Man: Own Your Identity

In this kickoff to the Act Like a Man: Real Men 101 series, Pastor Mark tells the difference between sex, gender, and sexuality according to the Word and the world and that God made men to act like men, knowing and owning their identity in Christ.




MAN: Own Your Identity (this weeks talk)

  • We build men up to bless women and children. Live @ Trinity Church 
  • – one place cannot be banned. 


Global: What is a woman documentary Matt Walsh??? What is a man??

Personal: Pastor friend kindergarten dad rainbow spectrum scale daily reset 

Sex, Gender, and Sexuality

Sex: biological status (sex chromosomes, gonads, internal reproductive organs, external genitalia) In babies .1%-.2% have ambiguous external genitalia, & between 1-2% less severe ambiguity. Traditionally, “sexual dimorphism” – di/binary physical diff male/female in species

Gender: Traditionally, flowed from sex with masculine males and feminine females starting from birth. Today, gender how someone feels, not how they are created which is “gender dysphoria”. 

Sexuality: Traditionally attraction was to the opposite sex. 

The Word                                                                  The World 

Sex: Fixed Binary Male/Female                                 Sex: Fluid on an Intersex Spectrum

Gender: Fixed Binary Masculine/Feminine                Gender: Fluid on an Unfixed Spectrum

Sexuality: Fixed 1 man and 1 woman in marriage     Sexuality: Fluid on an Unfixed Spectrum

= Today, “coming out” private (closeted) becomes public = like XN baptism 

God Made You A Man

Moses Pre-Fall, “God created man in his own image…male and female he created them.” (Gen. 1:27)

Moses Post-Fall, “Male and female he created them…” (Gen. 5:2) 

Jesus “from the beginning made them male and female…” (Matt. 19:4)

Jesus “from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’” (Mark 10:6)

  1. Transgender sports 
  2. Increased sexualization & confusion (MAPS) 

Surgeries for kids (real leaders w/Dr. Michael Miller on gender dysphoria)

The World Professional Association for Transgender Health said hormones could be started at age 14, two years earlier than the group’s previous advice, and some surgeries done at age 15 or 17, a year or so earlier than previous guidance…The international group…includes more than 3,000 doctors, social scientists and others involved in transgender health issues.

  • Chemical castration prescriptions also used for registered sex offenders? 
  • Irreversible. Far higher suicide rates mental/physical/spiritual/emotional)

God Made You to Act Like A Man

Deuteronomy 22:5 (NLT) “A woman must not put on men’s clothing, and a man must not wear women’s clothing. Anyone who does this is detestable in the sight of the Lord your God.”

1 Corinthians 6:9 (KJV) Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind…

1 Corinthians 16:13-14 (HCSB) Be alert, stand firm in the faith, act like a man, be strong. Your every action must be done with love.

“man up”

  • Jesus is what a perfect man looks/feels/acts/thinks like
  • Not masculine and feminine emotions but expressions of emotions 

Jesus Is Emotional (Spirit-Filled Jesus) 

60X emotions in gospels

Humor, marveled, sorrowful, troubled, distressed, sad, angry, grieved, loved, rejoiced, glad, #1 compassion (Alexie college I wept. Jesus wept) 

Men and Women Should Raise Sons and Daughters  

Men/man – roughly 4000 times

Husband – over 100 times 

Wife – over 400 times 

Women/woman – roughly 600 times

Son(s) – roughly 4000 times 

Daughter(s) – roughly 700

1 point for every correct answer 

Male or Female? 

  1. Who has up to 13 times more testosterone? 
  2. Who has more voice box cartilage and testosterone causing a deeper voice? 
  3. Who has hairier bodies from androgen sex hormones? 
  4. Who has curvier body (hips, breasts, buttocks)?
  5. Who has wider hips for birthing a child? 
  6. Who can nurse a child with nourishment? 
  7. Who is stronger to hunt to provide for, and fight to protect the less strong? 
  8. Who has thicker skin, and denser stronger bones, tendons, and ligaments? 
  9. Who needs more iron because of menstrual blood loss?
  10. Who needs more food because they are bigger, stronger, and burn more calories? 


0-2 (F) you have been brainwashed and probably support transgender sports 

3-5 (D) you are lack discernment and/or are drunk 

6-7 (C) you are morally blind in one eye 

8-9 (B) you still have something wrong with you 

10 (A) you are the last hope for planet earth and deserve a steak

Act Like a Man: Real Men 101 

  1. MAN: Own Your Identity                      
  2. SON: Worship Your Father                 
  3. SAGE: Learn Your Lessons                
  4. WORKER: Do Your Job                      
  5. ARTIST: Create Culture                      
  6. STEWARD: Build His Kingdom           
  7. HUSBAND: Love Your Princess         
  8. FATHER: Leave Your Legacy             
  9. WARRIOR: Slay the Dragon w/guest John Lovell Warrior Poet Society 

Discussion and Prayer 

  1. Who are you? 
  2. How can we pray for you?
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