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Every Man Ministries (EMM) was founded in 2000 by Kenny Luck to revolutionize men’s ministry, free men spiritually and ignite spiritual health worldwide. He is currently the Leadership Pastor at Crossline Church in Laguna Hills, California. Prior to Crossline, he was the Men’s Pastor at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California from 1997-2014. Our mission is to create a movement of God’s men who are empowered to lead others on a meaningful journey into personal character and leadership, ultimately having a positive impact on generations of women, children and families.

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Imitation - Every Man Ministries - May 22

  • 2018 Aug 07
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Imitation

Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” - Matthew 20:28

When an MBA fan here’s the name Michael Jordan many recall the famous saying that emerged in his era “I want to be like Mike” How many ads that sold tennis shoes had that video of Michael flying through the air with that famous dunk?. How many kids out in the back yard shooting hoops could be heard saying “Michael goes to the hoop and puts it in?” Kids are natural imitators as we who have children know.

Jesus placed more than a few roadside bombs in the disciples’ minds to destabilize their dysfunctional thinking about glory and greatness. Jesus put his finger in the chest of the disciples. He made sure they were imitating Him, not Michael Jordon. “For who is greater, the one who is at the table or the one who serves?” Service tip: God’s man gets up off his blessed assurance and serves.

In a man’s world, authority and service often have an inverse relationship. The more authority, position, and power one possess the more that man is served. These guys get new titles and assistants, new offices and parking spots, and heaps of flattery and accommodation. In some cultures men don’t even need power or position to earn servitude

Jesus breaks the rules to serve in person. Watch Him in the gospels, He encourages, He makes breakfast, He hugs kids, He touches, he heals, He shows up.

Father, “I want to be like Jesus”, you promised you’d help me if I asked.



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