Outline for a sermon preached on May 5, 2019, as part of the “Spring Training” series entitled “True Masculinity.”


  1. The majority of mammal species are dimorphic.
  2. Men and women are different.
  3. Different does not mean inferior.
  4. Masculinity is the qualities or attributes regarded as characteristic of men.
  5. Toxic masculinity.
  6. The cure to toxic masculinity is not no masculinity.


  1. Be true to yourself (1 Kings 2:2).
    1. Yourself.
    2. At the end of the day, you make the final decision.
    3. True men do not blame others or make excuses for themselves.
  2. Be true to your God (1 Kings 2:3).
    1. You came from God. You will return to God.
    2. Make God the priority of your life.
  3. Be true to your family (1 Kings 2:4).
    1. Our society is being devastated by fatherless homes.
    2. Blood is thicker than water.
  4. Be true to your enemies (1 Kings 2:5-6).
    1. Understand now that everyone will not like you.
    2. If you never have enemies, you never did anything.
  5. Be true to your friends (1 Kings 2:7).
    1. Friends can become family for those who have none.
    2. Proverbs 18:24.


  1. PRAYER.