The New Normal 14 Part Series
The BURNING BUSH experience with God. Augustine. Martin Luther. John Wesley. Jonathan Edwards. John Calvin and a pantheon of great men of God throughout the ages all had an encounter in common that changed their lives forever. A NEW NORMAL overcame them because they dared to journey with an open heart through the pages of a certain book of the Bible--the Book of Romans. For God's man, new IS normal. New thinking and new living comes with new revelation of God's person and purposes. Watch this series with men's expert and pastor Kenny Luck and continue the story of great men helped by God's Spirit to sense and expereience a NEW NORMAL in Christ TODAY. Your burning bush is waiting.
Every man appreciates the difference between old and new. Whether it's a car, a phone, a computer, or a LIFE, when you reflect on the difference between what you had then and what's in your life now it produces (or should produce) gratitude. The benefits of the "new" make the old pale in comparison. Just think about your first SmartPhone and how you can't imagine life without it now. In Part II Pastor Kenny Luck guides you through three life changing and powerful transitions from OLD to NEW that reliance upon and relationship with Jesus achieves for every man. All you can say is "Wow!"
Most men have a gnawing sense that they are more than what they have become. More painfully, most men also realize that they can't become who they need to be, who their families and kids need them to be, and who their world needs them to be by remaining who they are! That involves CHANGE. In Part III of the NEW NORMAL Pastor Kenny Luck starts with men understanding they need to put energy into change but then maps out the biblical path to REALIZING lasting change through a full expression of commitment.
Personal change is more complex and difficult than mouthing words. Many a man has eaten his words promising a different version of himself to others needing new character and conduct from him. Perhaps this is you. When it comes to arresting and jailing our destructive tendencies that harm our relationships with God and people, it's like wrestling a 20 foot python intent on strangling the air out of you. The more you stuggle to defeat this serpent, the tighter it's grip gets! In Part IV of this life-change series Pastor Luck exposes the the lack of power in WILL-power. Good intentions never defeat powerful selfish tendencies. Acknowledging and admitting this reality holds within it the possibilities of a powerful NEW NORMAL. Watch this session bravely.
If the presence and availability of LIFE in the Kingdom of God is real, then IT CHANGES EVERYTHING. Specfically, it produces spiritual, emotional, and personal freedom from the power of our dark side. The sponsor and agent of this freedom is accomplished by none the Holy Spirit who resides in every follower of Jesus Christ. In Part V, Pastor Kenny Luck dials in the person, presence, and power of the Holy Spirit who sets men from their bondage to selfishness and sin. It's one thing to know intellectually or theologically that you are free. It's another thing to actually live and think like a free man especially when so much time and energy has been spent living a certain way. The saddest kind of believer is the one who has been set free by Jesus but not able to walk in that freed and experience real life change. Watch this session and FIX THAT God's way.
When a man is a slave to any impulse he feels small, immature, powerless, and ashamed. So often men know that a solution exists but don't know what the process is, how it starts or what breaking free involves. In Part Six, Pastor Kenny Luck provides the KEY to a morally strong, emotionally secure, and relationally healthy man who is free spiritually. It's personal. It's powerful. It's
The surest sign a man is passing into a new realm of personal and spiritual growth can be seen in how he handles the trials and tests, the delays and difficulties, and the strains and stresses of life. Real progress can be seen only under real pressure. The question is: where is God in the middle of the storms of life and what is He up to in the midst? Answer and internalize the answers to these questions and you have accelerated your journey into a new normal. In Part VII Pastor Kenny Luck helps you face an enormous obstacle to your personal growth: SUFFERING. Watch this session and learn how you can not just take the pain but become new and walk tall under fire.
A new concern for others. A new willingness to sacrifice my agenda for higher purposes. A new depth and ability to love. A new belief and trust in confusing times.. A new dependence on Christ versus self. A NEW NORMAL! In Part VIII Pastor Kenny Luck challenges the notion of staying the SAME and provides God's destinations for NEW. Watch this session and answer the question: Are you the same guy you were a year ago?
To be God's man is to be concerned about the eternal welfare of those around you. Your radar is to always be "ON" and your heart and mouth ready to release the Good News of God's love for another person to consider. In fact, there is a responsibility to care about where people go when they die and a duty to prayerfully approach life seeking opprotunities to share the Good News of salvation in Christ. THAT reality both terrifies and excites. It also should move every God's man to internalize, think through, and be able to clearly communicate how one is "saved." In this session Pastor Kenny Luck breaks down the core issues surrounding the salvation, the obstacles to salvation, and the step by step process all men must take to be saved. The new normal gets exciting when God's man starts inviting others to follow Christ.
The BIGGEST OBSTACLE all men need to overcome in order to win a strong relationship with God is pride. The message pride sends to God is that YOU KNOW BETTER than He does. Most men don't feel they are that blatant in their feelings toward God but their actions tell a different story. Subtly and powerfully pride gets in the way of all things spiritual because it produces an UNTEACHABLE spirit in a man. In this session Pastor Kenny Luck shows how God has solved the pride issue by solving the real issue driving pride in men's lives: FEAR. Watch now and get the answers to questions like: What does pride look like in a man's life? What are the consequences for his relationship with God? What's the process of moving from pride and self sufficiency to toward healthy and humble dependency on God? Watch and make humility your new normal.
Pride messages to us that our source of authority needs to be ourselves. It says: "just listen to number one." This is problemmatic for men on many levels. First with God, second with people, and then with ALL SOURCES OF AUTHORITY placed in our lives by God. The elimination of pride changes our relationship to the sources of authority, from parents to policemen or work supervisors to Supreme Court justices. Navigating your relationship to sources of authority in your life can be tricky and very emotional. In this session Pastor Kenny Luck shows why a bigger perspective is needed when we are not feeling "big" on authority around us.
LISTEN UP husbands and would-be husbands. The ACID TEST of love is when the flaws, shortcomings, and limitations of others interrupt our expectations of how things should go. A lot of men say to themselves "I didn't sign up for this" and then proceeed to bail out of relationships. God's man can't love a person the way God loves him until he learns to accept the limitiations of others. But no man can begin to accept the limitations of others until he sees his OWN FLAWS AND LIMITATIONS.Ouch! In this session Pastor Kenny Luck reveals the key to winning the INTERNAL BATTLE to love others and resolving conflicts with those close to you.
The immature life is one devoted to SELF. The new normal rooted in a relationship with God allows a man to transcend these "small man" syndromes OVER to the powerful and purposeful life of loving God and loving people. It's the life every man has always wanted using masculine strength and wiring to become dangerous with goodness. Sound like a hero? In this session Pastor Kenny Luck reveals the reasons why men are into Super-heros and calls out the one inside put there by God. Watch this session now because it is TIME TO FIGHT!
WHEN A MAN DOES NOT DO RELATIONSHIPS RIGHT, he will not do life right. Every man knows this but not every man acts on what he knows! God's man touched by God's love learns how to love, appreciate, value, affirm, accept, and support people. Time and distance don't affect this. Color of skin and language are irrelevant. In this session Pastor Kenny Luck boldly asserts that a culture of men who aggressive and appropriately love others is a MAGNET for a world starved for the real thing. That is why God's man both develops his relationships within his spiritual family as well defends it against division. Why? Because the Body of Christ needs more sheepdogs to sniff, bark, and defend against the wolves who seek to destroy and devour.