Sampson’s Haircut is only Part of the Story…..

We’re continuing on with “Be Strong” as our theme for the next several chapters.  This week’s homework is to read chapters 27 and 28.

Our author tells a great story about Sampson.  Growing up, I knew of this Biblical character, “Sampson”, as a dude who had massive strength…but when his hair was cut, he lost all his powers.

Well…..that’s sorta the G-rated version of the story.  I won’t give away the plot line, but you’ll understand more when you read this week’s chapters.

Mike leads us this Friday.  Ironically enough, I’m told he rescheduled his haircut appointment for next week.

Coincidence?  Maybe.

See you on Friday.  Gather at 7:30 am at The Cornwell Center.  Lesson starts at 7:45 am.


Being Strong…!

New section of our series this week called “Be Strong“.  If you’re like me, you probably immediately thought about physical strength.  The author, ever-so colorful, opens up chapter 25 with a visual of ESPN’s World’s Strongest Man competition.  But, truthfully, as MacDonald goes on to say, “being strong” is not about how much you can bench press, stairs you can climb, or the number of Ironman triathlons you’ve finished.  How so?

I won’t give away the entire messages for this week’s homework, chapters 25 and 26.  But our author is very real and somewhat graphic as he explains men’s downfalls when it comes to sexual impurity.  And at the end of the day, MacDonald says we don’t need to be strong enough to battle these urges that all men face.  We only have to lean on Jesus who is the ultimate “strongest man” of all time!

Good stuff this week, men.  Jason Schubert will lead us in the discussions.

Gather at 7:30 am.  “Buckle up” by 7:45 am.  Cornwell Center location.


Keep Your Eyes on the Road Ahead

This week, we’re “flying” into the next two chapters (21-22) AND meeting at the Flying Biscuit for fellowship!  Like that “play” on words….??

Our author tells one story this week about riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and taking his eyes off a truck in front of him for what seemed like a brief moment.  CRASH!!!!  Can we relate to this in our daily lives?  How are we keeping focused on what our Heavenly Father has told us to do?

Jason Schubert leads us this week.  We’ll discuss this and more over biscuits and gravy….!  Meet at The Flying Biscuit in the Park Road shopping center around 7:30 am.

See you then!


Do I Have Your Attention Now?

Last week, we kicked off the latest section of our study of “Act Like Men” with the theme of “Stand Firm in the Faith”.  Recall the analogy of digging in your cleats….the singular protruding cleat located at the top of the bottom-side of the shoe, allows football players (especially linemen) to really…”dig in”.

And this week we’re transitioning to answering the questions about “why do we need to dig in”?

Well…..crisis is coming, according to our author.  And for us men, somethings that crisis is what’s necessary to get our attention.  And with that attention grabbing….God gives us clarity.

Ironically, my wife and I are teaching a Sunday school class this coming weekend to a group of 8th graders with the topic of “why to bad things happen to good people“.  I think there’s some parallels to this week’s homework, Chapters 19 and 20, that will help with this weekend’s audience of 8th graders as well.

So, read the short chapters in advance of Friday’s gathering at The Cornwell Center.  Mike leads us again this week, due to Rob’s surgery on Friday.  Please keep Brother Rob in your thoughts and prayers!

See you tomorrow…..7:30 am to gather; 7:45 am start time.