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Jesus and Male Aggression: Meekness Confronts Manhood

A man's anger usually wounds his loved ones and makes it harder for them to follow his leadership. The path to godly manhood requires replacing our selfish anger with the inner attitude of meekness. But "meekness" is a very misunderstood word. Jesus models meekness but still drives the sheep sellers and money changers from the temple with a whip. True meekness is not spineless subservience, timidity, or weakness, but in fact means "strength under control." This article explains how to cultivate the true meekness that overcomes selfish anger.

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Radical Manhood According to Jesus Part 2

The word, "radical," comes from the word "root." Jesus came to transform Adam and his race at the root, redeeming us from slavery to sin and implanting the very nature of God in us through the Holy Spirit’s work in our hearts. As Paul reminds the Romans, God ‘s purpose for us is “to be conformed to the image of his son” (Rom 8:29). Radical manhood begins with the heart attitudes that shaped Jesus—and we come to the second of these in this article. “Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted.” (Matt 5:4)

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Radical Manhood

Jesus has come into the world to make all things new—beginning with us! In Matt 5-7 Jesus challenges us, as members of the new humanity, to exhibit the upside-down values of his kingdom, which contrast radically with worldly masculinity. Jesus begins with the most foundational heart attitude of his kingdom people, being "poor in spirit."

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