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Biblical Manhood, 1of4, Evans Olang

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2Timothy 3:10-17, “10 But you have carefully followed my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, perseverance, 11 persecutions, afflictions, which happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra—what persecutions I endured. And out of them all the Lord delivered me”

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We take a dive in a new series to deal with what it means to be a man of God from Paul’s life because he points us to someone greater than himself, Christ. In 1Corinthians 11:1, Paul writes, “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ” (NIV 1984). In his final words to his son in the faith Timothy, he reminds him of what he had seen in this warrior of faith and to embrace and continue what he had learned from him.

Today a number of things would be considered in defining a real man. As my friend Pastor Phil shares, many men have taken the Hollywood version/mentality of what men are to be. Read the rest of this entry »

Biblical Manhood, 2of4, Evans Olang

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2Timothy 3:10-17, “10 But you have carefully followed my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, perseverance, 11 persecutions, afflictions, which happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra—what persecutions I endured. And out of them all the Lord delivered me”

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Paul in writing to Timothy he says, “you have carefully followed my…Manner of life…”. We learn some of the things shaped by his theology. Paul was a diligent praying man right from his conversion in Acts 9:11, his epistles opened with greetings and assurance that he was praying for those he wrote to.

He encouraged believers to pray, 1Timothy 2:1-3. Paul also surrounded himself with men who he encouraged (sharpened) and those who encouraged (sharpened) him in this journey, for example Onesiphorus, 2Timothy 1:16-17, “16 The Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain; 17 but when he arrived in Rome, he sought me out very zealously and found me”. Read the rest of this entry »