Category: Matt Janes

“Becoming true men of God” by Matt Janes

Its fitting that these are the last three character studies. They each showed us what we need to do as Christian men in order to become true men of God. Joshua showed us that through obedience to God  we can accomplish feats that no man would deem possible. When god spoke to Joshua he listened and obeyed. This obedience pleased God so much that when Joshua prayed “let the sun stand still over Gibeon and the moon over the valley of Aijalon.” That God honor that request.
David showed us that through true praise and worship we can draw near to God, and be men after Gods own heart. He also showed us that no matter how close we are to God, we can still be tempted and fall to sin.
Finally Jesus, the truth the way and the life. He showed us that through Faith in him we can be saved. He showed us through prayer fasting and faith we have victory through Christ Jesus. He was the great example of what it means and what it takes to be a man. He taught us how to pray and how to submit “Not my will but yours be done!”
In closing, I want to thank all the Kings men for their prayers. This challenge has changed my life! I especially want to thank the Men’s Ministry leaders for taking the time to invest in me and the other men of our church. Sir. Rick, Sir. Charles, Sir. Joe, and Sir Justin, I thank you for being obedient and submitting to Gods will. I look forward to the next Challenge.

“Feeling Weak? Remember Who HE is and Press On!” by Matt Janes

Gideon, I believe, was like many new to Christianity or who have been struggling.  They are so used to what the world has labeled them that they actually believe it. Gideon was the weakest in his family. His tribe was the weakest of all the tribes. When we believe what the enemy or the world tells us about ourselves we can find ourselves hiding in a wine press. We forget the power that we have through God and His Son,  Jesus Christ.  We question our self-worth and our faith.  Even though God showed himself to be faithful, Gideon still questioned the plan that God had for his life.  It wasn’t until his first victory that I feel he was truly committed.  He stopped asking God to prove Himself and set out to finish the path that God had laid before him, to the point of almost starving his troops to death.   Gideon knew that God would give him the complete victory and pressed on.

If we start to question who He is, we only need to remember the victories He has already given to us and press on!