Sunday June 15th, 2014 – Fathers are called to be warriors of their household. They are meant to fight against the enemy’s influences on their families and be examples of righteous prayer warriors. Men must fight against passivity and embrace the call to action and wisdom that God has placed on their lives. Fathers are also called to honor, serve, study, and love their wives in the way Christ loved the church.

Let’s reject passivity and not be afraid of failure… The issue is not being perfect. The issue is Jesus wasn’t passive. – Mark Hicks

James 4:13-17

“Now listen, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.’ 14Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. 15Instead, you ought to say, ‘If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.’ 16 As it is, you boast and brag. All such boasting is evil. 17 Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins.”

Exodus 15:3 NIV

“The LORD is a warrior; the LORD is his name.”

Exodus 15:3 NJKV

“The Lord is a man of war; the Lord is His name.”

Matthew 6:10 NIV

“10 Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

Matthew 5:13 NIV

“13 You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt losses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men”

Ephesians 6:12 NKJV

“12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”

1 Peter 3:7 KVJ

“7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honor unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.”

2 Corinthians 12:9 NKJV

“9 And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness,’ Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”