Real Men Love Jesus

“If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross, and follow me” (Matthew 16:24).
His name was Bill, and he was a rancher, tending a herd of several hundred cattle in the breaks around the Brazos River. His eyes were narrowed from squinting at the sun; he was sunburned, tough as a crowbar, strong. This was a man’s man.
And this real man loved Jesus.
He didn’t have much to say ?- he let his wife do the talking, but you knew that the Lord came first by the way he acted. He was faithful to his wife -? real men are. He took his wife and kids to church regularly; real men do that, too. He read his Bible daily and prayed, like a real man does.
Christianity is not for the weak and dependent. It takes courage to stand up for what’s right, and determination to stay with one’s commitments. It takes man-sized self-control not to respond to an insult or a slight. It takes real Christian men to lead children, and churches, to serve Jesus better. Real men forgive. Real men don’t quit on their Lord. Even if others fail to live up to their responsibilities in the church, a real man will live up to his.
Real men love Jesus. Are you a real man?

Real men are not defined by strength of body, but of character.

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Stan Mitchell

Stan began preaching in 1976, and worked in Zimbabwe, California, Texas and Tennessee. He served as preacher with the Red Walnut Church of Christ in Bath Springs, TN. He was Professor of Bible at Freed-Hardeman University. He was married to the former Marjorie McCarthy, and has one daughter, Tracy Watts. He authored five books: The Wise Get Wiser, the Foolish More Foolish: The Book of Proverbs; Give the Winds a Mighty Voice: Our Worship in Song; Equipping the Saints for Ministry; and Will Our Faith Have Children: Developing Leadership in the Church for the Next Generation. Stan passed away 19 Feb. 2019.

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