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RANDAL L. ROSS TRINITY CHURCH FEBRUARY 14, 1995 MEN'S BREAKFAST NAME: MEN5THE SIX STAGES OF MANHOOD V: THE WOUNDED WARRIOR
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INTRO.; DEALING WITH OUR PAIN; THE FORK IN THE ROAD OF MASCULINITY A. THIS MORNING WE FIND OUR SELVES AT THE CROSSROAD OF TRUE
MASCULINITY; DEALING WITH OUR INNER PAIN AS MEN OF GOD. 1. NO MAN ARRIVES HERE BY ACCIDENT BUT ALL MUST PASS THRU THIS MOST
VITAL OF ALL STAGES. 2. you cannot reach this point without the other 3 STAGES. B. REVIEW OF THE FIRST 3 STAGES OF MALE IDENTITY 1. THE CREATIONAL MAN; the man who must recognize that he is the
CREATION OF GOD, MUST FIND HIS IDENTITY IN GOD a. MAN IS NOT GOD He is Dust and has limits and an end 2. THE SEXUAL MALE; the man who finds his first unique difference
in HIS SEXUALITY. a. SUCCESS HERE IS TO LEARN TO CONTROL ONES SEXUALITY AS A ACT
OF WORSHIP TO GOD 3. THE WARRIOR; THE STAGE OF CONQUERORING. a. there is within every man THE NEED, THE CALL TO ACHIEVE AND
CONQUEROR AND TO WIN. b. WE WERE MADE TO FIGHT BATTLES AND TO PROVE SELF. c. THE NEED TO BE RESPECTED (Genesis 32:20-32 NIV) (20) And be sure to say, `Your servant Jacob is coming behind us.'"
For he thought, "I will pacify him with these gifts I am sending on
ahead; later, when I see him, perhaps he will receive me." (21) So
Jacob's gifts went on ahead of him, but he himself spent the night in
the camp. (22) That night Jacob got up and took his two wives, his
two maidservants and his eleven sons and crossed the ford of the
Jabbok. (23) After he had sent them across the stream, he sent over
all his possessions. (24) So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled
with him till daybreak. ( ...
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