Summary: We will look at words of wisdom from God’s word today in our process of remaking ourselves daily into the image of Jesus Christ and what manner of Father HE wishes us to be.
Becoming Godly Father’s
A. Leading Your Family
B. Follow God in all your ways
C. Learn to Love like God
DBF Father’s Day Sermon, 6/15/03
I have already told most of you of my testimony. I did not come from a Godly home, nor did I have a Godly Father.
It really wasn’t his fault, because he had never accepted Christ, so he went about in the ignorance of the world thinking himself to be wise.
I love my dad, always have and I always will, yet after becoming a Christian in 1988 I knew that I would be required to walk quite a different path than that path he had shown me.
In this beautiful time of year, I look around Bristol Bay and everything is flowering, renewing itself, just as God has planned it and ordained it.
Well we as new Christian Fathers and Older Christian Fathers are doing just that aren’t we? We are being renewed in the word of God daily or at least we should be…Amen.
I was just in Iliamna and witnessed the some of the 5000 acres burned a few weeks ago. It looks so bad and smells pretty bad also, yet in confidence I can predict that God will have that land green by this time next year. Why, because God has ordained it that when a forest fire blazes the nutrients from that fire will start to fertilize the re-growth process. God is so good to forests and fathers.
We will look at words of wisdom from God’s word today in our process of remaking ourselves daily into the image of Jesus Christ.
Leading Your Family
Joshua 24:14-25 Now therefore fear the Lord, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the Lord.  And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.  And the people answered and said, God forbid that we should forsake the Lord, to serve other gods;  For the Lord our God, he it is that brought us up and our fathers out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage, and which did those great signs in our sight, and preserved us in all the way wherein we went, and among all the people through whom we passed:  And the Lord drave out from before us all the people, even the Amorites which dwelt in the land: therefore will we also serve the Lord; for he is our God.  And Joshua said unto the people, Ye cannot serve the Lord: for he is an holy God; he is a jealous God; he will not forgive your transgressions nor your sins.  If ye forsake the Lord, and serve strange gods, then he will turn and do you hurt, and consume you, after that he hath done you good.  And the people said unto Joshua, Nay; but we will serve the Lord.  And Joshua said unto the people, Ye are witnesses against yourselves that ye have chosen you the Lord, to serve him. And they said, We are witnesses.  Now therefore put away, said he, the strange gods which are among you, and incline your heart unto the Lord God of Israel.  And the people said unto Joshua, The Lord our God will we serve, and his voice will we obey.  So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day, and set them a statute and an ordinance in Shechem.
After I accepted Christ, I knew that there were things and manners in which I must learn to lead. How should I lead?
Simple… but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
You mean we have to choose, good or bad, fun or other, God or Satan?
I pray that you will choose God, but we must all make the choice, and a Godly father will lead his house to make the choice in favor of God and of life.
1 Kings 18:21 And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the Lord be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.
A wise father will learn then lead his family in what are the most important decisions and directions in life.
Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.