A 30-year old-man is like a densely populated city. Nothing new can be built, in its heart, without something else being torn down.
– Mike Mason, The Mystery of Marriage
The theme of “dying before we die” is Jesus’ steady and consistent invitation to his closest companions.
“Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You’re not in the driver’s seat; I am. Don’t run from suffering; embrace it. Follow me and I’ll show you how. Self-help is no help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, my way, to finding yourself, your true self.” Matthew 16:24-26 MSG
“…unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.” John 12:24 NIV
“If you cling to your life, you will lose it, and if you let your life go, you will save it.” Luke 17:33 NLT
Perhaps one of the crowning marks of masculine maturity is the increasing capacity to entrust ourselves to God with intimate abandon so that we no longer shrink from death.
This session takes us a step further in uncovering what in us needs to die in order that we might really, really, live. And in living, as more parts of us come home to more parts of God, we become men who have nothing to hide. Nothing to fear. Nothing to prove. Nothing to cling to beyond the love and goodness of the Triune God.
Come along into Part 2 of the 2019 BGS Intensive as we journey together on the path to restoring the True Man.
For the Kingdom,