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1 BIBLICAL MANLINESS 2 Feb 2014 Scripture Reading: 1 Cor 15: 45-49

2 OVERVIEW  A Real Man: Rejects Passivity Accepts Responsibility Leads Courageously Expects the Greater Reward

3 ACTIVE OR PASSIVE?  Adam united with God Gen 2:15-25 Elements: A work to do, a will to obey, and a woman to love  Separated from God Gen 3:1-7 By being passive, Adam doomed humanity 1 Cor 15:21-22

4 CHRIST’S EXAMPLE  Active Phil 2:5-11 Book of Mark – Depicts Jesus as a Man of Action Example: Mark 1:14-35 Note “immediately”  United with God Matthew 4: Cor 15:45-46

5 RESPONSIBILITY  Adam Responsibilities Levied: Name/Rule the Animals, Tend the Garden (Gen 1 & 2) [A Work to Do] Do not eat from Tree of Knowledge (Gen 2:15-17) [A Will to Obey] Eve Created (Genesis 2:18-25) [A Woman to Love] Failure to Accept Responsibility Gen 3:6-12 [Failed to Love His Wife] [Failed to Obey God’s Will] Gen 3:17-19 [Consequences for Failure]

6 CHRIST’S EXAMPLE  Christ’s Attitude toward Responsibility Responsibility Taken Gladly (John 4:31-34) Even When Paying the Ultimate Price (Matt 26:36-44)  Christ’s Levied Responsibilities: Save the Lost, Fulfill All Righteousness (John 6:40) [A Work to Do] Obey the Will of God (Matt 12:50) [A Will to Obey] Establish the Church (Eph 5:23-33) [A Woman to Love]

7 LEADERSHIP?  Adam Relinquished Headship in Gen 3 Failed his Wife and All Humanity  Christ Headship is clear in 1 Cor 11:1-3 Talk about manly leadership -- Matt 4:10

8 THE GREATER REWARD?  Adam Concern for the Here and Now (Gen 3:5-6) “Rewarded” in Gen 3:17-19 Toil Sweat Thorns Return to Dust  Christ Hebrews 12:1-2 Endured for Joy and Mission Accomplishment

9 TAKE-AWAYS  Jesus Came to Give Abundant Life (John 10:10)  Godliness is Profitable (1 Tim 4:8; 6:6)  Moses’ Faith and Reward (Heb 11:24-26)  Other Rewards: An Honorable Name (Prov 22:1) Love and Respect of One’s Wife (Eph 5:33, Eph 5:25) Respect within the Community of Men (Rom 2:7-16) Life of Satisfaction, Purpose, and Meaning (Deut 28:1-12) God’s Blessing (Jas 1:17)

10 MANHOOD PRINCIPLES  Be Active (Reject Passivity)  Accept Responsibility A Work to Do A Will to Obey A Woman to Love  Lead Courageously  Look to the Greater Reward… God’s Reward


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