2 Timothy 3:16 “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.” (ESV)
Dad’s word was always final! I learned early that when my dad said something, it was for a reason. Whether it was time learning to fish or some type of discipline, I knew that what he said was for my benefit! Today’s scripture speaks to us about God’s Word, how it is the very breath of God for us. His Word is profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction and for training! Many fathers seem absent these days, letting the world teach young men when it should be their fathers doing the teaching. Sure, I didn’t usually want discipline from my dad, but I learned later in life how important those lessons were. Of course, the most fun lessons he taught me where ones I loved like catching a baseball, learning how to cast a fishing line or even doing my own auto repair. I do know they were all done with love! God wants to speak to us about the men we are and the men we can be. Reading God’s Word gives us lessons about the truths in which we can believe. You can learn more about God’s Word by going to Men.AG.org and look up the lesson series on the 16 Fundamental Truths, “What we believe.”
Ask yourself the following questions:
What do I remember from my father?
What lessons did he teach me that I can teach others?
What do I believe about God’s Word?
What can I learn from reading God’s Word that will help me be a godly man?
Get together with a small group of men and go over the lessons found at men.ag.org.
Adapted from “What We Believe” lesson series. Men’s Ministries FREE download: https://men.ag.org/Discipleship/Identity/16-Fundamental-Truths TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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