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The Big Idea: What one bottleneck, if removed, will most accelerate you toward your goal?

A lot of people were genuinely enthusiastic when you first shared your vision. They, too, shared the ache of your burden. So they joined your movement, and you got started with a big bang. The early wins were intoxicating. But then reality set in. It just turned out to be a lot more work and a lot harder than anyone thought it would be. A lot of your early supporters have bailed. And not everyone joined you for the right reasons. So now what? What do you do when the “wow” wears off? How can you keep moving toward ultimate success? In this lesson we’ll see how Nehemiah sputtered, but why he didn’t “go out of business.” You will learn to identify and remove the bottlenecks that threaten to derail your mission. 

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Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[3 Keys to Overcome Opposition]]>  

The Big Idea: Expect opposition.Trust God.Take responsibility.

It was looking so good. Great vision. A dedicated team. An awesome plan. Enough resources to get started. A quick win (or two). Everyone had such high hopes. And then, it started: the resistance. Some came from genuinely concerned people. Of course, there were a few grumps who just love to tell you, and everyone else, why “that won’t work.” But a lot of it came because, “that’s just the way things have always been.” Yes, it’s true: God has built resistance into creation—but not to stop us. Nehemiah shows us the three keys that will keep your dream to rebuild on track—despite all that resistance and opposition. 

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Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Creating Early Momentum]]>  

The Big Idea: Dream unbelievably big, but start believably small.

It's your burden. But you've been successful to find others who share not only your pain and burden, but also your vision. You've assembled the right team, the right plan, and the right resources. But you can't rebuild the whole thing in one fell swoop. So what can you do that, while it may still be risky, will give you a good shot at an early win? Join us as we look at the principles of getting things done. You can move the needle.

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Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Tapping Into the Emotions of Christmas]]>  

The Big Idea: We are now the ones reporting this good news of great joy for all the people.

I hope you are filled with the joy of Christmas, but Christmas also magnifies the pain of the human heart. In this lesson, against the backdrop of desperate times, we’ll unpack the explosive, mind-bending headline that the reporter who broke the Christmas story decided to lead with. And from it, we’ll extract a message that profoundly applies to each of us today. 

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Fri, 23 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[3 Things You'll Need To Get Started]]>  

The Big Idea: Preparation without prayer is presumption. Likewise, prayer without preparation is presumption.

You feel the weight of a heavy burden. Maybe it's the nation. But it could be your marriage. Or your business. Maybe it's you. Whatever's troubling you, it's just not working. Something has to change. It's time to rebuild. Let's say you've prayed about your burden and believe God has given, or is giving, you a vision. You're determined to do something about it--feelings of trepidation notwithstanding. So now what? How do you mobilize?

For a summary of Pat's Asia Trip, click here

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Fri, 16 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[1st Step: What Does God Want You To Do?]]>  

The Big Idea: The first step to every great outcome is to imagine its possibility.

The challenges you face look and feel overwhelming. You're not sure what to do. Or if it would make any difference if you did. Or whether it's even worth the effort. But if you DID know what to do, and you believed God was in it, you would be overjoyed to move forward, right? In Nehemiah, God has given us a step-by-step guide to rebuild our broken down walls. Over the next several weeks, I'll walk you through God's comprehensive blueprint to rebuild a nation, church, business, family, or marriage. Everything we need to know about leadership and change can be found in the book of Nehemiah.

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Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Manhood Demonstrated]]>  

The Big Idea: We can pursue, protect, and produce because Jesus has pursued, protected, and produced for us.

What does manhood look like in real life? How do you know if the way you are living your life will really make a difference in the end? The scripture shows us not only what a man should be, but also what he should do. By looking to Jesus we can not only find the example of true manhood, we can find the strength to live it out in our own lives.

Don't miss this foundational teaching as Man in the Mirror CEO David Delk explores what manhood actually looks like and helps us understand how to live it out.

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Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Manhood Defined]]>  

The Big Idea: Where God has made you responsible, you need to move to make the unfruitful fruitful.

Would you say that most men have a good understanding of what a real man is and how to become one? Do you?

Many men today feel unfulfilled because they are pursuing a false version of manhood. They are striving after something that never really seems to satisfy.

