QSource | Q1.6 Shorties

QSource | Q1.6 Shorties

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4 Pax continued our leadership study: QSource. Kotter joined us from Celery Fields. If anyone feels compelled to lead one these discussions there is a signup sheet on the Q schedule. This morning we continued the first quadrant Get Right with Q1.6: Shorties.


Q1.6| Shorties

Statement

The Sacrificial Relationship Between A Man And His Children

Scripture

Ephesians 6:4 (NIV) Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

Socratic

  • What can a father hold back from his children?
  • How important is a father?
  • Why must a father be strong for his children?

Synthesis

A man gives everything he has for his children

  • The HIM’s relationship with his children is sacrificial because he will give up everything he has for them.
  • The HIM’s relationship with his children is unique in a critical way. It is the one connection that can never be fully severed.
  • The seeds of discontent sown by the ineffective father will yield a legacy of damaged fruit.

The IMPACT (for good or bad) that a man has on his children cannot be underestimated

  • The quality of a man’s relationship with his children defines the quality of their relationships with everyone else for the rest of their lives.
  • If a father is present, just and warm then he will have imprinted upon his children’s hearts a template of relational success upon which they can rely throughout their lives.

The HIM’s Commitment provides his children freedom

  • As children grow, their lives are naturally drawn further and further away.
  • The HIM establishes a solid foundation on which his children can rely even after he has left the Earth.
  • The HIM’s unwavering sacrifice for his children allows them the freedom to grow into the men and women they were created to be.

Spur

  • A man gives everything he has for his children
  • The IMPACT (for good or bad) that a man has on his children cannot be underestimated
  • The HIM’s Commitment provides his children freedom

Homework for 4/13

Thoughts for the week:

  • Are some men born to be lone wolves?
  • Do Communities benefit when men combine?
  • Can a man begin the fight against adversity before he encounters it?

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