MEN ONLY

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This Friday @ Mavuno Church:

eat lots of nyamachoma…

… talk about sex…

and how it relates to purpose

6.30pm @ the Mavuno Dome – MEN ONLY

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27 Responses to “MEN ONLY”

  1. Hey…

    Its amazing men arent saying nothing about this event…come on men…

    I will definately be there to learn more about marriage life and my purpose in the Kingdom of God!!!

    Men lets all be there and be blessed together….

    God bless you all….

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  2. Hi WaNjagi,
    Count me in! Really looking forward to kesho and have invited quite a few of my friends. Ahuuu!

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  3. Barnie Stinson Says:

    wasup
    you know how kanji says ati there are some chaps who showed up for the ladies only gig last fri,maze i can say with alot of certainty i aint the only one who’s checked out the ladies commentaries about the evening-confess you pitiad that ka part b4 u ended up here 🙂 –

    so am hot for the evenin tonight and c yu guys then

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  4. Simply me.. Says:

    Eh, Barnie, we’re many.

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  5. @Barnie i like your user name!!! i will be there too. got no confessions bout that ama lying is a sin?

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  6. bwanakahawa Says:

    will do whatever it takes to show up. I have become a Mav-Addict and will take down anything that comes between me and my reason for existense -purpose

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  7. God gave man a mission b4 the helper…..so tru…
    one more truth,have no confidence in the flesh 😉

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  8. Klippetty-klop.. Says:

    Eh, this session was thoroughly deep. Thanks to the panelists for keeping it real, for real for real. I enjoyed your bluntness and could relate so much with the panelists’ experiences. Seems like I pretty much had “fornication cover.” Whatever you think of, I’ve been a victim. But my greatest challenge ever is that I have THOROUGHLY struggled with masturbation for close to 18 years now! Yap! So you think you got issues?

    I’ve tried to break off from it a billion plus times, with no success, from being prayed for to you name it. It dawned on me today that I’ve been trying to fight the war by myself. I appreciate the fact that it can only be won in small ways in form of daily victories.

    Now, I won’t get up today and say that “from today henceforth…” It’s already failed me several times. I’ve decided to take a day at a time, an hour at a time, a minute at a time and see how it goes. Small victories. I’m not saying it will be easy, but I know my God shall accompany me. So help me God…

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  9. @ shakie, that was like my biggest realization. AHOOO!

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  10. Guys,
    This event was a Boom!!! Real Men discussing Real issues affecting Real Men. This was a wonderful time of learning and noting that one is not alone in the journey to be All God created us to be.

    I Salute all the Men on stage for the courage n boldness to share your experiences and lessons learnt…Mbarikiwe Sana!! We indeed learnt alot from you guys.

    Any man who missed out yesternight event shld make sure next time there is such an event they are there full force….u just have to be there to experience it.

    Ahooo!

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  11. That was the best men’s event I have ever attended. What an electrifying discussion! For sure any guy who wasn’t there missed out. Thanks guys for keeping it maximum real. I brought my friends who are not only non-Mavunites but not church-goers and they had a blast!

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  12. Yaaani, to see and know so many men were kneeling and proclaiming that Jesus is Lord for me was HEAVEN. I wonder what would happen if ALL these guys showed up for Gideon’s Torch on wednesday mornings…The devil is in alot of trouble!!!

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  13. Klippettyklop.. Says:

    Eh, this session was thoroughly deep. Thanks to the panelists for keeping it real, for real for real. I enjoyed your bluntness and could relate so much with the panelists’ experiences. Seems like I pretty much had “fornication cover.” Whatever you think of, I’ve been a victim. But my greatest challenge ever is that I have THOROUGHLY struggled with masturbation for close to 18 years now! Yap! So you think you got issues?

    I’ve tried to break off from it a billion plus times, with no success, from being prayed for to you name it. It dawned on me today that I’ve been trying to fight the war by myself. I appreciate the fact that it can only be won in small ways in form of daily victories.

    Now, I won’t get up today and say that “from today henceforth…” It’s already failed me several times. I’ve decided to take a day at a time, an hour at a time, a minute at a time and see how it goes. Small victories. I’m not saying it will be easy, but I know my God shall accompany me. So help me God, Amen.

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  14. Yaani i was completely blessed and happy for the Frank conversation and affirmation that as men we go through stuff and we can share together in a forum like this. Thanks guys and Thanks Mavuno for keeping it real

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  15. Job had to say this about sexual sin

    Job 31:12
    Sexual sin is like a fire that burns
    until it destroys everything!
    It could ruin everything I have ever done.

