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You may be single by choice or circumstance. You may plan to marry and have a family, or you may sense a call to lifelong singleness. Even so, your situation is God's will for you now. What will you do with it? What will you learn from it? And how will you survive the temptations confronting singles in this world?You know firsthand that single men face unique spiritual and moral struggles. Character is the cornerstone of being God's man as a single in today's culture. To live successfully out of a commitment to Christ, you as a single man must master the issues of sexual integrity, isolation, contentment, spiritual battle, and identity in Christ. Being God's Man...as a Satisfied Single is designed to help you do just that.From the Trade Paperback edition.
You've already been set free by Christ.When are you going to start experiencing that freedom?What does it look like when a man lives out a truly authentic, loving walk with Jesus Christ? It looks like freedom.The Apostle Paul, a man made new by the gospel of Jesus Christ, presents one of the clearest images of the godly man in action. He's committed to a life of faith, focused on the Spirit instead of the flesh, set free to love others. No longer focused on himself, he demonstrates his faith by serving others. You can be that kind of man by claiming your freedom in Christ. Being God's man means being set free to exemplify Christ's love.Being God's Man by Claiming Your Freedom will stimulate personal reflection and honest dialogue with God and other men. The goal is that you will strive to be God's man in every way-feeling his heart for others, and doing his will obediently and joyfully.Special Features:·Practical studies-for individual use or group settings-facilitate personal encounters with God and other men·Questions encourage genuine reflection and help build godly convictions·"Real Life" case studies show how the truths you discover have worked out in other men's lives·"Standing Strong" section gives you the opportunity to identify action steps for lasting change.From the Trade Paperback edition.
How satisfied are you with your life? Men like you are finding it tougher than ever to be content with what they have. They compare themselves with others and continually come up short. The soul-gnawing result is discouragement and disappointment. Lasting contentment comes only from a transformation of your mind, emotions, and will. It also takes a personal encounter with the God who can make you content. In Being God's Man by Finding Contentment, you will track this struggle for a new identity through various biblical passages. Like Jacob, you will not be fully settled and content until you lay to rest your past and take up a new identity in Christ. Jacob became a new creature, a man on a mission for the Lord. His struggle was over. He knew why he was here and what he had to do. His life took on purpose and meaning that transcended the striving. Yours can, too. Special Features:·Practical studies facilitate personal encounters with God and other men·Questions encourage genuine reflection and help build godly convictions·"Real Life" case studies show how the truths you discover have worked out in other men's lives·"Standing Strong" section gives you the opportunity to form and express your action steps with God and your group (From the Trade Paperback edition.)
God's Word is clear about the importance of godly friendships-and how God designs them to complete us spiritually. If you ever hope to win the battles you face in your spiritual journey, you must be connected to godly men.The problem is that many men today act like they don't need friends-and they're paying the price. Risking relationship is not easy for men, but it's a non-negotiable for God's man. When you stand with others who share your spiritual goals, you achieve them faster. That's God's way.Godly friendships create consistency, provide care and support, stimulate healthy confession, produce new connections, and make you complete in Christ. They produce positive changes in your character, convictions, conduct, and commitment to do life God's way.Learn how to build and benefit from friendships with godly men. It starts with Being God's Man...in Pursuing Friendships.From the Trade Paperback edition.
If you think God's values and the world's values can co-exist, think again. You have to live in this world. But if you want to be God's man, there's a catch: You can't be absorbed or influenced by the world. You have to stand strong as a man of God and resist the world. Men like you who are getting serious about their walk with God feel a deep, intuitive conflict of the soul...where unholy alliances with the world, which were once acceptable, must now be broken. That's not easy. But here's solid, trustworthy guidance for you from men who have been there, too. InBeing God's Man by Resisting the World,you'll take a look at Christ's template of values as revealed in the Sermon on the Mount. Every man who seeks to understand and train in these values will experience a greater connection with God. So forget what you know, focus on these truths, and start living large spiritually. Special Features: ·Practical studies facilitate personal encounters with God and other men ·Questions encourage genuine reflection and help build godly convictions ·"Real Life" case studies show how the truths you discover have worked out in other men's lives ·"Standing Strong" section gives you the opportunity to form and express your action steps with God and your group
How to maintain your godly boundaries even under pressure.When you're faced with an imminent threat, your body releases adrenaline. Your heart beats faster. Your muscles tense, and all your senses switch to "Go." But what happens when your spiritual well-being is under attack? Do you stand strong in your desire to do God's will...or run for the hills?The path of faith is tough traveling. Fighting to hold on to God's purposes under adverse conditions is inconvenient, impractical, and thoroughly unpredictable. Standing firm under pressure reveals our true convictions about God, about everything. In Being God's Man by Standing Firm Under Pressure you'll examine one man-named Daniel-and his band of brothers who demonstrated how not to compromise under pressure. They didn't let misfortune, temptation, manipulation, intimidation, or even death shake their faith into compromise. Instead, they faced each new challenging circumstance with courage and trust. As God's man, you can, too. Special Features:·Practical studies facilitate personal encounters with God and other men·Questions encourage genuine reflection and help build godly convictions·"Real Life" case studies show how the truths you discover have worked out in other men's lives·"Standing Strong" section gives you the opportunity to form and express your action steps with God and your groupFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
