How to Step into True Manhood – Beyond Small Talk

Beyond Small Talk season 6

What does it mean for you to be a real man?

Is it following the standards of the world or the standards of God?

The Bible answers in Ephesians 4:13 ESV, “until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ,”

True manhood is being Christ-like. It is living like Jesus in holiness, righteousness, and fear of the Lord.

But then, where do you start?

Discover who Jesus is and follow His ways. Check out these characteristics of Christ from Beyond Small Talk hosts Peter Kairuz, Erick Totañes, and Jan Manual.

  1. He is kind in every way.

Jesus did not only speak about being kind to people but demonstrated it wherever He went. Even to those who were considered an outcast by the society.

How about you, are you speaking the language of kindness?

  1. He exhibits compassion.

A real man is not full of himself but filled with the love of God. He sees through the eyes of his Father and does not hold back from showing compassion to others.

  1. He is affectionate not just to his family but also to everyone.

His love is not limited to his wife and kids but reaches out to everyone. Jesus commands in John 13:34-35 NIV, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

  1. He is responsible.

A real man does not run away from his responsibilities. He steps up to his role as a leader and protector of his family. He models Christ as a husband, father, son, and brother.

  1. He is not afraid to say “no.”

He does not bow down nor conform to the pattern of this world, but his delight is in God’s Word and does what is good and pleasing to Him.

How has this shed light on your idea about manhood?

Let us know what you think.

Join our online discussion and mark your calendar for the next webisode of Beyond Small Talk as you learn more on the importance of being a man of faith on September 21, 2019, 7pm at The 700 Club Asia Facebook page and YouTube Channel.

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