I thoroughly enjoyed our time together Sunday night, and appreciate your willingness to engage via weekly text. I am convinced that we are experiencing something called “an epidemic of loneliness” in our culture. This is especially true among men. (Check out this short article: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/church-respond-loneliness-epidemic/).
Loneliness is an unsurprising symptom of our individualistic society. Yet, we all need male friends, and most specifically---male friends who are striving to follow Jesus. That is why our time together Sunday night felt so refreshing. I want to encourage you to reach out to another Christian man before Monday and set a breakfast or lunch for the purpose of encouraging each other.
"As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend." (Proverbs 27:17 NLT)
What I hope to do via this text, is send a weekly challenge or word of encouragement. This may include a scripture that spoke to me, an article that made me think, and sometimes a prayer request that is important to me.
One more thing, if you do not have a daily devotion that you are currently involved with, I want to invite you to join me for a seven day men’s study through You Version called “Play the Man” by Mark Batterson. That’s right. 7 days. Anyone can do seven days. Here is the link to join me.
If you have any problems with above links, simply copy and paste the URL into your internet browser. And if you have any other questions about how to join the study, please shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Chuck Martin
Lead Pastor, Frisco First Baptist Church