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The Husbands of Target

Four Men Unattended by Their Wives in Target Parking Lot    
Things can happen when husbands take their wives to Target to shop. Perhaps out of boredom comes bonding. Check out this hilarious video parody about men who connect in Target's parking lot Here  
Michael Jr. is "Dogging It" 
What's the Name of Your Dog?
We love Michael Jr! He's a creative genius which makes him one funny dude. In this clip, he interacts with an audience to test his theory about naming dogs and gets hilarious feedback. Here 
Jim Gaffigan:
     "I Love Ketchup"       

Comedian Jim Gaffigan Talks About the Wonders of Ketchup 
Have a hard time finding just the right card for your wife? Check out these guys for how to find your love words! Here   
GE's Big Boy Appliances
Power House Cleaning for Men
With GE's new line of Big Boy Appliances, any man can still feel like a man when he's on domestic duty. Check out the video parody Here 
"It's Enough to Make a Grown Man Cry!"

Dunkin' Donuts & Marriage
The great Christian comedian Ken Davis talks about his marriage, its communication challenges. and a classic tale involving Dunkin Donuts - Here
"Men Don't Have One!"

Our Favorite Funny Lady
Jeanne Robertson is a 6'2" 69-year old self-described "humorist" from North Carolina. She tells stories - really funny ones - like this one about 'The Toothpick Man." Here
The Gospel:
     What Men Tend to Miss     

Every Men's Gathering,
Big or Small, Should Remember, Rehearse and Live in the
Good of the Gospel
The gospel is not just for unbelievers in their coming to Christ (sort of a ticket into Heaven). Rather, all of us who are believers need the gospel every day because (a) we keep forgetting it or presuming it; (b) we're still practicing sinners with our flesh, the world and Satan warring against us.  
The gospel, embraced and rehearsed every day, helps keep us from self-righteousness because it frees us to see how horrid our sin really is and how amazing God's grace really is. Also, gratitude for what God has done for us in Christ should captivate, motivate, and animate us to want to pursue godly character and to offer ourselves as living sacrifices to Him, i.e to take up our cross daily, die to self and live for God.    
Quotes for Life

Put These in Your Pipe &  
Smoke 'Em
"Affliction promotes holiness: The
more the diamond is cut, the more
it sparkles."
- Thomas Watson (1620-1686)
"The best way to combat sin is upon our knees." - Matthew Henry
"high civilization decays by forgetting obvious things." - G.K. Chesterton
"Jesus was a scandal to religious folk because he was fine being labeled "guilty by association." When sinners invited him to their parties, he went. When crooks, prostitutes, gluttons, and drunks came near, he welcomed and ate with them. Before they repented. How about us?" - Scott Sauls
"Regardless of tribe, whenever any Christian leader falls it is a grivenous thing. Our first thoughts shouldn't be, "I knew it!" But, rather, "Lord , guard me from falling likewise." Scary and sobering times." - Mez McConnell
"The main mark of modern government is that we do NOT know who governs, 'de facto' any more than 'de jure'. We see the politician and not his backer; still less the backer of the backer; or (what is most important of all) the banker of the backer." - G.K. Chesterton
"Focus on the depth of your ministry. God will take care of the breadth of your ministry." - John MacArthur
"Imagine if we all acted right, did good deeds, recycled, helped each other, went to church...but didn't treasure Jesus. Satan would love it." - Jared Wilson
"Trials are intended to make us think, to wean us from the world, to send us to the Bible, to drive us to our knees."
- J.C. Ryle
Every human being - born and unborn - derives his or her value, worth & dignity from being made in the image of God.
"The greatest hindrance to the advancement of the gospel may be our attempt to do the work of God apart from the power of God." - David Platt
When church leaders think the church's mission can be enhanced by adapting worldly culture, tips, techniques & methods, remember: "The world does worldliness better than the church does, no matter how hard we try. If we want to please the world by being like the world, we lose."
"If you don't have a robust understanding of complementary binary sexes rooted in nature at creation & manifested in masculinity & femininity in all spheres of life it'll be easy to give way to an LGBT agenda or at least fail to give a strong biblical defense against it" - Gavin Peacock
 "A man armed with the Word, bathed in prayer, with his eyes upon the cross of Christ is more powerful than all the drama teams, worship dancers, video clips, and clever anecdotes in all the world." - Dustin Benge
"The Spirit of Christ will convict the brethren but not accuse, chasten but not condemn. He is called the Comforter. If it looks like an accuser, walks like an accuser, and "quacks" like an accuser, it is not of the Spirit." - Jared Wilson  
"The evangelical world needs leaders who embody holiness, not hubris; who grow disciples, not groom sycophants; who see themselves as naked before Christ, not robed in the prestige of their platforms; who know that when success becomes an idol that bullying becomes a sacrament." - Michael Bird
Registration Now Open for Oct 24 Conference 
The twenty-fourth edition of WACMM's Mid-Atlantic Men's Conference is for men of all ages, stages, backgrounds and churches. All the plenary sessions and the eight breakout sessions feature  audience Q-A's with the speakers. There's also a panel discussion with audience interaction PLUS  lots of fun giveways. There's no infomercials and we'll have you home for weekend chores and family time. Group and individual early bird discounts are available now. Join us and men from across the region for this premiere event. 

