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March 9, 2022 7:00 am
Our kids are struggling now they're all about carrying around from Dr. Tony Evans says it's more important than ever for fathers to man take a stand for godly value. You can control that you can set the standard.
This is the alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, author, speaker, senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Texas and president of the urban alternative. Sometimes life seems so come black is making it through today seems like a real accomplishment. Dr. Evans his kingdom, men need to be looking much further down the road. Throughout our lives and beyond what's join him as he explains the Bible has a lot to say about legacy about what is passed on to the next generation and your in fact, Proverbs chapter 13 verse 22 says a good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children. Today we live in a day of societal chaos that chaos can be routed back to who refuse to build a spiritual legacy mentor. If you still man up to God's requirement for biblical manhood. Like it or not God's thoughts withholding the man responsible for how the legacy works out or does not the whole condemnation of the human race's title.
The Bible says in Adam all die doesn't say in Adam and only the man all die. That is because the man was held responsible and so were introduced in this boring passage of Scripture to a man name Asher for son and one daughter went weak in the story Asher as you'll see, it comes out pretty good but it didn't start that way. You see, Asher is the seventh son of Jacob, that means he's been raised in a dysfunctional family. What raises a good healthy environment. It wasn't the kind of environment that would have been in one orderly family structure good news that I want to give all of us here today, especially the men.
But the principle applies to all of us is that your past not have to determine your future, no matter how messed up yesterday was does not have to control what you will tomorrow will be like that you have been to change your legacy about the lack of sleep, bequeath to you does not have to be the legacy you dispensed others.
Whether it is your immediate family. Whether it's your siblings all those who come under your influence, such as the case with the change and transformation that took place in the life of Asher, well, let's go to verse 40 because we'll see four things of Asher's impact legacy that ought to be true of every man and every head of household who is here all these verse 40 says were the sons of Asher, head of the father's houses had the house is a leader in the home. Whatever Asher did when he got right so influence is for boys that they were able to take a responsible range in their own families. The Bible teaches that the man is to be the head that leaves the man is the one responsible bounces that you responsible if not knowing that you responsible if you get that crazy you responsible if the wife is off your responsible. You may not be to blame.
It may not be your fault, but had ship means responsibility. You got a moment even though you may not be the one responsible for Ship's responsibility ship also involves direction, involves direction whether the president of the company. We have a church or whatever ship means you are casting a direction so that people know which way were going to be a means that I want to be in close proximity with God so that God can speak to me by his Holy Spirit and give me direction so that those following me will have a place to go and what that means is that you're not following the crowd, you're not picking up your direction from television, you're not picking your direction from social media because you're God's man you're picking up your cues from you.
The second thing we find out about ashes sons is because the choice made me scream in the crop they were running the mill guidance somehow in this turnaround. He said my boys and I can be like everybody else sons about my boys are not going just run with the crowd on the raise up some excellent choice cream of the crop boys with one daughter raise them up to be the man that God has created them to be. I'm not going to let them settle, let the boy sent and I will be just like everybody else may not accompany her talk about what my friends say if their friends are wrong when anybody because they will be excellent which we will give them a standard issue for angle that social media like Twitter let Instagram let Facebook set my kids standard rates and choice boys often hear. That will be fine.
Standard that I that I give you that. I want to model before them that I want to teach them that I want to expose them to the boys became choice carries a high integrity high standards a bit behind somebody who's blinking light while turning left blinking light while turning the you confusing your self. The idea here is to craft the divine standard noted through the head.
We know we have many single parents, you have been given a double duty. We value you.
We appreciate you we can never allow that to get middle for the kids if they sired that they now have abandoned their bills to chemical they still have responsibility to the kids get pregnant by yourself. So he wanted to raise them to be high. Expose your kids, especially your boys to men of high standards. If they don't have one of the home leave them in the right way, not perfect man, but middle moving right would not medial UK big sending of the church just can't be said in the school UK beef setting like the PTA meetings while you watch football and television know you must be engaged and involved. My go through metal detector. The old ones magnetometers five keys in my pocket be back up to keep them sometimes. When I went below. Magnetometers Q pocket and it would be because of all magnetometers had to be set that beset in something with some real sensitive others not a sensitive determine how easily a beat.
