Here Come The Spiritual Fathers

Released June 29, 2021 by Mavericks & Misfits with Jeff Lyle


If there is one thing we should never be known for, it is the reputation of being a generational critic. What is it about some Christians who seek to grow in the art of pointing out all that is wrong with the generation coming behind them? How did that become something so easily done by us as we get older? Let’s also point out that younger Christians can tend to be dismissive of older Christians, wrongly believing that those who are no longer young are also no longer relevant. Part of spiritual warfare that is occurring right now is the activity of Satan and his demons that seeks to divide the generations of believers from one another. The reason why? Because God has ordained that one generation invests, equips, loves and leads the generation coming behind them. Satan fights this with all his might. In this episode of Mavericks & Misfits, Jeff calls on those in his generation (and older!) to enthusiastically take up the mantle of spiritually parenting the younger generation of Christians. Highlighting verses from Psalm 78, Jeff passionately exhorts the listener to embrace his or her part in either investing in those coming behind them or, if they are younger, to place themselves humbly in the sphere of influence of older, wiser Christians. God is meeting spiritual orphanhood with spiritual fathers and mothers. When we all say YES to this activity from Heaven, some pretty amazing things begin to happen. Additional resources are available at