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  16. pastor M,
    sex and meat was quite exciting.i thought that what happened with unmasking the man with the women would also happen. They felt really shortchanged that they did not get around to talking about the real topic as opposed to us. i think the church can n should talk about real issues. i also support Gerald when he talked about brothers being there for each other. Truly being there. is it possible for guys to be having more of such meetings/ more frequently. Apart from Wednesday in the morning can’t we meet at other timings?e.g camps/ bonding sessions.this is because i don’t know who to talk to about my situation. i don’t have someone i can call a true friend who i can be open n be free with. someone who checks on me all the time to find out how am doing.in most cases its me who has been everything and it looks like i am forcing issues/ friendship.so I’ve given up on it. but back to my issue.when i was young something happened to me.an older guy took me to his home, undressed me and started kissing me.i was only 7yrs.i didn’t know what was happening to me.i think as i was growing up it didn’t affect me. i think i blocked it out. because i would be attracted to girls.i even had several sexual encounters.but come post secondary i started being drawn to guys.wanting whatever happened to me to happen again.unfortunately it has happened.im attracted to guys.i tried getting saved thinking it would help to no avail.am 24yrs,would want to get married ,have kids but what about my feelings?i grew up with sisters as my older brothers were way ahead.i also don’t talk to my dad. could this have contributed? whenever i meet a man i always tend to want a sexual relationship with them. i don’t av a normal man to man relationship.when i see they aren’t interested in more than friendship i delete them from my life. PASSY what do i do?who do i talk to?the situation is made worse because i don’t av a girlfriend, i do not ave money so none would be interested.so i hook up with a guy instead.i tried sharing this with a born-again friend.he gave me book to read, told me to talk yo GOD n i have never heard from him since. Am dying passy. not literally..i don’t know who to talk to. And if i do, wont the same person delete me n avoid me?do u know of anyone who has been through the same or is going through the same n link me up with them?I DON’T WANT JUDGMENT..MY contact is 0726495112. SOS……

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  17. Hi all
    don know what happened in the dome on friday but my hubby was soo….glad he came. He still won tell.
    Anyway he came with a friend who is “unchurched” and he says we belong to a great church.
    And whats more, he has decided to give gideons torch a try! God is trully doing amazing things in the marriage front.
    Pastor S and team, blessings!

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  18. Men Only was an event that was sorely needed. I just wanted to say thanks for the very practical advice, and for taking the theory out of the issue of the hustle and the honey in terms of which comes first. Another thing; the panelists were first class. It takes grace for a man to relive his past in front of an audience in the manner that the guys did, and listening to them was life changing. Thanks for exposing your hearts and lives in the manner that you did.

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  19. First allow me to give a big, sorry huge pat on the back to our panelists for their sincere and very brave way of sharing their experiences. This made the event very real and I was able to relate with the challenges men face out there. I am not a member of Mavuno, but I can say with some degree of authority, the experience transcended religion or denomination. The most refreshing thing was to realize that sin is a choice we make and we can therefore decide otherwise (to make a better choice when faced with temptations). It is important to arm the men of this generation with important skills and experiences on life issues so that we get a generation of men of honor. I propose we have monthly topics affecting men in their families, work places, friends and associates, just to mention a few. I would gladly love to volunteer my services too in case the same is required.

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  20. Men, you seem to have had quite an experience during your meeting. May the fire that has been lit burn and burn a long time till your circle of friends and family will be attracted to the treasure you have found.

    @David….I’m so sorry that happened to you when you were a child. Such stories make me sooooo mad. A child should NEVER EVER EVER have to go through that. Your desperate plea for your current situation is….I don’t know what word to use. Don’t give up. I know help is coming and soon. God doesn’t play games with our lives. When we cry to Him for help He answers….ALWAYS. Dear Father, you know what David has been through. You know how deeply this has affected him. Father, nothing ABSOLUTELY nothing is impossible for you. There is no problem or situation we can bring to you and make you feel helpless. You are ALL POWERFUL and ALL LOVING. Father, send David help quickly. Thank you that he acknowledges that his life is going down a path he doesn’t like. I know your Holy Spirit is close to him trying to steer him the right way. Keep that desire in David to live right burning but Father he can’t do it on his own. Father send him help and rescue him. Oh and Lord do send him a woman who will love him and bring out the best in him. Thank you Abba Father for your answer in advance…..all to your glory. I ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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  21. Barnie Stinson Says:

    Men Only was amazing.maze AMANI is utterly hilarious.not to water down the message thereafter but that stori for kinoo finished me.i laughed till it hurt!
    i aint a mavu-knight 🙂 but henceforth i’ve been streaming the past sermons online and listenin and relistening.

    @ David thanks for your note and i’ll be the first to confess of not knowing how/what to do if i was your said pal.as men we’re most unprepared to -for lack of a better word- man up to the reality of what you say.it never occured to me that someone could be trapped and reaching out but never getting a helping hand.i’d like to apologize on ur pals behalf and ask Passy to guide us on how we can begin to learn/understand.i ask the other bloggers to pray along with catherine.

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  22. @ david you got my prayers too.prayer changes things.hold on to God’s word.it never fails!!!it will bring a transformation in your life.

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  23. i keep hearing how the mens thing was awesome..im so glad that the brothers are coming to the source to find out the truth about sex and how it can affect lives around them…its giving me hope that relationships will get better…that the ladies wont be forced to compromise so as to ‘keep’ their men..that sex will have its rightful place only in marriage ..it gives me hope…it gives me hope..
    please dont ignore davids plea…he needs a man to walk with him @ david im saying a prayer for you…God has heard your cry and he will not leave u nor forsake u.God bless

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  24. I was so shocked. Starting out was hard. I thought, why are we telling each other what we were asked to tell. And for sometime I expected Pastor S to pronounce judgement on people. I heard keenly everything that was said and the truth is there was tears in my eyes.

