Lead Me

Matt Hammit’s song, “Lead Me,” captures the challenge involved in one the primary callings that God places on husbands and fathers. A man will not be able to rise to that challenge to spiritually lead his family if he is not wholeheartedly and increasingly devoted to following Jesus in every area of his life.

One of the great need of our days is men who are willing to lead like Christ. For men who are married, it starts in the home. If a church is going to have the kind of leaders that will sacrificially serve in ways that move her forward, then men are going to have to learn to die to self and refuse to abdicate their responsibilities to lead their homes.

If a man fails in his home, he disqualifies himself from serving as a leader in the church.

[An overseer] must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church?…Let deacons each be the husband of one wife, managing their children and their own households well (1 Timothy 3:4, 5, 12).

May the Lord raise up an army of such men in our day.

Here is a Sanctus Real music video of the song.

Here is the story behind the song.

HT: Challies

Tom Ascol has served as a Pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Cape Coral, FL since 1986. Prior to moving to Florida he served as pastor and associate pastor of churches in Texas. He has a BS degree in sociology from Texas A&M University (1979) and has also earned the MDiv and PhD degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas. He has served as an adjunct professor of theology for various colleges and seminaries, including Reformed Theological Seminary, the Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary, African Christian University, Copperbelt Ministerial College, and Reformed Baptist Seminary. He has also served as Visiting Professor at the Nicole Institute for Baptist Studies at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. Tom serves as the President of Founders Ministries and The Institute of Public Theology. He has edited the Founders Journal, a quarterly theological publication of Founders Ministries, and has written hundreds of articles for various journals and magazines. He has been a regular contributor to TableTalk, the monthly magazine of Ligonier Ministries. He has also edited and contributed to several books, including Dear Timothy: Letters on Pastoral Ministry, The Truth and Grace Memory Books for children and  Recovering the Gospel and Reformation of Churches. He is also the author of From the Protestant Reformation to the Southern Baptist ConventionTraditional Theology and the SBC and Strong and Courageous. Tom regularly preaches and lectures at various conferences throughout the United States and other countries. In addition he regularly contributes articles to the Founders website and hosts a weekly podcast called The Sword & The Trowel. He and his wife Donna have six children along with four sons-in-law and a daughter-in-law. They have sixteen grandchildren.
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