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I Thought that I'd place some of the
work up for your assistance in presenting a few messages
to those bible study classes. Feel free to use
them as the Spirit gives you that urging. They are
not the best; but just a few for your extra study time.
Prince Of The Home
"Crying is not a sign of weakness. This may be
necessary if change is going to take place." jec
Taken from a theme: “God’s Divine Plan For
My Question: How do I
fit into God’s divine plan? This is a question
for for every man of this age.
The family is the central core that holds the structure
of our society together. This is also true for the African
Men have been ordained by God, called and placed by
Him as the spiritual heads over the women and the children
in our households.
Men that meet the biblical criterion are men on a journey,
they are in "Biblical" process, forging an
experience for other men to admire and to follow.
As Prince of the home men must fulfill their purposes
by honoring God with their lives which reflect the full
glory of God.
My question for many men in today's society is are you
ready to take the charge back? Are you ready to face
God's judgment on your life if you don't take your
rightful place. I know that it will be a difficult task.
Our inner cities have fallen apart. Our politicians have
sold out, we no longer have leaders that we can trust.
I'm looking for a "Prince" in the city. That special
breed of man that has their minds made up by God to be
that responsible person.
Question Of The Hour Is; “Do you
think that men today have forfeited their divine right
as being Prince over the home, and if so, how has this
DO MEN FORFEIT THEIR MANHOOD:
(We address the Christian man first and his divine responsibility)
When his character is crushingly critical;
nothing one does or says is declared right by him.
his life is out of sink, things are not quite right
with him. When he feels that he has lost his way in
he seems to be quite confused concerning those manly
task that he has been assigned. How do I do that?
When he has an attitude of nagging negativity;
in this mans world is ever positive or note worthy.
When he searches for those things for others to agree
When everyone can read his disposition before he opens
his mouth. This is called; "I don't have a chance."
When he is just low down
it is discovered that he is wrong, he raises his voice
in an attempt to proving himself very right.
raising his voice, he also raises his self-esteem in
the process. Have you ever seen a black man angry?
suppressing others; he clearly expresses his right to
supervise the situation. He's got to have the power.
prince is a prince, where ever he is, seen or unseen.
When he is increasingly
demonstrates this quality when he conveys; that it does
not matter about the other person’s feelings,
what matters are his feelings. His purpose at that moment
in his life.
is not moved any longer by moral obligations, he is
running the show. His tank is about run out of gas,
he is out of options. he has become dangerous.
matters not if it is a one-man show or not, he is in
charge of the performance. If it fails, it fails, this
is a man's thing.
fallen prince becomes nothing more than an autocrat,
a ruler with absolute power. He is a dictator dominating
others as a tyrant in the middle of a temper flair.
All these directs the
prince to become unloving;
Thus, the prince takes on a different role altogether.
is cold, un-communicative, un-concerned, irresponsible
out of control, and you had better not touch him.
he ceases to love, he also ceases to lead, then he ceases
to live. This Prince is dead while alive, totally unfulfilled
and unwelcome in his own world.
When love has fallen into it’s deepest depths,
despair takes the throne. This Prince becomes a piece
of drift wood in a stagnating swamp.
"The prince has fallen, The
prince has fallen! Close the gates of the city!"
Then indifference; dominates
he agrees, inwardly he is full of opposition.
no longer what the prince says, rather the power behind
what he says. We begin to fear this strong needed
in our communities, we strive to lock them all up.
WHEN A MAN REMAINS GOD’S
Strives to be that Spiritual man that God desires to
create in the inside of the heart. That is where his
He is not necessarily that magazine image of a man.
We have enough of that.
He recognizes that he was made in the image of God,
which demands tolerance.
Thus, he understands that God demands and expects honor
to be associated with His name.
He understands that the
Lord requires regularities;
Study on a regular basis through participation as well
Private Devotion and meditation as well as fellowship
with mature believers.
3. A unique
self discipline that is demonstrated as he accepts responsibility
without outside interference.
He does not run from his
lot in life, therefore he faces the music whatever the
tune. And how does he do this?
realizes that everything that did not matter does matter.
considers his emotional life, and sees that it does
make the difference. He attempts to get a handle on
no longer compromises his spiritual life, and that life
now becomes the objective by which he does his life.
He demonstrates his rightful place within the family,
church, and community.
do men arrive at this point in their lives?
keeping in mind that he is constantly on a journey,
and that none of us has arrived as of the moment. He
is not alone in the city.
stating the fact that Jesus is the one that is leading
us on this journey, and that He will not lead us astray.
Men! Are you ready to strengthen your journey
with the Master as you lead those whom God has places
under our charge?
John E. Coleman is an inner city mentor ministering
to the hearts of young men. He has dedicated himself
to the healthy nurture of men in his community. John
is willing to come to your church fellowship and preach
this dynamic message and assist inner city ministry
in the development of men. Please contact Pastor John
in the office this week.
John E. Coleman AA BA MA
Cal State University / Biola University / Talbot Theological