“Are you hurting? Pray. Do you feel great? Sing. Are you sick? Call the church leaders together to pray and anoint you with oil in the name of the Master. Believing-prayer will heal you, and Jesus will put you on your feet. And if you’ve sinned, you’ll be forgiven—healed inside and out.” (James 5:13-15 MSG)
Our church connect group met every two weeks and after time, we noticed that some of the men seemed rather reluctant to join in on anything more than a superficial level. As such, and much to the annoyance of our ladies, we tried for a split and once a month hosted a men-only session in a private setting.
The results were amazing. Men, who normally sat sullen, opened up enormously and shared their struggles over every sort of ‘man issue.’ Some men, who had never spoken much during any sessions, were prompted by the Spirit, to confess their sins and later gave testimony of how they had been set free from horrible circumstances.
Overall, we saw many (many) men set free, and these free men in turn became a blessing to their wives, families and the Church.
Don’t let tradition get in the way of GOD’s Holy Spirit. Love conquers all. ❤️