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May 13, 2022 8:00 am
Welcome to this edition of PowerPoint with Jack Graham a little later in the program will tell you how you can get a copy of the Williams book man of God. The first hears the message father's best. I wish to take your Bibles and turn to Saul number one the first Saul. Some of us remember those old sitcoms of the 50s, leave it to beaver with Ward. Ward was a great dad, Leslie Wally in the bay had a great family and then there was Ozzie and Harriet, but my favorite father knows best. I mean dad could solve every problem because all the way new best. Now granted that the problems of the 50s are a lot different than the problems of the day and therefore however is even a greater need for fathers to know best fathers who know how to lead their families. The kind of man the kind of father spoke about in Psalm one Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord and in his law he meditates day and night.
He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither and whatever he does shall prosper. I'm convinced is not a man listening to me today. It is not in his heart desire to see his role as a husband and father prosper. I want to challenge you men today dad's to be fathers who know best. I want to take the word father and form an acrostic from that word. And from that word and that acrostic to identify some fathers or characteristics principles in fathers who know best. First of all F represents the word and the principal faithful fathers who are faithful and we must begin at the beginning, we must start with what is most important, and that is our faithfulness to God himself. I can't be the right kind of man I cannot be the right kind of husband or the right kind of father and I am not at first right with God. I become right through God in every person can only become right for God via a personal relationship with God son Jesus Christ. God is our father. He is chosen that word to describe himself with believers because that is the family and the fellowship that we in the family spirit of fellowship that we enjoy with our God. He is our father and because he is our father.
It is possible for us to share his likeness Christ as our example and Christ infilling us by his Spirit, enabling us to become the men and of course the women that God would have us to be. I will ask you today, men you're a male but are you a man of God. Are you truly a man of God. Do your children see in you represented in you. Our heavenly father. Frankly, there are many people today living in stark terror of God because their own fathers, have misrepresented God the father in their lives so vitally important that fathers live like the heavenly father, I would ask you today, are you man of God. Many men are spiritually now nervous and you are not growing spiritually. In fact, your spiritual life is a zero because you have not committed yourself in that day by day relationship with God is not that you don't believe in God is not that you haven't received Christ is not that you don't believe the Bible you believe God. We believe the Bible but many men are not investing themselves in that personal and daily wall with God you revere the Bible but on a daily basis on a regular basis. You are not consistent in your own private nourishing and spiritual fitness in the word of God and most men that I would suggest that at least half of the men today in churches really don't know their Bibles. All that well and because I don't know the Bible is all that well. They don't know the God of the Bible as well as God wants them to know him and is it possible that God wanting us to lead our families, commanding us to leave our families. Is it possible because we don't daily cultivate our relationship with God because we don't daily spend time in the word of God that we are not spiritually prepared to nourish our own families and to lead our own families spiritually. I challenge you men to be men of God and to be the spiritual leaders of your home. That is not your wife's responsibility. That is not your pastor's responsibility. It is your personal private responsibility to lead your own children, and to lead your own family faithful to God. Are you a devoted dad, are you a daily disciple, do you take time every day, preferably in the morning to receive a briefing from God as to what you do and where you go, you know, there are several reasons that it is so important that we get this daily briefing with God in God's word and in prayer, spiritual, aerobic, and we all have to make a conscious choice like I tell you is a conscious choice for me every day as long as I have been studying the Bible as long as I've been a serious disciple of Jesus Christ is still a challenge for me. Every day I get up in the first thing I want to do is get out, get the newspaper read the sports page so forth and I have to make a conscious effort every day to get my Bible first and to read God's word and to spend time talking with God before I spent time talking with anybody but my day always goes so much better and I'm a better husband and I'm a better father. I'm a better man when I spend that time you say why is that so well number one a daily time with God. Men dad dad is your daily disciples means that we begin our day under the control of God. I need to know that my life is in the hands of God. I need to know that my life is being controlled by the hand of God. I need to know that God is in charge of my life every day and is in that time when I report to him when I see Kim that he lets me know Jack. I'm in charge. I'm in control. Trust me, is also in that daily time where I am stabilizing my convictions and supported in my convictions. We live in a rough world we live in a tough world we live in a dirty world in which our convictions are often challenged day by day and I need the spiritual and emotional support that the Scripture gives me every day because when my convictions are challenged when my beliefs are challenged.
I need to know what I believe in pliability what I believe and I need to be strong as a man of the word so that I can meet the challenges of every day living. And not only that, but I need that time because I need to be reminded of what's true in life. So many falsehoods so many untruths bombard our brains every day, and as Christians as men we need to know what's true, what's right and what's wrong and be rekindled every day in spiritual fire and spiritual fervor in our walk with God. Fathers are you faithful to God not only faithful to God.
