We made it! 50 men! This is exciting! It’s a great beginning! BUT… it is only a beginning. This Thursday, 50 men of our church are heading up to Brisbane to an event called “Burn Your Plastic Jesus”. The main thing that will happen on Thursday night is a talk by Mark Driscoll. Mark’s clearly stated aim is that his talk will unsettle our complacency about the Lordship of Jesus and expand our view of the REAL JESUS SO THAT we will renew our efforts to grow as real Christian men who are:
- faithful to our families
- who fight hard against sexual temptation
- who are honest and reliable in all our dealings
- who seek to serve rather than be served
- who are committed to our churches
- who strive to be bold yet humble and who bring honour to our Lord Jesus
SO… there is a purpose to this trip. We’re going SO THAT real change, real growth will happen. This trip is not just about having a good time, in fact it will be good if we find it difficult. This trip is not about one night in 2008. It’s about setting a direction for the rest of our lives as Christian men. This trip is not about macho chest-beating and slapping each other on the back. It’s about acknowledging our past failure to be REAL MEN following the REAL JESUS and committing ourselves to leading more genuine Christian lives.
If you are one of the 50, please pray for yourself and for each other – that this trip will achieve the purpose intended for it. And everyone else, please pray for these 50 men – that they will LOVE the REAL JESUS and be transformed by him into strong leaders of their families and our church and great ambassadors for the gospel in their homes and workplaces and in the wider community.
NOTE: actual start time is 7:30pm not 7:00pm as in the image above.