1 Cor. 16:13 – “Act Like Men” Fathers’ Day – Sun. June 18th 2017 – Pastor Stephan Sermon Outline I. All Believers are Called to Maturity in Christ, being Watchful, Standing Firm, Being Courageous and Strong (1 Cor. 16:13). II. Real Men Love the Lord their God with their Whole Beings (1 Cor. 16:14). A. Real men have their identity fully rooted in the person of Jesus Christ. B. Real men are all-out worshippers of God in obedience and loving expression. C. Real men take responsibility for their “stuff”; they own their short-comings. III. Everything else a Man Seeks to Be or Do Flows from this First Defining Characteristic. A. Scripture encourages men to courageously and lovingly lead, protect and provide through humble service. B. Be encouraged in seeking the full measure of Christ in you as real men of God. Questions for Study and Reflection 1. Think about some of the stereotypes of men in our culture. What are they? Which are true? What are not? Why? 2. Read 1 Cor. 16:13-14. Who are these verses addressed to? Explain these verses in your own words. 3. What men in Scripture really define for you what the essence of Biblical masculinity is? How would you define it? Did you have some difficulty in coming up with a really good definition? Why? 4. Review points I and II and their subpoints above. Do you agree? Why or why not? Explain. 5. Think of a man or two you know who need encouragement in a practical way. Take time to pray for them and then call them up.