What is “The Code”?

Well according to Christian Today:

The Ten Commandments are for every Christian but the UK’s largest Christian men’s movement has just released a brand new code to inspire men in particular to follow Jesus in every area of their lives.

The 12-point code commits Christian men to unashamedly making Jesus known through their words and actions, and to putting the welfare of others before their own.

It also asks that they honour their leaders and take care of their health, as well as the environment.

Based on comments from Jon Butler, and other sites I ended up tracking a copy of this down from Amazon. The book itself expounds on The Code which is:


I Jesus is my Captain, Brother, Rescuer and Friend.

II I owe everything to Him. I will do anything for Him.

III I will unashamedly make Him known through my actions and words.

IV I will not cheat in anything, personal or professional.

V I will look away from the gutter, but be prepared to pull people out of it.

VI I will keep my body fit and free from any addictions.

VII I will put the welfare of those closest to me before my own welfare.

VIII I will treat all men and women as brothers and sisters.

IX I will lead as He would lead. I will honour my leaders provided this also honours Him. I will follow Him in company with my sisters and brothers

X I will use my strength to protect the weak and stand against the abuse of power

XI I will protect the world that God has made.

XII If I fail I will not give up. He never gives up on me.

I’m already blown away by the truth that is number 1. I’ll admit I’ve not finished this yet, but I’ve read enough already to suggest that this is worth getting your hands on.

CV Men

Church Sofa reflection #1 – Job Done.

Beer and Bible - Jesus The Carpenter
Well here goes for the first Church Sofa Devotion /Reflection /Bible bit/ thing. And as is the season it’s about Easter. We’ve deliberately not drawn any conclusions so feel free to draw your own and please share them too.

I’m the son of a carpenter. Which lead to great fun growing up getting to go to building sites and help my Dad bring walls down and then build something in it’s place. Recently I’ve, at times, been wandering about maybe following in the trade, though I think this may just be me trying to escape work.

Anyway a few thousand years ago carpenters had a tradition. They’d have a cloth with them that they’d wipe sweat away with and clean up their work with too. And when they’d finish the job they’d fold up the cloth and leave it behind.  It was a symbol to say the job is finished, my work is done. A few interesting thoughts, Jesus was a carpenter, when he came out of the tomb he left behind a folded up cloth. My work is done.