by Johnny Hunt

The Challenge For Fathers To Be Champions
Johnny Hunt
Romans 12:1-2

INTRO: We must translate our learning into living if we are to really make a difference. This will allow us to show by our daily lives that what we believe is God's truth and desire to behave in such a manner.

Key Idea: Relationship

Relational Theology – if we have a right relationship to God, we will have a right relationship to the people who are a part of our lives.

1 John 4:20 If someone says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?

We fathers need strength to be the men God has called us to be.

SANCTUARY: David Jeremiah
ISAIAH 30:15 In quietness and confidence will be your strength.

Have you ever felt like a goldfish swimming around in a blender full of water--with someone's finger on the "high" switch? Many of us are altogether too busy, running on overdrive, overextended in our schedules and underdeveloped in our souls. Instead of green pastures and still waters, we're accustomed to clogged freeways and blaring cell phones.

King Solomon is a good example of a man who was so busy in the work of God that he neglected his walk with God. The result? He developed a great empire and a lean soul. The Lord is more concerned with our relationship with Him than with our productivity for Him, and the wise person knows that a healthy soul requires a certain amount of "quiet" and "still" and "rest."

"Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while," Jesus told the disciples in Mark 6:31. "Be still and know that I am God," advises the Lord in Psalm 46:120.

Is something in your life consuming you, pulling you away from intimacy with God? Are you too busy for your own good? A man had a plaque installed on his dashboard that read "Beware the Barrenness of Busyness." Why not take a deep breath, get away from all distractions, open your Bible ...

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