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October 20, 2005

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Aaron,

Great analysis. Have you seen good examples of men giving of their time and talents to building up the body of Christ?

Who are those you look to as an example in this area? What does that look like?

Thanks,

Brian

Brian,

I am thankful that at the church I currently serve as an interim pastor, the men are very active. This is at least partially because our church is near a seminary and many of these men are preparing for full time pastoral ministry.

Nonetheless, I have often heard and appreciated it when a guy says, "Look, I've got two or three hours a week to spare, what does the church need me to do?" It's easy to serve when something opens up that we want to do, but I think Christ like service means being willing to sacrfice for Christ's body.

One of the guys who was most influential in my life--before I was really involved in a church--was influential by being faithful to attend church services. I had started going to this small church and wasn't surprised to see the pastor there every time the doors were open -- he was being paid! But this other guy was just trying be faithful and his faithfulness made a HUGE impression on me.

We need more men willing to be faithful -- nothing spectacular -- just being there, acting as if the Church really is the only institution against which the gates of hell will certainly never prevail.

I hope this helps a bit, Brian.

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