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Move and Take Action| EP. 117

“Do things; be sane; don’t fritter away your time; create, act, take a place wherever you are and be somebody; get action.” // Theodore Roosevelt

On EP. 117 Chad is back as we dive into 1 Samuel 14:1-2. We see Jonathan and his armor-bearer making a decision to advance on the Philistine outpost. As Saul found shade under a pomegranate tree, Jonathan couldn’t just sit idly by. He knew he had to make a decision to advance and move. Despite the climb through tough terrain, Jonathan took action. If we are going to be men who climb the mountain of manhood, there are moments in our lives where it is critical to make a move. Don’t sit around waiting for life to happen. Get out from the comfort of our own pomegranate tree. Pray about what action do you need to take. It’s time to move!


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Takeaways:

  • Basketball has changed over the years, one thing that has not changed is the point guard position
  • Point guards are essentially the “field general” – they bring the ball up the court and distribute the ball to the rest of the team
  • A point guard has to move the ball and move with the ball. A point guard has to take action
  • On this podcast we dive back into into 1 Samuel
  • One day Jonathan son of Saul said to his young armor-bearer, “Come, let’s go over to the Philistine outpost on the other side.” But he did not tell his father. Saul was staying on the outskirts of Gibeah under a pomegranate tree in Migron. With him were about six hundred men.” // 1 Samuel 14:1-2
  • They make a decision to move and take on this Philistine outpost
  • Meanwhile Saul is hanging out under a pomegranate tree, this posture of laziness
  • Jonathan couldn’t just sit idly by, he knew he had to make a decision to advance and move
  • It was a tough terrain to navigate through to get there but Jonathan and the armor-bearer had God on their side. It required some mountain climbing
  • “If we are going to be men who climb the mountain of manhood, there are moments in our lives where it is critical to make a move.” // Chad Zueck
  • Don’t sit around waiting for life to happen. Get out from the comfort of our own pomegranate tree
  • Do things; be sane; don’t fritter away your time; create, act, take a place wherever you are and be somebody; get action.” // Theodore Roosevelt
  • As followers of Jesus when we look at this from a faith perspective,
  • Romans 8:31-34: “So, what do you think? With God on our side like this, how can we lose? If God didn’t hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition and exposing himself to the worst by sending his own Son, is there anything else he wouldn’t gladly and freely do for us? And who would dare tangle with God by messing with one of God’s chosen? Who would dare even to point a finger? The One who died for us—who was raised to life for us!—is in the presence of God at this very moment sticking up for us.”
  • Men, it’s time that we take our stand and we take our steps. Move and take the action that God is calling for us to take
  • There is a time for a man to do something if he wants to ascend the mountain of manhood
  • That something will require training, discomfort, the help of a mentor, spiritual disciplines and getting to know the God that loves you
  • Today’s challenge: Pray about what action do you need to take. It’s time to move!