A Fantastic Family Man (4 of 9) by Jerry Vines

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A Fantastic Family Man (4 of 9)
Series: Fantastic Families
Jerry Vines
Ephesians 5:21-6:4

We are talking about how you can have a fantastic family. This morning I'm going to talk to you a little bit about a fantastic family man. It has really been interesting to me and somewhat surprising to study the Scriptures about the family and what God expects a family to be. The man in the family is really the key to making it work.

When you study the Scriptures, you will find that God puts the primary responsibility for having a fantastic family on the man. I think that may be why men and husbands and fathers have been under such severe attack in American culture. Very often, in the media, the husband and the father is portrayed as some kind of bumbling, stumbling fool.

We are aware that men are going through all kinds of pressures in our society. Men have tremendous job pressures today. More than one of you men have gone into a Monday morning meeting and are told that sales are down 2 percent, the economy is tight, things are going to be downsized, and if sales don't get up, heads are going to roll.

There are tremendous temptations for men today. The temptation of pornography. The temptation of alcohol. The temptation to cut corners in order to make more money. All these pressures are against men today.

The Feminist Movement puts pressure on men. Dr. Paige Patters said from this pulpit some time ago that one of the greatest problems in American life today is the feminization of men, trying to make men like women. The Feminist Movement tried to sell America on the idea that there was no difference between a man and a woman. But the stubborn facts of biology refuse to go away. Time Magazine, a few years ago, had a featured article on the difference between men and women. It talked about why men and women are different. The result of the article was, they were born that way. You can't get rid of it. Men and women are just different. Their brains are wired ...

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