The Brotherhood – part 1

The Brotherhood of the Second Cross was established on Father’s Day 2005 where 160 men stood before their wives and children to pledge themselves to purity, self-sacrifice, loyalty, and excellence. Responding to the words of Jesus Christ in Matthew 16:24  “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must put aside your selfish ambition, shoulder your cross, and follow me,” these men said yes. Jesus spoke of a “cross” each of us must carry. That’s our Second Cross–the first being the one only He could carry for us.

Those who joined us that day, and the hundreds who have joined us since, recognize that a man’s true strength isn’t in his biceps or abs, but in the commitments he makes and lives every day. Those intentional choices are what makes a man strong.

So, The Brotherhood of the Second Cross is a group of men who make 4 commitments:
1. A Commitment to Purity (for my wife/future wife)
2. A Commitment to Self-Sacrifice (for my family)
3. A Commitment to Loyalty (for my God and church)
4. A Commitment to Excellence (for myself)

Each week, I will post a message to these men–a message of encouragement and challenge, to help keep each of us moving forward in these critical choices. I welcome comments and insights from any subscriber, including the women who will read along with us. Together we can strengthen each other and be the men our Creator has designed us to be.

Thanks for joining us…

Mike

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