2010 2 7 What Does It Mean To Be A Man

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2010 2 7 What Does It Mean To Be A Man

  1. 1. What Does it Mean to be a Man? What do I Want My Kids to See in My Life?
  2. 2. There is Something Strong and Good at the Center of My Soul Because of Jesus. <ul><li>2 Cor. 12:9-10 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness .” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me…. For when I am weak, then I am strong. </li></ul>Depending on God
  3. 3. There is Something Strong and Good at the Center of My Soul Because of Jesus. <ul><li>Psalm 112:1-2 Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who finds great delight in His commands. His children will be mighty in the land; each generation of the upright will be blessed. </li></ul>Obeying God’s Wisdom
  4. 4. There is Something Strong and Good at the Center of My Soul Because of Jesus. <ul><li>Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future . </li></ul>Purpose beyond self-interest
  5. 5. There is Something Strong and Good at the Center of My Soul Because of Jesus. <ul><li>Psalm 112:6 Surely he will never be shaken; a righteous man will be remembered forever </li></ul>Purpose beyond self-interest
  6. 6. There is Something Strong and Good at the Center of My Soul Because of Jesus. <ul><li>Philip. 4:13 I can do everything through him who gives me strength </li></ul>Power for living
  7. 7. There is Something Strong and Good at the Center of My Soul Because of Jesus. <ul><li>Psalm 112:8 His heart is secure, he will have no fear; in the end he will look in triumph on his foes. </li></ul>Character that blesses others
  8. 8. There is Something Strong and Good at the Center of My Soul Because of Jesus. <ul><li>Proverbs 24:16 For though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again, but the wicked are brought down by calamity. </li></ul>Strength to Keep Moving
  9. 9. There is Something Strong and Good at the Center of My Soul Because of Jesus. <ul><li>1 Kings 2:2 “I am about to go the way of all the earth,” he said. “So be strong, show yourself a man,” </li></ul>Strength to Keep Moving
  10. 10. There is Something Strong and Good at the Center of My Soul Because of Jesus. <ul><li>Joshua 1:8-9 …Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. </li></ul>Strength to Keep Moving
  11. 11. There is Something Strong and Good at the Center of My Soul Because of Jesus. <ul><li>Ezekiel 6:9 Then in the nations where they have been carried captive, those who escape will remember me—how I have been grieved by their adulterous hearts , which have turned away from me, and by their eyes , which have lusted after their idols. They will loathe themselves for the evil they have done and for all their detestable practices. </li></ul>Wins His Moral Battles
  12. 12. An Attractive Relationship With My Wife <ul><li>Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her . </li></ul>Sacrifical love
  13. 13. An Attractive Relationship With My Wife <ul><li>Prov. 5:18-19 Let your fountain be blessed and rejoice in the wife of your youth. A lovely doe, a graceful deer— may her affection satisfy you always, may you ever be captivated by her love. </li></ul>Sacrifical love
  14. 14. An Attractive Relationship With My Wife <ul><li>1 Peter 3:7 Husbands, in the same way, be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers . </li></ul>Tender Love
  15. 15. An Attractive Relationship With My Wife <ul><li>Ephes. 5:28-29 So husbands ought also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself; [29] for no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church, </li></ul>Tender Love
  16. 16. An Attractive Relationship With My Wife <ul><li>Proverbs 3:13-15 The man who knows right from wrong and has good judgment and common sense is happier than the man who is immensely rich! For such wisdom is far more valuable than precious jewels. Nothing else compares with it. </li></ul><ul><li>Proverbs 13:6 A man’s goodness helps him all through life, while evil men are being destroyed by their wickedness. </li></ul>Tender Love
  17. 17. An Attractive Relationship With My Wife <ul><li>Philip. 3:17 Join with others in following my example, brothers, and take note of those who live according to the pattern we gave you. </li></ul>Tender Love
  18. 18. An Attractive Relationship With My Wife <ul><li>Philip. 3:18-19 I have often told you, and now tell you with tears in my eyes, that many live as the enemies of the cross of Christ. [19] In the end they will be destroyed. Their own emotions are their god, and they take pride in the shameful things they do. Their minds are set on worldly things. </li></ul>Tender Love

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