We got a generation of young people today, whose consciences don't be best because nobody seven. It is the head of the household job to set the conscience so they gotta think through what they get ready to do something because you set them because the cultural center. They will be sensitive and used only don't want the public to the day when I go to school, you will know you don't know who will be in that bathroom must be established.
The divine standard and walking them through the problems of that but you don't change the standard you you administer the standard with love and with compassion that two extremes out here.
One is the be so compassionate. There is no standard.
The other extreme is the standard without showing compassion to compassionately move to meet the standard. You don't dumb down God's megaphone You love to God and so yes the challenges yes our kids are struggling. Now there expose you don't even know about because they carry around phone which gives them access to the whole world and you can't control that something you can't control that. You better be using every opportunity you can to set the standard so that there is a paper that goes off because you want choice men not mediocre. Those who want to excel God's word and whatever areas God allows them to progressive.
Dr. Evans will tell us more about the importance of fighting for our kids. When he continues her message just a moment for so Dr. Evans says American men had been lied to and misled was time for the truth. You'll find it in his empowering book kingdom men rising in it.
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When you call our 24 hour resource Center at 1-800-800-3222 that's 1-800-800-3222. I'll repeat our contact information after part two of today's lesson and this thing about serving an incident God is that no matter how much you know there's always more to learn so brand-new to Scripture or an experienced ministry professional. There's something for you Tony Evans training online courses covering core concepts working at your own pace and schedule digging deep into the historical context of the book uncover the key teach and learn how to apply them in real situations. There's lots of exclusive content from Dr. Evans to keep you interested and motivated an online form where you can ask questions answers can collaborate with other students.
The more you learn, the more you want to try Tony Evans training discovered time anywhere. The third thing it says about Asher's son. He speaks a particularly says that remind them universally. They were raised to be warriors might see to understand.
We inspect Wolfie we have a war.
You now have to fight for your kids.
You have to go to work.
See, when many of us were raised in my generation baby boomer generation and prior to that the environment supported a Judeo-Christian ethic.
It wasn't perfect but it was respected so folks weren't Christians. They respected Christianity well right now you and I live in a post-Christian era so people are making up their own rules that they don't know what's right and so you got not just send them out to play with anybody. You do have to watch what they're being taught in school that used to be taught creation as an option now admitting school that taught only evolution of the facts.
So unless you watch that unless you patrolled that unless we look into that and they will be confused and come when they emerge into adolescence and the thing about it for getting that way. Earlier there is a spiritual reason, that is, as a culture abandons God all the stuff begins to explain. We got a walk but we gotta move them God word so raise warriors you got to go to walk you got to fight for that which was right. Then he says fourthly, he raised them to be mentors. They were raising future kings when you play checkers the whole goal is to crown the goal is not to get knocked off the board goal is for another check to be put on top because now you are kidding now you get to rule the segment of the board. You get to move a lot for your whole scope of operation. He says that he raises funds to raise princes now all of our boys need to know that they kings and weight princes, but they had to be raised as princes so that they would be qualified to be kinks means you must speak into your children's lives. Both the kings and queens to be. You must speak into their lives, their potential because imprints princes not an ordinary kid prince of the king and waiting. They are to know even when God talks about us. We talked about how we are a royal priesthood, Jesus gives is this royal designation were part of a 15 God we have a way to make the Bible ties with all his royal language says you are to speak only not just the kids, not just a boy.
