Week 0 | Introduction
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6 Pax began the book study at Adventure Park and Celery Fields at 6:15 for this introductory week of Wild at Heart. This book is going to be really exciting. There have been many people reaching out to us indicating how great this book is.
The reading assignment was the introduction.
- How do you think “Good Christian Men” should act?
- Do you find yourself acting differently at church and around other church goers than you do at home or at work?
- Do you have to turn off certain behaviors or habits at church?
- How does the bible say men should act?
- Does the bible provide different sets of instructions for women?
Ephesians 5:21-33 (NLT) And further, submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. 22 For wives, this means submit to your husbands as to the Lord. 23 For a husband is the head of his wife as Christ is the head of the church. He is the Savior of his body, the church. 24 As the church submits to Christ, so you wives should submit to your husbands in everything. 25 For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her 26 to make her holy and clean, washed by the cleansing of God’s word. 27 He did this to present her to himself as a glorious church without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish. Instead, she will be holy and without fault. 28 In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as they love their own bodies. For a man who loves his wife actually shows love for himself. 29 No one hates his own body but feeds and cares for it, just as Christ cares for the church.30 And we are members of his body. 31 As the Scriptures say, “A man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.”[c] 32 This is a great mystery, but it is an illustration of the way Christ and the church are one. 33 So again I say, each man must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.
There are many parts of the bible that provide separate instructions for men and women. God made us with different desires, different natures, different hearts. In this book we will explore how to recover our masculine hearts defined in the image of a passionate God. We will realize the permission we were given by God to live from our hearts and not from man made lists of “should” and “ought to”. We will gain a deeper understanding of why we long for adventures, battles, and a Beauty. We will discover how to live the freedom, passion and adventure God intended for our lives.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” — Theodore Roosevelt
- Read chapter one: Wild at Heart
- Watch this video
Thoughts for the week:
What did you want to grow up and do when you were a kid? What are some things a man’s heart desires for? What are some things that a woman’s heart desires?