For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does. Yes, and he will show him even greater works than these, so that you will be amazed. John 5:20
There are some things that Jesus always does. Jesus imitates the Father. Men typically mirror what they look at and if they do that long enough, they start to become the very thing they imitate.
Jesus shows the way. I watch what the Father does, and I imitate. You watch what I do, and you imitate. Some pretty astounding stuff happens when men turn their attention away from themselves and toward God.
We’re talking about influencing other men for Christ. Don’t back away from influence. Influence is what people do to help. Righteous acts display our faith so that we can share our faith. We help others, so they can find Christ. We first need to see what Jesus is doing and then we follow His lead. Each man works in his area as Jesus’ apprentice. Each man influences those around him through his technique, relationship with others, understanding, and ethics. What he uses that influence for, himself or Christ, depends upon how closely he is looking at what Jesus is doing. So watch Him.
The following bible references are a great resource to glean some ways you can display your faith to others:
· Help your men to discover what Jesus is doing right where they are – in their jobs, families, and communities.
· Align men’s group activities, Bible studies, and resources to incorporate those things.
· Adjust for individual needs through one-on-one discipleship focused on each man’s situation
Let Les McMahan or Jim Boscaljon, Co-Director of Alliance Men Ministries, know what you need. They can pray with you, help you find options for your men’s ministry, or connect you to other men’s groups in the district for support.
By Mike Brue