Celebrating Fathers, faith and family

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Celebrating Fathers, faith and family

  1. 1. Celebrating Fathers, Faith and FamilyDeuteronomy 11:18-25Acts 16:16-34<br />
  2. 2. Key Thought:<br />Christian faith was meant to be a family affair and fathers play a key role!<br />
  3. 3. Family Faith is the most effective way to pass faith on to the next generation.<br />We learn best by example.<br />Values are caught through clues and reinforcement in daily life. <br />The most effective teaching opportunities happen naturally in the home.<br />
  4. 4. Those who practice faith together as families inherit positive promises.<br />Families of faith generally prosper.<br />Family faith is good for you! <br />Family faith strengthens family ties. <br />
  5. 5. The father plays a key role.<br />OT instructions addressed originally to fathers. <br />Father’s influence critical.<br />Jailer’s example – Acts 16<br />Fathers influence our view of God. <br />
  6. 6. Practical ideas for Parents<br />Ask questions that require more than a one word answer. <br />This vacation, do something that makes a memory; express your faith on vacation too. <br />Accept responsibility for your issues; it is a model.<br />Use TV shows or movies you watch together as teaching opportunities.<br />Express your faith in holiday traditions.<br />Let your kids know you pray for them, and hear you do it, however old they are.<br />
  7. 7. websites<br />christianfathers.com<br />peopleoffaith.com<br />crosswalk.com<br />focusonthefamily.com/parenting.aspx<br />familylife.com<br />

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