We are Family – Manhood Defined

We are Family - Manhood Defined

The role of man in the family, community, church and mentorship

Masculinity is bestowed

“More than virtually any other factor, a biological father’s presence in the family will determine a child’s success and happiness” ~ US News and World Report

1. God’s expectation – Fatherhood

Two Lessons:

a) God’s response as a loving Father to the lost / sinners and tax collectors;

b) How we as men / fathers ought to respond to wayward children

  • The father in an unusual practice divided the share of the estate to the prodigal son.
  • The father goes out to meet and protect him
  • The father does not allow the son to confess beyond the initial statements of remorse
  • The father has to go out a second time to address the concerns of the older son: Reconciliation

Fathers, do not exasperate your children, instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord ~ Ephesians 6:4

Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged ~ Colossians 3:21

2. The Father as a prophet

Genesis 49:1-28 / Genesis 27:30-38 / Mark 10:13-16

3. The Father as a priest – guide & discipline

I Samuel 2:12-18; 22-36 / I Samuel 3:8-14

4. Man’s role in society – widows and orphans

2 Samuel 9:1-13 / James 1:27

5. Man’s role in society – the state / country

Nehemiah 1:1-11

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