What Does it Mean to be a Man?


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06/15/14 Sermon
Pastor Seth Gatchell
Pacific Church of Irvine
Father's Day Message

Published in: Spiritual, Self Improvement
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What Does it Mean to be a Man?

  1. 1. Manhood is _________ in our nature.embedded
  2. 2. Genesis 1:26 Then God said, "Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us" … 27 So God created human begins in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
  3. 3. Genesis 1:27 … male and female he created them. "Zakar" - "Arsen" -
  4. 4. A man is strong (masculine) when he is moving deeply into another's soul with life-changing impact.
  5. 5. A man hears, remembers, looks, and acts.
  6. 6. Exodus 2:23 During that long period, the king of Egypt died. The Israelites groaned in their slavery and cried out, and their cry for help because of their slavery went up to God.
  7. 7. 24 God heard their groaning and he remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac and with Jacob. 25 So God looked on the Israelites and was concerned about them.
  8. 8. Exodus 3:16 Go and gather the elders of Israel together and say to them, 'The Lord, the God of your fathers,
  9. 9. the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, has appeared to me, saying, "I have observed you and what has been done to you in Egypt,
  10. 10. 17 and I promise that I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt to the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, a land flowing with milk and honey." '
  11. 11. What does God's love look like? • Heard - • Remembered - • Looked - • Promised to act (action followed) -
  12. 12. Counterfeit Manhood • Offer a quick fix • Be harsh; snap in anger • Answer too quickly • Minimize feelings • Remain confused; give up • Give advice • Defend yourself • Procrastinate • Do nothing (frozen)
  13. 13. Masculinity _____ - centered relating.other
  14. 14. 1 Corinthians 13 "….love is not self- seeking."
  15. 15. Self-centered relating. This takes many forms. • Strut an accomplishment • Tell others how to do something • Posturing, that keeps someone at a safe distance • Stay shallow in relationships
  16. 16. Self-centered relating. This takes many forms. • Exhibit your strength • Impress with knowledge • Display adequacy • Hide your weakness
  17. 17. Masculinity: Strength moving toward _____________ and ___________.responsibilities relationships
  18. 18. 1 Kings 2:2 "…Be strong, and show yourself a man."
  19. 19. Proverbs 24:16 For a righteous man falls seven times and gets up but the wicked are overthrown by calamity. Moving Beyond Guilt
  20. 20. Jeremiah 33:8 I will cleanse them from all the guilt of their sin against me, and I will forgive all the guilt of their sin and rebellion against me. Moving Beyond Guilt
  21. 21. 9 And this city shall be to me a name of joy, a praise and a glory before all the nations of the earth who shall hear of all the good that I do for them. Moving Beyond Guilt
  22. 22. They shall fear and tremble because of all the good and all the prosperity I provide for it. Moving Beyond Guilt
  23. 23. Men were made to mirror God's penetrating and powerful love by moving deeply into another's soul with life- changing impact.
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