JUNE 3: "DUDE" (Click to Watch)
Indisputable Manhood: God’s guide to primal manliness.
The Big Idea: Gender matters. God is saying something about himself in the manhood of Adam and it needs no apology. Grow a beard, grab an axe, love one woman for life and love your God. The rest will take care of itself. Genesis 2:7, 2:15-20.
"Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being." Genesis 2:7
JUNE 10: "DUDETTE" (Click to watch)
Undeniable Womanhood: God’s plan for estrogen Americans.
The Big Idea: Femininity is given by God and a woman is defined by what God thinks, not what the world speaks. Too fat, too thin, too needy, too mousy…when did the life of a woman become defined by today’s culture? God made a woman for himself and nobody has the privilege of defining her heart and charting her course but the one who created her and whispers her name. Genesis 1:27; 2:18-24.
"So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them." Genesis 1:27
JUNE 17: "SOAP ON A ROPE"
Father's Day: The real legacy of dad.
The Big Idea: The last words of King David to his Son Solomon were, “Be strong and act like a man.” Even David on his deathbed knew that his son had one life to live and one legacy to leave. He challenged his boy to risk, be strong and lead because God’s favor went before him. 1 Kings 2:1-4
"be strong, act like a man, and observe what the Lord your God requires: Walk in obedience to him, and keep his decrees and commands, his laws and regulations, as written in the Law of Moses." 1 Kings 2:2-3
JUNE 24: "DUDE + DUDETTE"
Unmistakable Marriage: God's divine design to making marriage last.
The Big Idea: Marriage is more than a partnership, marriage is two people becoming one flesh for the fame and renown of Christ. Don’t get married to the one you can live with, get married to the one you can’t live without. Genesis 2:18-24, Proverbs 18:22, Ephesians 5:23-33
"The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him." Genesis 2:18
JULY 1: "SPECIAL SERVICE"
JULY 8: "DUDE + DUDETTE = WHOOPY"
Unquestionably Intimate: God's desire to heat up the garden.
The Big Idea: Sex is the expression of a passionate, intimate love affair that’s supposed to bond two people for life. If your married, put on some Barry Manilow and hit play. if your single, give God the chance to bless your sexuality and unleash it the moment you say, “I do.” Genesis 2:25, 1 Corinthians 7:3-5, Song of Solomon 3:4
"Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame." Genesis 2:25
JULY 15: "DUDE + DUDETTE = DINGLEBOPPERS"
Unconceivable DNA: God's passion to train up a child God's way.
The Big Idea: Kids are a blessing from the Lord. Buy a Suburban and start popping out kids for Jesus so the next generation can grow up and pass down the greatness of God. Genesis 1:27, Psalms 127:3-5, Proverbs 22:6-8.
"Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court." Psalms 127:3-5
JULY 22: "THE TERRIBLE TROUBLE WITH DUDE"
How the role of men got lost but can still be found.
The Big Idea: Passivity is not a flaw it’s a sin. God did not call a man to sit on a couch, blame his mother and mooch off his friends. God called men to lead, love and act with radical devotion and passionate pursuit. Genesis 3:1-13; 17-19, Ephesians 5:21-32
"The man said, “The woman you put here with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.” Genesis 3:12
JULY 29: "THE DELIBERATE DISCONTENT OF DUDETTE"
How the role of a woman brings life or death to her relationships.
The Big Idea: It began with a bite from the apple. Fear and insecurity took the place of love and safety. In a moment Eve violated her essence and has searched for significance ever since. Redeemed Eve is to be a life giver and relationship builder. Fallen is Eve is a life taker and relationship manipulator. God calls Eve to embrace her call to live life God’s way. Genesis 3:1-13; 16, Proverbs 14:1, Proverbs 31.
"The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.” Proverbs 14:1
AUGUST 5: "WHAT TO DO AND NOT TO DO IN THE DUDE FAMILY."
Unyielding Foundation: God's rules to making relationships work all the way to eternity.
The Big Idea: Rules for roles. Family is God’s cornerstone and blueprint for marriage and the family. Because God is good he has given a blueprint to make it work. Listen to God’s heartbeat in the Scriptures and follow his plan. If you do, in the end, you will have a family that matters. Genesis 3:21, Ephesians 5:21-32
"This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church. However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.” Ephesians 5:32-33