By Kevin Linthicum
At no other time in the history of our country has there been a greater need for men to rise up and become the leaders God has called us to be. God demands and commands our greatness.
Muhammad Ali once said “I am the greatest”. What was he trying to communicate? Was he, in fact, the greatest? How do we identify greatness? When watching a team sporting event, how do you identify the greatest athlete on a team? Which athlete was greater, Brian Piccolo or Gayle Sayers? Is Tiger Woods the greatest golfer, and if he is the greatest golfer, what makes him great?
The dictionary defines greatness as, remarkable in magnitude – eminent, distinguished – markedly superior in character or quality – remarkably skilled.
In his book Kingdom Man, Dr. Tony Evans said, “The greatest player on any team whether corporate, family, ministry, or sports team, is the player who makes certain that his contributions work best with the goals and strategies of the team.”. The men’s fall Bible study at AFBC will be discussing Dr. Evans’ book Kingdom Man. Has God called us to be great? Why or why not?
1 Thessalonians 4:1-3 (The Message) One final word, friends. We ask you—urge is more like it—that you keep on doing what we told you to do to please God, not in a dogged religious plod, but in a living, spirited dance. You know the guidelines we laid out for you from the Master Jesus. God wants you to live a pure life.
I am praying that God will do something extraordinary in our men’s group as we grow together through this study. I hope you will join us August 7, 2016 at 5:00 pm, at Albuquerque’s First Baptist Church. We will be making a time investment that could change the direction of our lives.
If you have questions, or if you would like to participle in this study you may contact Kevin Linthicum. firstname.lastname@example.org or 505.205.9992