At creation, God gave us a description of the key attributes of a man, and how we should be using them to shape our lives.

 

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Fri, 11 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The Consequences of Your Belief System]]>  

The Big Idea: Don’t be shocked when people act in a way consistent with their beliefs. Just share the truth in love.

Are you frustrated with the beliefs and actions of those around you? When Paul arrived in Athens, he found a city full of disparate belief systems and worldviews. Some mocked him as a "babbler," while others listened intensely. Paul displayed a knowledge of their belief systems so that he could talk to them in ways they would understand. We are called today to the same approach. Knowing what someone believes helps us understand the motivations for their actions -- and even predict them. When we understand another's worldview, we can use the kernels of truth that exist to lead them towards the gospel. 

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Fri, 04 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[It's Going to Be A Battle (But Jesus Wins)]]>  

The Big Idea: Fighting against sin allows Christ to do for us what we could never do for ourselves.

Why do so many men seem to be living mediocre lives, trapped in complacency, addiction, and compromise? Why is it so easy for men to “just get along” being nice guys but not really living with any true spiritual power to make a difference? Peter finishes his first letter with a strong challenge to us as Christian men. He shows us how to survive in a hostile world. He also shows us how to thrive, so that we can be the men we have always wanted to be.

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Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Do Something Great With Your Life!]]>  

The Big Idea: The greatest mission to which a man can aspire is to be a disciple-making disciple.

How do you think you will be remembered? How do you want to be remembered? In this final "5 Weeks To Live" message, we're going to explore God's way to do something great with your life. Every one of us can leave a lasting legacy! You'll see what it takes so you can say, "I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race. I have kept the faith." You'll walk out with confidence that you too can hear, "Well done, good and faithful servant!" Join us. It's going to be a great day!

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Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Fulfilling God’s Plan For Your Life]]>  

The Big Idea: I want to be so utterly convinced I am doing God's will that I wouldn't change a thing.

One day St. Francis of Assisi was out hoeing a row of beans when a passerby asked, “What would you be doing right now if you knew this was the last day of your earthly life?” Francis replied, “I would finish hoeing this row of beans.” Do you have that kind of confidence? If not, wouldn’t it be awesome if did? You can! Like St Francis, you can be so convinced you are doing God’s will that you wouldn’t change a thing. You can absolutely know God’s purpose, plan, and will for your life. Join us as we discuss how “5 weeks to live” thinking can help you live EVERY day with the that kind of confidence!

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Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Finding Respect and Honor at Home]]>  

The Big Idea: Our children’s greatest need is for us to father their hearts, not their performance.

If you had 5 weeks to live, you'd want to make sure you left nothing unsaid or undone that would help your children have a great life. So what do your kids need that you alone can give them? That's what we want to talk about in this lesson! And how can you patch things up if the relationship isn't right? You don't have to live with regrets! You can be a father whose children love, respect, and honor you

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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Man in the Mirror 30 Year Bible Study Reunion]]>  

For 30 years Patrick Morley has been leading the Man in the Mirror Weekly Bible Study and today we honor his commitment to see mens' lives changed by the power of the gospel. But he could not have done it without the faithful men that came along side of him. Today we say thank you and honor the 85 men who have been our table leaders through the years. Join Patrick Morley, along with Brett Clemmer and David Delk, in commemorating these faithful partners that have made these 30 years possible.

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Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Leadership Now!]]>  

In extraordinary times, extraordinary leadership is needed. All times are extraordinary! Today Peter talks about the singular importance of leadership and how godly leadership affects God's flock, Christ's church, His body which is to be at point for extending the Kingdom of God in our day and age. Dr. Pete Alwinson talks about a subject that is completely relevant to us as men: indeed, leadership is one of our core roles and opportunities!

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Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Finding a New Best Friend In Your Wife]]>  

The Big Idea: After God, but before all others, make your wife your top priority.

What is your wife’s greatest need? What does it look like to be your wife’s best friend? These are questions we’ll be answering in this message. PLUS you’ll walk out with some very practical “deposits” you can immediately start making into your wife’s “emotional bank account” and unlock the joy of having a wife who is also your very best friend. 

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Fri, 09 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Finding a Deeper Personal Relationship with God]]>  

The Big Idea: The turning point of our lives is when we stop seeking the God we want, and start seeking the God who is.