Are you faithful to your wife the best way to be a good parent is first to be a good partner. The best way to be the right kind of dad is first of all men to be the right kind of husband.
The environment that is created between men and women in the marriage relationship unconditional in loving commitment permanent in his relationship brings a sense of consistency and stability to the homelike. Nothing else. According to Dr. J. Strike the number one question asked by teenagers today. Not dad can I have the khakis not dad can I have a raise in my allowance but the number one question the kids ass dad, do you love mom and many of our children live in the fear the nightmare that somehow the families going to break down their own family.
That mom and dad don't love each other anymore. Somehow they says maybe that's our fault. Maybe that's my fault in this in this family and the breakdown of the home and the breakdown of the family because dad doesn't love mom in a long is so devastating and damage that has negative fathers know that in spite of the knitted to their one-time. You are listening to PowerPoint with Jack Graham in today's message. Fathers who know best. Our world desperately needs men of God, strong men who model gentleness lead with humility and speak the truth in love, we want to help you identify the traits of a real man of God by sending you Dr. Jack Graham's insightful book and of God our thanks for your gift today in it. Dr. Graham gives you biblical insight to what a true man of God, looks like to espouse his family and the world to request your copy of mankind: 800-7954 62761 800-795-4627.
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Today's message fathers who know best fathers you know that fathers in the last part of available that's what the a represents turn the first Thessalonians chapter 2 in verse eight. So, affectionately longing for you, we were well pleased to impart to you not only the gospel of God but also our own lives because you had become dear to us. The apostle Paul spiritual father.
The Christians at Thessalonica said not only were we faithful to God and giving you the gospel, but we gave you ourselves we gave you our very lives. Give your families the Lord yes first and foremost give your family the Lord but also give your family your own life.
Our children need to know that we are available. Your children need to know that they're vitally important. Go to those ballgames of school place those recitals make it a part of your schedule and make it a part of your life. Don't slough off your kids say, well, my kids know their they're happy with her I'm they are not well I heard about a man who came home from work.
He was exhausted on Friday evening been a tough week and he said you know I can't wait to Laura because it's golf day when I'm in a TR play 36 holes to market weight. He got home exhausted and his boy came running up to set dad dad tomorrow is the big day. Remember going fishing tomorrow and thought oh my goodness, I promised him would go fishing so true. This promise is that all right son will go in like that he was going got the car early early the next morning drove 5060 miles out of town got the boat got the lake middle the lake through the lines and nothing was biting and had been out there long ~storm clouds rolled in and started writing and it rained and it rained and it rained all day long. They were French. They were yourself then you catch a single fish all day long after hours and hours of exhausting futility. I got out of the boat back in the car, drove back home, both with the bed exhausted. Got up the next day dad was in the kitchen with mom and she said well how was your day fishing. Dad said it was terrible. It was miserable. We spent all day didn't catch a thing got soaking wet. It was the worst day of my life. Mom said well before you go I'll maybe want to read this.
It was a little boy's diary and all the diary page from yesterday, Saturday the little boy had written it was the best day of my life because I got to spend all day with my dad all I hear sale. Dad's gonna make every day a great day for you.
Keep your kids make it a try. Our family is life's most precious treasure men.
The available T stand for tender at the T stand for tender turn back in your Bibles to Ephesians chapter 4 verse 32. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you. Many of us are men are facing somewhat of an identity crisis today what what is a man to be well I'll tell you one thing that was supposed to be men and this is one of the most manly man things you can and that is with your wife, your children, your family and with others to be tenderhearted and kind.
You can be tough on the inside but tender on the outside like a velvet covered brick and I believe that men and their families with their children should be verbally and physically action. Lots of hugs matzoh pats on the back lots of expression of love.
Studies have been shown in the lives of promiscuous girls and women that often those girls and women were only seeking the affection of a man because they never received the affection of the affirmation of their own father. I love you, God the father said it, we ought to say it. I'm appreciative of my dad. My dad was was a man's man. He was tough and yet tender growing up before he really got his life right with the Lord. He was a street fighter was not beguiled the top of the bleachers is flirting with my mother and I mean he had used asking one of those scars on your face.
Daddy said nevermind so something about brass knuckles. I don't know, but here he was a tough man you know I was new, had tattoo on his arm and looked like Popeye I meet when I said to my friends. My dad can beat up your dad. I minute I mean he was a time that but every night every night of the world. My dad would say these words to me tonight son Sweet dreams my love and according but I can't tell you what that did for me emotionally what that did for me as my father sign to strengthen me to give me a sense of stability in my life to know I was that I had the blessing of my and the blessing that your Boys and Girls Club need from you. Dad cannot be underestimated.
