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When you look in the pages of the New Testament, you’ll see that the Apostle Paul made incredible sacrifices (2 Corinthians 11:23-28) to advance the Kingdom of God. What was it that gave him the mindset to make such sacrifices? […]

By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care. For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which […]

When you enter into any discussion about spiritual gifts, sooner or later the topic will come up, “What about the miraculous gifts?” I recently spoke on the topic of spiritual gifts and wanted to carve out some space to discuss […]

Man Code entries are designed for parents or adults seeking to mold young boys into strong Christian men. Previous entries can be found here. “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” James 4:6 Have you ever played a sports game against someone […]

Sometimes the Christian life can seem like an uphill grind, like the world is out to get you. Wasn’t life supposed to get easier once you became a Christian? Sometimes, if you stopped long enough to really think about things, […]

Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them: “Any kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and a house divided against itself will fall. Luke 11:17 Unity in the church is essential, but it is rarely achieved. We can easily get caught […]

Man Code entries are designed for parents or adults seeking to mold young boys into strong Christian men. Previous entries can be found here. “Walk with the wise and become wise,  for a companion of fools suffers harm.” Proverbs 13:20 Son, we’ve already talked once about […]

Andy Stanley recently preached a brilliant sermon where he talked about the absolute vitality of self-leadership. Leadership rightfully gets a ton of attention, but when we think of leadership we mostly think about leading others. Self-leadership (or the discipline of leading […]

Man Code entries are designed for parents or adults seeking to mold young boys into strong Christian men. Previous entries can be found here. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. Matthew 16:25 Son, there’s a lie out there, a big […]

We tend to carry around the hurt in our lives. We have lists of grievances against all those who hurt us, from the minor slights to the heart-breaking betrayals. If we fed into our worst selves, we could be engulfed […]