“America’s Greatest Need” Sunday Service (9:30AM Onsite & 10:00AM LiveStream)

You are invited to experience, view or listen to our Sunday morning sermon in one of 5 ways.
1) Participate in our onsite worship service which begins at 9:30AM, SUNDAY at 3757 Mill Street.
2) Watch live on the church Facebook page at 10:0AM, SUNDAY by going to: facebook.com/srcmarion  Please “like” our Facebook page for future notifications.
3) Watch the same recording later on Facebook at a time more convenient for you: facebook.com/srcmarion
4) Watch the same recording later on our newly created YouTube channel. Just type in “Second Reformed Church of Marion” when you go to: youtube.com  Or you can click on this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo3ZNP8OgRarSQXfqzGcn-Q
5) Listen to the audio recording and see sermon outline on our church website: sermons.srcmarion.org


I. Introduction

A. “One Nation Under God” Video (Galatians 5:13)

B. Cycle of Men & Nations (Ecclesiastes 1:9)

C. Curse of Fatherlessness (Malachi 4:5-6)

D. “Act Like Men” (I Corinthians 16:13)

E. “I Sought for a Man” (Ezekiel 22:23-31)

II. Purpose- We can properly exercise our freedom and help restore a Christian culture in America by cultivating the 4 Attributes of godly manhood (and womanhood).

A. Attribute 1- KING

  • Nathan & David (II Samuel 12:1-14)
  • Righteous Man (Proverbs 4:18, 20:7, 28:1)
  • Do you ever exercise a righteous boldness?
  • Abuses: MilkToast Abdicator or IronFisted Tyrant

B. Attribute 2- WARRIOR

  • Paul to Timothy (I Timothy 6:11-12)
  • Shammah (II Samuel 23:8, 11-12)
  • Armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-20)
  • Do you ever fight for a noble cause?
  • Abuses: Passive Wimp or Savage Destroyer

C. Attribute 3- LOVER

  • Major Sullivan Ballou
  • Love Like Christ (Ephesians 5:25-33)
  • Would those closest to you say that you love them well?
  • Abuses: Cold Heart or Harsh Critic

D. Attribute 4- FRIEND

  • Laying Down Life (John 15:13)
  • A Friend Loves & Sharpens (Proverbs 17:17; 27:17)
  • Who are your close friends (if any)?
  • Abuses: Disconnected Loner or User Loser

III. Conclusion

A. Summary

B. Application

  • America The Beautiful- “thy liberty in law.”
  • Questions & Closing Prayer

(The Quest for Authentic Manhood by Dr. Robert Lewis)


  • Do you think we are a nation under God?
  • Where is America in the cycle of nations?
  • Give an example of the curse of fatherlessness.
  • What is meant by the term “act like men?”
  • Give an example of a man “building up the wall and standing in the breach before God for the land?”
  • What is the “King” attribute of godly manhood?
  • What is the “Warrior” attribute of godly manhood?
  • What is the “Lover” attribute of godly manhood?
  • What is the “Friend” attribute of godly manhood?
  • Please give an example of a man who displays one or more of these qualities.
  • What kind of man do you see in the mirror?
  • Would your spouse, children, parents, or close friends say that you are godly king, warrior, lover and friend?
  • Which of these 4 attributes is your strength?
  • Which of these 4 attributes is your weakness?
  • What can you do to strengthen these attributes in your personal life?
  • Which Scripture spoke to you the most and why?
  • What is your biggest “take away” from sermon