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June 23, 2019 6:31 pm
Will discusses the many excuses that men may use and why the church needs men.
Welcome to mannitol and brought you by TA W. CM is talking and walking Christian men's ministry where they're devoted to breaking down the walls of race, challenging them to take their God assigned as our host will Hardy and Roy Jones Junior, a black guy and a white welcome to Mantell cohosts Roy Jones is could be with me in my taking care of some personal matters but we are here and we talked about on last time why men hate going to church and we gave a bunch of reasons why man don't like going to church and one was the decor one could be music the selection of music, wine could be. The sermons are too long for announcements. Not too long so we gave a lot of reasons as to why men don't go to church and and after I sat and thought about that for a while. I sit is that really a reason or is it an excuse because I think you know when we as man we find ways to get out of things and when it comes to the responsibility of the man if if you have fathered children, and your desire is to be that role model for your children. Then of course you need to take responsibility for them and act comes with all of the other things that surround with fatherhood so today when we look at the man and we look at all of the reasons or excuses if you will, on why he doesn't want to come to church. We have to ask ourselves the question, are you willing and ready to take on that role that God has called you to become and that's a us citizen of the kingdom. That's what we are.
We are warriors not wimps. We are men who have come and through the fire and we have been tried and so if you if you want to shine as pure gold as that man then you need to step up to the plate so what we have now is we have man who simply don't want to take that responsibility and they don't want to be the man that God caused them to be let could be several reasons behind that man. You may have come from broken or fragmented home. It could be that you are not getting the right teaching at the fellowship that you're going, but if you're not going then you not even getting that fellowship so you have to buckle down and understand that what you do and what you say is going to affect everyone around you, your family is going to affect your friends, coworkers, and the like. So when you stand for Jesus. Anytime you take a stand for Jesus you are, you're going to already be separated and and ruled out. Of the normal crowd so you can expect that when when you give your life to Christ living the Christian life is not an easy life, it's never been an easy life and Jesus never said it would be easy life. In fact, he said, you will suffer for my namesake so and when he came when Jesus came he came in he said in Matthew chapter 10 verses 34 through 38 that he comes he came to the earth not bringing peace but he said I'm bringing a sword and see the sword is the word of God. And so the word of God is what he said later, and in those verses that will turn man against his father. It will turn the daughter against her mother and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law and a man's enemies will be those of his own household. So, did you hear that so if if you are not serving God in the capacity in which you call and man. If your wife is serving in a greater capacity because she's given her life over to Lorton and letting the will of God be carried out in her life and you are seeing this and you are not taking a stand. Then the question is, is what kind of of teaching. First of all, have you received and secondly are you if you are getting the right teaching have you been applying that in the correct way in which the Lord your God has called you separation of the household.
Anytime you talk about the word of God in any sense, especially in today's times you going to be signaled out and and you going to be divided and that's what the word of God does.
It divides the truth from untruth. So when we come to the word of God and we look inside the word of God we yield to the holy spirit of God the Holy Spirit begins to teach us what we need to know concerning our lives and how we should present ourselves out in the public arena out in our local churches and in our work environment so that people can see Jesus Christ and us because is not not about us, it's about Christ.
And so when we when you come to God. You have to understand that God is not like your average Joe that sometime I think that's how we treat God or how we look at God. God is the supreme sovereign being of all creation, and that means that God does what he wants when he wants and to whom ever he wants to do it to.
So you have to understand man that you have to fear God and in the very first proverb.
It talks about in verse number seven the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
So it's the beginning of knowing who God is, is to fear him.
So we just can't come to God any kind of way. We have to come to God in a way that is reverent to him and when we come we have to come in a humble fashion because God is a God of reference and in that same proverb. It says it if you know wisdom. If you know instruction, to perceive the words of understanding to receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, judgment, and equity. These are these all characteristics of what a man who is coming who fears the Lord understands and we know the book of Proverbs is it. It contains wisdom, knowledge and and instruction.
But if you are wise and you attend to the things that God has called you to be, then you would hear and you will increase the word of God says, and learning so an excuse for not coming to God's house to worship him. For whatever reason you might add. Oh, I don't have any clothes to put on God says come as you are well.
I don't have any transportation, call the church and let them get a van to pick you up. You know, go with call one of the brother during the deacons in the church for transportation, getting to the house of God should not be an excuse for you. Well I'll get around to it. Well, today is the day for salvation.
