Leading by Example
Over the last couple of months I have really taken the time to think about the things in a church that I hope to see in Elevation Christian Church. One of those things is that we will have Godly older men leading in the church. I pray every day that the Lord will bring into this church a group of men that will be willing to get messy and be a part of the younger men’s lives in our church.
Titus 2:1-2 (NLT) But as for you, promote the kind of living that reflects right teaching.  Teach the older men to exercise self-control, to be worthy of respect, and to live wisely. They must have strong faith and be filled with love and patience.
As I have spent the last 16 years working with Middle school, High school, and College students I know that this is what most of the young of today hunger for in their lives. That because there is a void of men leading their homes in a way that is loving, caring, and Christ like we have a generation of boys and men that are walking through life with out any idea of what to do. May we the men of Jesus Christ first ask God to forgive us for not leading like we are suppose too. Second I pray that we ask the women our lives to forgive us for not loving and caring for them the way Jesus would want us too. Finally that we will stop walking in previous generations footsteps and make a change by trusting in Christ to make us the husbands, fathers, and sons that he wants for this world.
This last weekend while I was speaking at Northgate Christian Church I made the statement: “If you are husband and you are not loving your wife the way Christ loved the church then you are stupid.” Well I still believe it, the only problem is that I think that most men just don’t know what to do when it comes to being that kind of man. If you are a husband, father, or sons then what are you doing to lead your home like Christ would have you too? If you are an older believer then who are you investing your life into today?