HAPPY FATHER’S DAY FESTIVUS

20 Years ago the writers of the Seinfeld TV sitcom created a holiday called Festivus. No one had ever heard of it before and it took off like viral fire. We have hijacked the holiday to celebrate all our Dad’s by creating Father’s Day Festivus.

  • FESTIVUS POLE
  • FESTIVUS EVENTS
    • Airing of Grievances 
    • Festivus Dinner 
    • Feats of Strength 
  • HUMAN FUND
  • FESTIVUS MIRACLE

 

TODAY’S BIG IDEA:

THE HUMAN FUND:

Festivus featured a

benevolent act, a purse

to be given to another,

called the Human Fund.

 

THE DAD-HUMAN FUND:

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

 

Women want to be “loved;”

Men want to be “respected.”

 

ONE OF THE GREATEST BOOKS

LOVE AND RESPECT – DR. EMERSON EGGERICHS

 

“Would these ideas stand up to statistical analysis? …Yes, it would. In one national study, four hundred men were given a choice between going through tow different negative experiences. If they were forced to choose one of the following, which would they prefer to endure? A) to be left alone and unloved in the word, or B) to feel inadequate and disrespected by everyone. Seventy-four percent of these men said that if they were forced to choose, they would prefer being alone and unloved in the world.” - Dr. Eggerichs

EPHESIANS 5:33 NKJV Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so LOVE his own wife as himself, and let the wife [see] that she RESPECTS [her] husband.

“… the passage strongly suggests that the husband should receive unconditional respect. Christian spouses should not read this verse to say, ‘Husbands, love your wives unconditionally, and wives, respect your husbands only if they have earned and deserve it.’” - Dr. Eggerichs

1 PETER 3:1-2 ESV Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be WON without a word by the conduct of their wives, 2 when they see your RESPECTFUL and pure conduct.

“…Peter is not calling on wives to FEEL respect; he is commanding them to SHOW respectful behavior. This is not about the husband deserving respect; it is about the wife being willing to treat her husband respectfully without conditions…  God has ordained that wives respect their husbands as a method to win husbands to Himself… No husband feels affection toward a wife who appears to have contempt for who he is as a human being. The key to creating fond feelings of love in a husband toward his wife is through showing him unconditional respect.” - Dr. Eggerichs

 

“Men hear criticism as contempt;

women feel silence as hostility.”

  

EVEN GOD DEALS WITH MEN THROUGH RESPECT

If there ever was a person who had the right to disrespect men based on their performance, it would be God. God is intimately aware of every flaw and defect in a man’s character.  Yet look at how God dealt with men throughout the bible. 

  • ABRAM - “Father of a Multitude.” 
  • GIDEON – “Mighty Man of Valor”
  • SIMON – “Peter” OR “Rock” 

 

THE BAROMETER FOR

DIS-RESPECT IS

ANGER

 

HOW TO R-E-S-P-E-C-T

  1.  R - ROMANCE / REVERE
  2.  E - ENGAGEMENT
  3.  S - SAFETY
  4.  P - PROMOTION
  5.  E - ENTRUSTMENT
  6.  C - CROWN
  7.  T - THANKFULNESS

RECOMMENDED READING:

LOVE & RESPECT @ AMAZON

LOVE & RESPECT in the FAMILY @ AMAZON

MOVING FORWARD THIS WEEK:

  • WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH THIS? 
  • HOW WILL YOU USE IT TO HELP/SERVE OTHERS?

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