Men's Breakfast Devotional
Studies through "The Lords Prayer"
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.
|5-6||"And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly."||May|
|7-8||"And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words. Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him."||June||Mike Stanley|
|9||"In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name."||July||Griff Baird|
|10||"Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven."||August|
|11||"Give us this day our daily bread."||September||Joe Long|
|12||"And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors."||October||Mike Stanley|
|13||"And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen."||November|
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