Yesterday was our second week of our Men’s Fraternity mnistry.  It was a great follow up to week one from last week.  This week we learned about the 4 Face of Manhood in our quest for authentic manhood.  The 4 Faces are;

  • Face #1: The King – The King reflects a righteous energy.  The king seeks to do what is right and has strong convictions, convicting moral choices, a servant spirit and righteous leadership.  This face is seen in Proverbs 4:18 and  Proverbs 20:7.
  • Face #2: The Warrior – The Warrior reflects a conquering energy.  The King is characterized by initiative, protecting, providing, preserving and fighting.  This face is seen in 1 Timothy 6:11-12.
  • Face #3: The Lover – The Lover reflects a romantic energy.  The Lover is characterized by tenderness, sensitivity, sacrificial care, emotional openness and physical affection.  This face is seen in Ephesians 5:25.
  • Face #4: The Friend – The Friend reflects a connecting energy.  The Friend is characterized by loyalty, accountability, challenge and fun.  This face is seen in Proverbs 17:17 and Proverbs 27:17.

Then we were given 4 observations about the 4 Faces.

  • All too often, these honorable faces of manhood are replaced by ugly caricatures.
  • Because of our morally-compromised culture, many men today lack a king.  Without a king, the warrior becomes unrestrained, hurting lives, including his own, in the process.
  • Our increasingly feminized culture has emasculated the warrior in many young men.  The result has been the creation of the soft make, indecisive as to direction, weak as to leadership.
  • Our world is desperate for the four-face balance of real manhood.

This is really, really good stuff.