Father - 6/15/2008 sermon

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Father - 6/15/2008 sermon

  1. 3. The Art of Being a Father Picture, Picture
  2. 4. Power of Example 2 Chronicles 26:4 He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, just as his father Amaziah had done.
  3. 5. Power of Example 2 Chronicles 26:5 He sought God during the days of Zechariah, who instructed him the fear of God. As long as he sought the Lord, God gave him success.
  4. 6. Power of Example Exodus 34:7 (God) maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation.
  5. 7. The Value of Following God Deuteronomy 6:1 These are the commands, decrees and laws the Lord your God directed me to teach you to observe in the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess…
  6. 8. The Value of Following God Deut. 6:2 …so that you, your children and their children after them may fear the Lord your God as long as you live by keeping all his decrees and commands that I give you, and so that you may enjoy long life.
  7. 9. The Value of Following God Deut. 6:5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.
  8. 10. The Value of Following God Deut. 6:6-7 These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
  9. 11. The Value of Following God Deut. 6:9 Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates.
  10. 12. Relationships
  11. 13. Relationships 1 Thessalonians 2:11 For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, encouraging , comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory.
  12. 14. Relationships <ul><li>Attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Attention </li></ul><ul><li>Authority </li></ul><ul><li>Affection </li></ul><ul><li>Affirmation </li></ul>
  13. 15. Responsibilities
  14. 16. Responsibilities Deut. 6:2 …so that you, your children and their children after them may fear the Lord your God as long as you live by keeping all his decrees and commands that I give you, and so that you may enjoy long life .
  15. 17. Responsibilities Eph. 6:4 And...fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.
  16. 18. Your Kids Need to See… <ul><li>What’s worth living for? </li></ul><ul><li>How to love a woman </li></ul><ul><li>I tackle responsibilities -at church, home, and work </li></ul><ul><li>I care about people who don’t know God </li></ul><ul><li>There is a cause bigger than them </li></ul>
  17. 19. Responsibilities Galatians 6:14 Far be it from me to glory in anything except the cross of Christ by which the world has been crucified to me and I to the world.
  18. 20. Responsibilities Matthew 6:33 But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things shall be given to you.

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