Fatherhood

Every man needs to hear this…

1 Peter 3:7 – …husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered. As we recently celebrated Father’s Day, I wanted to give what I hope is … Read more

The Most Important Pastor

Ephesians 6:4 – Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. In the early to mid-20th century in the United States, many men were in the military fighting for their country where they had strong leadership, strong brotherhood, and strong masculinity. By 1945, at … Read more

Are you a NILF?

Genesis 2:15 – The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work… Young men, you might be triggered by this but when God puts Adam in the garden in order to work, this was pre-Fall, prior to the curse. God put Adam in the garden to work, He … Read more

Why Men Need To Be Dangerous

Nehemiah 4:9 – …we prayed to our God and set a guard as a protection…day and night. A recent news story calls a young man in France the “Backpack Hero”. Several women were watching their children play in a park when a crazy man started stabbing people with a knife, stabbing four young kids and … Read more

Do You Have a Spiritual Father?

2 Kings 2:1 – Now when the Lord was about to take Elijah up to heaven by a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal.  In the old western movies, it was common that the movie would end with the hero riding off into the sunset. This theme was so common that … Read more

Passing and Failing Tests

Genesis 26:10 – Abimelech said, “What is this you have done to us? One of the people might easily have lain with your wife, and you would have brought guilt upon us.”  As we’ve seen over the past several months, Genesis is one giant family case study on those who follow God, who bless generations … Read more

Understanding Generational Sin Patterns

Matthew 5:34-37 (NLT) – “…I [Jesus] say, do not make any vows!…this is from the evil one.”  Genesis 26:4-5 – “…I will multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven and will give to your offspring all these lands. And in your offspring shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, because Abraham obeyed … Read more

Esau Burdened His Family

Genesis 26:34-35 – When Esau was forty years old, he took Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite to be his wife, and Basemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and they made life bitter for Isaac and Rebekah.  In Genesis 25, just a chapter ago, we saw the birth of Isaac’s two sons – … Read more

God is Faithful to Isaac Like He Was Faithful to Abraham

Genesis 26:19-20 – But when Isaac’s servants dug in the valley and found there a well of spring water, the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with Isaac’s herdsmen, saying, “The water is ours.” Despite Isaac’s unbelief that God would protect him and his wife, God blessed him, nonetheless, making him very wealthy. Despite attempts to destroy … Read more

The God of Abraham and Isaac

Genesis 26:4-5 – “…I will multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven and will give to your offspring all these lands. And in your offspring shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, because Abraham obeyed my voice and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.” Genesis 26:1-6 records the … Read more