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This Father's Day, I decided to spend a little time on an outline tucked away in my Preaching Files. I am not sure where the thoughts of this outline came from because it was a basic outline, but take a moment to enjoy. (If you took part in the creation or if this outline is yours, please contact me.)

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  1. 1.  Examine David’s final words to his son Solomon(1 Kings 2:1-9): He challenged Solomon to act responsibly, He tells Solomon to walk with God, He wants Solomon to hear David’s commands.
  2. 2.  A Father loves a child so much that he will discipline(Proverbs 13:24) “The father who does not discipline is a father who isundisciplined himself and disobedient to God’s will.” David was a father who loved and cared for his son (2Samuel 19:1-10).
  3. 3.  Nurturing Admonishing
  4. 4.  Proverbs 1:8 Sexual Temptation (Proverbs 5:15-20) Foolishness (Proverbs 12:15-16) Ill-gotten gain (Proverbs 10:2; 13:11) Verbal abuse (Proverbs 13:2-3; 15:1) Strong drink (Proverbs 20:1) Pride or selfish ambition (Proverbs 16:1-7)
  5. 5.  “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, andthe knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”(Proverbs 9:10) A father will use the Scriptures as a source ofadmonition (1 Corinthians 10:11). A father will use spiritual knowledge as a source ofadmonition (Colossians 3:16).