How to be God's man in relationship with a woman. Few men would ever embark on an important project, a significant career change, or a major athletic challenge without gathering all the tactical knowledge possible to insure a good outcome. Yet, when it comes to relationships with women, most men fail to apply the simple principles that make them successful in other areas of life. It may be easy to get into a relationship with a woman, but it's not so easy to make the relationship work well. It takes energy. It demands effort. It requires education and understanding. God is available to help. But there's a catch: God's man must connect with God's purposes before he can truly connect with his wife (or wife-to-be). God uses the marriage relationship to promote growth in men's lives, because it shows us our character gaps and drives us to Him for solutions. If you want true intimacy and connection with a woman, you'll need to grow up and graduate from God's school of character. This book,Being God's Man by Understanding a Woman's Heart,is the perfect start. Special Features: ·Practical studies facilitate personal encounters with God and other men ·Questions encourage genuine reflection and help build godly convictions ·"Real Life" case studies show how the truths you discover have worked out in other men's lives ·"Standing Strong" section gives you the opportunity to form and express your action steps with God and your group
Take up a new calling. Walk a new path. And experience life's greatest adventure.Will you discover your true reason for living, enter the battle, and become a new man in Christ? Or will you settle for less? To live more purposefully, to experience a full life, to become more, you will have to become someone else and walk a new path.This kind of attitude is what the Navy Seals look for in a man: Rogue warriors. Unconventional. Committed. Guys who will do anything to win the battle and stay true to their new identities. Walking this new path requires men who won't shrink from the battle. In spirit, the Apostle Paul was this kind of a rogue warrior for God's kingdom. He was tough and uncompromising and he held to a code that marked his life. He lived on purpose, not by accident. He surrendered his life and became a support for others. If you choose to become this kind of man made new, unwilling to compromise, then let this great apostle lead the way. Special Features:·Practical studies facilitate personal encounters with God and other men·Questions encourage genuine reflection and help build godly convictions·"Real Life" case studies show how the truths you discover have worked out in other men's lives·"Standing Strong" section gives you the opportunity to form and express your action steps with God and your groupFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
More than ever, families are desperate for spiritual leadership. And that starts with you, the husband and father. Are you equipped and ready to assume the role and responsibility God has for you? Being God's Man...in Leading a Family will help you accept your calling and experience God's blessing as the spiritual leader to your wife and children. In this study-for individual or group use-you'll discover the six keys to true spiritual leadership in the home: 1.Deciding: Taking ownership of your own spiritual journey 2.Demonstrating: Modeling a relationship with God 3.Displaying: God's love in your relationship with your wife 4.Displaying: God's love in your interactions with your children 5.Daily spiritual leadership through fostering spiritual connections in the home 6.Daily spiritual leadership through serving Being God's Man...in Leading a Family is the Bible study that could revolutionize not only your life, but also the lives of your wife and children-and impact generations to come in the wisdom and strength of God.
"I've worked hard to get where I am. I've overcome great obstacles. I've earned it." No one had a greater right to say those statements more than King David. He rose from the fields of Palestine to the palace of power and privilege. He'd made it. But now that he was on top, would he continue to grow spiritually in the midst of his success?Self-sufficiency is a temptation every man faces. But we can't be both self-sufficient and on the move spiritually at the same time. Just as in David's life, God often allows us to experience the consequences of self-sufficiency so that we can rediscover our need for his leadership and empowerment in our lives. In the end, the crushing blows we face serve to humble us...and forge the basis for the next wave of spiritual momentum in our lives.Being God's Man...in the Search for Success will help you-whether in individual or group study-come to grips with the attitudes and actions you must own as you move forward to achieve God's goals for you in life.From the Trade Paperback edition.
All men are tempted to compromise. But not all men do. Some have learned the secret of being undivided between what they believe and how they actually think and live. They possess integrity. They've gained new perspectives on the trials and temptations they face, new tools to help them survive automatic human responses to challenging situations, and new actions which produce humility and flexibility in God's strength. You can be a man of integrity too. Confession breaks the power of temptation in men of integrity; connection with other men sustains the victory. Being God's Man...in the Face of Temptationwill help you-whether in individual or group study-confront this pervasive problem in God's wisdom and strength. And begin to live the undivided life.
