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What is F3 – Fitness, Fellowship, Faith? A Podcast

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What is F3 – Fitness, Fellowship and Faith. F3 nationally and F3 Northwest Arkansas is a free men’s fitness group that helps men out of the rut of life they are in and helps them reinvigorate and become a High Impact Man (HIM).

FREE Book Promotion for Flesh Tamers – Reviews Needed

Friends, as you know I recently published my first book. And I need your help in supporting the Flesh Tamers book through downloads and reviews. Therefore, a FREE Book promotion has started on Amazon for Christian Manliness: The Courage to Stand Firm.

The goal is to get visibility and reviews for the book on Amazon and Goodreads so that the mission of Flesh Tamers can advance. If the book doesn’t earn at least a four-star review, please send me feedback directly to my email so that I can earn your stars. It is a short book of only about sixty pages, and this is purposeful for my target audience age range.

The book itself is, as the title says, directed toward men. I authored this book including my experiences as a man and the emotions and temptations inherent to men. However, as Christians we are all required to be courageous in the face of opposition as we stand on the Truth of who Jesus is. So, ladies, please don’t hesitate to help the cause here. I know you will gain from reading the book and can also send me great feedback.

What is the mission of Flesh Tamers?

My hope is that Christian Manliness: The Courage to Stand Firm is going to spur reflection and action and act as a reminder that we, as Christians, are on the side of Truth. We don’t dabble in far flung conspiracy, false teachings or hope in man, but we stand firm on the Truth of Jesus Christ.

We must be courageous in the face of opposition and be ready to accept the price of following Christ as we also must be willing to accept and repent of our own failures.

The battle may be spiritual, it may be within our own family, or it may even seem to be against our own fleshly desires. We must tame our own flesh and overcome our own fears with the support of the Holy Spirit.

The fear of speaking up and speaking out in truth is destroying the modern Christian church in the United States. Christian men have lost courage.

Christians are not being courageous in the home, church, or communities. This must Stop! Our King deserves courage as He had courage in the face of opposition. The enemy and fleshly comfort is being allowed to have an unchecked lead role as head of our lives.

The fear of losing the praise of men, the fear of losing our jobs, the fear of fully believing the Truth of who Jesus is. This first battle is within us, as men, to overcome our own doubt and start living like we genuinely believe in Truth!

Please help support the book and write a review during the Free Book Promotion period for Flesh Tamers Christian Manliness: The Courage to Stand Firm starting tomorrow.

The Courage to Stand Firm Even When Everyone Around You Seems to Fall

The world crumbles and falls around us. Men (and women) of high regard and Christian leaders falling from grace in view for all to see, although grace abounds much. Why? How did they get to this point in life, only to forget the things that brought them strength and purpose?

Maybe we all forget to whom the glory belongs at some point in our life. Don’t forget.

Christian Manliness: The Courage to Stand Firm.

There are other problems when, out of fear, we live for the glory that comes from man rather than that which comes from God. It would have appeared to anyone that men like Lentz loved the glory that comes from man. If you would have watched him preach you would have
thought, “he really loves his people.” And in a sense, it was true. He loved them. But what was more important to him was that they loved him. You could see it in many things that he did and spoke. The man wants to be loved and praised by all. Again, I don’t know him, and I didn’t
research him too deeply, but I know the human condition all too well. Am I not also a man in a fallen world? Would I stand firm if I somehow become “popular”?

The sad fact is that often the only difference between most of us and a Carl Lentz or a Jimmy Swaggart is that we are not gifted or handsome enough to attract such a following and so much temptation. We do not have the capacity to sin on the level of those high-profile celebrities, so we think we are better. “Take heed, lest you fall” (1 Cor 10:12). For most men, it is not that
they succumb to the temptation of throngs of women throwing themselves at them, or thousands and thousands of people in a congregation lapping up everything they say. For most of us, it is smaller and more subtle. Perhaps it is an addiction to pornography, or allowing yourself to be manipulated by female colleagues, because you want them to like you.

