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Why Men Are Like Legos

Dense as a brick?

Different shapes & colors but all have in common the fact they we were made to be
connected to others and to build things to the glory of God.

Alone not much, but together can accomplish amazing things

Marriage

Gen. 2:18 “And the LORD God said, [It is] not good that the man should be alone; I
will make him an help meet for him.”

What was the nature of this relationship?

Gen. 2:24 “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave
unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”

Notice that God created the woman Eve (not the man Steve), for this physical union with
Adam

Companions

Ecc. 4:9-12 “Two [are] better than one; because they have a good reward for their
labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him [that is] alone when
he falleth; for [he hath] not another to help him up. Again, if two lie together, then they
have heat: but how can one be warm [alone]? And if one prevail against him, two shall
withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.”

Friendship

Prov. 18:24 A man [that hath] friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a
friend [that] sticketh closer than a brother.

Don’t wait for others to come to you. Reach out to help others.

Fellowship (Connected to each other)

Acts 2:42-47 “And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship,
and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. And fear came upon every soul: and many
wonders and signs were done by the apostles. And all that believed were together, and
had all things common; And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all
[men], as every man had need. And they, continuing daily with one accord in the
temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and
singleness of heart, Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord
added to the church daily such as should be saved.”

Self-Sacrificing, Brotherly Love

Rom. 12:10 “[Be] kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour
preferring one another.”

John 15: 12-13 “This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved
you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

Body of Christ

1 Cor. 12:7-27 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge
by the same Spirit; To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by
the same Spirit; To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another
discerning of spirits; to another [divers] kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of
tongues: But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man
severally as he will. ¶For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the
members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also [is] Christ. For by one
Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether [we be] Jews or Gentiles, whether [we
be] bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. For the body is not one
member, but many. If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body;
is it therefore not of the body? And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not
of the body; is it therefore not of the body? If the whole body [were] an eye, where
[were] the hearing? If the whole [were] hearing, where [were] the smelling? But now
hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. And if
they were all one member, where [were] the body? But now [are they] many members,
yet but one body. And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again
the head to the feet, I have no need of you. Nay, much more those members of the body,
which seem to be more feeble, are necessary: And those [members] of the body, which
we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our
uncomely [parts] have more abundant comeliness. For our comely [parts] have no need:
but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that
[part] which lacked: That there should be no schism in the body; but [that] the
members should have the same care one for another. And whether one member
suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members
rejoice with it. Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.”

The Cornerstone

“Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders
rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is
marvellous in our eyes?” (Ps. 118:22; Matt. 21:42; Eph. 2:20; 1 Pe. 2:7)
Connected to Jesus

John 15:1-10 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me
that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every [branch] that beareth fruit, he purgeth it,
that it may bring forth more fruit. Now ye are clean through the word which I have
spoken unto you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself,
except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye [are]
the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for
without me ye can do nothing. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and
is withered; and men gather them, and cast [them] into the fire, and they are burned. If
ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be
done unto you. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my
disciples. As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. If ye
keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's
commandments, and abide in his love.”

Outreach

We must reach out to those unconnected to the vine!

“Who then is Paul, and who [is] Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the
Lord gave to every man? have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase
So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth
the increase.Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall
receive his own reward according to his own labour. For we are labourers together with
God: ye are God's husbandry, [ye are] God's building. According to the grace of God
which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another
buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. For other
foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man build
upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man's work
shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire;
and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. If any man's work abide which
he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man's work shall be burned, he
shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire. Know ye not that ye are
the temple of God, and [that] the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the
temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which [temple] ye
are. ” (1 Cor. 3:5-17)

“For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. ¶Now therefore ye
are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the
household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets,
Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner [stone]; In whom all the building fitly
framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are
builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.” (Eph.2:18-22)

Building
Rebuild the wall (Nehemiah) in the presence of enemies = Re-establish Christian/Family
values. Takes Courage

Whose house are you helping to build, the Lord’s or your own?

To whose glory are you building? (Remember Tower of Babel)

“Woe unto him that buildeth his house by unrighteousness, and his chambers by wrong;
[that] useth his neighbour's service without wages, and giveth him not for his work;”
(Jer. 22:13)