This week we will begin a 5 part study on Brian Tome's - The Five Marks of a Man. Read through chapters 1-4 for our ping pong discussion tonight, March 28th at 7pm. You are encouraged to bring a friend or young man or teen. This study is great for all men but especially the ones of us still holding on to our boyhood. We will not meet Monday April 4th due to spring break. We will pick back up the following week.
A boy doesn't automatically become a man at age 18. What differentiates a man from a boy is the way he lives. A man has a vision for his life while a boy lives day to day. A man is a team player while a boy wants to be MVP. A man works while a boy plays. A man has the courage to take a minority position while a boy wants the reassurance of the crowd. A man is a protector while a boy is a predator. These are the five marks of a man. It's not enough to just know them. A real man aggressively pursues them on a daily basis. Drawing from his own experience and the lives of others, pastor Brian Tome calls on men to examine themselves and take steps in the direction of a fully realized manhood that honors God, respects women, elevates others, and works purposefully for an end greater than their own satisfaction or pleasure. It's time for men to step into their honorable place in the world and lean into a new reality--one defined by strength, purpose, and honor.
Mark 1 – Men Have a Vision
- Boys are Shortsighted. Men play the long game.
- Boys live for today. Men think long term.
- Boys drift. Men focus.
- Boys look for open doors. Men Break through barriers.
Carpe Diem or Seize the Day.... Men seize the day for tomorrow by using time wisely and using the work of the day for the production and output of tomorrow. Boys live for one day. Men live for all the days.