Calling All Men to Father’s Day!

This Sunday is Father’s day so all sons, brothers, Fathers, Husbands, and Grandpa’s come on out for Church this week.
If you’re like most men you are tired of dragging yourself through the mundane. Work to home to church to bed and do it again. It’s just going through the motions! Please hear this, God created you for so much bigger, more exciting, and really manly. God made you to rule, to change the world and He wants you to have a great adventure while doing it. He has a realm for you to rule, a people for you to lead and protect. He has a mission for you to accomplish and He has promised to give you all you need to succeed.
George Mallory was asked why he wanted to ascend Mt. Everest and he answered “Because it is there!” We as men desire to ascend and achieve, the only problem is we often choose the wrong mountain. Sir Edmund Hillary and his guide led the first successful climb on Everest. It took weeks to achieve, one base camp after another to ascend. Extreme steepness, high winds, deep crevasses, and avalanches threatened their lives. All for 15 minutes at the peak, they had to immediately begin their retreat back down to base camp because nightfall brought high winds and extreme elements. We often mistakenly aspire to ascend the temporal summit, it is like the old saying “I climbed to the top of the ladder only to find it leaning against the wrong wall.”
The only mountain worth climbing is the one that ascends to the Father, the eternal summit. The goal of the Christian life is the ascend the Holy hill. Come this week to church and let us start resetting our focus as men. Psalm 34 tells us: Send forth your light and your truth, let them guide me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell. See you Sunday!
In His Service,
Eric Barnes