Being A Man #1 – What is a Real Man?
Philip Alley begins the first message of this series on the theme of being a real man with this message. Exploring the Bible for God’s description of what makes and defines a man, Philip shares many verses of Scripture which illustrate clearly the difference between popular culture’s ideal of manhood and God’s design for men. A real man, says Philip, does not compromise the convictions he holds true. Neither does he steer clear of responsibility, clinging to a life of immaturity. A man controls his emotions and passions, works, provides for and protects his family, serving and leading them while he follows God’s design for masculinity. Philip speaks of macho-ism and the “Peter Pan Syndrome”, where people shun responsibility and refuse to mature, and contrasts these with the design of God for manhood.