Imagine the doctor just told you, "I'm sorry, but you only have five weeks to live." What would be important to you? What would you want to do, and with whom? In this lesson we start delving into the five most important realms of a man's life. I'm going to start off by telling you the greatest lesson I've ever learned. We'll talk about how your life and legacy--whether 5 more weeks or 50 more years--can be filled with love, peace, joy, significance, purpose, beauty, worship, awe, great relationships, and leaving the world a better place.

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Fri, 02 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Did Someone Tell You Christianity Was Going To Be Easy?]]>  

The Big Idea: Because God is faithful, I can do my best in the midst of suffering.

Maybe you heard it at a youth camp, or in a sermon, or from a well-meaning friend: Becoming a Christian is great! It solves all your problems and makes life so much easier!
Here's the truth: Christianity is not for wimps. The world (most of it) hated Jesus. And it's not too fond of His followers either. While we might not suffer like the first century Christians did, Peter's words of encouragement to them can help us live a life of service to each other and courage in the face of ridicule even today. Brett Clemmer explores Peter's call to be the church and face suffering in light of eternity.

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Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The Only Way to Really Live]]>  

The BIG IDEA. Real manhood follows full surrender.

We can all agree that it's tough for many men today to figure out how to keep their priorities straight in this weird world. There are so many distractions that pull at us, and so many forces trying to influence the direction we go. Do you feel like you are living as a strong, godly man, even in the face of opposition? Do those around you recognize that you have true spiritual power and influence? Persistently following Christ can transform us into the men God has called us to be!

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Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[How You Can REALLY Make a Difference]]>  

The BIG IDEA. To be a Christian is to love everyone and want God’s best for them.

Imagine your neighbor. He knows you're a Christian. You know he's not. He's constantly testing your patience, puts everything you say under a microscope, and needles you for "believing" whenever he gets a chance. Or maybe it's a co-worker--or even a spouse or child. You already know the "proper" Christian response, right? But how can you ACTUALLY pull that off? 

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Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Resilient Marriage]]>  

Do men really lead their wives and families any more or do wives do most of the family leadership? In a world that’s growing progressively against Christian themes, how can our marriages last and make a difference? Dr. Pete Alwinson continues 1st Peter and talks about how Gospel-produced resilient marriages are more powerful and impactful than trying to be relevant to our culture.

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Fri, 05 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Things To Do While Living In Rome]]>  

The Big Idea: Live such a good life that people know where to turn when Rome burns.

In Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Francis Schaeffer found five attributes marked Rome at its end: a growing love of show and luxury, a widening gap between the very rich and very poor, an obsession with sex, freakishness in the arts masquerading as originality and enthusiasms pretending to be creativity, and an increased desire to live off the state. That sounds terribly familiar, doesn't it? Welcome to the new Rome! So how can a Christian live Christianly in such a "Romanized" society?

 

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Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Becoming The Man People Turn To When Life Gets Too Weird]]>  

The Big Idea: Walk in the world like a priest, and there are many of us.

We’ve been looking at how we can keep ourselves straight, even as the world gets more and more weird. But what about the people around us? Where can they turn when their lives start getting a bit too weird? In this lesson we’re going to learn more about how God makes sure He always has a priest available for people when their lives get too weird and a few stories about what other men are doing in the “congregations” where they have been placed. 

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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Finding Truth You Can Trust]]>  

The Big Idea: You only have two choices: live in the Word, or die in the world.

If you’re like most men, there are areas of your life where you wish you were doing better. And yet we can go weeks, months, or even years without seeing any real improvement.
The temptations and distractions of our current culture don’t help – we certainly can’t learn about true manhood by watching tv or reading the internet. So how do we find a truth that we can trust to help us become the men we have always wanted to be?

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Fri, 15 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Building a Life of Integrity]]>  

The Big Idea: A life of integrity is built on: Hope in God, Holiness like God,  Reverence for God

In a world that’s getting weirder, it can be hard to find solid ground to stand on. How does a Christian build a life of integrity when the values and truth seem to be disintegrating? Brett Clemmer continues our series in 1 Peter and shows us three keys for becoming the kind of man God uses, a man of integrity in a world that seems crazy. 

