“From Defender to Possessor” – KEY – “Man of God 2018”2018-12-30T12:43:33+00:00

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“From Defender to Possessor” – Man of God 2018″

Psalm 90: 14  & 17

Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all of our days.

May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us – YES

establish the work of our hands

Gen 1:26
Joshua 1:9
Matt. 6:33
Josh. 24: 15

_Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over all the land

_“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

– But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

– But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.

Today I want to interrupt our series  “From Defender to Possessor”

A topic that is near to my heart: (crash course)

The Christian

  • Man
  • Husband
  • Father
  • Possessor

God set man as the head, to govern administrate and lead

When man does not take his appointed place- chaos results

Men
Today (-)

  •   43% of US children live without their father
  • 90% of homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes.
  • 71% of pregnant teenagers lack a father.
  • 85 percent of children with behavior problems come from fatherless homes
  • 71% of high school dropouts come from fatherless homes
  • 75% of the youth in chemical abuse centers come from fatherless homes
  • 70% of juveniles in state operated institutions have no father
  • 85% of youths in prisons grew up in a fatherless home. More than 50% of teen mothers.

Men
Today (+)

Children with involved, loving fathers are significantly more likely to:

  • do well in school
  • have healthy self-esteem
  • exhibit empathy and pro-social behavior
  • avoid high-risk behaviors such as drug use, drop out of school, and criminal activity
  • develop healthy families of their own

“A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.” Billy Graham

Quotes

  • My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.
  • The greatest thing a FATHER can do to his children, is to love their mother.
  • It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.
  • Everyone can be a father, but it takes a lot to be a Dad
  • A father is someone who carries pictures in his wallet where his money used to be

Man of God

The concept of a “father” is very important to family and society.

It’s also very important from the spiritual perspective

A word  used to refer to God

Matt 6:9 “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,

Matt 7:11 If you, then, who are earthly fathers, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give what you need

It’s time Men to Step up

  • Take our position
  • Impact our “sphere of influence”
  • Live in the victory Christ has given us

Father

A word used to refer to a “Man of God”

1 John 2:13 I write to you fathers , because you have known HIM that you may make GOD known

(You can’t make Him known unless you know Him)

Father =
Man of God

Being a father goes beyond  being a “Man of God” to our family

It means being a “Man of God” in every aspect of our lives

Man of God’s order (KEY)

PRIORITIES-> Lord-> Family->Church-> World

3 “W”s  of a
Man of God

Word

Witness-> Wife, Children, World

Worship

Role of the Man of God

  • Priest  (spiritual head)

Eph 5:22-23For the husband is the head of the wife (priest) as Christ is the head of the church,

  • Provider ( provide for his family (not prisoner to work)

Matt 7:11If you, then, though you sin, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give

  • Protector ( safety- into their world)

Acts 20:28  Keep watch over yourselves and all the family of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers.

  • Teacher (Word, prepare for life-standards)

Eph 6:4 Fathers, do not frustrate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

  • Example (How to live, honorable work, laws land)

1 Cor 11:1Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ

  • Lover (affection- emotions)

1 Thess 2:11A father deals with his own children,  encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God,

  • Leader  (Man of God)

Jos 24:15 But as for me and my house we will serve the Lord

 

Father (acrostic)

F  aithful  (consistent)

A valiable ( to family and the Lord)

T eachable ((( and teacher)

H eart (not just head)

E xample ( do as I do not just as I say)

R elationshp ( with the Lord)

Man of God (motto)

But as for me and my house we will serve the lord

                                      Josh 24:15