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A SERMON IN A BAG-- FOR FATHERS

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Sermon shared by Ronald Keller

June 2003
Summary: A Father’s Day sermon that uses a bag filled with six snack foods, designed to represent some of the truths the Apostle Paul writes about in this passage.
Denomination: Nazarene
Audience: General adults
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of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, 6 because the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son.’ 7 Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father? 8 If you are not disciplined (and everyone undergoes discipline), then you are illegitimate children and not true sons. 9 Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of our spirits and live! 10 Our fathers disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness. 11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.”


Do not run out of patience… Be sensitive… Each child is different… “Fathers, DO NOT EXASPERATE YOUR CHILDREN; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4)


V. CRACKER JACK.

You can become a “CRACKER JACK” of a Father. Study, read, use common sense. Pray a lot for and with your children. Pray for yourself. As you, “bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” you too, through study, experience, and teaching become a “CRACKER JACK” Bible student and teacher.


Learn to say, “I love you” to your wife and children. Learn to say, “I’m sorry.” Learn to hug, to kiss, to touch your wife and children. Everyone needs to be loved. If children do not find love at home they will look for it in the wrong places. Do to your children what you would like done…


VI. FRUIT ROLL UPS.

Galatians 6:7 “ Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. 8 The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. 9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”
God expects us to bear fruit… John 15:8 “This is to my Father’s glory, that you BEAR MUCH FRUIT, showing yourselves to be my disciples. 9 "As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10 If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father’s commands and remain in his love. 11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete 12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.”


Part of your mission field is your own family. You will live to regret it if you gain the whole world and loose your children.


CONCLUSION.

The items that you have are in a bag. Proverbs 16:11 instructs: “Honest scales and balances are from the LORD; all the weights
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