Real Men

I read the "Measure of a Man" by Gene Getz. He actually used this bible study in starting a church in Dallas. Originally published in 1974, I was reading an eighth edition that came out in 1978. It would be a great men’s bible study. He used the qualities listed in 1 Tim 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-10 to gage the maturity level of a man of God. He did an excellent job of cross-referencing each character trait. Here are the character traits:

Above reproach

Husband of one wife





Able to teach

Not given to wine

Not self-willed

Not quick-tempered

Not pugnacious



Free from the love of money

One who manages his own household well

A good reputation with those outside the church

Love what is good



Not a new convert


Worth trying for men’s study group.


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Pastor a church in Sparta.
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