#ManTime: As Iron Sharpens Iron

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“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity.”
Psalm 133:1

Man Time this semester at Lipscomb Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) was a night that consisted of half court basketball, chips and queso, and a sincere heart willing to share about a topic that is often hard to discuss. This was a special time where we as college men, got the chance to get to know each other, and hear what it means to be a man of Jesus in our culture, regardless what the world throws at us. As men we must be there for each other to “sharpen” one another, hold each other accountable in the midst of temptation, and love each other as the Lord has loved us.

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We had the opportunity to hear from Evan Loechelt, a fellow Lipscomb Student and a “Lipscomb Lifer” who shared his story about his struggles with pornography growing up. To talk about this with a room full of college men takes a lot of boldness and courage, and I am certain the Lord spoke through him and guided every word out of his mouth. It was such a powerful story of something most men can connect with.

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Evan was extremely vulnerable as he shared his story of victory over sexual sin. His life and encouragement was truly inspiring. It gave us hope that we don’t need to wallow in shame because The Lord redeems and forgives. Even though this might be unpopular or hard to talk about, it was an awesome night that each guy learned something valuable from his story.

“I thought it was an awesome night where we just got to spend time together as guys. Sometimes you just need time together hanging out, eating, and playing some games. I know that Evan’s story was exactly what God had planned for that night, and it was really cool to see Evan allowing God to use him in such a powerful way.”
–Chase Hampton, Men’s Cross Country

“What stuck out to me was Evan’s boldness standing up and talking about something we struggle to talk about as men. Making himself vulnerable, he reminded us just how much the Lord redeems.” –Trevor Gold, Men’s Golf

Hebrews 10:23
“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who is promised is faithful.”

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Written By: Johnny Fredericks, Lipscomb Athletics Spiritual Formation G.A.

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