When you hear God's voice as you hear my voice right now when you hear God's voice speak to you through his word that should be the call to prick your heart to drive you to God and to have you view God as that one who is able to give you everything you need when you need it.
So he's he's waiting for you to do that so excuses were what are some of the other excuses okay excuses reasons.
You know to contact one for the other.
It's all the same when it comes to a man who don't want to go to church but you have to be able to bond with people you just can't come to the church and then expect everyone because you are you a new beginner, having been in church before this come up to you and start greeting. Yeah that that's part of the welcoming process. But you have to be engaging to extend your hand before the accident had little things like this will bring man to you and see as a young convert. If you're out there in it or even some of the season guys who are thinking of excuses not to go that only adds to one Shane because we don't want to be that guy who simply comes and occupies the pew and never realize that God wants more for my life. We want to be that guy. We want to be that guy who said you know I could have done a little better if I had more of an opportunity where you all the opportunity all of the life that God has given you now you have an opportunity to take that life and to let God work in and through you, so that his will can be carried out, and we hear we hear things like older the message is too long, you know, I'm tired.
Well if you're out on the if you're out on the golf course you don't get tired of playing golf.
If you are Plato's nine holes you want to play through those nine holes because what you're thinking about is hey I pay all these green fees are paid.
In all these things that I'm going to take advantage of it because I paid it and so now God wants you to give your life to him so that he can carry out his will through you, so that others can see God in you, and as a result of seeing God in you, then they would want the same thing that you have within your heart and asked Jesus Christ. Jesus, he said he is the way Jesus said he is the truth. And Jesus said he is the life and the life we live. It has to mirror what he did for us as men everywhere Jesus went. He bonded with people you know he did nothing in secret. Everything was out in the open and so we thank God for that. What Jesus did and for what you're going to have a break coming up and we come back we're going to continue talking about why men don't want to go to church made it a popular Anna TA WC MM would love to have you join their community of men for breakfast every first and third Friday of every month and Bible discussions and fellowship after the best breakfast in town meeting location is at their voracious poster First Christian Church encouraged 1130 N. Main St. encouraged him a hard start at 7 o'clock from a hard stop at 8 o'clock. First time visitors eat for free. Join your host will Hardy Roy Jones Junior, a black guy in a white guy, Chuck Swindoll, Bible teacher on Insight for living. Ours is a day marked by looking out for number one dog eat dog world dogs with the focus on Christ the sacrifice he made me do wonders be listening when Chuck Swindoll describes the liberating impact of the self spirit Insight for living. Welcome back to man talk and we were talking about when we went to the break we talk about the example that Jesus was to us and how we need to be an example to the lost and because when you come to Christ, man, eat you have a citizenship in heaven.
It is just like you have a citizenship to whatever city, state, county country that you are part of you have all of the rights and you have all of the privileges of that particular country, state, county and city in which you dwell so in order for you to gain access to all of these things as a citizen of the kingdom you have to come to Christ. But not only that, you have to know how to access these things that God wants to give to you I'm I'm reminded in Philippians chapter 3 verses 17 through 22 of the apostle Paul talking to the Philippians he talks about. He said, blathering join in my example and he said and note those who so walk as you have us for pattern, seek the the apostles. They were examples to others who saw how to live a godly life.
And so, as the Philippians saw an example and of the. The apostles we have to be examples to those who are still wanting to come into the kingdom so you can't walk any type away talk any type of way and do whatever it is you think you want to do, but we should be doing the things we need to do for the sake of the kingdom, and then he goes on in verse number 18. He said for many walk, of whom I have told you often.
Now I tell you even weeping that they are enemies of the cross of Christ. So everybody everybody's not going to walk according to the truth. They want to disguise themselves or they going to do those things to keep you from going to church and so when you see man someone living a life that is not godly living a life that is not holy.
