Posts Tagged ‘Bible’

In this video, Ronnie shares that it is his desire for every professing Christian man to be trained.

How does a man become trained?  Watch the video as Ronnie gives you three steps to becoming a trained man.

“Our job as teachers is to explain the Bible, not explain it away.  A great Bible teacher is not a great teacher of the Bible, but a teacher of the great Bible  We use Scripture to explain our experience, not our experience to explain Scripture.  Without the Bible to guide you every path not obviously evil will seem obvious worth while.” ~ Patrick Morley {quoted by Ronnie Roque}

Three steps to becoming trained:

  1. Daily reading of the Bible
  2. Study the Bible
  3. Trust the Word of God
“And remember a life unexamined is a life not worth living.” 
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In this video Ronnie talks about fear being another cause of the failure of men when they fail to make the tough decisions. A lot of times we are fearful because we want to be liked by the world and we fear rejection. We also would rather not make any decision at all  than to make a wrong one. This is when our fear can set us up for failure and stifle us as leaders.

 

In this video Ronnie talks about the danger of letting things slide. Failure come in many different ways. One way is being passive. This passivity leads us to falling as men and the ones that suffer are our families. Men, I want to challenge you to have the guts to make the hard choice to do what is right for the benefit of the kingdom and your family.  But first you need to know the difference: if you never know what wrong is, then how will you know what is right?

 

If the fall of man were to have occurred in our times, one can hardly conceive of the consequences. I would imagine that the American Civil Liberties Union would immediately file-suit against God and in defense of Eve and her husband Adam. The suit would probably be pressed on the grounds of an illegal eviction, “and after all”, we would be told, this alleged sinful act was performed in the privacy of the Garden, and by two consenting adults. But most of all, we would be told that the crime and punishment were totally out of proportion. Could God really be serious in what that account claims to report? Because of a mere bite of some ‘forbidden fruit’, the man and woman are evicted and will sufer a lifetime of consequence? More than this, due to this one act, the whole world and all mankind continue to suffer the evils about us.

In the previous videos we talked about procrastination being a silent killer and what a wife should do if she has a procrastinating husband. In this final video we conclude that since procrastination is the act of willfully delaying that which needs to be done, then a wife should continue to pray for her husband and support him. She will need to remain within the structure of leadership within her family and not over-step her role, yet trust God to give her strength to continue to care for her family.

In last weeks video we talked about procrastination being a willful act of delaying the doing of something that should be done. This week I wanted to bring it from the perspective of a wife, so I decided to ask my friend and co founder of Life Change Ministry which is the umbrella of Whomebealeader, Cynthia Davis, to come and talk to us about what a wife should be doing when she has a procrastinating husband. So men, in this video pay attention to what being is said so we can better help our wifes be better managers of our homes and may God bless you and keep you is our prayer.

Procrastination is the act of willfully delaying the doing of something that should be done. In this video Ronnie talks about the affects that procrastination can have on your life and your family. Although the Bible does not specifically talk about procrastination, it does address the issue of delaying things that are necessary. Proverbs 15:19 warns us against laziness and being slothful. Colossians 3:23 says that whatever you do with all your heart to work for the Lord and not for men.

So, men if you find yourself being a procrastinator, remember that we all must give an account to God based on what He has entrusted to us.

The only way a man can look and talk like God is to take on the image of God. God wants men who are about His business and not their own. In John 14:11, Jesus was getting ready to leave His disciples and He comforted them with these words: “I am in the Father and the Father is in me.” God wants men who are  in His word and His word  in them so that the world will see them and be drawn to Him.

Men, the challenge for you is to be about serving God and building His kingdom and not your own. Remember that if you don’t examine your life then you will never know what changes need to be made. May God truly bless you.

In a world where image is important, who do you look like? In Gen. 1:26, God said, “Let us make man in our image according to his likeness”; too many men look like everything but God. Our passion is to get men to understand that if it is not done for God, then it is done for nothing. We need men who are clear in their thinking and wise in their actions. The bible tells us to quit being naive, (Prov. 1:22), and challenge men to love the Lord, love your family and remember if you are going to look like God then you should walk like God.

I’m reminded of something I heard at a conference. If you are not going to act like a Christain, then don’t tell anyone that you are. So guys, get up each day seeking to examine yourself. May God bless you and keep you is our prayer.

 

This week we are going to take a look at the conclusion of Charles Swindoll’s message about mental barriers that prevent us from hearing the voice of God. Second Cor 5:17 says we are a new creature once we accept Jesus as Savior,  however, we still have our old nature and old habits dwelling within us. Thus far what we have learned about the mind is that it needs to be cleansed, renewed and strengthened in order for us to truly be men of God.

Charles Swindoll:

Along with the mental wall of habitual resistance, the humanistic reasonings that give it strength, and the proud, lofty reactions that keep the truths of Scripture at arm’s length, there are actual thoughts, techniques, and devices we employ that push away God’s Word and His promptings. Let me be specific.

Some of us have formed the habit of  getting even rather than overlooking wrongs done against us. So when we come across scriptural instruction that requires an alternate plan, our inner reaction is “No way!” When God’s counsel encourages us to be generous, to release rather than to keep, we can think of half a dozen reasons it won’t work. It’s like having a “Murphy’s Law” mentality that is immediately ready to spring into action. This keeps us from deciding favorably toward God. That’s a mental barrier.

A vital point I don’t want you to miss is that we really have no reason whatsoever to keep serving our secular mentality. We have been freed. Gloriously freed!

Before salvation we had no hope. We were victims of all those impulses and defenses within us. But at the cross, our Savior and Lord defeated the enemy. He said, “It is finished,” and it was!! No longer does sin reign as victor. But, you see, our old nature doesn’t want us to believe that. It resists all messages that would give us freedom, “All renewed mind information is to be muffled,” commands the sinful nature within us. And with every effort, it puts up a wall, guards, towers, and thoughts to turn all such input away.

Do you realize what our old nature resists the most? It is revealed in 2 cor 10:5: “taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.” When that happens, the “renewed mind” is in full operation….. and it is marvelous! At that moment, servanthood is neither irksome nor a thing to be feared. It flows freely.

When Jesus Christ truly takes charge of our minds, bringing our every thought captive to Him, we become spiritually invincible. We operate with supernatural power. We walk under God’s complete control.

 

Excerpted from “Improving Your Serve: The Art of Unselfish Living, pg 84-86, 1981 by Charles R. Swindoll.