2012 Conference – Married Mens Session – The Man and the Mountain

Cynacism is …
But with God, mountains can be climbed,

Robert Carillo (San Diego Coc)
Men’s Leadership in the Family
As a sinner to sinners – nobody is perfect, yet we are commanded to be perfect.

  • Conviction to follow advice.
  • We need convictions to be a great husband & father. – I need to lead my house!
  • the greatest mountain is to lead our families to heaven
  • Exodus 23:17 – “Three times a year all the men are to appear before the Sovereign Lord.”
  • Men are trashed by popular culture. – That is the image of men my son is growing up with.
  • Men used to solve problems & rescue.
  • Even the heros have serious issues (batman, iron man, hulk, etc.)
  • Who do our sons have to look up to?
  • Who do our daughters have to encourage them?
  • Fathers make a difference!
  • We have a generation of children growing up having no idea who Jesus is.
  • 150 – 200 Million orphans. Huge global problem!
  • God’s plan breaks down when fathers don’t do their job.
  • Genesis 18:18-20
  • Exodus 10:1-2
  • Deuteronomy 4:8-10
  • Deuteronomy 6:4-7
  • Leviticus 18:21
  • Leviticus 20:2
  • They were sacrificing their children; how our we sacrificing our children to sports (Nike), academics, pride?
  • Luke 17
  • God wants to rescue our children, should be from the world & not from us.
  • Malachi 4:1-6 (God ends the OT with a curse – scary – depends on hearts of children & parents being turned to each other).
  • Luke 1:8-17 — why did John the Baptist come? to make a people ready for the Lord — this is our charge as brothers, especially our children
  • Psalm by the music director for David, Asaph – Ezra 3:11 – found his children singing His love endures forever! – 500 years later!!!
  • I need to fight (Satan) for my children!

John Lewey (Singapore Church Evangelist)

  • Statistically children who have a great relationship with their parents have fewer health problems.
  • Ephesians 6:1-3 — Children obey your parents … so that it will go well with you.
  • Fathers teach children how to regulate their emotions, thru play.
  • 1 Thessalonians 2:11-12 (encourage, comfort, urge)
  • Help Adolescents By Providing a Voice of Reason
  • Mothers bring out the problems, Fathers are better at solving them — both are needed!
  • #1 predictor of premarital sex was viewing pornography
  • We (as fathers) make assumptions & are lazy.
  • Help Adolescents By _____
  • I need to spend time with each of my kids each week, 1:1.
  • What are your highs & what are the lows?
  • Be a positive role model. As a father, as a husband.
  • Be constantly encouraging!
  • Stay involved thru thick & thin.
  • Do not exasperate. (Ephesians 6:4)
  • I need to be available to talk about all emotions.
  • What do I not like to talk about?
  • Need to get connected.
  • Spend time 1:1 with each child – very specific – model the be
  • http://www.gep.sg to download slides

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