Sunday, August 24, 2014

spiritual fathers

Os Guinness quotes a Japanese businessman who said, "Whenever I meet a Buddhist leader, I meet a holy man. Whenever I meet a Christian leader, I meet a manager."

Today's message was from 1 Co 4.14-21 ...

What fathers do for those they father ...

  • Lead to Christ (as opposed to simply point)
  • Take responsibility for growth (as opposed to simply guide)
  • Live worthy of imitation, i.e., exemplary in holiness & repentance (1 Tim 3.1ff)
  • Provide discipline (v. 21); an authoritative love to enforce (reinforce) the standard, order, stability, ...

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