2 Words for Entering the Great Adventure

by Authentic Manhood
2 Words for Entering the Great Adventure

» This is the second post of a 2-part series. To view Part 1, click here. « In my previous post on Authentic Manhood, I wrote about four things that typify the story of Jesus: it is unique, beautiful, heart-centered, and opposite to our fallen stories. It is surely important to understand that story, but when Jesus asks […]

4 Words for the Great Adventure

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adventure

To follow Jesus is the beginning of the great adventure in life. Here are four words that help us come to grips with Him, sketching out why His story is so compelling and transforming. 1. Unique There has never been another person like Jesus in history. He burst all known categories at the time, as […]

The Unexpected Resurrection

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The Unexpected Resurrection

I have always loved Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, especially the scene when the dying Beast finally gets Belle to love him. Then the unexpected happens: he comes back to life, no longer as a beast, but as a real man, alive, filled with glory, hope, and love. I am always mesmerized by this scene […]

Our Disappointment with Prayer

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Prayer

“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours” (Mark 11:24). These words of Jesus (and others like them) immediately raise questions: Jesus couldn’t have meant what He said here, could He? Aren’t there many exceptions to a statement like this? But doesn’t this […]

The Power of Story

by John Bryson
The Power of Story

Every man has a story and every man is in the midst of a story. God is the ultimate author of all things, including my story and your story (see Romans 8:28; 11:36). A man cannot truly step into Authentic Manhood until he begins to see his life as a narrative—an epic adventure, a tragedy, and a comedy all rolled up into one, with […]

The Wildly Unpredictable Nature of Jesus

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The Wildly Unpredictable Nature of Jesus

Just look at the accounts of Jesus’ healing ministry. He would touch a leper who needed to feel His compassion (Mark 1:40-42), put His own saliva on a mute man’s tongue while placing His fingers in his deaf ears (Mark 7:31-37), allow His healing power to flow out through the desperate touch of a bleeding women […]

Turning Our Shame Into Glory

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Turning Our Shame Into Glory

By: Bill Delvaux Everything Jesus did in the gospels was either surprising or stunning. What happened on the mountain with Peter, James, and John is no exception. For one fleeting moment, Jesus was transfigured, unveiling His real identity before them, and it was dazzling (Mark 9:2-8). The Gospel of Mark describes His clothes radiating a […]