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Is your example worth watching?

"What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you."

Philippians 4:9 ESV

Can you say this? Would you be willing to echo the Apostle Paul’s admonition to the men who are watching you? In essence, Paul is saying “Watch me, what you see me do... you do the same and God be with you.” What a challenge! Mature & Lead! As we mature in our faith, our goal should be to lead men with the humble confidence just as the Apostle Paul had. Our culture desperately needs examples of biblical manhood. A Sad Statistic Most young couples who are beginning the second quarter of life dream of finding a loving spouse, having children and creating what sociologists call a nuclear family; a husband, wife and their unmarried children living in the same household. Sadly, only about 20 percent of the households in the United States fall into the nuclear family category. My point is this, young men (and women) are looking for examples in a culture that is not providing any. Because there is not a good example from their own home, so many young people are forced to look to television or social media for examples of how to craft and mold a family. What a disappointment that is. Model Biblical Manhood Are we doing our job of providing a model of Biblical Manhood? We have a generation of young couples who are craving the mentoring of more “seasoned” couples. Let’s not let them down! Take Paul's Advice May we lean into Paul’s advice and encourage those who follow us to “practice these things.” Paul was able to make such a bold statement because he followed the pattern of Biblical Manhood displayed in Jesus Christ.

Jeff Riddle MD5 Facilitator

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