Don't let that be an excuse for you to stay away from the church that notice I didn't say Riza cityscapes, because you can see a person who says I'm this and I'm that in Jesus Christ. And all of a sudden you see them living a completely different way. And all of a sudden you say to yourself, well, you know that was so-and-so Smith and they told me that you know they were this so that inside the church and so you see that and now you said okay I have a reason not to come because look at Mr. Smith over here. You know he's not worshiping he's not praising he's not giving God the glory like you should given so we look for excuses. Sometimes when I think there is none for us so keep yourself in note in a position to where you can always call on God and he will hear you and then he goes on to say, who's in his destruction, whose God is in their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who set their mind on earthly things. See Willie earthly versus spiritual and heavenly. That's a direct contrast. You don't want to continue to walk the way you are walking but you have to first get in the church so you understand what you need to do in order to walk as the old King James version says circumspect walking in a way that's pleasing to the Lord God in any finishes up this verse. He says for our citizenship is in heaven and we we eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conform to his glorious body, according to the working by which he is able even to subdue all things unto himself. See that's that's wonderful. And in this, this confirms that were going to have a body one day just like Jesus Christ, man, don't you want that body. Don't you want to be able to be a shining example to that son who's coming up and looking at Abaddon and says I want to be like my dad when I grow up I want to him because he was a model for me in the church. But sadly, as Roy and I have talked about in and pass broadcasts that because the home is such such in a fragmented state that men are not present to see their children grow up or to have them witness what a godly man should be because if they're living a godly life there going to be at home with their children and are going to be instilling in them the right way because that that man who comes to Jesus Christ. He is the pastor of that family. He needs to be ministering to his family the way of truth. After you go to the church and you hear a a message being ministered out. It is the responsibility of that man to take that message bring it back home talk about it when you in the car and when you get at home talk about it some more. If the children have questions.
If the wife have questions in reference to what something something that was said in the message you as the head and leader that home needs to be able to communicate that godly message or explanation to the family so that they will instilling and if you don't know what because man I know you don't know everything that none of us do, but go back to the pastor and find that answer, of the question that that wife for that child may have asked, because we should never overlook the young and we should never overlook the eagerness that a person may have within their spirit in order to find the truth so that they communicated in a way that that God will be pleased in because in the end what we have to do is we have to fulfill the great commission and we know what Mark 1615 says you know, go on to all the world preach the gospel to every creature. So how can you preach the gospel man to every creature and you are the pastor of your home. If you're not in their to listen to what the messages that God wants to communicate through the pastor to you and and is much as we think being a pastor myself where we are not perfect. We need prayer just like everybody else. We need the word of God just like everybody else. Someone come nursing and give us a a a word from the Lord. We are open to receive it and we live in in the body of Jesus Christ. There's no big eyes and there's no little use. So when Jesus said, go and and preach the gospel unto every creature. That's everybody we should we should always have a word on our lips to be able to share with someone the gospel in a very humble and loving way. In Philippians chapter 2 verses one through four. God bless to Paul to write these words. Therefore, if there is any consolation in Christ. So I love it.
If any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy fulfill my joy by being like-minded, in other words, do the things that I have done exemplify Christ's through your life be on one accord. He goes on to say and be of one mind. Don't allow denominationalism to fragment. You don't let religion fragment you because that's what religion does.
It keeps you bound by whatever doctrine that man has communicated and see that there is only one doctrine is a doctrine of Jesus Christ in any other doctrine is is a true is not the truth, and we should shun it just because of what Jesus said so let let nothing be done through selfish ambition, ambition or conceit, he says, but in lowliness of mind let let each one extending the other better than himself. Let another man praise you don't praise yourself.
Let God work in you so that you can have that confidence because he said in John this is the confidence that we have in him that if we ask anything according to his will. He'll do it and so me and he'll do that today just just depend on Jesus Christ depend on his word. Let the word of God minister to you. There may be someone out there hurting. Who needs the Lord Jesus Christ in their life just just pray and say God I'm a sinner. I've forsaken you. I've done my own thing and I'm tired of doing my own thing because my own thing is not working anymore so I want you to forgive me of my sins you died on the cross. You are the one who gave your life for me. You are the one who who is all my all in all and so I receive you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. So we thank God for you man and we say praise him, love him and worship and cherish and this is man talk radio. I will Hardy see you next time we wrap up today show. Be assured that DAW CMM talking and walking Christian men's ministry is building a community of men Christ followers with a desire to be servant leaders in their homes, communities, churches and work environments. Check out our website for upcoming events of regularly scheduled meetings drop is a note for topics that you would like to have us visit in the future. Thank you for joining us on man talk today. Visit us at www.dawcmm.com men walking the talk