8:30am - 3:00pm
Annandale VA

Garrett Kell, Lead Pastor, Del Ray Baptist Church, Alexandria VA and member of the Gospel Coalition

Tom Joyce, Pastor, Immanuel Bible Church, Springfield VA and retired Top Gun Aviator

Conference Topics: the gospel; biblical manhood; marriage; fatherhood; faith in the workplace; discipleship; sharing your faith; sexual purity; spiritual warfare

More Information and Registration - Here 
Download Hard Copy Registration Form - Here
  Download Conference Flyer - Here
Politics Is Not a Test of Fellowship...
Christian freedom requires unity amid disagreement
As a people for whom Jesus explicitly prayed would be united as one (John 17:20-23), we cannot allow political tribal markers to define our identity more than the blood of Christ does. Christ did not die for us to merely tolerate one another, but to love and bear with one another-even if we do not like how our Christian brother and sister triages political priorities (Eph. 4:2; Col. 3:13). Diverging political urgencies compel competing visions for Christian political witness. Read More 
Why Does God Care Who I Sleep With?        
It's a question that's often assumed, if not asked outright, by people who aren't Christians. The question itself can be a little perplexing for Christians: what do you mean "obsessed" with sex? Aren't Christians known for more important things, like what they think about Jesus Christ, or the Bible as God's Word?
While critics of Christianity might chastise believers for being too restrictive about sexual morals, the critics themselves-all people, in fact-place restrictions on sexual behavior. But whereas the Christian vision of sex is coherent, the cultural code is constantly shifting the goal posts. "What is distinctive about the Christian understanding of sexual ethics, then, is not the presence of boundaries but where those boundaries are located and for what reason." Read More
Keeping Your Hobbies from Becoming Idols
Every good thing we enjoy in life is a gift from God (James 1:17), including our hobbies.  
Whether that's sports, music, fishing, reading, etc., we were made to enjoy God through the things He has made.  However, due to the remaining sin in our lives, we also have to be on guard against turning our hobbies into idols. It's all too easy to begin enjoying and worshiping the gift while ignoring the Giver. But how do you know when a hobby has become an idol? Read More 
On February 18, 2020 the Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy. The organization, which celebrated its 110th anniversary February 8, listed liabilities of between $100 million and $500 million, but $50,000 or less in assets.

At a time when boys are running out of paths to manhood - something the Boy Scouts long provided, the BSA is finished not because of money but because of political correctness. The Boy Scouts has been one of the great mediating institutions in our society - a prime example of what Edmund Burke, C.S. Lewis and Chuck Colson called the "little platoons" that nurture and build values into a society. Such institutions play a role that neither individuals nor a state can play. We need these mediating institutions such as the family, the church, and voluntary organizations to help us cultivate rising generations of citizens, as well as to help us govern ourselves.

That's why the consistent and serial capitulation of the Boy Scouts to a decadent culture has been so discouraging and alarming. If our culture were otherwise healthy - for example, if families were intact, dads were at home, and schools and colleges were places that actually taught boys to be men - then I'd say that losing the Boy Scouts wouldn't be a big deal. But in our culture, this is a loss we will keenly feel. Read More
Recommended Books & Resources for Men            
 The Bible says the gospel is of foremost importance (1 Cor 15:3-4). The gospel is not just the diving board off of which w e jump into the pool of Christianity; it is the pool itself. It is not only the way we begin in Christ; it is the way we grow in Christ.We never leave it but move deeper into it.

