weeks, where have you seen yourself pressing the snooze in your life? What do you need to wake up instead of pressing snooze?

1 comment:

  1. Why is it difficult for us to hear and respond to the early warning alarms God puts in our lives?

    As I said in the other post, because we see SHINY, NEW, and don't SEE Jesus through it all.

    This is tough!

    I like the review, shows me where I've come from and where I'm headed. :)