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Fri, 08 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Where Were You When the World Went Weird?]]>  

The Big Idea: Be a thermostat, not a thermometer.

While we probably have many different opinions about how we got into the current situation, we can probably all agree that the world is getting a little crazy. It’s a weird time to be a Christian. Yet as we’ll see in 1st Peter, it has always been weird to be a Christian. That said, it’s also a perfect time to be a Christian. Start exploring the advice Peter has to offer Christians who are trying to figure out how to walk with Jesus in an increasingly weird world.

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Fri, 01 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Experiencing More Peace of God]]>  

The Big Idea: God literally pours His love into our hearts by His Spirit—do you feel it?

You’ve adopted the six habits of spiritually happy men—the regular study of God’s Word, a small group, serving someone, praying with and for your wife, tithing, and part of a church. Then here comes your next “situation.” And BOOM, just like that, once again, fear and anxiety start choking off your peace and joy. Why is fear such a recurring problem? Learn several realistic steps that can help you make some real progress to conquer your fears and experience more of the peace of God.

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Jesus Isn't Looking for a Few Good Men]]>  

The Big Idea: Good men rely on their goodness; Godly men rely on Jesus

Most men are basically trying to live a decent life. They want to be good husbands, want to have a good career, want their kids to turn out well. But sometimes trying to be good feels like it sucks the life out of your soul. Nicodemus was a good man who came to Jesus and walked away changed after Jesus rocked his world. Sometimes we need a reminder about what the gospel is all about and how we can find and live out true manhood.

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Fri, 17 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Habit #6: Spiritually Happy Men Are “Part” of a Church]]>  

The Big Idea: Don’t be estranged from your Father because a few siblings let you down.

Most of us have heard someone say, and many of us have said ourselves, “I know I should be more committed, but I just don’t feel challenged and inspired by church. Besides, I’m getting everything I need in my small group.” Apparently one of Satan’s most effective strategies is simply to entice men to stop going to church. What would it take for us to fully understand and truly believe that we’ll never lead a spiritually happy life until we’re part of a church?

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Fri, 10 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Habit #5: Spiritually Happy Men Are Generous]]>  

The Big Idea: Have you ever known a spiritually unhappy man who tithes?

Every “on fire” Christian would love to be tithing. We all know men who are, and we’d love to be more like them—if for no other reason than to be as spiritually happy as they are. But how? Is generosity something you can work toward, something you receive by grace, or does it boil down to DNA? 

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Fri, 03 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Habit #4: Spiritually Happy Men Pray With & For Their Wives]]>  

The Big Idea: Praying with my wife brings the Greatest Power in the universe into my most important earthly relationship.

Prayer is powerful. It puts us in a conversation with the perfect Father who loves you more than anyone ever could, and has more power than anyone you could ever know. So it makes sense that we would bring that love and power to bear in the most important earthly relationship most men will ever have. See what the Scriptures have to say about the power and purposes of prayer and how that applies to our relationships with our wives. Not married? This lesson is guaranteed to help you make your next dating relationship be the best it could possibly be.

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Fri, 27 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Habit #3 Spiritually Happy Men Serve]]>  

The Big Idea: You need to have a deep, intentional, spiritual impact in one person’s life. (You’ll love it and God gets the glory.)

We live in a culture that relentlessly pushes us to think about ourselves. Look out for #1. What do you need to be happy? How about this new car, new relationship, new hobby, new gun, new pleasure? With so many people and so much stuff all aimed at our happiness, why are so many men so miserable? Perhaps it’s because we were made for more.  Orienting our lives around serving others actually brings a deep and lasting joy. 

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Fri, 20 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Habit #2: Spiritually Happy Men Are in a Small Group]]>  

The Big Idea: The Holy Spirit simply has more options to help you when you’re in a small group.

Every time you turn around, some leader is suggesting you “need” to be in a small group. Why is that? What do they know that makes them say that? Well, it turns out they have some good reasons. There are simply some aspects of leading a godly life that cannot be accomplished without a close-knit community. Join us as we look at stories about why small groups are valuable, what a group can do “for” and “through” you, and what makes for a really good group.

