THE MARKS OF A GODLY MAN
I remember many years ago a sign that
always caught my attention. A picture of Uncle Sam pointing his finger, and saying I want you. I believe God is pointing his
finger at men and is saying, "I want you."
Now this sermon applies to all, but I want
to speak to all the men out there this morning. "God wants you Sir." He wants you to be a man of God, He wants you to be the
head of your house, He wants you to be the high priest of your family, and He wants you to be a leader in the church.
I am convinced that America needs more Godly
men, just as much as we need the military, education, etc. If our families are to be what God intended them to be, if our
churches are to be what God intended them to be, and if our nation is to be what God intended it to be, we must have more
Godly men in America.
A Godly man is a man who has
Established a personal relationship with God.
1. He knows God personally. How? Only
knowing Jesus as Savior, notice the words
of Paul in (II Tim. 1:12)
knowing Jesus as Lord .(Philip.2:9-11)
1. The word, "Lord" in the New Testament is a
Greek word which means, "owner, master,
C. The proportion in
which I know my Lord is the
proportion in which I am prepared to serve Him.
2. He maintains a daily walk
with God. (Gen. 5:24)
A. Walking with God
means to go in God's direction.
B. Walking with God
means to share His
II. His priorities in order. (God Fly. Self)
1. He places God first in
every area and above
else. (Philip. 3:8-10)
A. He keeps the 10 commandments
1. If we do, then why so many activities on the
Lord’s day? (Exd.20:8)
2. He maintains the proper family/work
A. Making a life
is more significant than making a
3. He makes sure his family's priorities
A, (Joshua 24:15)
III. His teaching and preaching in order
1. He teaches his family God's truth through God's
2. He applies God's Word to
all he does. (James 1:22)
He is more than a hearer of the word, he is a doer
of the word.
3. He teaches
by being thoughtful and gracious even
by being gentle and understanding over
over at home.
C. Honesty by
keeping his promises to his family
when it costs.
D. Courage by
living unafraid with faith, in all
before his wife and children.
by being fair and dealing equally with
to God's Word by precept example as
he reads and prays daily with his family.
G. Love for God
and His Church as he takes his family
to all the services.
Daddy had a little boy,
His soul was white
He never went to Sunday School
Cause Daddy wouldn't go.
He never heard the Word of God.
the childish mind,
While other children went to class,
This child was left behind.
As he grew from babe to youth,
Dad saw to
A soul that once was snowy white,
Became a dingy gray.
Realizing that his son was lost,
to win him back.
But now the soul that once was white,
Had turned an ugly black.
Dad even started back to church,
He begged the preacher,
"Isn't there a thing you can do?"
The preacher tried, failed, and said
just too far behind,
I tried to tell you years ago,
But you would pay me no mind."
And so another soul was lost,
That once was
white as snow
Sunday School would have helped,
But Daddy wouldn't go.