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W: KC3: “Kingdom Man”

In this Father’s Day 2020 message, the question is what defines manliness or masculinity in God’s Kingdom Culture? The stereotypical ideal in America is of a self-made man, dependent on ones inner fortitude to be in control of his world. Strength, confidence, assertiveness, and independence are the markers of this man.

God’s Kingdom culture manliness is quite different. Yes, there is strength, confidence, and assertiveness, but instead of independence, there is a marked dependence on God. It’s a Kingdom culture trait of the releasing of control to God and his ways. Like the loss of control over his world of the first man, Adam, men today, have a great fear of not being in control and having it all together. And that fear shows up in many unhealthy ways, especially when one loses control and is not able to keep it all together. Can you relate men?

In this message, we’ll look at how the Kingdom culture man releases that need of control to God. The result is a new form of manliness, humility, that blesses God and all those around that man.

Ohana Group Discussion Questions:

1.  What spoke to you most from the sermon?

2.  What’s the difference between being a thermometer or a thermostat?

3.  In what specific ways can you live more like a thermostat in your home, workplace, and in your interactions with those in the world?

4.  Read Philippines 2:3 – 7 & 1 Peter 5:5 – 6 and discuss how Paul and Peter urge us to live in humility.  

5.  How does pride specifically show up and kill the climate?

6.  From 1 – 5 (with 5 being “I’m so marked by this quality”) discuss the markers of Climate Controllers for A God’s Kingdom Man

  • Admit when you’re wrong
  • Admit when you need help
  • Seize opportunities to serve others
  • Be emotionally present to those around you

7.  Pray for one another to surrender to the Holy Spirit’s power in living a life of humility.   

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