Man of the House
Numbers 13:1 - Now the sons of Israel again did evil in the sight of the Lord.
Titus 1:8 (AV) - But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate…
Romans 12:2 - And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
3 characteristics of a man who lives and leads well
I. A Man Who Values ____________________________
A. Because of the ______________________ days in which we live
Ephesians 5:15-16 - Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil.
B. Because of the __________ of the Holy Spirit
Ephesians 5:18-19 - And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord…
1 John 4:4 - You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.
C. Because of his ________________ and submissive heart
Ephesians 5:20-21 - …always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father; and be subject to one another in the fear of Christ.
D. Because he ________________________ that his marriage and family are to be a picture of Christ’s relationship to the church
Ephesians 5:25-26 - Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word…
1. he’s been ___________________________ sanctified himself
Colossians 1:13-14 - For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
2. he’s being ____________________________ sanctified
John 13:10 - Jesus said to him, “He who has bathed needs only to wash his feet…”
3. he _______________________ that his role is to lead his wife and his children down the same path
II. A Man Who Values __________________
Ephesians 6:1-2 - Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
A. For the goal of helping everyone become more like ______________
Ephesians 6:4 - Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up…
Philippians 2:5-8 - Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
Luke 22:41-42 - And He withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, and He knelt down and began to pray, “Father, if You are willing, remove this cup from Me; yet not My will, but Yours be done.”
B. ___________ his twin “parenting tools”
Ephesians 6:4 - Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
C. In the context of __________
Hebrews 4:16 - Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Hebrews 5:8 - Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from the things which He suffered.
Hebrews 4:15 - For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin.
III. A Man Who Values __________
Ephesians 6:1-3 - Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your Father and mother (which is the first commandment with a promise), so that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on the earth.