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Maurice Barratt & Geoff Bates

Mens Seminars

Maurice Barratt and Geoff Bates bring practical, scriptural teaching on issues of importance to men; at home, in church, and at work - subjects like:

 

 

Maurice and Geoff are both respected bible teachers, refreshingly real about their own weaknesses and shortcomings, but uncompromising in their call for men to be the men God intended them to be in this age.

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Talk 1: Understanding Submission

As men, our role in life is one of authority, and when married, we are deemed ‘head of the house’. Though the order is set in this way, we cannot take it for granted that our wives must submit to us for this cause alone. To understand authority, we must truly understand submission, and we must consider our wives if we wish to lead them properly.

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Talk 2: Integrity In Marriage

Generally, but especially in marriage, integrity is an incredibly significant issue - one which we must maintain with the utmost vigor. No wife will trust, or even respect, a husband who, for example, makes promises he soon breaks. As husbands, we must be men of our word, transparent and honest toward our wives.

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Talk 3: Roots, Fruits Or Suits?

As men of the house, we must be an example of righteousness in the home, without hypocrisy in word and deed. We Christianity should not only be visible on the outward, nor just in what we believe, but it should manifest itself through godly character.

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Talk 4: Men And Marriage

Bringing examples from his own marriage, Geoff speaks practically on the subject of marriage.

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Talk 5: Relationship With Yourself

Having a right relationship with ourselves is key to our relationship with God. Maurice takes a look at how complacency is our biggest enemy in our pursuit for having a right relationship with ourselves.

Talk 6: Relationship With God

A strong, solid relationship with God is an essential part of a man’s life. As head of the house, he carries the can for his family’s faults, but whether single or married with two children, a man has no spiritual covering, and must rely on the guidance of God throughout his life.

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Talk 7: A Woman's Expectations

Straight from the horse’s mouth, this talk consists of what women expect from men in relationships. Love, attention, understanding, and practical abilities, are among the attributes mentioned. Joanna speaks openly about female issues and explains humbly what they need, rather than simply telling men what they ought to do.

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Talk 8: A Testimony

Drawing from his own experience, Geoff Bates explores some of the dangers present to marriage, especially in the days we find ourselves in and he brings seven steps that will help us men protect and invigorate our marriages.

Talk 9: What Is Conflict?

Maurice opens up the subject of conflict with a question - what is conflict? If we understand the principles of conflict, we can avert it in many ways. Still, conflict is a part of life, as Maurice explains in this talk.

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Talk 10: Conflict In Church/Work

In this study, Maurice hones in on the subject of conflict specifically in church and at work. Giving practical illustrations of how to think and act towards colleagues and brethren, this talk is of great benefit.

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Talk 11: Conflict In Marriage

Of all the fields of conflict, marriage is notorious for its hidden mines. For two to live together, adjusting themselves to each other’s preferences ... there is bound to be some measure of conflict. Maurice again speaks practically on the subject, giving answers, and a deep breath of fresh air, to those struggling in this area.

Talk 12: Sexual Conflict

What man is without sexual conflict? Man is pulled very strongly towards lust and sex, and doing the right thing only results in an inner civil war. Geoff Bates is not without these problems himself, and openly and honestly shares what he has learned.

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Talk 13: Principles Of Time Management

One of the crucial areas of leadership is management - especially of one’s own time. In this study, Maurice delivers the principles of time management, enabling our thinking to alter to suit our efficient intentions.

Talk 14: Practical Time Management 1

In this study, Maurice delivers examples and practical solutions to enable us to manage our time better.

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Talk 15: Practical Time Management 2

In this study, Maurice delivers examples and practical solutions to enable us to manage our time better.

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Talk 16: Leaders Must Be Led

In this talk, Geoff Bates points out the crucial factor of Christian leadership - leaders must be led. As men of God, we must rely on God’s guidance if we wish to lead others. The order must be recognised if we are to be the men, and do the job, God has determined.

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Talk 17: Principles Of Power

Power is a very dangerous thing. Even when kept with the right intentions, it can deceive the man who has it, manipulating him and drawing out every self-centred whim. On the flip side, power can be used for great good, having dynamic influence. Maurice clearly illustrates in this study how power can be used, yet how so easily, and so very often, it is abused.

Talk 18: Power Balance

Having power is one thing; balancing power is another. While power itself demands character, balancing power takes great strength of mind. Maurice uses examples from the Bible in this study, showing how different leaders handled power - some for the better, and some to their destruction.