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Fri, 13 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Habit #1: Spiritually Happy Men Read the Bible Regularly]]>  

The Big Idea: Your life will never change in any significant way apart from the regular study of God’s Word.

What differentiates joyful men from the rest of the pack? In this new series, we’re going to explore six foolproof habits that set genuinely happy men apart from men who feel like lasting happiness eludes them. Easily the number one factor that differentiates happy from “almost” happy men is what they decide to do with the Bible. Join us as we offer both inspiration and practical ideas to become the spiritually happy man God created you to be. It’s going to be a great day!

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Fri, 06 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Character-Building Struggle]]>  

The Big Idea: Our job as fathers is to build strong resiliant kids through our presence, process and prayer.

We all want our kids to succeed, to avoid our mistakes and the consequences.  How do we walk with our kids through struggles that will form their character, rather than save them from every little bump and bruise? Hear 5 points for raising strong, resiliant kids.

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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Getting to the Heart of Discipline]]>  

The Big Idea: Godly discipline is: Heart-focused, Grace-based, and Future-minded.

If you're going to be a great dad, you're going to have to provide structure, correction, guidance -- in other words, discipline. Your own experiences as a child shape your attitudes towards discipline as an adult. How do we provide discipline to our children that moves past punishing unwanted behavior and instead promotes protection, healing and right thinking? In this message we look at how to set up our children -- and others we are mentoring -- a life that honors God and makes them happy by giving them what they need: heart-focused, grace-based discipline.

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Fri, 22 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[You Can Always Be A Great Dad]]>  

The Big Idea: Encouragement is the food of the heart, and every heart is a hungry heart.

Every Christian dad wants to be a great dad. In this lesson we'll see how those good intentions sometimes go astray, but also how easy it is to be that great dad we all want to be. It's a perspective. And it's NEVER too late. Plus, to make this as practical as possible, you'll walk away with 10 great deposits you can make into the hearts of your kids.

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Fri, 15 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Finding Work That Makes You Feel Alive]]>  

The Big Idea: I will feel fully alive when I truly believe God gave me this work for a reason.

We are made for tasks—to work, to serve, to contribute, to add to the greater good. But if you’re not happy in your work, you’re probably not happy anywhere. So, what if you don’t like your job? Is there a truth so profound that, if fully understood and truly believed, could make you feel fully alive in your work? What should you do if you have a menial job? How does this apply if you’re retired? God has a plan to make you feel alive in your work.

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Fri, 08 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[If Work Is a Blessing, Why Does It Feel Like a Curse?]]>  

The Big Idea: We glorify God in work when, in spite of brokenness and sin, we reflect His image to the world.

Work can bring some of the highest highs and also the lowest lows. Closing the deal, finishing the project, meeting the sales goal -- the feeling is amazing. Having a project go bad, losing a sale, having to fire employees -- it feels like the worst thing ever.
Why is work so powerful? And why is it so hard?
We'll answer these questions and more as we look at practical ways to keep work in perspective and glorify God through our jobs. You'll take away believable next steps that can begin making a difference right away.

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Fri, 01 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[There’s No Such Thing as a Secular Job]]>  

The Big Idea: My work is not just a platform for ministry, it is ministry.

Half of your waking hours revolve around work. Yet most of us have not been trained on how to live out our faith in the workplace. In this first of three lessons on the subject, we’re going to focus on building your confidence about the spiritual nature of your work. You’re going to walk away with an idea that can completely transform how you look at your job!

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Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Love on the Rocks: Navigating Struggles and Conflicts]]>  

The Big Idea: Communication will not resolve every conflict. But no conflict can be resolved without it.

Life struggles can bring out the worst in marriage and dating relationships. Communication breaks down, feelings get hurt, and you just want to escape a painful situation. But in the worst of times, even when you don’t think the other person deserves it, there’s a reason why it makes sense to be compassionate and considerate. Be encouraged to navigate the difficult times in our marriages (and other relationships) with love and gentleness.

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Fri, 18 Mar 2016 00:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[I Married a Woman I Couldn’t Change]]>  

The Big Idea: I let you be you, and you let me be me.

