The Christian Book for Men - Introduction
The opening chapter of the book is the Introduction titled:
YOU HAVE GOD-GIVEN TALENT – USE IT FOR HIS GLORY!
This Introduction is intended to convince all readers that God has an amazing plan for your life. He really does! Your qualifications or lack of, count for nothing! At least not when it comes to God deciding what it is He wants you to do for Him. He is looking for something entirely different in you. He looks at your heart. This introduction begins with a part of my own testimony…
‘I’d like to begin by telling you a little about myself by way of sharing part of my testimony. But also to combine it with some words intended to encourage you.
But before I do, I feel the need to inform you that throughout this book, I will mention several words and highlight some sinful practices that would likely cause some members of a congregation to walk out if I mentioned them when preaching in church. I’ve certainly never heard them mentioned in church publicly.
Let me reassure you that they are not ‘rude’ words. [However, they] are frank words describing things as they are, and which are things that we men need to ‘man-up’ about and learn to deal with head-on if we are going to be set free from sin and ‘enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows].’ (John chapter 10 verse 10).
In 2008, my wife and I were present at the ordination of [our] curate. The church we attended [was] in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, UK. [Our curate] was a wonderful, caring man of God. And his calling into the priesthood… was an event that the whole congregation looked forward to attending.'
The Christian Book For Men - Introduction above, is a taster to the opening chapter of the book.
Click here to read the introduction to the next chapter entitled 'Becoming a man after God's own Heart'