The Big Idea: Be a friend. Pray. Serve. Give.
The challenge in the previous message, “How a Cup of Coffee Can Change the World”, was to begin the process of engaging another man in conversation and begin to get to know him.
Great. Now what?
Introducing the Next Step Triple Threat. Like the great “Read Option” offense that Tim Tebow ran as a Heisman-winning college quarterback, the Next Step Triple Threat gives you three options to pick from to continue to grow an intentional spiritual friendship with another man.
The Big Idea: Jesus called us to go, not to wait and see if they come to us.
In the previous two messages, we’ve been given several ways to get involved in a man’s life and help him move forward in his walk with Christ. But anyone who has ever tried to help another person knows that it almost inevitably leads to disappointment. What do we do when we want men to grow more than they want to grow? And where does the disappointment really come from?
The Big Idea: An intentional spiritual friendship is built over time. It’s a relationship, not a transaction.
So how exactly do men develop relationships? We tend to bond in shared experiences (verses shared conversations), and there’s a definite progression. You can see it in the way that Jesus built a seemingly random group of strangers into a band of brothers ready to die for their cause. It’s been an amazing few weeks of learning how we can engage men in discipleship! You’ll gain some new insights and tools tomorrow as we look at God’s Word together and see how Jesus himself built intentional spiritual friendships.
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