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MAN OF...HIS WORD @ THE MAG

“Six Pack in 60 Days”

February 1, 2023

 

7:00    Welcome, Announcements, Rules, and Prayer (Isaac)          

  1. Welcome Guests Fill out the Welcome Card and put it in the Offering Box.
  2. The goal of 365 in 2023. Tell Us your Hero Story
  3. NEXT WEEK “Six pack in 60 Days: Be a man of…HUMILITY
  4. Man Camp on April 21-23 at Washington Family Ranch (If money is an issue but to want to go, humble yourself and please talk to your table leader)

~Jim just got 9 3D Archery targets donated!

  1. April 15 Banquet. We have 23 out of 25 $500 table hosts and silent or live auction items. Donate a craft, timeshare, skill, or anything that can be purchased
    1. For example, Jim is doing a BBQ for 8 PLUS a wild game and cut, wrap, burger grind, and sausage of 100 lbs or less

 

7:05    Victory Stories (Isaac)

Since we are divided by tables, this is our only opportunity to share our hearts corporately.

 

7:15    Message: “Man of His Word” (Jim)

 

7:35    Table Groups

 

Round Table Question

This is an opportunity for every man to share a 45-second thought about the question of the week.

 

Why is it so difficult for you to stay true to your word?

 

READ the Introduction to Today’s study. We live in a world of weak—soft—men. Weak men communicate weakly. Their communication is soft and non-committal. They text first, then email, and use face-to-face or a phone call as a last resort. They make phone calls but leave no messages. They say “maybe” instead of “no.”  They say, “I’ll try” knowing they will not. They say “Yes” knowing they will never follow through because they are too cowardly to say what they mean, when what they mean is, “No.” We used to live in a world where a man’s word and a handshake meant something. Now we need contracts and lawsuits to get weak males to follow through. The man of God is different. The man of God is a man of his word—or he should be. It is time to go old school. It is time to return to the words and example of Jesus who said what he meant, meant what he said, and did what he said he would do.

 

Share a time a recent time you succumbed to this. 1 Corinthians 10:13 and Hebrews 4:15

 

“Jesus said what he meant, meant what he said, and did what he said he would do.”

 

When are you most tempted to agree to something you never plan on doing because it is the easy way out?

 

“In the service, when a man gives you his word, his word is binding. In politics, you never know.”                                                                 Dwight D. Eisenhower

 

Read Matthew 5:33-34. What is a “false vow” or “oath” and how could explain this in modern terms? Psalm 76:11A

  

“Growing up, I was taught a man's word is his bond.”    Logan Mankins

Read Matthew 5:34B-35. Why is being a man of your word so important to

God?   Psalm 119:160, John 17,

 

“The finest compliment you can pay a man is that his word was as good as gold.”

Evel Knievel, Daredevil

 

Read Matthew 36-37. What did Jesus mean by, “But let your statement be, ‘Yes, yes’ or ‘No, no’; anything beyond these is of evil?”

 

“Every brave man is a man of his word; to such base vices he cannot stoop, and shuns more than death the shame of lying.”             Pierre Corneille

 

Why should weak words and phrases like, “maybe,” “we’ll see” “I’ll try,” or “maybe” be removed from a strong man’s vocabulary? What stronger substitute words and phrases should you use instead? James 1:22 and Titus 1:16

 

“Do or do not. There is no try.”                    Yoda - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

 

Closing Question: Share one area you will change because of what you learned tonight?

 

8:00    Debrief  and Prayer  Requests (Dale)

  1. Debrief the night
  2. Review offering
  3. Pray

 

8:30    End


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