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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!
This book is a review on the subject of Christian manliness and the courage needed to stand on the truth of Christ in the face of opposition, being a good steward of the truth and our physical bodies, and to shun the praise of society and the fleeting pleasure and comfort of living for fleshly desires.
My goal in authoring this book is to show that modern Christianity is fighting for relevance today from a position of weakness, and as such will fail in the future to be the societal pillar that it once was unless it recaptures the courageous and manly spirit of the “author and perfector of our faith” (Heb 12:2), Jesus Christ, who was both manly and courageous, and is the matchless example of manhood.
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.
As this is my first book, I will gladly accept feedback. Please email me and let me know how I can improve, I’m sure there is much to learn. Favorable ratings on Amazon are very welcome as this helps me gain more readers and helps me in sharing this message. Thank you in advance.
I’ve just turned 40 this past December. Are you a man who has just turned 40 or already above 40? If yes, there are all kinds of health changes and challenges that you and I are likely to encounter.
Nevertheless, you can enjoy better health and good quality of life by actively managing your nutrition and exercise, but you likely need to enhance that with the help of quality organic supplements.
You should evaluate everything from the way you eat to the way you sleep. When men near the age of 40, they should begin to seek quality sources of supplemental vitamins and natural energy boosters. No, I’m not talking about those energy drinks from the gas station. Supplements for guys over 40 are designed to keep them energized and provide support for critical body functions as they approach middle age.
There are many supplement types and brands, but it is challenging to know which ones are right for you and if they are made of quality organic ingredients.
When considering herbal supplements, it usually is advisable to choose “extracts” rather than just the powdered herb, because the herb itself often has the active phytochemicals in concentrations too low to provide the desired result. Powdered extracts (nutraceuticals) have the active components concentrated in higher percentages, usually more effective.
Below are examples of multivitamin/mineral supplements formulated to strike a balance of safety and therapeutic value for long-term supplementation in men over 40.
MOA and Rejuvenix are supplements that I use, and I am also a distributor if you are interested in trying them out yourself.
As a man above 40, MOA is that supplement that would give you a good overall supplement to face the day’s activities. It is a dense micronutrient replacement. It contains extracts from 36 superfoods! You can take it along with you in your briefcase, purse, backpack, or gym bag due to the convenient single use low environmental impact packaging, and you can take it any place and whenever you want. It a metabolic kickstart to your day.
MOA is a proprietary, nutrient-rich combo of 36 superfoods and superfruits blended in a synergistic low-glycemic formula that helps support exceptional health benefits for anyone, but especially for men who are over 40 years of age.
Exploiting the superpower of superfoods and superfruits, MOA consists of a unique mushroom complex that helps support healthy immune function in men who are 40 and above. This premium formula also includes Bergavit (Bergamot Extract), an innovative nutraceutical extract that helps support cardiovascular and metabolic well-being. It is expertly formulated with BioPerine for greater bioavailability of these meticulously selected ingredients.
When used regularly, MOA helps minimize oxidative damage from free radicals and supports healthy digestion, strong cellular defenses, and immune function in men who are above 40.
Qualities of MOA
MOA’s formula is unlike any other, with 36 of the most potent ingredients in the world. Packed with purees, extracts and natural juices, it is by far the most unique superfood blend on the market today and is exceptionally low in sugars, which is healthy for men over 40.
MOA has the purest and most nutritionally dense ingredients free of allergens, gluten and dairy, with nothing artificial which is just perfect for men above 40.
Men over 40 can enjoy MOA anytime, anywhere, making it easy to consume and easy to share!
STRONG WELLNESS DEFENCE
When used regularly, MOA helps the body of men over 40 to minimize oxidative damage from free radicals and helps healthy digestion, robust cellular defenses and immune function.
BOOST YOUR LIFESTYLE
Pack a Go Pouch in your work bag, grab one to combat afternoon energy lapses, and take it to the gym for a nutritious post-workout snack. Specially formulated to support your health and busy lifestyle, this proprietary blend is your superhero superfood on the go.
THE GENERAL BENEFIT OF MOA
Powerful, antioxidant-rich superfoods and superfruits
Ingredients rich in antioxidants, dense in nutrients and low glycemic index
Helps reduce oxidative damage from free radicals
Mycofusion’s proprietary culture process enhances immune-boosting capabilities.
