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Summary: Father’s Day Message

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EZE. 22:30 “WHERE IS THE MAN?”

A) In the book of Ezekiel we find about as dark a picture of the conditions of this day in which

he preached as you will find painted anywhere in the Bible!

* v.23-29 … It was a day of uncleanness … A day of murdering … Not many drawn to God …

* God’s Word was dishonored … Dishonesty was rampant … Selfishness … Compromise …

* Unconcern … Sin on every hand … Kind of sounds like the day we’re living in, doesn’t it?

B) In the days of evil, God found men like Noah, Moses, Gideon, Elijah, Moody, Sunday …….

* My question for today is, “Where are the men today to make up the hedge and stand in the gap?”

* Let me paraphrase this verse … God said, “I looked for someone who might rebuild the wall of

righteousness that guards the land …….”

* “I searched for someone to stand in the gap in the wall so I wouldn’t have to destroy the land,

but I found no one.”

C) This being Fathers’ Day, I wonder if God can find a man in this hour?

* Some people say that any man can be a father … It’s a job that takes very little talent.

* The facts, however, show that the rate of failure at fatherhood is higher than any other

occupation that you can name.

D) Being a father is actually a job that most people underestimate!

* Just what does it take to be an adequate father? * How do you measure up?

* Is it true that being a father is the most important job on earth?

* I BELIEVE SO … And I also believe that being a father is not a part-time job!

E) A man that would be a true father … A father that does his job well … And fulfills his

responsibilities must work at it full-time!

* And there are not many full-time fathers these days!

* The Bible is very clear that the ideal pattern for every home and family is built on a godly father.

* The father is the dominate figure in the home and his role is vital and important!

F) The Bible implies that to be without a father is the greatest affliction for a family!

* In fact, the law said in Exo. 22:22-24 says, “Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child.

If thou afflict them in any wise, and they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear their cry;

And my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows,

and your children fatherless.”

* God Himself is moved to pity the fatherless … Hos. 14:3 “… for in thee the fatherless findeth

mercy.” * Psa. 146:9 “ … he relieveth the fatherless.”

* Psa 68:5 says that God is “A father of the fatherless,”

G) But even worse than a home without a father, is a home in which the father fails to fulfill

his role … And there are many today!

* Maybe they’re too busy, or maybe they just don’t see the responsibility of their task.

* Whatever the reason, one of our greatest needs today is for fathers to fulfill their roles, and to

fulfill it full-time!

H) Now let’s get back to my text … God said, “I sought (looked) for a man among them …….”

* My question today is, “Where is the man?” * Let me ask you three questions …….

(1) WHERE IS THE MAN PROVIDING?

A) The first need of every family, and probably the most obvious is the material need!


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