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This is the alternative Dr. Tony Evans, author, speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship Dallas, Texas, president of the alternative who decides what it means to be a real man. Too often we leave the job to the people to write scripts for action movies or TV shows.
Let's try Dr. Evans as he explores the biblical model of manhood Amanda, a major university asked his class to go study this column Seinfeld. Many of you watch that show when it was on the air and it was a huge success. He said I want you to analyze why Seinfeld is so popular in their study and came back with their report they said the reason that Seinfeld is so popular is that it has no plot. It meanders from week to week. Scenario two scenario and it is this program so we've included another class of the reason it is so successful is because plotless people love plotless program that because the audience is plotless, they can relate to the plotless. This of the program when living in a day of plotless people living plotless lives watching plotless programs when living in a day when people have surrendered and leading to convenience and have surrendered or purpose to existence and this is nowhere to see as great as it is a dilemma as it is in the lives of men.
The struggle of manhood today has in the society chaos in every area of our lives.
The refusal or failure of males to become men as God has defined to be able to define themselves as God defines us has created in every level. Now we know there are many exceptions, but the reality is when you look at the scope of the decline of the marriages of churches of the climate in the culture. Much of it can be tied to the absence of not being in their God ordained speaks. Ezekiel 2230 God says I try to find a man to stand in the gap. So I would not have to curse the land but I could find plenty of males but I couldn't find me. Jeremiah chapter 5 verse one says they look for land I love all the male and they couldn't find one, which means it is passable to be a male and not be a me the question of the owl today is all we making out males men are we limiting them to simply their biology in Genesis chapter 18, we are looking at a culture in chaos in the decline and getting ready to experience judgment. Sodom and Gomorrah.
Homosexuality had become the rule of the day they were rapist and many talks about they were living in a context of social injustice by oppressing the poor. So you had homosexuality with violence and you social oppression. All that is in Sodom and Gomorrah. The Bible says and so God looked down and he saw the outcry be able decline of the culture and was preparing to judge in the midst of his preparation to rain down fire and brimstone on the moral and social decay that was occurring in these two cities that were the distance between Fort Worth and Dallas.
He identifies a man named Abraham and he gives the men who are here today starting would be, but applying to all three that every man needs to understand every male needs to understand and every female needs to expect if you're going to be God's man and experience God's involvement in your world so that they can about your personal and say I am not seeking to be cultural. I am not seeking to be convenient and I'm not seeking to win friends.
My job is to tell you what God says and what God think the media reports, the question of the series is Adam where are you not adamantly where our goal Adam where why God created a man because he would be the one God will be looking first. Abraham is now in the vicinity of Sodom and Gomorrah became culture as you and I are living in today became culture for all three of the same reasons you give them three things verse 19 I have chosen him. I have chosen him. The first thing a man is to understand you've been drafted. You watch the NFL draft the NBA draft when you draft a player is because you got a position you want to fill you got a wall you want them to take up you got a purpose for drafting him for the improvement of your team. Every man has been created as the man as a draftee of God because he got a posting want you to fulfill any purpose he wants you to accomplish. I have chosen him in the midst of this decay in the midst of this culture, you may have selected him some of the things God wants to do. We gave you because he came upon the first thing every male needs to understand is that you have a divinely orchestrated reason for your manhood. Now I know the culture wants to give you a whole bunch of reasons for your manhood.
But God says will not manhood manhood manhood something God says and that's why I chose, so if a male is living his life never discovering what God wants out of his life. He is a misguided mail. So he makes up his own rules along the way only makes up the rule that his passage is what makes up the rules. That is, the media gives him and he finds himself in all kind of parent ways because he is going and working 14 the didn't drafted. When a man accepts Jesus Christ as his personal savior.
Drafted into the purpose of God. But unfortunately, many men will even go to church.
Don't even care to know the purpose of God and therefore they live distracted in the purposes of culture. Secondly he says in verse 19, so that okay all the men would you say so that okay other words, I chose a man is what I want to do, so that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord and to do righteousness and just okay so let me let me clarify a miss understand the misunderstanding is that is the woman's job to raise the child that may come from a culture doesn't come from Scripture says I command Abraham to raise the children and to teach them righteousness and justice.
Ephesians 6 will have fathers raise your children in the Bible. It is the job of the man to raise the children not the Scripture says that Charles Jim will give to raise and train and command his children after him. The reason why we've got chaos with kids is that it can be for artisanal laws, numerator that the product of the most abandoned men who can tell you everything about football and nothing about Scripture. Many "statistics" of verse ever missed a practice or a game, but to get the kids up to go to church because everything is out of whack. But at the same time they salad God God to do that you can get so bad so that because if we going to fix the culture.
He says we can skip the family to fix the culture of the White House and you can control your house and what you can teach them righteousness and justice. Righteousness is your vertical standing before God as you walk with God that's living to please God setting a spiritual standard in the home that that everybody knows about that that is not vague. This is how we rolled up in here up as Joshua said to Joshua 2415. As for me and my house we will serve the Lord everybody in your family. I ought to know. We serve God in this house and his mother worth divine guidelines are established by dad by the father.
If you are a father you set the righteousness this is right. This is wrong, God said so. He told me to teach you. So therefore, let's review the rules of this house because God has chosen me to set that stuff committees to teach justice, righteousness is obedience walk with God. Justice is your equitable treatment of me is how you deal with people and what is really problem the wife because daddy had fixed it with the kids so we get generationally gets transferred. Kids don't come out the prejudice kids don't come out the warm racist gives don't come up with one warm up rejecting people because of the colonists can't know some folks have trained them in and that started in the home, and because we didn't train our kids with Martin Luther King statement, the judge people by the content of the character and not the color of their skin.
