Issues Facing Men


With just one look at the issues facing men, it is easy to see the enemy pursues Christian men with greater intensity than those who are not in the family of Christ. The result is we wage a daily battle. What are you doing to prepare yourself?

  1. Most men do not believe they can have a continuing love relationship with Jesus that is real and personal.

    • Most men do not believe God wants a relationship with them.
    • Most men don’t know how to listen and discern the voice of God, identify ways He speaks, and respond to revelations of His will.
    • Satan has done a good job of defeating most men because they have bought into the words of a liar.
  2. Most men do not know that a Man Of God is based on God’s Word. They don’t have a good understanding of the Word of God. They have not been taught how to be the Spiritual Servant Leader God has created them to be in their marriages and families, work places, church and community.

    • Over 70% of men that come into this ministry did not have a father who raised them, much less a father who had a relationship with God.
    • What the world is teaching men about being a man is far from the truth.
  3. Most men are unwilling to come to Jesus in absolute surrender to His Lordship without setting any conditions.
  4. Most men do not recognize God working around them, and want to join Him in that work.
  5. Most men do not have an accountability person in their lives and do not know how to go about having an accountability relationship that is transparent. They don’t understand the importance of it and how it will change their lives.
  6. Most men do not know how to pray to God, worship God, read and understand God’s Word, or the importance of memorizing God’s Word, journaling what God is revealing to them and being held accountable.
  7. Most men do not know how to respond in a manner that honors and glorifies God when they are experiencing trials.
  8. Most men have pornography issues in their lives that will destroy marriages.
  9. Drug & Alcohol addictions are ruining men’s lives and those around them.
  10. Divorce and broken marriages are growing because of men leading prideful, self-centered live without God.
  11. Men are facing financial crisis and ruin resulting in anger, loss of self-control, bitterness, pity, shame, guilt and low self esteem.
  12. Unforgiveness is running rapid in men’s lives because of

    • abuse: sexual and mental as a child
    • abandonment: from a young age
    • lack of a father figure while growing up
    • lack of trust in anyone or anything
    • lack of confidence
    • lack of belief in God
    • angry at everything and at God
  13. There is a lot of compromise in the lives of most men, and they are justifying their compromises, looking for the easy way out.

I want to pass on the challenge Pastor Miles has given the men of the Rock Church with: pray for one hour everyday spending time with God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. If you are dealing with any of the above issues, I want to encourage you to take them captive and lay them at God’s feet asking Him to empower you to overcome these issues in your life. Please come join us on MOTR Tuesday Nights in the cafeteria, 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

Together, we can learn how to have a continuous love relationship with Jesus that is real and personal. Let us learn to yield our burdens to Jesus as He helps us to overcome the issues in our lives, transform our hearts and renew our minds.

Romans 12:2: Do not be conformed to the world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

Ronnie Holderby
MOTR Men’s Pastor
Rock Church San Diego

Feb 2012
AUTHOR Ronnie Holderby


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7 Responses to “Issues Facing Men”

  1. Robert Boyle says:

    My Name is Robert Boyle and I’ve been with the rock church for about 2+ years now and I love it. I have a question regarding the Sunday Service On 2/05/12. My Question On worship…. there was a seen in the video where Pastor Miles was in a park giving his message on praise & worship…..what park was that it was beautiful? any kind of info you have will be greatly appreciated

    Thank You

    Robert Boyle

  2. Jesse Bevis says:

    My name is Jesse,

    I’ve been attending the rock church for over 3 years. I think most of that time, while attending Sunday Services only, I really was just coming to sing and clap and stuff like that. All the issues pointed out here in this blog and every Tuesday at M.O.T.R. for the past few weeks…spot on! A time or two I’ve had the same thoughts about the issues facing men, mainly while looking at my own father and people I grew up around and people on TV and such, but never could have put it all together so nicely like that and drove a message home in anyone’s heart. What’s more, even as I grew up (ever since my parents’ divorced when I was about 4 or 5 years old) I could see in myself that there were many issues facing the men of this world because I was or maybe still am a product of those issues. Now I know, that about 3 years ago I prayed at church and went down to the altar and got saved, but like I said I’ve just been clapping and singing it seems, so I’m still dealing with “old” issues and now these “new” ones too; but, I believe that God has a plan for me and will one day (when he’s ready and he see’s that I’m ready) he will use me to help others in miraculous ways.
    Ever since Pastor Miles challenged the Men of the Rock to pray/read for at least 1 hr a day, I’m beginning to see more and more the issues facing me, but more so the world, and how we men are essentially the key to making things better (through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior of course). I feel that God has been answering my wife’s prayers like there’s no tomorrow (for a lack of better words), due to the hr I spend with God each day; and at the same rate God has been revealing more, blessing me more, and testing me a little more to see my responses. I won;t say that there has been a significant change in me as of late, but hey, that’s OK, because there is progress now and more opportunities to come. But I do believe that there has been significant change in other men, and in their families as well, and I’m very proud of those men and thankful to have them in the ministry.
    One “funny” thing I’d like to share to close this comment, while doing my 1 hr a day, I take notes and came across a place in the bible where it says that people need fellowship, especially men, and friends are people who build each other up just as iron sharpens iron. Now I’m like, duh!, I should have figured or paid attention to that a long time ago! But, thankfully there is our Church. Thank you God, M.O.T.R., Warriors, Ironmen, Military, FMO, Pastors, Leaders, Volunteers, everybody really. Thank you.

  3. Dan says:

    You did not mention you are a member of IronMen Discipleship. My recommendation to you is to sign up for one of the discipleship programs (I or II) for the upcoming session. It is life-changing and I know you will grow in your Faith and Love of God.

    Through study, prayer, fellowship and accountability your path will be straightened and God’s work in your life will be revealed through the Holy Spirit. My group graduates on March 16th and there is not enough room for me to explain the changes in my life over the past 12 months.

    My encouragement is to pray about it and speak with Will or Chris at the back table next Tuesday, or with any of the leaders in MOTR. I will be praying for you Brother. Proverbs 17:17 says “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” Find a Brother who will keep you accountable.

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