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Talk 19: The Power Of Women

Women have a power that transcends both the physical and mental realms. The heart of a woman is so different from that of a man, and she is able to have tremendous influence and input into the destiny of men. This power can be used to either make or break men, and Joanna, using her own observations, and examples of women in the bible, proves this to be a reality.

Talk 20: The Power Of The Tongue

Every man has power of which many are unaware. This power can be used so carelessly and can damage people so easily. This power is in our very mouths - it is the power of the tongue. Life and death are in it, and he who offends not in word is a perfect man. “The tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.”

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Talk 21: Motives

Motives are not an easy thing to grasp, or even maintain. Having the right heart and attitude is of crucial significance as we seek to do what God has placed before us. Pride, selfishness and complacency are among the evil devices that can twist our good intentions, and God will not listen to our requests if they defiled by impure motives.

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Talk 22: The Need Is The Call

Searching for God’s will can sometimes be a losing battle. Quite often we can extract from our own interpretations ‘God’s will’ for our lives. It is only when we are faced with it head-on that we realise what the call of God truly is - it is the need. From the need, and from the love that fills our heart, we will know for sure what the call of God truly is for our lives.

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Talk 23: Motivation

Motivation is key if we are to become useful to God. Maurice looks at some of the hindrances to our being motivated and shows that the battle for the Christian is in his own mind.

Talk 24: Visions And Goals

Over the course of our mission, we must have two things in mind: a vision, and goals. Without a vision, the people perish, and with no goals to reach that vision, we are fighting a losing battle trying to fulfill it. We must rely on God to guide us, and to impart to us his vision and his goals in order for us to complete the course he has set before us.

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Talk 25: Failure And Success

What the world counts as success is often very different from God’s idea of success, and the same goes for failure. Success in the world’s eyes can be failure in God’s eyes, and what we see as failure can be success to God. In this message Maurice Barratt explores the subject of failure and success from God’s viewpoint.

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Talk 26: The Process Of Failure

Failure plays a big part in the process God leads us through to eventually become the men we are destined to be. Viewing examples from the Bible, Maurice reveals how many of the Biblical characters we may call ‘successes’ were humble people - because of the humbling process God took them through.

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Talk 27: Three Kinds Of Faith

As stated by the title of this sermon, there are indeed three kinds of faith. Some faith we take for granted and don’t realise it’s there. Other faith comes a little less naturally and is acquired by experience. Some people become paranoid and lose faith altogether, afraid of the simplest of actions. This talk is highly educating, as it helps us put into perspective what faith truly is, what faith we already have, and what faith we lack.

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Talk 28: The Process Of Failure

So many men are frightened to step out of the boat because of fears - fears of failure, and a fear of the unknown.

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Talk 29: Are We Really In The Last Days?

Are we really in the last days? It’s a fair question. We have no idea how much time is left before our lord returns. Maurice confronts this question with both church history and scriptural teaching.

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Talk 30: What Does The Bible Say?

What does the Bible say about the last days? By carefully reading the scriptures, especially the prophecies, we can find out just where we are in history, and what has to happen before Jesus returns.

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Talk 31: Babylon Now

In this study, Maurice examines the modern events occurring all around us to prove that we truly are in the last days, and that, while Babylon has yet to finally come to a head, it is progressing swiftly.

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Talk 32: Our Response

So we are in the last days. Now what do we do? Maurice educates us in this study as to how to live in accordance with not the thinking of this modern age we live in, but the principles of our God himself, which have timeless benefits.

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Talk 33: Principles Of Leadership

Leadership is a quality many aspire to, but few are capable of. When in leadership all eyes are upon you, waiting for either to follow your direction, or for a chance to seize your position. The principles of leadership are explained through the channels of both Maurice Barratt’s experience, and Biblical history.

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Talk 34: Qualifications For Leadership

In the world’s eyes, leadership requires certain qualifications, apart from necessary qualities. In God’s eyes, the qualifications for a leader can be quite different from those of the world. Both successes and failures are required to make a man into who God wants him to be, and the process is never an easy one.

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Talk 35: Pitfalls Of Leadership

Leadership has many pitfalls, and many leaders know them only through experience. Geoff Bates is one of these leaders who has been humbled by God because his God-given leadership resulted in him drifting away from his master. Explaining from the Bible, experience and observation, Geoff delivers a sound message on the pitfalls of Christian leadership.

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Talk 36: The Age Of Equality

There are many men in this modern age who are not fulfilled. Times have changed and men are no longer fulfilling their role in life, castrated by ‘equal rights’ and the influence of western culture. The American Declaration of Independence is repeated time and time again through films, claiming that all men are equal in God’s sight. This is not true, as everyone is unique, and God’s whole creation consists of diverse creations. This ‘Age of Equality’ has choked men, and Maurice puts over as to why and how it has been done.

