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The Model FatherLuke 15:11-32A study of the Father and the Prodigal Son
We have our PANIC momentsMen in the maternity waiting roomAt times most men wonder what theyhave gotten themselves into....
1 - APPROACHABLELuke 15:18 I will arise and go to myfather, and will say to him, "Father, Ihave sinned against heaven and...
2 - SPIRITUALWas this father spiritual?He lost (for some time) his son.Even God loses some of hischildrenLuke 15:21 An...
2 - SPIRITUALProverbs 22:6 Train up a child in theway he should go, And when he is oldhe will not depart from it.Many th...
3 - COMPASSIONATELuke 15:20 And he arose and cameto his father. But when he was still agreat way off, his father saw him ...
3 - COMPASSIONATEToday – Macho – Big boys dont cry –Yes, they do.John 11:35 Jesus wept.Luke 19:41 Now as He drew near,H...
Model FatherToday is Fathers Day – a day tohonor our fathers and remember whatGod wanted fathers to be and do.Ephesians ...
Model FatherOn the Positive SideBe ApproachableBe a Spiritual LeaderBe CompassionateSeek to be the father in the para...
Model FatherOn the Positive SideBe ApproachableBe a Spiritual LeaderBe CompassionateSeek to be the father in the para...
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  1. 1. The Model FatherLuke 15:11-32A study of the Father and the Prodigal Son
  2. 2. We have our PANIC momentsMen in the maternity waiting roomAt times most men wonder what theyhave gotten themselves into.God is our Father and our model forbeing the father that God desires ofus.
  3. 3. 1 - APPROACHABLELuke 15:18 I will arise and go to myfather, and will say to him, "Father, Ihave sinned against heaven andbefore you,When in trouble – who do they run tofirst? - Parents!We must be approachable.Even when they disappoint us.
  4. 4. 2 - SPIRITUALWas this father spiritual?He lost (for some time) his son.Even God loses some of hischildrenLuke 15:21 And the son said to him,Father, I have sinned against heavenand in your sight, and am no longerworthy to be called your son.
  5. 5. 2 - SPIRITUALProverbs 22:6 Train up a child in theway he should go, And when he is oldhe will not depart from it.Many think this is an “iron clad”guarantee for perfect kidsProverbs are general truths – notguaranteesMany men depend on the wife for thespiritual training – WRONG!
  6. 6. 3 - COMPASSIONATELuke 15:20 And he arose and cameto his father. But when he was still agreat way off, his father saw him andhad compassion, and ran and fell onhis neck and kissed him.Ran, Hugged him, Kissed himFathers can show compassion
  7. 7. 3 - COMPASSIONATEToday – Macho – Big boys dont cry –Yes, they do.John 11:35 Jesus wept.Luke 19:41 Now as He drew near,He saw the city and wept over itAre we compassionate, loving,forgiving toward our children?
  8. 8. Model FatherToday is Fathers Day – a day tohonor our fathers and remember whatGod wanted fathers to be and do.Ephesians 6:4 And you, fathers, donot provoke your children to wrath, butbring them up in the training andadmonition of the Lord.Colossians 3:21 Fathers, do notprovoke your children, lest they
  9. 9. Model FatherOn the Positive SideBe ApproachableBe a Spiritual LeaderBe CompassionateSeek to be the father in the parable ofthe Prodigal Son.
  10. 10. Model FatherOn the Positive SideBe ApproachableBe a Spiritual LeaderBe CompassionateSeek to be the father in the parable ofthe Prodigal Son.

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