Do We Witness Too Much? 2

As I teach on men’s team ministry around the country, I have a habit of pointing out two facts from the New Testament: First, the New Testament contains only three commands to witness (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; 2 Timothy 4:5). Second, the New Testament contains over forty commands to love (Some examples are: Romans 12:10; […]

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Closer than a Brother: Why Jesus Didn’t Focus on the Family

“If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters—yes, even his own life—he cannot be my disciple.” Luke 14:25 Taken by itself, the above statement by Jesus on discipleship seems shocking: If we are going to follow Jesus, we must hate our family–our […]

The Misery of Modern Men: Why Today’s Men Act Like Animals 1

American men at the beginning of the twenty first century have reached a crisis of identity. It has always been the case that more men than women engage in anti social and self destructive behavior as exemplified by the fact that, historically, far more men have populated prisons than women. But until the last half […]

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But Does This Work?

I‘ve discussed the seven ways Christian men go about meeting pressing needs in their five circles of responsibility (Those circles of responsibility being themselves, their family, their extended family, their church and their neighbor). The means by which Christian men meet pressing needs are: they develop loving relationships, they work hard, they sacrifice, they use […]

Meeting the Pressing Needs in a Christian Man’s Five Circles of Responsibility 1

Now that we’ve identified the five circles of a Christian man’s responsibility to guarantee the well-being of those in need around him–himself, his family, his extended family, his church and his neighbors–the next question is how one goes about fulfilling this responsibility. At first, one would think that guaranteeing the well-being of all of these […]


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A Christian Man’s Five Circles of Responsibility…and Blessing

Circles of Responsibility Okay, so now we know that the task of a Christian’s man’s good work is to guarantee the wellbeing of those around him. So the question is, who are these people who are “around” him? Before I answer this question, remember, I am not at the moment dealing with how he guarantees the […]

A Christian Man’s Good Work, Part II 1

In my last post, I developed the topic of what a Christian man’s good work is, namely, that of guaranteeing the wellbeing of those in need around him. We saw that there are excellent examples throughout the Word of God of men taking responsibility for others, such as Abraham, Judah, Jonathan, and John. Today I […]


Who Benefits From a Man’s Good Works? The Neediest Among Us.

Now that we men are in a proper relationship with God through faith in his son, Jesus Christ, it’s time to get to work and do the amazing good God has called us to do. So the question is, who does God want us to do our good works for? Fortunately, Scripture is clear about who […]

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Signed the Contract? Then Let’s Get to Work.

As I’ve stated before, what sets Christian good works apart from all other good works is that Christian good works are done “under contract.” That is, Christians are in a covenant relationship with God and that covenant dictates what kind of good works we do. Our covenant is called the “New Covenant.” This covenant, or […]