“Does the gospel drive my dad?”
That’s one of several questions that men should consider as they guide their sons and grandsons, says Joel Beckham, pastor of New Life Baptist Church, Henderson.
Pastor Beckham spoke to participants in RHI’s 8th Annual Men and Boys Ministry Weekend. The Oct. 19-20 event began with a dinner and message at RHI’s warehouse. Assignments for hands-on projects in our communities were planned for the next day.
Pastor Beckham encourages men to think about a last will and testament.
“What would you leave?” he asks. “What would be your final word to your son or grandson?”
He suggests an answer that comes from the Apostle Paul, “As I have been following Christ, you follow me.”
The pastor advises, “Our teaching and conduct must match up” and men must “focus on much bigger things” than what the world proclaims.
“You can’t make disciples without teaching,” he says. “It’s your responsibility that they hear the gospel.”
The pastor encourages men to ask other questions:
What do your boys see as your purpose?
Do your kids see yours as an active faith?
Do they see that you have a Christianity that costs you something?
Are you discipling them at home so they won’t be deceived?
Will your sons and grandsons say they heard the gospel first from their dads?