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RANDAL L. ROSS TRINITY CHURCH APRIL 11, 1995 MEN'S BREAKFAST NAME: MEN6 THE SIX STAGES OF MANHOOD VI:THE MATURE MAN - THE REBORN RULER
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ILL. WHAT DID DAD MEAN WHEN HE SAID! GROW UP? 1. is there some standard by which they measure us as grown up? 2. HOW DO WE KNOW WHEN WE ARE GROWN UP? B. ALMOST EVERYONE WANTS TO MATURE; TO RULE WITHIN AND WITHOUT BUT
YOU CANNOT ARRIVE THERE UNTIL YOU PASS THROUGH THE STAGES OF
DEVELOPMENT. 1. PARTICULARLY THE WARRIOR; the young man who has the drive and
the desire to achieve, to fight and to win battles for God,
Others and self. a. TO RELEASE THAT DESIRE TO DREAM AND CONQUEROR LIFE. 2. THE WOUNDED WARRIOR MUST FOLLOW. C. LAST TIME; THE WOUNDED WARRIOR AS A VITAL AND DANGEROUS STOPPING
PLACE ALONG THE OUR DEVELOPMENT AS MATURE MEN OF GOD. 1. when we try we will sometimes fail 2. when we fight we will be wounded. Fact of Life. 3. DISAPPOINTMENT, FAILURE AND REJECTION ARE PART OF LIFEBeginning of Sermon:
(1Kings 19:8-16 NIV) (8) So he got up and ate and drank. Strengthened by that food, he
traveled forty days and forty nights until he reached Horeb, the
mountain of God. (9) There he went into a cave and spent the night.
And the word of the Lord came to him: "What are you doing here,
Elijah?" (10) He replied, "I have been very zealous for the Lord God
Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, broken down
your altars, and put your prophets to death with the sword. I am the
only one left, and now they are trying to kill me too." (11) The Lord
said, "Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord,
for the Lord is about to pass by." Then a great and powerful wind
tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before ...
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