MANUP is a 12-step guide to becoming a man of God. Using the scriptures as our guide, we’ll discover what God has to say about the most important arenas in the life of a man.
Step #1 – Listen to God
God created man to be perfect in every way but the perfect man had a problem – he didn’t listen to God. If you want to be a man of God you have to LISTEN to God and DO what he says. Who are you listening to?
Step #2 – Fight Temptation
Temptation is an invitation to believe a lie and Adam fell hard for the sins of lust, greed, and pride. Today’s lesson will equip you with “5 Ways to Fight Temptation.” If you want to be God’s man you have to fight temptation with TRUTH and MISSION.
Step #3 – Come Out of the Bushes
God came looking for Adam in the bushes and he’s still calling guilty men to come out of the bushes and walk in FREEDOM. If you want to be God’s man you have to CONFESS your sin and RECEIVE God’s forgiveness.
Step #4 – Walk in Freedom
The call to follow Jesus is a call to surrender daily to your new identity in Christ. If you want to be God’s man you have to turn from sin and Walk in FREEDOM.
Step #5 – Resolve Your Past
You’ll never move into your future without resolving your past. If you want to be God’s man you have to CONFESS what you did wrong to others and FORGIVE what they did wrong to you. Are you ready to make peace with your past?
Step #6 – Choose Your Future
Your choices take you places – good choices take you good places and bad choices take you bad places. The choices you make today will become the story you tell tomorrow. If you want to be God’s man you have to learn how to make WISE CHOICES.
Step #7 – Love Your Wife
“Love Your Wife” is the number one command to husbands in the scripture, and in this lesson we discover “7 Ways to Love Your Wife” every single day. If you want to be God’s man you have to CHOOSE to LOVE even when you don’t feel like it.
Step #8 – Lead Your Family
Being a “FATHER” is the hardest job you’ll ever have, but can be the most rewarding! Between the calendars, car-pools, homework, clubs, and sports – there’s hardly any time left for meaningful connection and instruction. Most men want to lead well at home, but they don’t know how. “7 Ways to Lead your Family” will show you how!
Step #9 – Be a Godly Friend
God said that “it’s not good for man to be ALONE,” and we couldn’t agree more! The Scriptures have a lot to say about the importance of biblical friendships and in this lesson we discover “The 4 Do’s and Don’ts of being a Godly Friend.” Are you ready to up your friendship skills?
Step #10 – Live on Mission
What’s your MISSION?
Imagine waking up every day with a crystal-clear, white-hot, assignment from God. Imagine living day in and day out with a sense of purpose and passion that can’t be stopped. Imagine giving your life to something bigger than your job or your to-do list. Here’s how . . . MISSION = Purpose + Passion + Position.
Step #11 – Be the Church
The word “Church” carries a lot of baggage for most people – but Jesus intended his church to be beautiful.
As we near the end of the MANUP series we’ll discover “7 LIES we Believe about Church” and the Scriptural TRUTHS that will set us free to not only attend church but to BE the church every day!
Step #12 – Share your Faith
The final step in becoming a Man of God is sharing your faith with others.
Jesus said, “The Kingdom of God is NEAR” and then he sent his disciples to share their faith in the everyday places of life – the dinner table, the marketplace, on the road, and in the public gathering places. Jesus spent 3 years modeling the ministry of being NEAR and then released us to do the same.