MENtality Conference (NY)

Sept. 6, 2019 | By Creflo Dollar


In today’s environment, we can get mixed signals on how to be a man and how to demonstrate masculinity. Most men learn what they think it means to be a man from their families, but if the family unit is flawed, the man never learns his role as the source of nourishment for the woman. However, regardless of the family situation, we have the perfect example of manhood in Jesus Christ. Jesus consistently and constantly demonstrated sacrificial servanthood when He served others in love. In other words, He was willing to be a servant even when it cost Him much. There is a difference between being a man and simply being a male—a man uses Jesus, not the world, as a blueprint to identify who he is. In order for a man to be brave enough to stop hiding behind a false persona and show the world his true self, he must base his identity in Christ.

  1. Men will never learn what it means to be a real man unless they use Jesus as their example.
    1. But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God (1 Corinthians 11:3).
      1. To most people, the word “head” pertains to who is in charge. The biblical definition of headship has nothing to do with who is in control.
    2. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body (Ephesians 5:23).
      1. To be the head of something is to be the source. As the source, the head provides nourishment. This can be compared to God being the source of nourishment for Jesus during His earthly ministry.
      2. Because the woman came out of the man, the man is responsible for nourishing the woman.
      3. As the source, the man can channel God’s love to the woman.
      4. Men have learned “man law,” which causes them to hide behind a false identity based on the world’s expectations of manhood.
      5. Men must not be afraid of letting the person they are inside show through to others. Nourishment from the Father equips them to do everything they want to do but are afraid to attempt.
      6. A man’s masculinity should be wrapped up in his personal relationship with God.

Scripture References

1 Corinthians 11:3

Ephesians 5:23

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