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December 1, 2021 7:00 am
A man is long gone. Dr. Tony says God has a plate that outlines the strategic role of a man that the man knows more about celebrating this is the alternative Dr. Tony Evans, author, speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship Dallas, Texas, president of the urban alternative superheroes give us hope and inspiration can always be counted on to do the right thing and while the superheroes of comic books and movies exist only in a satisfying make-believe world.
Dr. Evan says God has created a plan for ordinary man that when followed fills an urgent need in society, giving us real life characters to look up to and to be inspired by. Let's join him as he explains chapter 22 God says to his so I would not, but I could find. There were plenty of male buddies that I came upon a man so apparently you can be a male and because I couldn't find the man I had to close the land so land becomes close when men cannot be located even when males are everywhere today is the call males back to being men. God defines a man not a culture defines and so I want to speak with you about answering the question about the position of Adam, where are you now, maybe they're going to be two reactions to what I say today. Some of you will be frustrated because you will be thinking all here we go with this man. You will be static because the man in your life or the one who comes along, will man up to God's definition here is the first thing that you understand about a man and his position not location alone, but his position and that is that it is a position priority, somewhat like that. But this is not a popularity meeting. It is a position of priority because God says. Chapter 2 verse 12 God created Adam and created what first has to do with order first has to do with progress in time, Adam and Eve were not created at the same time Adam first, Vinnie God spends all chapter Genesis 2 discussing before it is ever created for why because it would be the man who would be responsible.
The man was created first because God would hold him responsible even though it was Adam and he in the garden hiding from God. God didn't say Adam and he where are no present Adam where you because you are responsible if you're going to be God's man that you're going to have to accept responsibility for everything he brings behind you. Second third fourth fifth and six first all of this by the way what's happening in the garden. The garden was the place where God was hanging out in Adam's house as a single man got married. He's a single man hanging out with God and the God. In other words, even as a single man. He was living in the presence of God. He was living under the covering of God, something will get into more detail at another time, but that's where he was welling. That's where he was operating he says not only do I want you to do that but I want you to keep the garden cultivated and keep it. The Hebrew word for keep means to God will protect. I want you to protect the house to protect the garden. What is he protecting the house from me. This is a perfect world knowest not slick as in the garden, Satan is in the God. Chapter 3 something comes up.
He so that will be problems in the God because the snake is the snake is no call stuff the snake of the Trotta stereoscope about the snake and will try to get you away from God. There is a serpent in the garden, and your job is to keep them out because you are responsible for the gardener to keep the devil out because he tried to get so provision and protection that is the environment that Adam was responsible for many give them another instruction. Verse 16, Genesis 2, the Lord God commanded the man saying from any tree of the garden you may eat freely, but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will shall not die, he gives them his word his commandment, not his request, his commandment, why because a male who plans to be a man must position himself under divine authority which means God's word has the final say so his life, not his posse not his friends not his homeboys. Nobody overrules God not even his wife because God is mostly in chapter 3, because you listen to your wife. All hell has broken loose in your life, because as much as you love her. She's not supposed to overrule me that his job is to oversee the communication and the operation of God's word in history of influence, starting with his family.
Or as Joshua said, as for me and mom's Joshua 2450.
This is how we roll. This is how we will! How's this is that we have no vote here.
God commanded me, the commandment but notice the command. The command. The command was a happy command see week we look at the negative possibility from that tree.
The first part command. The first part of the command was live it up the first part of the command was from every tree of the garden you may freely eat the first part of the committee single man she tells up the first part of the command is all that I have given you maximize my creation maximize all mess with that tree member Don Cornelius and the soul train member describable letters on the scramble bulletin in those letters refer to a particular single or particular musical group or particular song, but the letters were all over the place and so to get a couple of the dances and then have to unscramble the scramble bulletin so they would get 60 seconds to get the letters in order so that they can identify the group or the single or the song, and so they had to work out the scramble board to seek one of the reasons when trouble is man is God's word of got all scrambled up in our job is to get the letters in place. He says the day you eat of it, you're going to break relationship with me. That is like unplugging something in your house. If the lab when you plug it in because electricity flows once you unplug it. The instrument God can't function anymore. What we have today are males who don't function anymore because their unplowed because death has entered into him or the relationship or the scenario or the parenting or whatever the case may be, he says that you are to carry my word. What is the problem with this tree in the middle called the tree. It was a Google tree because it tree of knowledge is Google's Internet tree. This tree was for data, data, good data bed tree of the knowledge of good and evil, so the tree was not bad it had evil, but also had good result.
What you need he knows that good stuff. Why because Adam if you're going to be the man that I want you to be created you to be you want to be operating like you're supposed to be that I want you to live by the revelation.
I do not want your cute little raisin to determine your actions. I want divine revelation what and when I'm ready for you to know I would tell it. Don't go out there apart from me and learn one of the problems today with so many men that they gone so secular to some college what had gotten stuck in some career been hanging out with the wrong folk and have gotten on the definition of manhood master them up so that they're not able to function in the way God wants them to function and we wind up as mending dead men walking got the title. We want people to recognize the balls on the million week. We want the title without the responsibility just like men today.
