Men's Breakfast Devotional
Exhortation, Encouragement, and PrayerTime:
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 9:30 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.
|1-3||"And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."||September||Joe Long|
|4||"Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted."||October||Chris Fallon|
|5||"Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth."||November|
|6||"Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled."||December||Chris Fallon|
|7||"Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy."||January||Craig Hall|
|8||"Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God."||February||Joe Long|
|9||"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."||June|
|10||"Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."||July|
|11-12||"Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. "||August|
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