How to Be a Real Man by Jim Perdue

How to Be a Real Man
Jim Perdue
Psalm 128:1-6


Happy Father's Day! I'm so grateful you're here today. My prayer is that you are encouraged and challenged this morning. You may know this already, but I make it a point to encourage dads on Father's Day.

That's why the Word of God is so important, it gives us the guidelines for what it means to be a real man. And that's what I want to talk about today, How To Be a Real Man, from Psalm 128:1-6. READ TEXT

If there's anything in shortage today it is men. Not everyone who is a male is a man. I mean a real man, a godly man. You can be born a male, but it takes maturity to be a man. I am talking about being real, masculine, godly, biblical men. Men who will stand up and say, ''As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.''

I'm not worried about global warming, climate change, the ice caps melting. I'm not worried about the stock market crashing, interest rates rising, or oil prices soaring. I'm not really worried about life on mars or the spotted owl. I'm worried about another endangered species in our society today: real men.

Tony Evans says, ''There is a direct link between the unruliness of this generation and the absence of spiritual leaders in the home. Unless this trend is reversed, there's bad news for the family.''

*Our society is confused about what it means to be a man. If you don't believe me, just look at the news lately. When Tim Tebow stands up for his faith in the Lord he's told to keep his beliefs to himself. But when Bruce Jenner decides he's really a woman and not a man anymore, he is applauded as a hero and given an award by ESPN. We are so confused!!! Jenner has gone from a Wheaties Box to the Fruit Loops box!!! We are mixed up folks. If you're born white and say you are black. You are crazy. (Rachel Dolezal) If you're born a man and say you are a woman. You are a hero. (Bruce Jenner)*

We are in desperate need of a serious course correction in our society. ...

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