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Summary: The role of a husband / father is easily understood, yet hard to live out.

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Daddy Come Home February 17, 2013

Introduction

A The role of a husband / father is easily understood, yet hard to live out.

1 One Reason: Ignorance

a He doesn’t understand his responsibilities toward his family under God.

aa His paycheck is his duty & done

bb Shocked when his family explodes with problems in his face.

b Not been given proper instruction

2 Second Reason: Irresponsibility

a He knows his duties, mantle on him but just fails to live up to them (work, job, business, fishing, hunting, resting)

b (IL.) A judge about to sentence a mans young son to prison for a crime the youth committed.

c “Sentence me! Sentence me! I’ve been so busy all my life making money, going through the office of my lodge, serving on civic committees, that I failed to concern myself with my boy.”

3 Third Reason: Immaturity & childishness

a Many men have grown up physically, but still have a boy living in them.

11 When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. 1 Cor 13:11 (NASB)

b A young boy must have a father/ma role model to teach them how to talk, walk, and understand as a man. - If not, boy.

aa 5 yr old hitting his mom with a plastic hammer, slapping his sister... it ain’t cute! If you don’t stop him he’ll be hissing his wife and abusing his kids.

bb 13 yr old doesn’t take responsibility & man must step in and teach him, “These are your responsibilities!”

cc If he’s a momma’s boy he’ll expect someone to wait on him & bail him out his whole like. (30 yr old with a 13 yr old brain expecting his wife to be his mother)

B What America needs is a generation of godly fathers to arise who know their place/mantle in the home.

1 He’ll be the leader in the home!

22 Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord.23 For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, He Himself being the Savior of the body.24 But as the church is subject to Christ, so also the wives ought to be to their husbands in everything. Eph 5:22-24 (NASB)

a There are things, responsibilities that only Daddy can do. (There are feminine tasks & masculine tasks)

b Scripture commands the wife to looks to her husband for authority

aa Every woman is not to be in submission to every man... your husband.

bb She’s under his authority because she is under the authority of the Lord. (She follows this biblical chain of command because she’s obedient to her Savior)

2 He’ll be a comprehensive authority. (Vs. 24) “...in everything”

a A man must take control and leaderhsip of his family.

aa Joshua in the O.T. spoke for his whole family.

bb Dr. Joshua Bierer (British Psychiatrist) described American men as “a bunch of weak-kneed, lily-livered sissies”

cc He surmised women had been compelled to take over in the home & American as “the fatherless society where husbands are not husbands. All the woman are crying out for a strong man and he’s just not there.”


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