11 Diagnostic Questions for your Heart

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11 Diagnostic Questions for your Heart

An idol is anything that competes with God for your heart’s affection. Pastor Martin Lloyd-Jones has said an idol is usually whatever “rouses and attracts me so easily that I give my time, my attention, my energy and my money to it effortlessly.” Idolatry is when we allow anything other than God to become the […]

4 Key Realities for Dealing with Temptation

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4 Key Realities for Dealing with Temptation

There’s no such thing as life apart from struggle and temptation, but that doesn’t mean you are destined for a life of falling short and failure. Part of your new life in Christ is the indwelling Holy Spirit and the ability to turn away from temptation. Those on the journey to Authentic Manhood will be […]

The Road Map to Freedom – Part 3

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The Road Map to Freedom - Part 3

» This is the final post of a 3 part series. View Part 1 and Part 2. « The bible teaches us to be transformed by the renewing of our mind through the power of God’s Word. There is a particular science behind this command that shows men how a change in behaviors and thoughts actually provides a neurological road […]

The Road Map to Freedom – Part 2

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The Road Map to Freedom - Part 2

» This is the second post in a 3 part series. View Part 1 and Part 3. « In our previous post, we discussed how transformation begins with the renewing of our minds and a brief discussion the physiology behind it. We listed Scripture that God provides to renew your mind and fight the idol of Control. Remembering that we […]

The Road Map to Freedom – Part 1

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The Road Map to Freedom

Transformation begins with the renewing of your mind. (see Rom. 12:2) Your behavior maps out a small “road” in your brain that creates a basic pathway for your thoughts. As you repeat a particular behavior, your brain builds a bigger “highway” that allows for an increased volume and frequency of thoughts to move about. The […]

3 Steps to Creating a Battle Plan

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3 Steps for a Battle Plan

Every man needs to be prepared for the battles that will come and to be aware of his blind spots. Temptations and idols are issues for ALL of us, and this has devastated men throughout history. But God is for us, not against us. John 10:10 says that Jesus came so that we could have […]