Pastor Don Coleman of East End Fellowship challenges us in Episode 60 of The Noble Man Podcast with “How to Live as a Man of God in These Times.” What are these times? We’ve recently experienced such difficulties as a worldwide plague, racial unrest, and mass shootings.
“Let’s just face the fact these are the times we’re living in, and as the people of God, as men of God, it’s happening on our watch, gentlemen. And at some point, we need to live the message or stop saying we are men of God.”
That’s not a challenge for the faint of heart.
Pastor Don reminds us that in 2 Timothy God revealed to us times of difficulty would come.
“I am not confused… the Bible says this is what would happen, my friend. But He has equipped us to do, to be, to live, to model, to demonstrate something that would draw people to the Jesus of the Bible.”
It’s time for us to be this type of man of God.
Pastor Don reminds us to look to Jesus as the greatest example of manhood. Even his enemies declared, “Behold the man!” (John 19:5)
“Being a man of God in these times is to be like Jesus. And He is the same as He has always been.”
Despite current circumstances, there should be a consistency that runs through us all because we serve Jesus, and He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. The times don’t move him at all. The same should be true for us because He lives inside of us.
When our world is falling apart, and people wonder who they can look to, the answer is Jesus Christ. Follow Jesus, and challenge others to follow Him as they follow you.
We are never going to get this done until every man is saying to another man, “Follow me as I follow Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians 11:1)
Pastor Don at East End Fellowship
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2 Timothy 3:1-5
“But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power.”
And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.”
“Passing alongside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, ‘Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men.’ And immediately they left their nets and followed him.”
“The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.”
“And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.”