We welcome you to FEA, where we are overcoming through the power of the Word. We also extend a special welcome to all the fathers. May God bless you on this Father’s Day.
The statistics are sobering. When the mother is a believer but the father is not, the children are not nearly as inclined to stay involved in the church. But when the father walks with Christ and leads his family that way, the children will be much more rooted in the church as they grow older. The father sets the tone for his children’s walk with God.
Of course, mothers can and should play their part in talking about Christ to their children, using teachable moments throughout the day to bring up spiritual realities. There are also wonderful stories of a mother’s winsome faith opening up the heart of a child to follow, despite an absent or antagonistic father. But those stories tend to be the exception. God designed fathers to be the pacesetters for the faith in their families. It is an awesome privilege and responsibility. Yet many fathers abdicate their role here to the mothers, the churches, or to Christian schools. Sometimes they have no vibrant faith in Christ to pass on. At other times, their faith is real, but they feel incompetent to teach or lead spiritually.
But this is what I suggest to young fathers. Gather your family together, open the Word of God and read, then pray together. You don’t have to be a biblical scholar to do this. And if you need more structure, there are numerous family devotional resources available to you. This is how the seeds of faith are planted and watered in your family.
The reality is that the best of us fathers will make mistakes. But even with our mistakes, God will still use us to point our children to Him. When we say or do something wrong to our children, we should confess it to God and ask for His forgiveness. But here is where we miss it many times as fathers. We fail to say to our children, “I am sorry. I was wrong. Please forgive me. I love you.” Many young people especially young men are emotionally starved for words of assurance, affirmation and encouragement from their fathers.
This Father’s Day, if you are a father, take time to give thanks to God for the awesome privilege of being a father, and ask Him for wisdom and empowerment to be the best father you can possibly be. Let God say about you what He said about Abraham,”For I know him that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgment….” (Gen. 18:19).
SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK
|HAPPY FATHER’S DAY WE LOVE YOU!|
- TODAY IS FATHER’S DAY
- LUNCH HOUR HOTLINE/PRAYER & FASTING
- Wednesday, 12:00 noon – Lunch Hour Hotline
- 5:30 p.m. – Prayer for our Nation and the Global Church
- HOUR-OF-POWER PRAYER SESSION
- Saturday, 7:00 – 8:00 a.m.
- NEXT SUNDAY
- Worship & Ministry, 9:00 a.m.
Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in
the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the LORD and on his law he meditates day & night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water which yields its fruit in seasons & whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.
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THE YEAR OF GOD’S GLORY