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Have you ever shared the Gospel with others?
It can be intimidating and most feel that they are not equipped. In those moments remember that God does not call the qualified He qualifies the called! In this Fun Friday Chris unpacks some of the powerful items he learned from Dale Partridge.
We need masculinity back in our churches. Your pastors don't know what they don't know. They need feedback from men like you. So if you're listening to this, you are that guy! Click To TweetChris Grainger
Gotta love that feeling, right? So here we go. You know how we’re gonna start? Every line within it’s gonna be with scripture, this sweet scripture, right outta Matthew. Matthew 28 18 through 20, The great commiss. Then Jesus came to them and said, All authority in Heaven and on earth has been given to me.
Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always to the very end of the age, guys. That’s great scripture. Go back to the spiritual kickoff two episodes.
You want to dig deeper into it. I really unpack that. And from what I learned from studying this scripture, prayerfully that will serve you, will give you some insight on how you can take it and apply it in your life. And if you missed the Wednesday episode, shame on you. But seriously, go back and check it out cuz Dale Partridge brought the hammer guys.
I mean, he brought so much truth, you know, if you’re earning, turning, and burning to serve Jesus. You need to listen to Dale. I mean, he’s doing some phenomenal work at relearn the things he’s doing with mail to gospel Guys, I’m tell you what he is, is, is he’s making an impact. I mean a huge impact on the, on the kingdom.
We talked about biblical masculinity, what that looks like in your church, how you can start making an impact yourself, right where you’re at, right. What you could start doing to help serve others and to start really moving that needle, that needle and swaying that pendulum back towards the center is guys that has really gotten off to the, to the effeminate side.
And we need masculinity back in our church. And the pastors don’t know what they don’t know. We, they need feedback from men like you. So if you’re listening to this, you are that guy. And guys, we also, he talked about how men just need to start singing. And I mean really singing in our churches. And let’s bring that Okta down a little bit and let’s level it out guys.
The thing that he said at the very end, I re and I remember this for a long time, believe wrong. And you never live strong guys. You have to make sure you’re believing in something that’s true. And, and, and what is true is Jesus and God’s. You have to have a understanding of that and have a hunger for it to get it to let it soak in.
So guys, go back and check out that episode. That was a wonderful conversation with Dale. He is bringing the ha, I’m, I’m telling you, he’s making an impact and you want to make, to be part of what he’s doing. Highly encouraged that, that the mailings of Christ and using that in your, in your local Bible studies, in your groups and your lines, dens, whatever you got going on.
But we’ll talk about more of that here in a little bit. Now let’s go to our tips. Got a hell tip. A well tip and a self tip. I told you on Wednesday’s episode, the self tip was gonna get you some brownie points. So just hang in here with me. But your health tip to get start, remember, health, mind, body, this is more for your mind.
I want you guys to create a list of gratitudes and now there’s gonna be one for each year of your life. Okay? So 41 like me, you should have 41 of them, okay? And keep them handy. They need to be on you, on, you know, or somewhere. Maybe they’re in your Bible. But they need to be there. And those gratitudes, they’re gonna be custom for every one of you guys.
You know, maybe the gratitude is that personal relationship you have with Jesus Christ, but then maybe your wife, gratitude for your children, your hobbies, the, your career, the, the things that are happening in your life. Have them baseball, right? Maybe you’re, maybe you’re a bra fan and your gratitude is, You know what?
I’m a bras fan. I enjoy. Put those out there. The Lord wants to hear ’em. Nature getting outside. Sp you know, just being, hunting, fishing, right? Um, football, whatever those gratitudes are. Fine dining. Write ’em down and keep ’em handy and refer back to them when, when you’re down and when Satan’s attacking, pull that out.
Cause worry and worship, they can’t live together. So use gratitudes to uplift, to worship, to, to thank him for what he has blessed you with. So guys, this is a simple exercise and if you start doing it and, and, and we’ll just work through your list. Then once you get your list done, add one every time you have a birthday, you know, every birthday.
Add a gratitude. Add a gratitude. And guys, just watch that list. Grow and, and, and just be reminded of the blessings. That he has bestowed upon you guys. He has given us so much, and we often forget the littlest thing. We’ll forget. So write ’em down. All right, now for your wealth tip. Okay, Now we’ll take this back to raising our kids.
Okay? A little bit. I want you guys to remove that word allowance and start using the word commission. Very simple. Okay? And I can’t remember if we’ve talked about this on a line within us, but if we did, its been a long time ago, but I wanted to bring this back up because we have too many kids growing up these days.
Thinking that the world owes ’em something and that’s just not, that’s not the case, right? They need to understand that money is associated with hard work, and that’s it. If we make that connection mentally that, you know what, If I work hard, I will get compensated. That’s a big deal. So just that little verb is changed by not using the word allowance and using the word commission.
