by Jeff Schreve

When Men Act Like Men
Jeff Schreve
I Corinthians 16:13

How many people in here today are men? May I see your hand? You're a man. All right. Look at that. Got some high schoolers, they've got hands up. Junior highers, hand up. That's good. I like that. How many guys who raised your hand would say, ''It's good to be a man?'' You like to be a man? You know I looked online and there are some reasons that have been compiled why it's good to be a man. You know, the Jews used to pray. That was one of their prayers, their daily prayers. The men would say, ''God, thank You that I'm a man and not a woman,'' because they liked to be a man.

Well, here are some reasons it's good to be a man:

Number one: Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat. It's a good thing.

A five-day vacation requires only one suitcase.

You can open all your own jars.

You can go to the bathroom without a support group.

You never have to clean the toilet.

Wedding plans take care of themselves.

Your underwear is $10.00 for a three-pack. It's just good to be a man.

You don't care if someone notices your new haircut. Didn't like that one, I guess.

If you retain water, it's in a canteen.

And the last one, four letters - ESPN - It's good to be a man.

But, hey, what is a man? How do you know when you hit manhood? That's was a question that was asked in the movie, ''Courageous.''

Paul wrote these words: ''When I was a child, I used to speak as a child, think as a child, reason as a child. When I became a man, I did away with childish things.'' There's a great need in America today for boys to become men. And just because you're 21 or older doesn't mean you're a man. We have a lot of fully grown people that are still boys. They're still acting like children. It's still all about me, and it's all about selfishness, and me and mine, and what I can get, and what feels good. And we have a need for boys to become men and for men to be men of God and men of honor, me ...

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