Men's Breakfast Devotional
The Way of the Righteous and the WickedTime:
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.
|1-2||"Blessed is the man who has not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, and has not stood in the way of sinners, and has not sat in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is only in the Law of Jehovah; and in His Law he meditates day and night."||January||Mike Fuller|
|3-4||"And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivulets of water that brings forth its fruit in its seasons, and its leaf shall not wither, and all which he does shall be blessed. The wicked are not so, but are like chaff which the wind drives away."||February|
|5-6||"Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For Jehovah knows the way of the righteous; but the way of the ungodly shall perish."||April|
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