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Talk 37: Square Pegs In Round Holes

Many men are unfulfilled with their lives, and with what they are doing in them. There are many square pegs in round holes, and nothing but the guidance of God will lead us to the right hole we fit into.

Talk 38: Gideon - A Case Study

Gideon was a man with potential. He was also a man with a sense of destiny. Maurice leads us through the stages of Gideon’s preparation to deliver Israel from the Midianites, comparing it potentially to our own lives, and illustrating both the mind of God, and the heart of Gideon, throughout the legendary chronicle.

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Talk 39: Finding Your Slot

As Christians, how do we fit into this modern age, and how do we find out God’s will for our lives? Geoff Bates shares the answers to these questions, showing practically how one finds his slot through God’s guidance.

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Talk 40: Sex - Natural Or Perversion?

Society today is saturated with sex. It is used in sales and advertising, and is plastered all over art, music and modern culture. The question may arise - is sex perversion? Maurice Barratt argues that sex is natural, but that it can easily be twisted into perversion.

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Talk 41: Lust And Love

Many youth today would not know the difference between lust and love; they would equate love with sleeping together, when actually, love holds much more than just physical relations. Maurice teaches on the difference between love and lust, and uses the story of Amnon in this study to illustrate how love very quickly turned to lust.

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Talk 42: The Spirit Of The Age

In this modern age, when sex is so important to our society, and hammered so consistently into our ears, it is hard for the Christian man to live and think purely. As Christians, we must not be partakers of this perverse spirit of immorality which clouds our nation, separating ourselves from its influences.

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Talk 43: Revealed Or Personal Will?

In order to follow God’s way, we must hear the voice of God, receiving his guidance throughout the tasks he has placed before us. We must always maintain open ears towards our master.

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Talk 44: Guidance From God

In order to follow God’s way, we must hear the voice of God, receiving his guidance throughout the tasks he has placed before us. We must always maintain open ears towards our master.

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Talk 45: How God Speaks

Over his years in and out of the ministry, Geoff Bates has heard the voice of God in different ways. The options are endless of how God may speak, but Geoff lays down the principles, and the patterns God uses to communicate with those who love him.

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Talk 46: Babylon

Babylon is not just a historical city and empire. It is a system, a mindset, and its main tool is money. Finance is the cogs that work the watch of Babylon, and there is only a certain amount of time before it collapses. We must come out of Babylon if we wish to use our money for godly means, and not as part of the system.

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Talk 47: Wealth And Stewardship

With wealth comes responsibility. Money can do a great amount of good, and can store up for us treasures in heaven. We must learn to be good stewards of the talents God has appointed to us, using it wisely and according to the will of God.

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Talk 48: Money And The Ministry

When in the ministry, money can be a controversial element. There are many teachers about who preach that gain is godliness, but this only feeds them and their congregation’s covetousness. Money can be very useful in the ministry, but it is another area which must be kept under control, for if let loose, there is no end to the havoc it can cause in one’s ministry.

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Talk 49: Godly Giving

On the flip side of the evils of filthy lucre, money can be used for great good. People may be blessed with it, lives can be saved because of it, and God’s will may be done through it. We must learn to discern the heart of God, and give our money compassionately, not holding back anything for lack of generosity, yet wisely managing what God has entrusted us with.

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Talk 50: God Is A Family Man Part 1

Throughout history it has been proven that God is indeed a family man. Choosing a wife for himself in Israel, begetting a son in Jesus, and seeking through the church to find a bride for that son, all God wants is to live happily ever after with those who love him. By following God’s example, we may become better husbands and better fathers, and understand the heart of God throughout the process.

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Talk 51: God Is A Family Man Part 2

Throughout history it has been proven that God is indeed a family man. Choosing a wife for himself in Israel, begetting a son in Jesus, and seeking through the church to find a bride for that son, all God wants is to live happily ever after with those who love him. By following God’s example, we may become better husbands and better fathers, and understand the heart of God throughout the process.

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Talk 52: The Role Of A Father/Husband

A man’s role in the house is one of authority, yet not without love. Finding the balance between love and authority can be a thin line to walk, but from viewing the principles layed out in the Bible of how men should conduct themselves toward their wives and children, we can learn to become better men, and execute our jobs with love and respect.

Talk 53: Families Forgive

A family is an extremely close-knit group. No matter how big an argument, a functional family will forgive. There is an unbreakable bond within a family - a deep love which often goes unrecognised. Geoff Bates shares the importance of family life, and reflects upon the heart of God through the eyes of a loving father.

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