Men's Breakfast Devotional
How should we live dressed in the armour of God.Time:
Men are very likely to stop paying attention if they believe that the devotional is going to become an extended preaching or teaching time. Some come to men's breakfast for food and fellowship and then they want to get on with the day. It's Saturday - their day off to get those things done that keep their home and lives together. We can't capture the audience and force feed them. Those that started men's breakfast, years ago kept the teaching time short so that men would be inclined to come and get fed both spiritually and physically. Unless you are an exceptional speaker with a message that is of special interest to men, you will lose your audience after 15-20 minutes or for sure by 10:00 AM.
I believe that our task is to teach by serving up a truth that men can remember. Focus on one or two points that teach a truth that gives guys meat to take with them. My wife will ask me, when I get home from men's breakfast - What did you study or learn this morning. Sometimes I really have to think about it. Take what God speaks to you in your study time and put it in as few words as you can. Men will listen and leave with more than a full stomach.
There is no set formula for teaching.
Men who are going to lead a devotional at the Men's Breakfast, email the Webmaster with the month you will be leading the study and the verse. The Webmaster will make the updates to the calendar.
|10-13||"Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand."||July|
|14||"Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness,"||August|
|15||"and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;"||September|
|16||"above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one."||October|
|17||"And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;"||November|
|18-20||"praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints - and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak."||December|
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