Last Man Standing
The Fight for the Fatherless
Enough is enough
We are losing the next generation. Not just in our homes and not just in our churches or our country, but also around the world and in every segment of society. The deck is stacked against us. Pop culture, porn, drugs, gangs, the secular assault on education, the social welfare state; and on and on. The godly man and father are vanishing from our culture. Fatherlessness has become an epidemic that is leaving no social class or culture untouched. We are losing ground fast. Our adversary is well funded, well armed and has a head start. Jesus Christ, His body the Church, is the “last man standing” between the children of the world and the schemes of Satan. What can we do? What should we do? Protect only our own and withdraw from the world, hiding within the walls of our church? Is this “circle the wagons” strategy really a godly solution?
What if we purposed in our hearts to do something different? What if, instead of running from the fight for the children, we turned in the face of our enemies’ laughter, locked the door and threw down on behalf of our own children and the fatherless of the world? In Matthew 18:6, Jesus himself says, “If anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.” Those are fightin words if I’ve ever heard them.
In these pages you will learn about the special place children hold in the heart of GOD and how, as His image bearers and imitators, we must hold them deeply in our hearts as well.
Through scripture, testimonies, and my personal story, we will prepare for the fight of our lives. We will discover the very unique way we as GOD’s creation are “wired” and why that “wiring” makes it critical as parents and the church to reach children early with quality, relational discipleship. We will expose Satan’s strategy for leaving the children in your family, church, neighborhood and around the world vulnerable to his plans and begin to understand why “godly men” must do children’s ministry. Finally, we will look at what I believe is a Biblical call to action for the whole family of GOD.
It is my prayer that this book will serve as a starting point for leaders of the church and men of all ages and life stages to reorder their priorities and take the lead in the fight for the next generation.