As Tim Keller says, the gospel is not just the ABCs of Christianity, but it is the A-Z. All of the Christian life flows from the good news of what Jesus has done - his  a righteous life for us and dying an atoning for us. Many men suffer from gospel amnesia; they've forgotten its power, truth, freedom and beauty, and need to remember it, rehearse it and delight in it. Other men who process the faith live in light of another gospel - a false gospel - such as moralism . We must get the gospel right!

There are tons of books out there to help men become better husbands, fathers, friends, workers and so forth. Below are several foundational resources we recommend that will help ground you in the gospel so you first and foremost might truly be a gospeled-man! These resources are ideal for individual or group study.

What is the Gospel
by Greg Gilbert - Here
(download a tract based on this book Here)

Who Am I? Identity in Christ by Jerry Bridges - Here

Manhood Restored: How the Gospel Makes Men Whole by Eric Mason - Here

Counterfeit Gospels: Rediscovering the Good News in a World of False Hope by Trevin Wax - Here

The Gospel According to Satan: Eight Lies about God that Sound Like the Truth by Jared Wilson - Here

The New City Catechism: A Devotional (Intro by  Tim Keller) Here

The Cross Before Me: Reimagining the Way to the Good Life by Rankin Wilbourne and Brian Gregor - Here
New Life in Christ: What Really Happens When You're Born Again and Why It Matters by Steve Lawson - Here

American Gospel: Christ Alone (Streaming HD Video or DVD) - Here

American Gospel: Christ Crucified (Streaming HD Video or DVD) Here  
March 5-7, 2020
The Just Gospel 2020 Conference
Del Ray Baptist Church Alexandria VA
Weekend to Remember Marriage Conferences
March 13-15, 2020 - Reston VA - Here
May 1 - 3, 2020 - Reston VA - Here
Nov 20-22, 2020 - Cambridge MD - Here
(use code WACMM for discount) 
Museum of the Bible Dad and Son(s) Overnighter
Museum of the Bible - Washington DC
July 24-25, 2020
Promise Keepers 2020 Conference
July 31 - August 1, 2020
Arlington Texas
ATTENTION HUNTERS: New Records Being Set
For those of you hunters we've got news of some astonishing records being set across the country.
> 700-pound Black Bear Shot in New Jersey Sets World Record for Bow and Arrow. The size of the bear reportedly was the result of good wildlife management by Fish and Wildlife...in New Jersey - Read More 
> Wisconsin Man "Shed" Hunts Record-Setting 23-point Buck. It  had become tangled with another buck. Amazingly it was the same deer that the hunter had been tracking for several years.- Read More   
"Watchmen on the Wall" covers 
issues & trends relating to biblical
manhood, womanhood, marriage, 
families, sanctity of life, race reconciliation, gender identity & religious liberty.

> A Law to Protect Abortion Survivors Shouldn't Be Necessary, but It Is - Here

> Disney to Feature First LGBTQ Character in Movie 'Onward' - Here

> What Is the Worldview Behind the Transgender Movement? - Here

> Christians and the Use of Marijuana - Here  
> Sweden: 1,500 Percent Documented Rise in Gender Dysphoria in Teens since 2008 - Here 
"Apart From Me You Can Do Nothing." - Jesus
Once again we're grateful to share a few things in this month's "Emale" to encourage and equip you and to make you grin or laugh.
WACMM is a gospel-centered ministry which means we strive to help men continually remember the Good News and to live in light of its power, truth, freedom  and goodness. Check out the books and videos we've recommended to help you and others savor and articulate the gospel.

Also we hope to see you at our October 24 Men's Conference and to take advantage of early-bird registration discounts. Ask your son, a friend, neighbor, and work colleagues to join you for a truly unique masculine experience.  
In Behalf of the WACMM Band of Brothers,

Dave Brown
Director and Pastor
10309 Freeman Place
Kensington MD 20895

Charles Haddon Spurgeon
"No man can do me a truer kindness in this world than to pray for me.