Increases metabolism and energy
Contains Bergavit to support cardiovascular health
Contains BioPerine for increased bioavailability
Superfoods Found in MOA
Proprietary Super Fruit Blend:
Organic mango fruit puree, organic pomegranate juice concentrate, cranberry juice concentrate, organic tart cherry juice concentrate, prune juice concentrate, organic aloe vera juice, Bergavit ® 40 bergamot (citrus bergamia risso & poit.) fruit extract
Vitality Health Blend:
Organic acai fruit juice, organic mangosteen fruit puree, noni juice concentrate, organic goji berry puree, organic acerola fruit juice
Other Ingredients: purified water, blackberry juice concentrate, plum juice concentrate, pear juice concentrate, black currant juice concentrate, cultured dextrose, peach juice concentrate, apple juice concentrate, elderberry juice concentrate, xanthan gum, strawberry fruit, blueberry fruit, elderberry fruit, orange fruit, natural flavors (rosemary, oregano and star anise essential oils, flaxseed), stevia leaf extract
SLENDERIIZ is the only healthy, natural weight management supplement of its kind that shows better results than diet and exercise alone. To help accelerate weight loss by maintaining adequate nutrition levels, SLENDERIIZ scientifically advanced supplements help control appetite and stimulate metabolism to maximize efforts in older men. Men over 40 should use SLENDERIIZ supplements to help them achieve their weight loss and planned nutrition goals. Slenderiix uses a specific formula designed to promote the release of visceral fat and subcutaneous fat: fat deposits located under the skin. Designed to control hunger and appetite, help control weight, and support digestive health, these little drops are also formulated to help the body’s stamina and endurance in older men. Also, its a hormone-free and pharmacopeial approved product.
QUALITIES OF SLENDERIIZ
The SLENDERIIZ supplement is a simple and effective supplement for successful fat reduction that promotes weight loss for men over 40.
SLENDERIIZ is an entirely natural gluten-free line of products with revolutionary drops that help control hunger, increase energy and stimulate metabolism.
Thousands of people around the world have achieved success with SLENDERIIZ. The powerful drops work in synergy with nourishing and stimulating shakes to help maintain lean muscle mass and highlight your inner beauty.
REJUVENIIX provides natural energy without jitters in the body of men over 40. With a counteractant blend of green coffee bean extract, L-theanine, and a superfruit complex of acai berry, mangosteen, goji berry, maqui berry, Hawaiian noni, and sea buckthorn, REJUVENIIX naturally refines concentration, elevates health status encouragement, promotes energy, and improves mental alertness of men who are 40 years of age and above.
BENEFITS OF REJUVENIIX:
It naturally improves concentration, elevates mood, promotes energy, and improves mental alertness in men who are over 40
Natural energy without nervousness.
Green coffee bean extract, L-theanine and a superfruit complex of acai berry, goji berry, mangosteen, maqui berry, Hawaiian noni and sea buckthorn are all good for men over 40.
Acai berry extract
Green Coffee Bean extract
Chamomile flower extract
Noni Fruit powder
Mangosteen fruit extract
Goji Berry extract
Sea Buckthorn juice powder
Hawthorn berry powder
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Download the App and then you can use it via your mobile device or iPad. And if you email me, I will give you a better one-time deal for lifetime access to the app and one-on-one training calls with me.
The Web based mobile friendly App is also available at https://fleshtamersfitness.passion.io/ If you want access to the mobile friendly web version of the App, please email me at OneChristianMan@OneChristianMan.com and I will set you up with access.
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✅ The 6 week “Taming the Flesh” Call to Action so that I can personally work with you to tame your fleshly desires of laziness and poor eating habits, lose weight, feel strong and healthy withOUT feeling guilty about taking the time.
👉 The Challenge follows the Flesh Tamer Method, which is a unique system to achieve being confident, healthier, and energized to fulfill your God given mission. I will personally build a plan for you!
This Flesh Tamer Method consists of:
Each week starts with a challenging Biblical devotion that I have personally created for this program. And on Abs day we dig into the Core of our Faith with a story to remind us who our rock is (Jesus).
You’ll find a daily step-by-step 30 to 40 Mins Exercise menu each week with the App prompting you with pictures/videos and a timer
Body weight exercises with the man in mind, free weights, or heavy random objects and plenty of gains
10 to 20 minutes Stability/Core neuromuscular control, 20 minutes Strength building and Muscle Building, 20 mins Fat burning.
