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March 6, 2022 7:00 am
Jesus is called of my tribe is not going Dr. Tony Evans is our future depends on men finding the strength godly leaders around the man made wrong. This is the alternative, Tony Evans, author, speaker, senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Texas and president of the urban alternative may grow up in a series of babyhood, boyhood manhood, making it all the way to biblical manhood takes a certain kind of growing.
Dr. Evans talked about today must join the struggle today in every of our lives will fail. Males to become as God has defined five and he gives the man who I here today starting with me but applying to all three that every man needs to understand every male needs to understand every email needs to expect if you're going to be God's man and experience God's involvement in your world.
So about here. First of all 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 thinks of the series is where you met Adam anywhere Adam, where, why God created man because he would be the one God will be looking first. Abraham is now in the vicinity of Solomon became culture as you and I are living in today became culture for all three of the same reasons any given three things verse 19 I have chosen him.
I have chosen him. The first thing is to understand you've been drafted. You watch the NFL draft the NBA draft when you draft a player's position you got all you want him to take up you got a purpose for drafting him for the improvement of no team every man has been created as the man as a draftee of God because he got a posting one beautiful bill and a purpose. He wants you to accomplish. I have chosen you in the midst of this decay in the midst of this culture, you may have selected him and I have chosen him for a purpose. Knowing chosen for purpose because verse 17 says show I had from Abraham what I'm about to do my work and to do what I'm up to me.
The point is some of the things God wants to do. We gave you because he can't find he can at least do it the way he wants to do it because it is located even in fact, far too many men wearing jerseys with other men's numbers on always the superstar because the lease if I can wear somebody else's number I can piggyback on their success shows you have your own jersey with Joe Noble your man here that you been selected you been called and crafted by God for a kingdom purpose and you don't want to live your life.
Look back on your life and never know why you lived your life.
I chose, but this choice involves your and my participation is not a passive choice when you sit down to Ghana will and you will whatever you say to me. I'm going to do just show me you okay all that's good starting point.
That involves your participation again. The purpose is already inside but it says the wise man brings it in and see in Super Bowl XLIII the Pittsburgh Steelers were two minutes left in the game.
They flew past, driving down the field when the Super Bowl to San Antonio, San Antonio homes dropped the ball drop the ball that would have put them in position to win the game.
He had, he slowly went back to the huddle after dropping the perfect pass in the huddle been robbed. Ms. Berger call this number again to Antonio Gulfport again in the next place Antonio runs down to the edge of the end zone.
He goes to the very end been around Ms. Berger throws in the past. He reaches up high and catches it for the winning Super Bowl touchdown for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Now the reason that he scored was two things happen at the very same time he ran and caught the pass butting slow and had to feed and bounce to figure we missed the past it wouldn't matter that is frequent balance but if this were inbounds and he dropped the past it would've been an incomplete task because the past but is the one out about it would've been incomplete vastly what God is calling man is to reach potential to grab happen, but the executed history so that history is benefiting because you've reached what too many men are doing is asking their wives to reach powerful fertility men are doing and asking that wives of other people to do for them what God is waiting on the man to do because he wants to know where, because God always starts with the main euros a woman if you can't find the man, but he always starts looking for the man I know that for many people is not politically correct if not culturally acceptable.
Tough. That's what the Scriptures say and when we are operating out of that order chaos into the into the life.
The whole and the culture is not going from Abraham, but I'm about to do because this man is operating according to my and in relationship with me is the first thing second thing he says in verse 19, so that okay all the men what you say so that okay other words chosen that 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 children that may come from a culture doesn't come from Scripture says I command to raise the children and to teach them righteousness and justice. Ephesians 647 father's raise your children in the Bible. It is the job of the man to raise the children not the Scripture says that Charles you and how well you to raise and train and command his children after him. The reason why we got chaos with kids that he can't be for artisanal laws generation that the product of a lost of abandoned men who can tell you everything about football and nothing about Scripture, men "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 say I want God to do this in God 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 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 in as Joshua said Joshua 20 4/15. As for me and my house we will serve the Lord everybody in your family all you know we serve God in this house and here's how we do not work. Divine guidelines are established by dad by the father.
If you are a father you set the righteous standards.
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 obedient walk with God. Justice is your equitable treatment of me is how you deal with people know 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 will prejudice kids don't come out the warm racist gives them come up with one wound 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 they have the culture and they replicated. If you can't fix it at home. Don't think you will fix it in the street. He says you are to teach them justice. How to be equitable.
How you treat people how to respect people are the people look for other people you teach them that that's about to come in the house so he says that this is the responsibility of the father. So if you can make the practices if you can talk about fantasy football. You can talk about the status of this team are that you certainly can take time out to have the motion.
You certainly can take time out to that memory verses.
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 to 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. And far too many men are handing their children. The ticket praise God for the women who tear up the ticket, but far too many are handing them a ticket to fail. How is that daughter going to know what kind of man she should marry her. She got to see from her dad hear from her dad the standard to judge the men in her life boring know how to treat a woman if he sees you cussing at your wife screaming at your wife, that your wife abusing you what is going on. No how to treat her like a lady next dad's job. You say you put a lot on all blame God, not me sexually of all, that's fine. Says he made man the stronger vessel because you should be able to bear more weight to the nature of the foundation is not pretty. It is this how much weight can nice it looked. You looking at foundation you just want to know if it sounds as if it cracked there's 1/3 key principal Dr. Evans wants to tell us about back to do that in just a moment. Stay with us mountain taking place during over wheels reaching the surface of the ocean. Since example, our creator continued. You place evidence God's creative, like the stunning will to coastal and you can experience it with joints putting Evans and other friends of the ministry together we discover the glory of God's creation unforgettable asking for sale to take splendor of God's creation wonders we will enjoy great teaching Dr. Tony and other gifted instructors as well as life-changing worship and special musical performances is spiritually uplifting. Give us time to refresh complete meeting concerning Scripture else around awesome creation is the last of an alternative Alaskan Tony Evans.org today. Tony's been discussing the call to Biblical manhood today and as we been learning the future of our families in our society depends on men stepping up to their God-given responsibility as leaders but that takes power and perseverance in kingdom and rising. Dr. Evans addresses the cultural consequences of male passivity and chatter stereotypes painting a real-life picture of manhood. At its best teaching men to keep promises instead of secrets to rebuild lives not just engines to follow Jesus more closely than the stock market or a favorite sports team, and right now we want you to have a copy as our gift. Just visit Tony Evans.org before time runs out.