    I consider myself a Vrigin by the fact that i have had no sexual encounter at all. But the big question for me was, ‘Who then, can be saved!’ I have had struggles with masturbation, some bit of porn, fondling and playing with girls ‘to get thea!’ but again for me the sin was that i was actually there, at that point, at that moment… not that it didnt happen, but i was in the situation.

    I know its hard, but man, I hope we get help!

    @David: Yaani! Just the fact that you acknowledge God, yaani i am praying he will come through for you!

    Am saying a prayer for you, and i will be doing a 1 day fast for you this week bro! Remember: His Strength. Yours!

    God loves you!

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  25. Pastor Amani Says:

    Hi everyone,

    It’s so encouraging to see Men Blogging.

    @ David, ditto Catherine, there is Nothing that God cannot do, He loves us unconditionally and will heal you from head to toe, remember there is therefore now no condemnation, all we have to do is accept grace which is given to us freely.

    We the Mavuno Pastors are here for you. Drop me a line on amanim@mavunochurch.org and lets start talking.

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  26. wanguisummedup Says:

    Hey all,
    It is amazing that there is nothing too hard for God; David, God is able and willing in your situation and my prayer is with you. Thanks Pastor Amani for stepping up. And am no guy but I think this should be the first of many such meetings barikiweni

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  27. Dear David,

    There is a lot of hope for your situation, do not despair.

    What you are feeling is called temptation. Being tempted is not bad. Falling into temptation is bad. You need to offer yourself and your body to God as a living sacrifice. This means that you tell the Holy Spirit that you feel tempted by the burning desire to have sex with men, but instead of falling into sin, because you are born again, could He please burn up that desire and remove it out of your body. That simple prayer will make God to send from heaven the Holy Spirit into your body. He will be a consuming fire that is bigger than the desire burning up within you. This fire will light up a love for God and a desire to obey, know and serve God that I cannot explain. You will be more interested in becoming God’s lover than i being a lover of men. You will be seeing very handsome men and no desire will rise up for them within your body. In fact you will detest the very thought of being close to a man rather than God. You will even try to force those homosexual feelings to come and they will not come. When you try to even kiss a man, you will throw up and become sick in your stomach. This is because your bodily desire to do sleep with men will have been killed by the fire of Holy Spirit. Your body will become dead to sin (sacrificed) and alive to Christ.

    Every day, you must put on the full Armour of God that is mentioned in Ephesians 6:10-18. You need each piece of Armour mentioned there so that you can become victorious in this temptation. This is how it works:

    “Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

    “Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

    Stand therefore, having girded your waist with the belt of truth. (Which you have done and will continue to do so. You have spoken the truth about the battle that is raging within you. That is the first step in winning it. Keep on speaking the truth, don’t bottle up your feelings. Eventually, speaking the truth in love will set you free)

    Having put on the breastplate of righteousness. (You become righteous by having faith. You must have faith and believe that what I am telling you will actually work. When you have faith, God says that it is accounted to you as righteousness. This is because your salvation is simply worked out by having faith that God will do what He says He will do, and believe that the Holy Spirit will do what God says He will do. So in all these things, you do not have to do anything by yourself, just ask and then believe God to do it for you. At that point that you believe that it will be done for you, you become righteous)

    And having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; (After you overcome this temptation, and are victorious, tell someone about what God did for you – you will be spreading the Gospel of peace)

    Above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. (The devil will send your way fiery darts of homosexual temptation, but protect yourself with the shield of faith. If you don’t have faith, the Bible says Faith comes comes by hearing the Word of God and it increases the more you read the Bible (the Word). It is the substance of things not seen, the assurance of getting things hoped for. Read the books of John, Romans and Hebrews to name but a few so that you can fill your mind with the word of God instead of thoughts of what happened to you in the past. This way, you will be washing your mind daily with the cleansing power of the Word of God. With time you will realise that you will have developed your mind to be like the mind of Christ ., so when you feel tempted, repeat the verses that you read to the devil and you will feel your faith increasing, which means that your righteousness will be also be increasing and your resistance will consequently increase, and then the devil of homosexuality will actually flee from you!

    “And take the helmet of salvation,

    and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;

    Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, ( You said that you need a friend to talk to, someone who checks on you, that person is the Holy Spirit of God. He will be your friend and your comforter. Moreover He will be the friend who will stick closer than a brother. It is simple, just ask Jesus into your life if you have not done that already, and then ask Jesus to Give you the Holy Spirit as your daily companion. Then tell the Holy Spirit everything that you are going through and I can assure you that He will sort you out 100%. )

    being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints….” ( I myself will do that for you in my prayers)

    God be with you my brother. Even if you fall into this temptation, don’t despair! Rise up from your fallen state, Try praying again and go on to win the battle. Then strengthen the brethren.

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