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Why Men Matter

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD
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March 1, 2022 7:00 am

Why Men Matter

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD

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When Dr. Tony have a strategic role in God's call as God defines a man. This is the alternative with Dr. Tony Evans other speaker, senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and 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 having as real-life characters to look up to and to be inspired by.

Let's join him as he explains chapter 22 verse 30 God says to us again, so I would not curse the land 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 cars. Women cannot be located even when males everywhere today is to call males back to being men ask God defines a man not a culture defined 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. This man those of you will be static because the man in your life or the one comes along, will man up to God's definition here is the first thing to understand about a man and his position, not his vocation alone, but his position and that is that it is a position of priority know someone like that. But this is not a popularity meeting.

It is a position of priority because God says in first chapter 2 verse 12 God created Adam's and he 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 the whole chapter Genesis 2, discussing Adam 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 name 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, was 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. It was living under the covering of God, something will get into more detail. Another time, but that's where he was welding. That's what he was operating he says not only do I want you to do that.

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 protecting the house from me.

This is a perfect world knowest not slick as in the garden Satanism God. Chapter 3 the serpent comes up. He so that will be problems in the God because the snake is the inexplicable call stuff the snake will try to stare stuff up. The snake is no 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 garden 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.

This 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.

At the final say so in 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 his sphere 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 as a million miles. This is that we have no phone 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 for metric know the first pond command. The first part of the command was livid up the first part of the command was from every tree of the garden you may freely eat the first part of the commencing Lemanski tells up the first part of the commanded is all that I have given you maximize my creation. Maximize all you can do.

Just don't mess with that tree member Don could be the soul train number scramble letters on scramble bulletin in those letters refer to a particular single or particular musical group or particular song, but the letters wall 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 Scrabble 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. It's a live when you plug it in because electricity flows once you unplug it. The instrument God's can't function anymore and what we have today are males who don't function anymore because their unplowed because of 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 zone.

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 I say and when I'm ready for you to know what fidelity don't go out there apart from me and learn one of the problems today were so many men is that they gone so secular would have been to some college what had gotten stuck in some career what he been hanging out with the wrong folk and they've gotten on the definition of manhood messing them up so that they're not able to function in the way God wants them to function and we wind up as men being dead men walking got the title. We want people to recognize the balls on the man we we want the title without the responsibility just like men today. Adam was given responsibility.

Dr. Evans will tell us about that when he returns in just a moment. Stay with us if you're like most Christians, there are people in your life you know you may not know Jesus really wanted to do something about that feeling equipment to share your faith effectively. In other words, if you knew more you can do that with Tony Evans training center comes in. It's an online Bible school with classes that will take you deep into the most important core concepts of things start with our free introductory course on things. Listen to move on the subjects like spiritual warfare, marriage, building maturing in faith and anymore content is challenging through it at your own pace. Anytime your online is also lots of custom content from Tony online forum where you configure specific questions answered no to Tony and follow the link to the Tony Evans training center. It's like having a seminary on your smart phone as we are following up on today's lesson why men matter. Dr. Evans has written a powerful book that's already helped thousands of other men move beyond an ineffective and feeble faith is called kingdom and rising and it can inspire you to break past the obstacles of helplessness, boredom and regret and instead replace them with power significance and influence. We're excited to be able to offer this book to you today in a special double package deal. Along with this inspiring book.

You can also receive all 12 full-length messages in Tony's current series of the same name kingdom and rising together, these resources can help you live up to your highest potential. What you learn from the real life struggles and challenges of other men as they seek to fulfill their purpose for God's kingdom right now. When you make a contribution to support Dr. Evans work through the urban alternative will send these resources to you as our gift our way of saying thanks for making this ministry possible. Just visit Tony to get the details or you can reach out to one of our friendly resource team members to help with your request. When you give us a call at 1-800-800-3222 again that's 1-800-800-3222 when I let's get back to Dr. Evans with Maura today's message. Guess what Adam's job was to be was to make sure this information got transferred because when the devil asked. He can you eat from the tree. She said not only can I not eat from it, I can touch it.

So what Adam told her was sweet on Hon should don't eat from the tree in case you didn't get it going go near it when you can brush up against. He was to transfer the white fence got ask you, are you going to church today. The wife got ask you to pray with the family got ask you. You have emotions that may you're not fulfilling the spiritual responsibility of spiritually leaving your home. Yes, I don't know what to do. Yeah, you do not already done what I 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 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 that he 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 trying to be popular. I'm trying to be biblical, human reason was never the government divine revelation was with my son if he was small, but a bicycle back then they didn't put it together for you to put give yourself a cape became only nuts and bolts and screws, washes all the stuff all the stuff in a thick book of instructions. Eight hours later, just that the Basel I since Evans comes to the garage door and gives 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 notes so I asked you.

Could it be that the man make knows more about man who then the man many men say my wife while Jay might just want say it's which man you are you you as you all the 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 with 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't name anything got the name what God brings you but once God brings it to you. You get the home Nephi copy 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 is competent and is covering so the question on influence and well you know and I know that we as men even if you had strength from God is asking us today, where, but that's where the good news because in the Bible.

There are two men name you got the first data in Genesis 2 and three and the Bible says in Romans five below it for the whole race in verse 18 and following. Romans five the first Adam Blewitt for the whole race, but in first Corinthians chapter 15 verses 2245 and 47 it says that number two is called the last Adam number one got us booted out of the garden. The Bible says that if the life-giving spirit and he can escort you back into the God. Adam may have messed you up at the last Adam and pick you up and you don't have to be like your daddy like your granddaddy be like the people who influenced remain Dr. Tony Evans will come back in a moment to wrap up his teaching on why men matter final illustration is always today's message is available in its entirety on both CD and digital download including portions we didn't have time to include in the broadcast. Better yet, you can also get it is a part of that special double offer. I mentioned earlier on 12 full-length messages in Tony's current series bundled along with his powerful book kingdom men rising will send them to you as a thank you gift when you help support this ministry with a generous contribution get all the details and make your request where you can browse through a huge library of resources and sign up for Tony's free weekly email devotional again that's Tony or give us a phone call at 1-800-800-3222 were team members are standing by around-the-clock to help you with your resource request. Again, that's 1-800-800-3222 the last couple of years we've all become very aware that we can catch something from those we come in contact with.

Fortunately, not everything this contagious is bad for us. In fact, there are many things we transmit that are helpful.

Kindness is one of them and Dr. Evans encourages you to look for ways to spread it so others will see and do the same. Men grow up in a series of hoods, babyhood, boyhood manhood, but making it all the way to biblical manhood takes a certain kind of growing bit Tony will talk about tomorrow. Right now though he's back with a final story to wrap up today's lesson to God's mountain climbing incident there was a man in the front of the man in the back. There were two men in the middle upon the mountains to get them up there safely. That was a God at the front name added to God at the back name added to this mountain, but the problem is Adam upfront he slipped and all the folks were tied together by a rope.

The first Adam slip and when the first Adam slipped. He pulled the two men with him and follow the precedent 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, but the last Adam on the thing and he said they will take you what you think you the alternative with Dr. Tony is made possible by the generous country fusion listeners like

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