That includes this tenderness includes being willing to forgive and to be forgiven because we do make mistakes. It is parents. No parent is perfect, but a parent needs to be man enough woman enough to admit failures and admit mistakes. I can tell you that a lot of times that I I must humble myself before my own children and save these word I'm sorry I was wrong. Forgive me let that aid stand for helpful first Thessalonians chapter 2 verses 11 and 12.
Let me just read instead of asking you to turn to a just make note of first Thessalonians chapter 2.
As you know how we exhorted, and comforted, and charged every one of you as a father does his own children that you would walk worthy of God who calls you into his own kingdom and glory. We are to help our children how in the instruction of the ways of God. We give our children protection help them by protecting them, sheltering them in the storms of life. How many times have I chilled children run us, especially when their little in their hurting and they need somebody there to wrap them up in the arms of love and protect them will when they get a little older, they still need that protection they still need you to be there when they are hurting and then they need direction vision for life and vision for leadership vision to establish godly goals to glorify God so that they can express the will of God in the plan of God for their own lives.
1 Good Way you can help your children grow is to get your children around heroes of the faith, other men and women of God invite them into your home. Expose your kids there exposed to all kinds of lunatics in society expose your kids to men and women of God and undergird your own spiritual lives with the lives of others when there's a minister, a youth minister, a family friend or good books about great Christian leaders but help your children and that way E stands for encouragement, encouragement.
We are to encourage one another and to good works. The Scripture says, did you know our children rise to the level of our own expectations.
Tell them that the best tell them they can do encourage them in the things that they do and they will rise not to meet your expectations, but beyond your expectations to become a man or woman of God finally let that are stand for review.
The genuine and especially be genuine during the tough times of life, because that's when your kids are watching how you respond when the going gets tough financially domestically, personally, when you're going through the storm when your kids see that they see a man solid and strong built on the rock they see somebody falling apart and wonder why you can con a con you can fool a fool but you can't get a kid kids can spot a phony, a mile away be God's man, full of God's spirit. Let those little children see Jesus in you father know best are faithful they can help. An grimacing the PowerPoint with caring for an entity's message to others who know that today's culture has so distorted the concept and some even rejected toxic better world doesn't need less manly men. We need more men of God, men who love Jesus make a living.
Husbands and fathers and lead as servants we like to help you uncover what God says about true masculinity by sending you Dr. Graham's man of God yielding difficult insight into how you with inventing your life can live with purpose and passion in Christ first in living radically for him.
Men of God is our thanks for your gift help proclaim God's word to PowerPoint to request your copy when you call today: 800-795-4627 10 2000 795-4627 can also text PowerPoint to 59789 and don't forget to visit Jack Graham.org where you can shop our E store.
Give a gift online or sign up for Dr. Graham's free daily email devotional our website again is Jack Graham.Borge pastor. What is your PowerPoint for today Scott I was just the that fathers by that I mean not to overweight dad's we got enough of that, I'm sure, but fathers who are FAT faithful available and tender fathers like that make a difference in the lives of their children. These the fathers who truly know what is best. They are encouraging. They are authentic and they are helpful with their families every single day. So with that in mind, let me share a little point with you.
Well, what are you going to be my boy.
When you reach your manhood years, a doctor, a lawyer and actor great moving throngs to laughter and tears, but he shook his head as he gave reply in a serious way that he had.
I don't think I'd care to be any of them. I just want to be like my dad.
He wants to be like his dad.
You men did you ever think as you pause that the boy he watches your every move is building a set of laws he's molding a life, you're the model for and whether it's good or bad depends on the kind of example set to the boy who'd like to be like his dad.
Would you have them go with you wherever you go ahead and do the things just as you do see everything that your eyes behold and woo all the gods that you will when you see the worship that shines in the eyes of your little lovable lad, could you rest content.
If he gets his wishing grows up just like his dad is a job that none but yourself can fail.
It is a charge. You must answer for it is a duty to show in the road to tread airy reaches manhood store is a debt you owe for the greatest joy on the solar to be had is the pleasure of having a boy to raise who wants to be just like his dad be a father. He knows best so that when your little ones grow up they could nonetheless. Best and that yesterday's PowerPoint remember when you give a gift to PowerPoint will send you Dr. Graham's book man of God is our thanks. Call 1800-795-6271 800-795-4627 also text the word PowerPoint 5 970 join Dr. Graham next time he brings a message about the simple things you need next time on PowerPoint PowerPoint with Jack Graham is sponsored by PowerPoint ministries