David was to be the future king of Israel. And yet, as you'll see firsthand in this compelling Bible study, the journey to that goal was filled with dangers, delays, and difficulties. Just like David, every man has a dream of who he wants to become. But getting there is a different story. Hardships and losses can destroy the faith-and even the life-of a lesser man. Many men fail to realize their dreams because they choose comfort over character, image over substance, and escape over endurance. But a man who knows how to embrace hardship and learn to mine it for God's purposes will see his godly dreams come true. Hardships are inevitable. Embracing them is a choice. God's dream for you is at stake. And Being God's Man...in Tough Times will equip you to overcome life's difficulties in the power and wisdom of God.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Take the next step in trusting God: Dream bigger.Every little boy has a dream of one day doing something great. You did too...a long time ago. But the distractions and disappointments of this world seem to have stolen your dream. That dream is still within you. And God is waiting to help you recapture it, expand it, and fulfill it. The Holy Spirit who lives within you is ready to give you the strength and wisdom you need to actualize your dream to advance of God's Kingdom.Just as King David tapped into God's power and dreamed of rebuilding the temple, you too can accept and embrace the vision God has given you. This compelling new book by Kenny Luck is a daring challenge to stand up and experience the powerful, personal vision of God for your life. And it's a companion for you every step of the way.Dream is the second in a bold new series of resources for men like you who are ready to go to the next level in their faith-eager to make God's vision a reality, and change the world.Look for the Dream Workbook-a hands-on guide for personal or group study!From the Trade Paperback edition.
It's Time to Gear Up for Battle You're bombarded with temptation daily, pressured from every side to compromise your sexual, spiritual, and personal integrity. Sometimes you feel as if you're standing alone, fighting a losing battle for honor in our anything-goes culture. It takes guts-and a firm commitment-to align yourself with God's unchanging standards no matter what the world, your coworkers, or even other Christians define as "normal. " AndEveryday for Every Manprovides the hard-hitting challenges and encouragement you need to live with integrity and purity in every area of your life. Adapted from the best-selling Every Man series, each one-page daily devotional tackles sensitive topics with frankness and honesty and reinforces key principles for building moral strength. With 365 power-packed readings,Everyday for Every Manequips you with the weapons and armor you need to fight temptation each day-and emerge victorious. From the Hardcover edition.
Spiritually, men are frustrated today because they feel they are repeatedly coming up short or are in other ways unfulfilled. Like football players in the "red zone," they are struggling to complete the drive toward integrity and intimacy with God. That drive toward spiritual maturity requires both a shift of heart and a re-examination of the spiritual habits. What men lack today is, first, clear understanding of what God is really after in the relationship, and second, a clear plan connected to their goals that make sense practically and biblically. That's what makes this book special: It specifically reveals God's heart for men in the spiritual "red zone," and sets forth the choices they must make to take the relationship with God all the way.Like other books in the "Every Man" Series, Every Man, God's Man boldly gets into men's heads and gives hope. It helps them persevere in their pursuit of God. Provides new insight into God's objectives for them. And brings them to the new place God is calling them-a place of completion in the faith.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Live life the way Jesus did. To the extreme.You're probably asking yourself a lot of tough questions these days. Like:* Why is my faith keeping me from the fun everybody else is having?* Why do I think about sex so much?* Why should I obey God when nobody else seems to--even grownups?* Is doing this okay with God?* What do I really believe about God?* How far is too far?* Why does God expect so much of me?If you want some solid answers to questions like these, Every Young Man, God's Man will take you straight to the heart of your frustrations and fears. And give you the truth you need to hold on to-truth that will drive you forward and give you hope.By learning to go to the dark and difficult places in your heart, and standing up in God's power in all the battles you face, you will find yourself full of spiritual confidence and courage. You'll see how faith makes sense in the light of who God is and how much He cares about you. And the bottom line: You'll discover that it doesn't get any better than living as God's man-confident, courageous, and completely His.Get ready for some gut-punching honesty and real-life stories about how to be God's man. Right now.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Suit up for the ultimate fight There's a terrifying truth facing today's men, and it's caught many off guard. But once that first overwhelming challenge hits, the reality about evil becomes clear: Every one of us is in a fight for our lives. The enemy is real-and so is the danger. But powerful forces convince us to ignore the spiritual war surrounding us. And that willing surrender ensures the total destruction of all we hold dear. But a new generation of God's men is beginning to engage with the tools and training to take the fight to the enemy and respond with boldness and duty. This book is the manual for recognizing the deceptions about doing true spiritual battle, realizing the roles men play at the front lines, and rescuing the captives from the enemy's stronghold. "It's been said that all evil needs to succeed is for good men to do nothing. Kenny excels at showing the bigger story we're engaged in. Fightis a must read for men to defeat the enemy whereeach of uslive-in our marriages, our families, and all our spheres of influence. " --Jim Weidmann, "The Family Night Guy," senior vp of Promise Keepers, and author of the Family Night Tool Chest series. The call has been issued, but the decision is yours. Will you suit up, get in the battle, andfight? Look for theFight Workbook- a hands-on guide for personal or group study!
Do you dare let Jesus take control of your life? Predictability. Control. Safety. Comfort. Jesus challenges God's man to throw all those words out the window. Because, when it comes to your faith, all the energy spent eliminating risk from your life actually becomes a barrier to progress in your spiritual journey. Jesus said, "If you try to keep your life for yourself you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake...you will find true life" (Mark 8:35). There really is no such thing as the "safe life" when you are committed to Christ-when you seek to become God's man. Instead, Jesus personally challenges you to bet your life totally on him. Risk is for men who are ready to go to the next level in their faith-and ready to say goodbye to playing it safe when it comes to radically trusting their Savior. Look for the Risk Workbook- a hands-on guide for personal or group study! From the Trade Paperback edition.
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