They pick up all the things that here in the house and the things in the culture and they replicated. If you can't fix it at home. Don't think you will fix the screen says you are to teach them justice. How to be equitable. How you treat people how to respect people are the people that are people you teach them that that's about to come to the house so if you if you can make the practices if you can talk about fantasy football. You can talk about the status of this team that you can take time out to have the motion you solely can take time out to that memory versus you certainly can take time out to play with them at bedtime, and that made me that maybe recording the show and looking at it later because you got to be dad first got be dad and husband first try to look at that show right now the technology has set it up so I can look at it later because right now I come home from work for my second job. This is what God says this is what God wants. Far too many men are handing their children. The ticket praise God for the women to take, but far too many. I had a ticket to fail.
How is that daughter going to know what kind of man she should marry her. She got see from her dad hear from her dad the standard to judge the Miniter life. Boyd know how to treat a woman if he sees you confidential, wife screaming at your wife, that your wife abusing you what was going on. No how to treat her like a lady next dad's job is a lot on us as well blame God, not me.
Secondly, of all that's fine says he made man a stronger vessel because you should be able to bear more weight to the nature of the foundation is not how pretty it is this how much weight can nice it looked. You looking at foundation you just want to know if it is cracked.
There's 1/3 key principal Dr. Evans wants to tell us about back to do that in just a moment.
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There is a destiny for man. There is a responsibility of discipline and discipleship for man and the third thing at the end of verse 19 he says, so that we can mentally so that this is our second so that the first so that was so that you could get your purpose second so that is so that God would now bring your purpose. One is for you to know what the other is for him to bring he said so that I may bring upon Abraham what I have promised to him what he promised Abraham was this what this menu, he says, verse 18. Since Abraham will surely become a great and mighty nation and in him all the nations of the earth will be blessed know you did it. He says guess, bring Abraham I will make him a great nation, make him a mighty nation and fat through him. Everybody else will be minimal. Through him all the nations of the earth will be so let me tell all the minis it's okay to want to be great.
In fact you sinning if you don't want great greatness is in the beginning of man. The 12 disciples came to Jesus one day in a circle will be the greatest in the kingdom to argue about what would be great and Jesus then answered them in interesting ways.
If you want to be great. Don't want to be great if you want to be great if you just have to go about it the right way to God is not against greatness as long as that greatness is on the and out of relationship with him after one segment one amendment.
One of the building and he wanted. I the problem is they don't want to win God's way they want to win that way we want to win way is okay to be great, makeup Abraham a great and mighty nation free. That is the God's will bring the fight to get it that God is in the circumstances.
When a relationship with him submit his authority with him prioritizing him responsibilities to those were in my scope of influence and let me say something else.
In chapter 17 chapter 17, fulfilling the scope of influence. It says in verse 26 in the very same day Abraham will circumcise his son. All the men of his household, who were born in his house, bought with money from a foreign war circumcise with you so you not only to K. If any man in his vicinity to the question is, what you may think when you show a real man on one of the crap that I see somebody taking a stand on the God of another cultural God want you to be a man of influence want you to be great. You know when I lie and he really wants to make a statement that will can be heard from saying I will miss being here this is my territory open up in here and I want to serve miles away is my space. I will miss Jesus call the lion of the tribe of Judah. He knows how to roll any submittals not going wrong. This is my space is not because it's been given to me by Almighty God and I already it's time to raw. To be great, under God, for God to betterment of everybody authority and responsibility. You think of Tom Brady and Ray Lewis somebody complained focal a great would be played. You'll just want to just pass through here, you want to make whatever Mark God has for you on the world that he gives you ladies. Your job is to make it easy for him to do work against his will challenge it as long as it is unlike ungodly will encourage them to be all that God has created them to be using all that God has given you so we can become what God expects of him, Jesse Owens, 1936 is a hostile environment hostile environment.
Germany sorriest the Germans were concerned his because that's how they look on him. The black race. So we come out here and watch the monkey in every direction that Jesse Owens looks there were crowds of people who were against but he decided to roll telephone time he served notice on Germany to deal with me you don't like me don't think much you hate me your against me but I come from another kingdom come from the United States of America will represent that kingdom in this chaos, and it demonstrated in the kingdom of Germany became the baby was wrong because he represented that kingdom. This chaos will belong to another kingdom you brought to the kingdom of God.
You represent the king update and you may be living in a chaotic while but your job is all notice on your front writer is that you need.
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The connecting men with the leadership power God has given us requires a clear understanding of who we are and who we aren't. Join us next time. When Dr. Evans will talk about both right now though he's back with this final illustration was Thomas and the movie is called the matrix, Thomas Anderson a.k.a. Neil Mayo is a computer programmer part time computer but through a series of circumstance. He gets went away to a computer-generated reality called the matrix he runs into amendment says no we've been waiting for you.
He says that the wall between the people in Saigon and the machine and we have been looking for a conquering hero.
We have been waiting for you because you are he says no blue pill. If you eat this blue pill, you'll wake up in your bed tomorrow and this will only be a dream. But in this meal. I gotta if you take this red pill you will enter into a life you never thought possible. If you take this red pill you will have powers that you never dreamt you won't want to leave you and go back to your plan all manhood you get this thing done, you become the person you were created to be waiting on you me up but is not what you think maybe you will learn you go back to your plain ordinary job you live your plain ordinary wife read this red five, that you did not did not state that you did not know that you think possible to see some maybe I will be God's God will become the man and man created me to be the celebrating 40 years of things you