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TITLE: Double Minded Dads
TEXT:James 1:5-8
PROPOSITION: Father's Day is a time to reflect on the responsibility of parenthood.
KEY WORD:Questions

  1. Man in restaurant - “I want A. No, I want B, wait, better make that C. On second thought, I'll have D.” Waitress, “Is that your final answer?”
  2. When ordering dinner - just a minor inconvenience
  3. When ordering a life, being a husband and father - very dangerous
  4. “A man of no fixed, decided purpose.” B. W. Johnson's Notes

Passages that speak of two minds
Philippians 3:15 - thus minded, otherwise minded
Romans 8:6 - carnal minded, spiritually minded
James 4:8 - clean your hands (flesh) and purify your heart (spiritual)
Matthew 6:24 - can't serve 2 masters - many try it
Revelation 3:15-16 - cold or hot, not lukewarm

Who is “double minded”?
  1. Men = “aner” Greek = males
  2. Trying to think both ways at the same time.
  3. Politician tries to please ALL people
  4. Abdicate their role of leadership in the home
  5. wives are “bossy” because husband won't lead

Why are some double minded?
  1. Lack skill to make a decision.
  2. Lack authority to make a decision.
  3. Afraid to make a clear choice.
  4. Do not have an obvious purpose, priority, direction
  5. Missing a unambiguous long-rang goal, dream, vision

What are the results of being double minded?
  1. In the Home - Chaos - no clear direction
  2. In the man - Unstable - in all areas of life
  3. In the marriage - Abdicate - no one in charge
  4. In the church - Deterioration - no one protects from error

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