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.