Using each of His favorite names for Himself, our God called all the men of Israel to meet with Him three times a year.
Elohim, the all-powerful God who creates something out of nothing wants to meet with all the men.
Jehovah, the relational God wants to meet with the men.
Adonai, the owner of everything and our boss is calling all the men.
During this series we have been unrolling part of the blueprint and unpacking some of the messages to men from God found in His Word.
Paul and Peter help define a strong man as a male who takes responsibility under God’s rule.
Abraham, Joseph, Moses and David all define a great man as one who serves his purpose under God’s rule.
Paul defines a great husband as one who loves, lives with, knows, honors and prays with his wife under God’s rule.
Jesus demonstrates that a loving husband is savior, sanctifier and satisfier in the home.
Asher, the 8th son of Jacob and founder of one of the 12 tribes of Israel demonstrated that a patriarch is a man who leads his family with vision, passion and planning… so have we identified our picture, does our family see and feel our fire and have we developed and shared a plan?
This week we conclude this series with the #1 role of dad…
Dads get pulled in countless directions. Dads bare a lot of pressure. Dads provide. Dads decide. Dads pay. Dads play. Dads are challenged by time. Dads weigh priorities. Dads celebrate. Dads are fun. Dads discipline. Dads deal with rebellion. Dads navigate conflict. Dads check out. Dads check in.
In the end dads are responsible.
Dads set the tone for family culture.
Good or bad… Dad’s influence is generational.
The #1 Role of dad is defined by Jesus in a short story He told to provide perspective to His harshest critics.
If you are a dad, if you are a son… join us this Friday. Hope to see you early!
This Week’s Key Verses:So he got up and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion for him, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight; I am no longer worthy to be called your son. But the father said to his slaves, ‘Quickly bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet; and bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let us eat and celebrate; For this son of mine was dead and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found.Luke 11:20-24
Who is a God like You, who pardons iniquity And passes over the rebellious act of the remnant of His possession? He does not retain His anger forever, Because He delights in unchanging love.