If you knew then what you know now, would you still get married? Some might say, no. But for the vast majority of us the answer is, yes. But we’d also like some help figuring out what to do about those “irreconcilable differences?” In reality, no two people are completely compatible. But did you know that compatibility can be learned? Join us as we take a deeper look at God’s plan for compatibility, and several practical ideas you can immediately put to use.

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Fri, 11 Mar 2016 00:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The Role of a Husband]]>  

The Big Idea: If you don’t step up, she can’t come alongside.

If you knew then what you know now, would you still get married? Some might say, no. But for the vast majority of us the answer is, yes. But we’d also like some help figuring out what to do about those “irreconcilable differences?” In reality, no two people are completely compatible. But did you know that compatibility can be learned? Join us as we take a deeper look at God’s plan for compatibility, and several practical ideas you can immediately put to use.

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Fri, 04 Mar 2016 00:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Spending Money God's Way]]>  

The Big Idea: If your priorities don’t determine your spending habits, your spending habits will determine your priorities.

Money causes stress. When you don’t have a handle on your finances, it makes the rest of life more difficult. Most men have had trouble at some point falling asleep with thoughts of bills, debts, saving for retirement and kids’ college expenses all swirling in our heads. Brett Clemmer wraps up our three-part series on Money talking about how to spend money in a way that can reduce your stress and increase your faith. God doesn’t want you to stress about money—but He knows we do! Join us for some practical tips on aligning our spending habits with God’s Word.

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Fri, 26 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Making Money God's Way]]>  

The Big Idea: Few things reveal my true heart as much as money.

It’s a challenge to discuss making money God’s way—not because the Bible says so little about it, but because it says so much. So where do we start? How does God Himself advise us to make money? And how do we want to respond?

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Fri, 19 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[When Money Was My God]]>  

The Big Idea: Few things reveal my true heart as much as money.

When I started out my life philosophy was, “Money will solve my problems, and success will make me happy.” But the opposite happened. Money created as many (maybe more) problems as it solved. And success made me miserable. Like all of us, it made me wonder, “Does God really care about money and success?” The Bible seems to think so. At least, the Scriptures sure have a lot to say about it. In this lesson we’re going to explore how God helps men put money and success in their proper place. (And I’ll tell you how it happened to me). 

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Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[How To Discuss Sex With Your Children]]>  

The Big Idea:
Out: having “the talk.”
In: an ongoing conversation about sex.

For many of us, sex was taboo in the homes where we grew up. Not many of us had a parent give us “the talk.” For those who did, it was usually awkward. It may even have gone like this: “Son, you know about girls, right?” “Yeah, sure.” “That’s good, real good. Want to throw the football?” In this lesson we’ll talk about the best way to educate our kids about sex, who should do it, the issues that need to be considered, and what we should tell them and when.

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Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Holy Sex]]>  

The Big Idea: A husband needs to be loved physically so he can love emotionally, and a wife needs to be loved emotionally so she can love physically.

As a man, is there anything you daydream about more than sex? Probably not. So why did God make us this way? Why do we even want sex, and why are there boundaries for it? Also, how do we as men differ from women? Join us as we transition from "phony" to "holy" sex by answering these questions from God's Word. Plus I'm going to teach you how to be a great lover!

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Fri, 29 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Phony Sex]]>  

The Big Idea: Sex is too dangerous to be played with and to sacred to be exploited.

How do we treat sex the way God wants us to when we live in a sex-saturated and sex-perverted culture? Actually, the culture of the New Testament was not really all that different from ours.  So how did they think about sex and what difference did that make for them? And how can we find freedom and joy in the middle of the temptation and struggle?

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Fri, 22 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Holy Incompetence!]]>  

The Big Idea: I am free! I can quit the spiritual rat race and trust the Holy Spirit to make me more like Christ.

“If I hear one more sermon about how there’s nothing I can do to earn my salvation…” Have you heard this before? Maybe thought it yourself? While we can all use that reminder, we often stop thinking about God’s grace having much impact in our lives past our justification in God’s eyes. Once we’re redeemed, we struggle and strive to grow closer to Christ, live out the fruits of the Spirit and live a sanctified life. Jesus promised “another counselor” to come and help us as we seek to become more Godly. Grace extends beyond salvation. Don’t escape the cultural rat race just to get caught up in the spiritual rat race.

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Fri, 15 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMT