Today’s examples of “real men” often portray bronzed, muscular men with their lives put together. It’s hard for middle school guys to figure out what kind of man they’re going to be, unless you help them learn from the only perfect man. Living as a Young Man of God is an eight-week study that will help guys focus on the life of Jesus and learn how to deal with life as he would. The activities are fun and interactive, and the age-appropriate discussion questions will have your small group of middle school guys engaged in a study will help them break the code they’ve been taught to live by so they can become the men God intends for them to be. As they study the life of Jesus, they’ll learn: • what to do with their feelings (and that it’s okay to have feelings) • the truth about girls and sex • why it’s important to have other guys in their lives • how to grow closer to their own dad Guide your middle school guys into manhood with the ultimate example of what it means to be a man. Help break the code.
About the Author
Ken Rawson is the middle school director at The Chapel in Sandusky, Ohio. He graduated from Dartmouth Middle School in San Jose, California, had locker number 423, and was not allowed to attend the actual graduation or the dance afterwards! Somehow he still made it. Ken loves to hang out with his sweet wife, Jen, and their kids Ciera, Noah, Charis, and Maverick.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Puzzle of Manhood 8
Breaking the Code: The Beginning of Living as a Godly Guy 12
The Real Man: Jesus as Our Model 26
Feelings, Part One: Am I a Wimp? What Are These Feelings? 42
Feelings, Part Two: How to Deal with Your Anger 64
The Girl Chapter: Important Facts about the Opposite Sex 82
Dealing with Temptation and Lust 98
Becoming a Band of Brothers 112
Father Hunger: Getting to Know Your Heavenly Dad 130