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Jesus, The Man Of Man Church (7 of 7)
Series: Man Church
INTRODUCTION: In the Old West a small, pale, skinny guy was hired as a bartender. The saloon owner gave him a word of warning. "Drop everything and run for your life if ever you hear that Big John is coming to town." The man worked several months without any problem. Then one day a cowboy rushed into the saloon shouting, "Big John is coming!" He was in such a hurry to leave he knocked the small bartender to the floor on his way out. Before the bartender could get up and run a giant of a man with a black, bushy beard rode into the saloon on the back of a buffalo using a rattle snake as a whip. He tore the swinging doors right off their hinges, knocked over three tables and threw the snake into a corner. He pounded his massive fist on the bar, splitting it in half, and demanded a drink. The barkeep nervously pushed a bottle at the man who bit off the top and downed the contents in one gulp. Wanting to keep him from getting mad, the bartender asked if he wanted another drink. "Ain't got time," roared the man as he turned to leave. "Big John is coming to town!"
We've been in a sermon series entitled, "Man Church." We've been talking about the perception among many men that church is for women and children. The modern church draws an attendance that is 61% female and 39% male. The culture and the church have been feminized. We've discussed some of the ways we can "man up" the church. Today, in this final message I want to conclude by talking about THE MAN, the "alpha male," the one who is the BIG JOHN of all mankind, the man Jesus Christ.
Why IS Jesus Christ THE MAN? There are a lot of reasons we could give. We could talk about his courage, his strength, or his loyalty - but I want to focus specifically on the resurrection. Jesus is THE MAN for...
I. LEVELING WITH YOU ABOUT YOUR PROBLEM
Luke 5:31-32 "Jesus answered them, 'It is not the healthy who need a doctor, b ...
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