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The Barren Fig Tree

This isn't your average 'New Year, new You' Christian message

Welcome to January. It’s that time of year for resolutions and for churches to hand out bumper-sticker rhyming marketing slogans for what God is going to do in the coming year.

Think: ‘(something-something) MORE in 2024.”

Yeah. We’re not going to shower you with pointless platitudes. We’d rather hit you with the Word of God and let HIM look after directing the renovations to he soul we all need.

It’s kind of fitting that we came to the passage about the fig tree at the time of year when Americans are thinking about ways they can make their life different or better.

Have you ever known someone who was all ‘show’ and now ‘go’? Because we’re going to get into that today.

And roll-up-your-sleeves-and-get-stuff-done prayers, too.

There’s also that ONE little detail we all like to forget when we’re asking God for something.

You ready?

Good. Let’s go.

Lionhearted: Making Young Christian Males Rowdy Biblical Men

Dear young Christian male, this book you’re about to read is meant to challenge you to your very core. Its intent is not to make you feel warm and fuzzy. Some of the chapters will upset you greatly, especially if you’re a dandy who was raised with kid gloves by a helicopter mommy.

That said, in addition to the holy introspection contained herein, this book will also shoot adrenaline into your soul. It’ll push you to be a Godly risk taker and earth shaker. A veritable Rebel With A Cause just like the Captain of Our Salvation, the Lord Jesus Christ.

If you want a feel-good book that tickles your ears and morphs you into a little Christian popinjay, this tome ain’t for you. You should put this book down and walk away from it immediately. However, if, young man, if … your motto is to give God your utmost for His highest, and you wanna live a life worthy of Christ’s death, then this book will be grist for your mill.

Get your copy of Lionhearted: Making Young Christian Males Rowdy Biblical Men TODAY!

Doug Giles

Doug Giles is Pastor of Liberty Fellowship in Wimberley, TX, and is the founder of ClashDaily.com (290M+ page views). Giles is also the author of the NEW book, The Wildman Devotional: A 50 Day Devotional For Men. Follow Doug on Instagram and Truth Social at @thegilesway and on Twitter @TheArtOfDoug.

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