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Delivered By
Brian Winburn
Delivered On
June 17, 2018
Central Passage

I want to encourage men today to be Godly Sons, Husbands, and Fathers!

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I want to encourage the men that are with us today.

Young preacher with no kids- Here is how you raise your kids

Mid 30’s – Here is how you might want to try to raise your kids

Older preacher- I’m not sure if this works, but in theory here is how to raise your kids

I have experienced a lot of what we are discussing, but I don’t have a clue as to how to do it right. I’ve experienced how to do it wrong. So let me turn to the bible.

Be a Son

Matthew 21:28-32 But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard. 29He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went. 30And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not. 31Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you. 32For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.

I’m not saying you can’t be a “good” dad or dude by the worlds standards, but apart from Jesus you can’t be a good spiritual son, husband and father. There is none that is good, no not one.

  1. We are honest. We gotta stop telling God yes to things that we have no intention of doing. Be a man of your word.
  2. We gotta humble ourselves. Turn from our sins and follow Jesus.
  3. We gotta live a life of repeated obedience.

The most important decision men that you can make is to be a follower of Christ. To repent, turn, from your sins and confess your need of salvation today.

Humility is key to be a good son. You must be willing to change, follow, and obey.


Be a Husband

Ephesians 5:25-28 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 26That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 27That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. 28So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.

You want to show Christ to your children? Treat your spouse well. Allow them to see what a relationship with Jesus is like. A lot of people are turned off to the fact that Jesus is our groom and God is our Father, because they’ve seen terrible marriages and had absentee and abusive dads.

  1. Love your wives.
  2. Give yourself for your wives. Don’t be like Adam and watch the attacks without jumping in.
  3. Love and give with a purpose.
    1. To make them more like Jesus-sanctify
    2. Use the Word to wash away the mess of this world
    3. Always strive to present your wives to others in the best possible way


Be a Father

Ephesians 6:1-4 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. 2Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) 3That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. 4And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

Men we need to do 3 things:

  1. Love the Lord above all.
    1. We must be saved. We must go from those who said No to following God to those who have turned from our sins and followed the Lord.
    2. Become a Disciple that makes Disciples beginning at home. Abraham put the Lord first, Jesus put the Father first. 
      1. For us not to do so, is to act as if we can live differently than Christ and still please God.
      2. You can still be a good Father/Husband without knowing God in the worldly sense. Problem is there is an eternity.


  1. Show and Tell
    1. Jesus constantly is telling others that He only speaks what He has heard and seen from the Father.
    2. What type of children are we raising if all they ever spoke or did was what they saw from us?
    3. There is no way to overcome this apart from God.
    4. Spend time with God alone and in front of your kids. Tell them about Jesus constantly.


  1. Encourage One Another
    1. My original idea for this message was built on the lives of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
    2. Two things we would have quickly learned from the forefathers of our Faith are these:
      1. In spite of their sinfulness, God still used them. We don’t rejoice that they are flawed, but we draw encouragement from them. Listen men, Satan is putting the pressure on you to be perfect. God is asking you to admit you aren’t, but He is.
      2. God changed them. The difference in their lives wasn’t their character or morality. It wasn’t their money or power. The difference was the presence of God.
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