Men of Valour

Spiritual Passion

"Nothing is more important than what a man believes about God. How he perceives Him will determine, to a significant degree, what he believes about himself and how he relates to others. It will also define his interpretation of life and the meaning of events. Never is a man's understanding of God more critical than in times of personal crisis."

Richard Exley - Man of Valour

Courage

"You may never have to face the decision of whether or not to die for your faith, but every day you face the decision of whether or not you will live for it."

DC Talk and the Voice of the Martyrs

Loyalty

"Our loyalties are important signs of the kind of persons we have chosen to become. They mark a kind of constancy or steadfastness in our attachments to those other persons, groups, instituitions, or ideals with which we have deliberately decided to associate ourselves....loyalty is like courage in that it shows itself most clearly when we are operating under stress. Real loyalty endures inconvenience, withstands temptations, and does not cringe under assault."

William J. Bennet

Integrity

Helmut Thielicke, the great German theologian and pastor who maintained his integrity all through Hitler's Third Reich, said: "The avoidance of one small fib....may be a stronger confession of faith than a whole 'Christian philosophy' championed in lengthy, forceful discussion."

Sexual Purity

"Men, if we are Christians, it is imperative that we live pure Godly lives in the midst of our Corinthian, pornotopian culture. We must live above the horrifying statistics or the churh will become increasingly irrelevant and powerless and our children will leave it. The Church can have no power apart from purity."

Richard Exley - Man of Valour

Wisdom

"Knowing that wisdom waits to be gathered, I will actively search her out. My past can never be changed, but I can change the future by changing my actions today. I will change my actions today! I will train my eyes and ears to read and listen to books and recordings that bring about positive changes in my personal relationships and a greater understanding of my fellowman. No longer will I bombard my mind with materials that feed my doubts and fears. I will read and listen only to what increases belief in myself and my future."

Richard Exley - Man of Valour

Godly Compassion

"What does love look like? It has hands to help others. It has feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like."

St Augustine