Make a contribution toward Tony's ministry and will say thanks by sending the book your way, along with all 12 full-length audio lessons in its current series kingdom men rising again that's Tony Evans.org or call 1-800-800-3222 were resource team members are standing by round-the-clock have that information for you again after part two of today's lesson is Tony so the first thing is, there is a purpose.
There is a destiny for there is a responsibility of discipline and discipleship for man in the third. At the end of verse 19 he says, so that I may bring upon Abraham what I have promised to him what he promised Abraham. What is this what's 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 yes, bring Abraham I will make him a great nation, make a mighty nation and fat through him. Everybody else will be battle through him all the nations of the earth will be blessed. So let me tell all the minis it's okay to want to be great. In fact you sinning if you don't want to be great greatness is in to the beginning of man.
12 disciples came to Jesus one day and a simple will be the greatest in the kingdom argue about who would be great and Jesus then answered them in interesting ways since if you want to be great. Tell him 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 under his rule and out of relationship with him after one segment one when men will when you don't want.
I wonder where they want to be great. That's why they complete all the time because men wonder where 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 to set up a bag of Abraham a great and mighty nation free. That is the God's will bring the fight to get it that God's name on circumstances when on the relationship with him. Submitted authority walking with him, prioritizing him for filling my responsibilities to those were in my scope of influence. Let me show you something else. In chapter 17 chapter 17 talk about fulfilling the scope of influence. It says in verse 26 in the very same day Abraham was circumcising his son all the men of this household who were born in this house or bought with money from a foreigner were circumcised with it only took a if any man in his vicinity to what you may think when you show a real manner that justly one of the crap that I see somebody taking a stand on the God just another cultural doesn't see somebody who's in the way. But when it comes to decisions of life.
He says all the men in not just his kids.
And so God want you to be a man of influence want you to be great.
You know when a lion roars and he really wants to make a statement that role can be heard from when a lion sucks it up and don't say I will miss being here. This is my territory open up in here and I want to serve notice 5 miles away is my space.
I will miss Jesus is called, the lion of the tribe of Judah. He knows how to roll any submittals not going to men who don't mind long. This is not space. This is not because it's been given to me by Almighty God already has time to raw. To be great, under God, for God to betterment of everybody of authority and responsibility. You think of Tom Brady or Ray Lewis somebody complained you think a focal a great when they 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 the work against his will challenge it as long as it is a righteous ungodly will encourage them to be all that God has created them to be all that God has given you so we can become what God expects of them to become Jesse Owens, 1936 is a hostile environment hostile environment in Germany sorriest the Germans were concerned because that's how they looked on him. The black race, so the system to run and we come out here watch the monkey in every direction. Jesse Owens looks there were crowds of people who were against but he decided to roll his own Germany you got to deal with me you don't like me you don't think much you hate me or 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 cost of the kingdom of Germany the greatness of the king.
The baby was Rob because he represented that kingdom in this chaos will belong to another king drawn to the kingdom of God. You represent the king okay and you may be living in a chaotic world but your job will notice on your front. Greater is he that you need. Dr. Tony Evans will come back in a moment with the final illustration called Biblical manhood as he finishes up his message from his current teaching series kingdom men rising this 12 lesson collection offers practical, clear directions for men who want to make a difference for the Lord and as I mentioned earlier, we are offering a special package that includes all the lessons on CD and digital download as well as a copy of Dr. Evans powerful book by the same name kingdom men rising.
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That's 1-800-800-3222 or visit Tony Evans.org or you can also sign up for Tony's free weekly email devotional again that's Tony Evans.org Dr. Evans believes there's a desperate need to reclaim civility in our culture today in light of that, he encourages each of us to find ways to demonstrate kindness to everyone we encountered through the course of our day are acts of kindness change the atmosphere of our communities for good and for God.
You know sometimes life can be so complex that just making it through the day. Seems like a real accomplishment, but Dr. Evans is kingdom, men need to be looking much further down the road. Throughout our lives and beyond will explain next time right now is back with his final illustration was Thomas. The movie is called the matrix, Thomas Anderson, a.k.a. Neo is a computer programmer part time computer but through a series of circumstance get swept away to a computer-generated reality called the matrix he runs into a man named Morpheus. Morpheus says no we've been waiting for you. He says that the wall between the people inside on in the machine and we have been looking for a conquering hero. We have been waiting for you because you are the one who says no.
I have the 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 hand Neo, I gotta rip to.
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 so which pill do you want you want to leave and go back to your plane. All manhood and get this thing done so that you become the person you were created to be.
We've been waiting on you be up but is not what you think maybe I got I got a blue belt and you know you are never in my you go back to your plain ordinary job you live your plain ordinary wife read take this red five, that you did not, that you did not state that you did not know that you think possible. So I want to see some maybe I will be God's man, God. God's glory will become the man around and be the man that God created me to be the alternative with Dr. Tony is brought to you by the made possible by the generous contributions of listeners like you