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Fatherhood (6 of 6)
Series: Man Up
Pastor Jeff Schreve
I invite you to take your Bible and turn to Ephesians chapter 6. We're going to look at the subject of fatherhood today. We've been in a series for the last five weeks called, “Man Up: God's Guide to Real Manhood.” And we talked about the fact that God is all for guys to really man up, to step up, to be the people that He wants us to be. He will give us power to do the things that He calls us to do. And we talked about the fact that He's going to be with us, from the Book of Judges, when God called Gideon. That's how we kicked off this series. And God told Gideon, “I will be with you, and you will defeat Midian as one man.” And God says to guys, “Hey, I will be with you. I'll help you to be the person that I want you to be.” But in order to do that, guys, we have to lift off the manhole cover that we tend to put over our hearts. We have to deal with issues. We have to deal with hurts. We have to deal with wounds: soul wounds, deep wounds, heart wounds, wounds that many of us have experienced from an absent father; wounds that many of us have experienced from an overly-bonded mother; wounds that many of us have experienced and do experience from living life kind of all alone with nobody that you can really share your deep struggles with. And so we talked about those things. And as we deal with those wounds, then we can get better. Jesus told that man who was sick for 38 years, “Do you want to get well?” Well, if you want to get well, you've got to deal with the wounds. You've got to deal with the issues, and then God can really work as we get honest and we get real with Him. Last week, we talked about how to be a good husband in our “Man Up” series. And we're closing out the series today. We're going to talk about how to be a good father. When I was in Portugal this past week, we were with all these coaches. We did this football camp for the Portuguese. American football is fairly new to the Po ...
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