That’s a big deal. They need to hear that. They need to understand what that means, right? Build ’em up, put that in their head. You know what equate hard work with reward. That’s a great, great thing to start teaching our chi, our children. And guys, it starts, it starts with you. You are the head, you are the, you are the leader of the house.
Start making those little changes, and that’s a simple one guys. This is not a big one that you ha don’t have to go think about and sit down and commit a lot of times. So you can start doing this one. When you get home, right? You could, you could do that and, and start really moving a needle forward. Now, the self tip, this is one I was telling you guys about.
Now I got this full disclosure from a lady that, that I go to church with. She did this for her husband. I thought it was phenomenal. I actually participated in, I didn’t even know what I was participating in until after it was done, and she told me about it. But what she can do, make a scrap book of encouragement.
That’s night. And I know I just lost a lot of you guys. You said scrapbook. Hang with me. You know, I wouldn’t be giving you something that’s super cheesy. This is real. This is really simple. What you can do is your friends and, and maybe coworkers of your wife, reach out to ’em and ask them to send you a note of encouragement.
Could be a text message, could be an email, whatever it is. Okay? And then to compile those all together, okay? Into a document. And may, and depending on how big it is, maybe you, you, you, you. Increase font size. Make it to where it’s as many pages as you want, and put it together in a, You can put it together like a three ring binder, maybe in a Brad type folder.
Maybe you decorated, maybe get your kids decorated, but that could be a wonderful birthday present or Christmas present. Right? Think about how Satan attacks all the time. He’s always attacking us. He’s always attacking our spouses too, and he’s pulling ’em. You’re not good enough, you’re not smart enough, you’re not pretty enough, You’re not a good mom, you’re not a good wife.
All these things. He’s constantly hitting her with these little, little bitty notes of encouragement and affirmations do so much, and it could be something that she could pull out and, and refer to and just have that, that, that reassurance that, you know what? I am blessed and people recognize these things.
Guys, this is, this could be a wonderful little present that you could do for her that would really make an impact. It’d be much, I mean, I’m telling you guys, we don’t need any more stuff. All of us, we have too much stuff. This is a memory. This is what the lady told me. She’s like, I wanna create memories and this is something that, that her husband’s gonna remember forever and, and he’ll be able to pull that out.
He’ll be able to go to it in those dark times during those trials with the guys. If you’re not in a. Just get ready. Cause you’re either in one, coming outta one, or you’re getting ready to go into one. That’s the three. That’s kind of the, that’s the rule of trials. So just depending on where you’re at, prepare yourself.
So encouragement like this can really build people up. So guys, I really highly, highly recommend lean into this tip. Go ahead on your, on the next event that comes up. Maybe it’s an anniversary or birthday or Christmas, and start polling some people. Ask them, Hey, just send me an encouraging note. What, what, what do you think about my wife?
What, what makes her special? And just see what comes in. You’re gonna be surprised at the wonderful feedback that comes in and just put it together. Takes a little bit of effort. But guys, anything worth doing is worth, is worth doing, right? You gotta put some effort into it. So there you three tips, guys.
You know, number one, health tip, that list of gratitudes. Get that going Well, Stop saying the word allowance. Start using the word commission and self tip. Hey, we need to put that scrapbook of encouragement together for our spouses. Guys. It’s gonna be a big impact for you at the book of the week. We’ve been talking about all week.
There’s no surprise here. The main of Christ. Highly encourage you guys to check this out. Check out the show notes. There’s links, theres, you can get it. Add us to your library. I recommend you. Do not buy one at you. Buy 10 serious. Buy, buy enough for your group. Get ’em, get ’em for your group, and go through it.
Buy the study guide. Guys. Again, all that’s in the show notes right there. You, you could check this out, but guys, this is gonna be a blessing to you and the men around you, as you, as you grow together. Okay, so now joke time for relying within us. Dad Joke number one. What’s the longest English word? Smiles.
The first and last letter are a mile. Come on guys. That was pretty good. I thought. So here you go. That’s number one. Number two, why aren’t koala’s actual bears? They don’t meet the KO qualifications. So that’s more for the, probably the kindergarten and down crowd, but hey, I’m, Who’s the judge? They may, They may work.
Just let us know. Number one, what’s the longest English word? Smile. The first and la and last letter are a mile apart. And why aren’t Koala’s actual bears? They don’t meet the KO qualifications. So there you go guys. Let us know which one hits. Remember I rolls do count. So, uh, send us a note back and also if you have a dead joke we need to use, send it to us.
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In true Fun Friday fashion there are health, wealth and self tips that will make an impact in your journey. If you have not created the Health tip before your challenge is to make that happen. You will find the process of doing that exercise a great form of therapy and ultimately glorifying God.
Be sure to grab a copy of Dale’s book and it makes a great study for those looking for a resource for you discipleship group.
Book of the week: The Manliness of Christ by Dale Partridge
You are now armed with information to serve others so the question remains – will you obey?
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