You already prince… I just got way to see when you know that you are prince not only affects what you think about you and affect how you evaluate anybody else who wants to relate to you because you don't want nobody messing with Joe thrown, he says they were mentored they were raised as princes, that is position for future kingship and so the question is what level of mentoring are we giving our kids and remember to the third generation are grandkids many a young man have been spiritually castrated because he is not been given a sense of his royal standing in the family, and most importantly with the Lord because there is no godly male figure who loves God loves them and give them a biblical worldview spiritually imparts to them so that they take all of God into all of life into all of their world. But the good news is that God can change your yesterday no matter how messed up and give you a different tomorrow. I know you have bad experiences and you bet and rebound. I know that you just give yourself a name, call yourself Asher because you got some dysfunction in your history, but the good news is he shows up in chapter 7 of first Chronicles, a brand-new man so you yesterday doesn't have to control your tomorrow. It says at the end of verse 40 and the number of them enrolled by genealogy for service in walk was 26,000 men.
Wait a minute now we start out with one man for son and one daughter, but by the time this man got through 26. It his legacy that are ready to go to war just gave me thinking about you.
You got me thinking about the generations by you. You got the bill your self and an army of men and women that women were in it because more boys were being born and so you got the bill. Harming the problem is Satan have been building a zombie while God's army of men shrink.
So what God is looking for a man who want to recover.
Men want to get back the dignity that God created you with one row that God has given you. Super Bowl XLIII when central the path that won the Super Bowl. Don't forget one minute you drop the ball okay you dropped the ball but God ready to throw you another pass and now you gotta be willing to cash phone and move Dr. Tony Evans will come back in a moment with the final story about the elephant size challenge facing kingdom men in today's culture first so a quick reminder about the special offer. I mentioned earlier, if you help us carry on this broadcast by making a donation to the ministry will say thanks by sending all 12 messages in Tony's current series kingdom men rising along with his powerful book by the same name. This is a limited time offer so don't put it off. Drop by our website Tony Evans.org you can get all the details and make the arrangements or give us a call at one 800 832, 22, where resource team members are available 24 seven. Again, that's 1-800-800-3222. There's a saying that kindness is a gift everyone can afford to give. Well, as we mentioned before, Dr. Evans believes kindness is a gift that our society can't afford not to give take the time to show kindness to those you meet today in the name of Jesus. Look for opportunities to demonstrate kindness to someone who needs a touch from God will help make your community a better place. When you demonstrate the love of God through your acts of kindness will tomorrow. Dr. Evans will tell us the story of a lame beggar who got more help from Jesus than he expected. Join us for this.
Look at how a man can find the strength to stand up and start walking by faith right now though he's back with his closing story. There is a father went to his son one day and he said more than a great boy. I'm proud of you and I want to do anything you want me to do for you what you want the boy thought for a moment.
He said that it is what I want I want you to take me to the zoo. I want to go to. He says okay let's go to the zoo. He said that cannot bring a few friends that said that's fine.
He came back with 10 friends so he put them in the van and they all went to visit for two hours they went around looking at all the cages of the birds and reptiles and all that fun time at the time. Natalie on the way out little boy looks up and he said daddy daddy what son giving elephant ride sorting out side was an elephant man giving rides on his elephant said daddy please for ride. I want around several everyone knows how long he would be dying alone. This is please please please please please daddy, please, please, let me ride elephant is okay let me see him as he went over to the guy and he says how much would override all he says is $20 arrive positive Esco. We got to go. The boy said please please please please please don't really want to write this. I know you want to ride elephant some 20,000 riders to balance is too much money to ride elephant we gotta go daddy, I don't think you understand daddy elephant I know was elephant son, but it's $20. Arrive elephant and MS just too much money. Daddy, I don't think you're paying attention. Look at that daddy look at that daddy elephant elephant, but it costs too much to ride elephant that he don't think that's big to me and I don't think you're looking for an elephant brothers assistant. This problem is so don't look about the cost of your time about the cost of your energy… Okay, we need some men willing to pay the price of the next generation. The alternative Dr. Tony have you fighting made possible by the generous contributions of listeners like