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When a father is missing in the home or missing from the home, the home is exposed to life-changing, life-altering, life-shattering experiences that can impact a child throughout his entire lifetime. Even more tragic still, is the fact that these cycles repeat themselves when these children grow into adulthood and have children of their own.
There is overwhelming evidence that when a Christian father attends worship service on a regular basis, the rest of the family follows. A study commissioned in 2000, found that when both fathers and mothers attended church regularly, approximately 41% of the children would continue to go to church upon reaching adulthood. Amazingly, when the father attends church on an irregular basis, 60% of the children reaching adulthood will be irregular attendees or drop out altogether. When the father doesn’t ever attend church, only 2% of children that grow into adulthood will attend church, and nearly none of them ever become Christians. When this same equation is with the mother, the numbers are not nearly as drastic. The conclusion is that fathers have the greatest influence on their children’s lives and have the most impact on their becoming Christians and attending church regularly as adults.
What this shows is that when the father takes the church and Christianity seriously, almost all of his children will do the same. When he doesn’t care about Jesus Christ, the Bible, or the church, then the overwhelming majority of his children won’t either. This shows the critical importance of a godly father. It also demonstrates the importance of the father being the spiritual head of the family. His position is likened to that of the high priest in the Old Testament. As the priest lives and performs his duties and takes them seriously without hypocrisy or duplicity, so too must the father. You simply cannot fool children.
The importance of children coming to saving faith in Jesus Christ can be broken down as follows: 7% of saved children will help lead both of their parents to faith in Jesus Christ. 23% of saved wives and mothers will help lead their husbands and children to faith in Jesus Christ. And 94% of saved husbands and fathers will help lead their entire family to faith in Jesus Christ.
Let me say that all of these facts align with broader findings about the importance of fathers. They play a vital role in preventing poverty, teen pregnancy, delinquency, drug use, and school dropout. The message we should take from all of this is very clear: Fathers do matter. If we want our children to follow Jesus, we must lead by example. Even in this difficult age in which we live, fathers have a unique ability and responsibility to spiritually shepherd their families, and set an example for their children to follow. Amen!
SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK
- TODAY IS FATHER’S DAY
- NO BAPTISMAL CLASS
- LUNCH HOUR PRAYER LINE/ BIBLICAL DYNAMICS
- Wednesday, 12:00 noon – Lunch Hour Prayer Line
- 5:30 p.m. – Biblical Dynamics ( The Study of the Book of “ Revelation”)
- HOUR-OF-POWER PRAYER SESSION
- Saturday, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
- NEXT SUNDAY
- Worship & Ministry, 9:00 a.m.
- Baptismal Class, 5:00 p.m.
- Intercessory Prayer Meeting, 5:00 p.m. (PI’s, NI’s & GI’s)
FATHER IS THE NOBLEST TITLE A MAN CAN BE GIVEN.
IT IS MORE THAN A BIOLOGICAL ROLE
A LEADER, AN EXEMPLAR
A CONFIDANT, A TEACHER,
A HERO, A FRIEND
A PERFECT BEING. ~ELDER ROBERT L. BACKMAN
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