Adam was given the responsibility. Dr. Evans will tell us about that when he returns just a moment before he does, though, I want to let you know that the lesson your hearing today is being highlighted and bundled with 19 other powerful messages from Dr. Evans and if you make a donation to help us keep Tony's teaching coming your way would like to send you this new collection on CD or digital download. We're calling it the best of Tony Evans, 20, 21, and it's our way of saying thanks for your investment in us which enables us to continue investing in you and for a limited time to those who donate and request the best of Tony Evans, 20, 21, we have a special deal at your request will also include up to three additional popular resources from Tony, including the kingdom and rising devotional goes hand-in-hand with today's message for details on this as well as your other optional bonuses visit Tony Evans.org today or give us a call at 1-800-800-3222 our resource center is open 24 seven. Once again that's Tony Evans.org or by phone, dial 1-800-800-3222. I repeat that information for you after part two of today's message here is Dr. Evans.
Guess what Adam's job was the beef he was to make sure this information got transferred because of the devil as he cannulae from the tree. She said not only can I not eat from it, I can touch, so what Adam told her was sweet on Hon should don't eat from the tree in case you didn't get it going going that way you can brush up against.
He wants to transfer the white fence got to ask you, are you going to church today, but why have you prayed with the family got ask you what you will have emotions that may you're not filling the spiritual responsibility spiritually leading all yes I don't know what to do yet you do not already gotten what you gotta do is take what I did and say family discussed the sermon that we had on Sunday. You are this drag is absolutely nothing to do with it is not.
Who knows Moses was responsible. That's what is this place if things in order to get things in the proper place. God says, not reason, but my word must define you before I give you a woman because when I give you a woman and then when I give your family and then I give your culture when I give you a career that I give you all this stuff it will be managed by me through you. It will not be managed by you.
Apart from me. A man is to be the vehicle the flow-through from God to those entities, family, church, society value flows through as the first point of contact. Yes women you have your own personal responsibility and relationship with the Lord. That is to be primary. The Bible says even a husband can overrule God in the light of his wife, but at the same time God has a process that he prefers the flow-through. I know in this day of being politically correct. That's not a popular position. I tried to be popular.
I'm trying to be biblical, human reason was never to govern the man divine revelation was when my son if it was small. We bought a bicycle back then they didn't put it together for you to put together yourself a cape became really nuts and bolts and screws and washers and all the stuff all the stuff anything book of instructions. Eight hours later just the Basel Basel since Evans comes to the garage door and give me a piece of interesting advice that I didn't want to hear. Basically said could be this could be that the bicycle make knows more about bicycle assembly, the degreed one knows you couldn't believe that the man make knows more about man man.
Many men say my wife while Jay you might just want say it's what man you are you you because of you from the wrong tree is not. There is no God is just the best you can come up with. So God is calling on amenities asking the question, Adam, where are you not just the location question but a position question is you all have heard me say I love being a man and let me tell you one reason why verse 19 of chapter 2 out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the sky and brought them to the main to see what he would call and whatever the man called a living creature. That was his name know I love you and I get the name stuff. I get the name stuff, you know what the name something to the bottom when you got the name stuff you got only when you got the name stuff you can exercise authority over it. Now you can go name anything that the name would God brings you once God brings it to you. You get the own thing.
The name and everything I can get my hands on and giving it back to God.
God gives you the ability and the authority to do that.
If you are competent in discovery. So the question on the force and well you know, I know that many men as I said earlier, have grown up with out a biblical worldview and I know that we as men even if you had stray from God is asking us today, where, but that's where the good news comes because in the Bible. There are two men name the first data in Genesis 2 and three and the Bible says in Romans five below it for the whole race in verse 18.
The following Romans five the first Adam Blewitt for the whole race, but in Corinthians chapter 15 versus 2245 and 47 it said that number two is called the last Adam number one got us out of the garden. The Bible said the last is a life-giving spirit and escort you back into the God. The first Adam may have messed you up, but the last Adam picked you up and you don't have to be like no daddy to be like your granddaddy.
You have to be like the people who influenced all night the last remaining Dr. Tony Evans will come back in a moment with the final illustration to wrap up his message on why men matter now for the sake of time we had to edit today's presentation. But if you like to hear the complete message.
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Right now though he's back with a final story to wrap up today/God mountain climbing incident there was a man in front of the man in the back and there were two men in the middle of the mountains, but in order to get them up there safely. That was a God at the front name Adam to God at the back name Adam dismounted, but the problem is Adam upfront and all the folks were tied together by a rope. The first Adam slip and when the first Adam slip. He pulled the two men with him and they were going to fall off of the precipice, but the last and plowed it into the mountain so that all the men that were behind could climb back up.
Adam Smith Dragon the men down on the plow that thing and he said they will take you what you think you where you the alternative with Dr. Tony Evans celebrating 40 years of the generous contributions of listeners like you