Wednesday Morning / 6:30AM
July 15 through August 19
$15 for the workbook
$3 suggested weekly donation for breakfast
A Man And His Traps is a six week study, looking at the idols that are deep in the hearts of men. Together we’ll uncover these idols, and develop a plan for removing them that is built on God’s grace. This study is part of the “33 Series” produced by Authentic Manhood.
This study involves:
- Breakfast and fellowship. (Suggestion donation of $3 per week for breakfast.)
- Video based teaching.
- Discussion around the table with other men.
- Helpful reading during the week.
The book is $15, payable on the first day. To help us with our planning, please REGISTER.
These six sessions include:
Almost all manhood traps, temptations and selfish behaviors stem from an idol problem common to every man. We need a new framework to go below the surface and begin understanding the deep idols of our heart that are driving our behavior preventing us from living a life of truth passion and purpose.
- Empty Promises
Three men in the Bible who were tempted by the empty promises of the very same idols that we all face today. One of the men, determined to find meaning and joy from his idols, achieved and possessed practically everything this world has to offer but was surprised by what he ultimately discovered.
Jesus Christ, our model for Authentic Manhood, successfully fought the battle of idolatry in His own life. His example provides a battle plan that will help us learn how to replace our life-taking idols with God’s life-giving grace.
Sexual temptation is alluring for men and internet porn has become a global pandemic, setting men up in a manhood trap that can destroy marriages, careers and families. We’ll see how we can fight this specific area of struggle with God’s better promises.
Many men are trapped by the idol of Control. It can surface in our lives in things like anxiety, anger, workaholism, and an obsession with power. We’ll see how we can replace our need for control with trust in God’s grace.
- Significance and Comfort
Our quest for significance and comfort keeps us from experiencing God’s best. These idols show up as an unhealthy need of approval, an over-dependence on consumption and a tendency toward escape. We’ll discover the provisions God has for us which free us live as God created us to live.