Men's Breakfast Devotional
A Study through Psalm 23Time:
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||"The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want."||December||Mike Johnson|
|2||"He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters."||January|
|3||"He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake."||February|
|4||"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me."||April|
|5||"Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over."||May|
|6||"Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever."||June|
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