— From the book: Christian Manliness: The Courage to Stand Firm

The fear of speaking up and speaking out in truth is destroying the modern Christian church in the United States. Christian men have lost courage.

Christian men are not being courageous in the home, church, or communities. This must Stop! Our King deserves courage as He had courage in the face of opposition. The enemy and fleshly comfort is being allowed to have an unchecked lead role as head of our lives.

The fear of losing the praise of men, the fear of losing our jobs, the fear of fully believing the Truth of who Jesus is. This first battle is within us, as men, to overcome our own doubt and start living like we genuinely believe in Truth!

My hope is that Christian Manliness: The Courage to Stand Firm is going to spur reflection and action and act as a reminder that we, as Christians, are on the side of Truth. We don’t dabble in far flung conspiracy, false teachings or hope in man, but we stand firm on the Truth of Jesus Christ.

We must be courageous in the face of opposition and be ready to accept the price of following Christ as we also must be willing to accept and repent of our own failures.

Do You Avoid Difficult Conversations?

Conflict is inevitable. The variables that we can change are; the position from which we fight and the strength of our conviction.

When we avoid difficult conversations, many times this simply prolongs the hurt and leaves the feeling of unresolved emotional strain.

Most assured, there are some situations and disagreements that reach a level of intensity that are not warranted. It’s in those situations that we still must not shrink from the conversation, but we do need to adjust the position and conviction we are fighting from to diffuse the emotional aspect causing defensive behavior.

The battles and conflicts that we should not ever shrink away from are those battles with the evil one and the false teachings of his unwitting accomplices.

As we watch and await Christ’s return, we’re to remain especially aware of false prophets, discerning the spirits and rejecting all who do not confess that Jesus Christ is God in the flesh (2 Peter 2:1; 1 John 4:1-2).

Constant contact and conflict with evil and oppression of all kinds are necessary actions of the moral effort of developing true Christlike manliness. To learn not to shrink from conflict, a man must face conflict. Jesus Christ did not ever shrink from conflict with evil, even when He knew at that moment, He was going to feel the strike of human pain both emotionally and physically.

Flesh Tamers: Christian Manliness: The Courage to Stand Firm

We have been given examples in the Bible from our Lord and His disciples.

Posture with prayer as Jesus did and allow the Holy Spirit to guide you. Confirm your conviction on the topic by studying the Word of God.

The Word of God encourages us to stand fast in the faith with courage and strength (1 Cor. 16:13), watching soberly and arming ourselves with faith, love, and salvation (1 Thes. 5:8).

Thank you for reading!

Please accept a free digital copy of my book Flesh Tamers: Christian Manliness: The Courage to Stand Firm by visiting this link.

Counterfeit Christian

Today I came across this statement while reading my daily devotional written by Dr. Charles Stanley;

Many Christians seem content to live what they think is an adequate Christian life. They believe if they go to church, read their Bibles from time to time, and say their prayers once in a while, they’ll be all right with God.

Though they go through the motions of being a “good Christian,” they simply don’t enjoy the power, peace, and joy that should come with the abundant life Jesus promised (John 10:10).

Eventually, the counterfeit Christian life they’re living becomes a burden that doesn’t comfort them when the storms of adversity assail.

Are you a counterfeit Christian?

It is a thought that we all have entertained in the past. And some have confirmed their faith and sought change to become closer to God through active mental and emotional participation in God’s plan, which spurs them to act.

Yet others ask themselves this question and ultimately turn away. Because they were too heavily reliant on their own effort and pride to achieve their own definition of “good enough”.

There is no perfect. There is only reliance on Him, obedience and love that brings desire to worship and for works.

Don’t be counterfeit. Just be humble enough to know you are not perfect and live in His favor. Don’t be just adequate. Heed the prompts of the Holy Spirit in your daily walk. And let Him mold the desires of your life, your definition of abundance and fullness, so that you can live with joy and peace.