I searched YouTube for the "best advice for men". The top-ranking videos could be sorted into 3 categories:
If I’d watched these videos I could have discovered:
By looking at this list, you'd think that there is no greater goal for men than to look good, and then successfully start and end relationships with women.
The ambitions the world serves up to us as men are so small, so superficial, so insignificant. Look better. Live longer. Get fitter. Make more. Do less.
Brothers, God has so much more for us than this! He has a vision for our lives that is infinitely greater than anything the world can set before us! And this is why men have been gathering in Katoomba and now also in Sydney for 20 years.
Thousands of men have made it their priority to meet together and hear from God. To lift their eyes off the mediocre and towards the magnificent! To look to Jesus, and be the men that God made us to be. And through this ministry, God has done great things for the sake of His name.
And today, is the need for this gathering any less than it was 20 years ago? Not at all! More than ever, Australia needs men who consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus, our Lord (Phil 3:8).
Our families, our churches, our workplaces and communities need these men.
Men who know we are weak, but lean on the One who is strong.
Men who are merciful and meek.
Men who love sacrificially and give generously.
Men who listen more than we speak.
Men who encourage more than we find fault.
Men who are followers before we leaders.
Men who think of ourselves less, and others more.
Men who pray before we plan.
Men who know God and live to please him.
Can you imagine the impact on our nation as men refuse to settle for what the world is selling, and instead, strive to be the men who God has created us to be?
Join us at BASECAMP 2017.
When we come to God in prayer, we will never hear Him say:
I don't have any availability for the next month.
I can't, but I can suggest some other names.
You'll have to speak with my assistant.
You need to make an appointment.
We'll need to reschedule.
You'll need to be quick.
I can't right now.
I'm too busy.
He is always ready and waiting, day or night, for as long as we need, as often as we need. God’s willingness to listen to His children is simply wonderful.
If you’re a man, come to BASECAMP Mountains next month and hear Mal Gill encourage and equip us to be men who pray.
Meat, open fires, flaming steel drums, crisp mountain air, God above, and brothers around. What more could you ask for? Did we mention meat? All for just $25!
If you need assistance with your Grill tickets, please contact our office on 1300 737 140.
Life hacks are little things that make life easier.
Man hacks are little things that help men to live like Jesus. Here are 20 man hacks brought to you by the BASECAMP team:
What's your man hack for living like Jesus? We'd love to add your ideas to this list!
At BASECAMP, we want to equip you to live well as a Christian man. This is why we've set up REFUEL, a monthly email that sends out resources to over 1,100 subscribers across Australia!
Here are 100 resources that we've sent out to REFUEL subscribers:
God Is Always Doing 10,000 Things in Your Life
Discover Your Role in the Mission of God
Rethinking Retirement (Free eBook from John Piper)
Sin & Temptation
Seven Things To Do After You Look At Pornography
19 Possible Motive-Triggers for Pornography
Playboy Sold Me Airbrushed Lies
Why the Church Can Rescue Us From Our Smartphones
iPhones & Discipleship
Accountability Software - Comparing 5 of the Best Tools
Olympic star Nick Willis' struggle with porn addiction
4 Times in Life You Should Expect To Face Temptation
Keeping Short Accounts
The Present Power of a Future Possession
Christian Life Beyond the Quiet Time
Aging Brings Life-Shaping Decisions
Performing a "Time Audit" of Your Life
Are You Too Drunk to Pray?
An Illustration of Repentance
A Gusty Prayer for Grown Men
What Are You Living For? (Video)
20 Questions Every Christian Man Should Ask
Nine Attributes of a Real Man
Church and Fellowship
Why Are We So Lonely?
Do You Make Life Decisions With Your Church in Mind?
How Does a 'Man's Man' Sing to a 'Beautiful' Jesus?
What's Your Budget For Staying Spiritually Healthy?
Find a Friend to Wound You
Love One Another With Brotherly Affection
Our Mate Sam de Brito
Fatherhood and Family
Men, Love And The Service Of Jesus (Video)
The Fathering Project
Christian Dads Should Go To Bed Exhausted (Video)
Domestic Violence - A Testimony
How to Create a Kingdom Culture in Your Home
4 Questions Parents Should Ask of Extracurricular Activities
John MAcArthur's Ten Crucial Lessons We Must Teach Our Children
10 Ideas and 10 Tips For Family Devotions
Leadership in the Home
A Few Tips for Raising Boys
Dad Enough to Sing
Fathering Adventures (Video)
The Two Words Fathers Should Say to Their Children
When It's Time For The Talk
The Role of Faith in Mental Health
Some Things That Have Helped Me in My Struggle With Anxiety
Marriage & Dating
The Curse of a Godly Wife
10 Skills Every Husband Needs
How An Affair Really Begins
10 Ways To Pray For Your Wife
A Prayer For Your Wife (Video)
52 Things to Text Your Wife
40 Reasons Why I Do Not Want To Commit Adultery
Steve Sarkisian: A Marriage Redeemed
Seven Christian Responses to Gay Marriage
Quiet Times & Personal Growth
The Prayer Life of Our Lord (Christ College Audio)
25 Quick Tips & Reminders To Help Your Prayer Life
How to Have Intimacy With God
10 Things You Should Know About Interpreting the Bible
3 Helpful Instructions on Keeping a Journal
My Favourite Bible-Reading Plan for 2017
3 Fresh Ideas For Improving Your Bible Reading in 2017
What's Better Than Jesus Beside You?
Simple Ways to Spark a Lukewarm Devotional Life
We Can Do Nothing // Prayer
Don't Say God is Silent With Your Bible Closed
Seven Biblical Truths That Can Bring Us Great Happiness
Eight Passages Every Christian Should Memorise
How to Take the Bible to Heart
Apps, Audio & Books
He Reads Truth (App)
Introducing: Bible iMessage app
A Simple Way To Pray (Book)
yesHeis - Share Jesus Online
25 Free eBooks from R.C. Sproul
Practical Wisdom in 12 Minute Talks
Audio from BASECAMP 2016
The Best Bible App
Biographies and Testimonies
31 Of J.I Packer's Best Quotes
The Resolutions Of Jonathan Edwards
On Losing Sight But Seeing Christ (J. I. Packer)
An Incredible Story of God's Saving Power
40 Thoughts For My 40th Birthday
Mike Baird: Proud to be a Public Christian
What I've Learned on the PGA Tour
White Collar Confessions
Bettie Goes To Jail
The War of the Loves: A Gay-Rights Activist Leaves His Old Life Behind
5 Lessons From An Olympic Gold Medalist
My Brokenness is No More Or Less Broken Than Yours (Greg Lake & Same-Sex Attraction)
Culture and World Issues
10 Stats That Show The Dire State of Christian Persecution
Martin Scorsese's Silence shook my faith, in a good way
Every Click Counts: What You Should Know About The Internet
Saving America's Future (John Lennox Speech)
On "Stranger Things" and Being a Big Prude
The End of Comfortable Christianity
How to Vote When No Party is Perfect
Apologetics & Evangelism
What are the Top Books to Give a Non-Christian?
Letter to a Perplexed Eleven Year Old
Am I a Christian, Pastor Timothy Keller?
5 Apologetics Questions You Need to Think Through