We’ll lose weight, get toned and start feeling more confident.
✅ Nutrition and Meal Plan To Maximize Results
✅ Private Accountability Facebook or Slack Group So You Don’t Quit Until You See Results
✅ Flesh Tamer Fitness App To Workout Anywhere, Any Time.
✅ The Next Level Fitness Program for targeted daily routines aimed at each of the main muscle groups (Split-Routine style)
✅ For advanced training: 5K to Half-Marathon Training Program
Disciplining the body is one of the hardest things for people to do, especially for someone who is going through a life change like a new job, new baby, a financial decision, and any number of life situations.
Yet disciplining our bodies and taming our fleshly desires are a required step in our journey to spiritual maturity and a good physical state of health.
At one point in my life, at around age 36, I started losing my confidence. I felt like I was getting physically weak, I was overweight, and I didn’t feel like anyone would want to ever take me seriously because of the way I looked. This, of course, is partly a lie of the evil one to try and hold me back from the purpose God has for me. But, it was somewhat true. Because of my lack of confidence, I was being held back and I was not being impactful.
I wasn’t being as impactful at work, in my home, in my career or in the mission and purpose to share the Gospel.
We all want to be able to work on our mission to spread the Gospel of Christ with vigor and energy until the day we die. Right?
Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its lusts, and do not go on presenting the members of your body to sin as instruments of unrighteousness; but present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law but under grace. Romans 6:12-14 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/rom.6.12-14.NASB
In our mission to share the Gospel we must often remove the pole from our own eye before helping our neighbor remove the speck from his eye.
If we are struggling to tame our own fleshly desires, how can we help anyone else see a better way?
Guess what, you don’t have to be a pastor, full time preacher or evangelist to preach/teach others. And I don’t want to disqualify myself by allowing my fleshly desires to rule over me.
Though I will stumble Lord, help me not to fall. And if a fall is ever necessary for learning, Lord never let it be so. Let my body be used for your service until the day I meet you face to face.
In full context this passage relates to sharing the Gospel with others where they are in life, but not partaking in the circumstance that they are in. We must exercise self-control.
I do all things for the sake of the gospel, so that I may become a fellow partaker of it. Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win. Everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things. They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. Therefore I run in such a way, as not without aim; I box in such a way, as not beating the air; but I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified. 1 Corinthians 9:23-27 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/1co.9.23-27.NASB
For me, exercising self-control first started with my food addictions and stress behavior. Setting goals in the app MyFitnessPal was the best thing for me.
Then I hit a weight loss plateau after losing 30 pounds. Why? Because I was getting about 15% of my calories from sugary foods? (sweet tea)
Then I lost another 10 pounds after cutting out excessive sugar. I try to stay around 50 grams of sugar a day, but most days I am under that around 20 grams.
I felt great about my weight loss at that point. And my self-esteem and confidence were allowing me to be bolder in my sharing of the Gospel. Though I know my boldness should come from my faith and the Holy Spirit working in me, and it does. But a little self-confidence does not hurt.
Then I hit another plateau. I knew at that point I would have to hit the gym. Which I didn’t want to do. Having to miss my lunch time to change clothes and make my body hurt was not appealing. But then Eric joined my team. Eric runs marathons and hits the weight room. So now I had a partner to teach me.
It was accountability and expert advice on how to train that moved me on to reaching my personal fitness goal.
I started seeing body changes after about a month that motivated me tremendously. Then comes a goal, run a 5K. I hated running. Why would anyone want to run? I’ve hated it since high school.
Next goal run a half marathon. Check. Run in under 2 hours. Check
But then I set myself another goal. Goals must be achievable but not easy. My new goal was to prove I had abs. I’d never seen them, but I was sure they must exist.
I’m still working at this goal because I’m not satisfied. But I press on. (March 2019 Update: They do exist at about 11% body fat and under, I’m currently at ~10%)
But the ultimate goal is to extend and invigorate the mission I have to share the Gospel for as long as God has me in this flesh tent.
Now what? Well, now I want to help others reach their goals.
In the winter of 2019, I began studying for my NASM Certified Personal Trainer test. And in the spring of 2020, finally after the Covid lockdowns end and allowed the testing centers to open, I am now a Certified NASM Personal Trainer.
And my mission is to help other men, like me, to achieve their fitness goals, to regain their confidence, and begin Taming the Flesh!