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Summary: To address the Father’s role Biblically on the observance of Father’s Day.

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Biblical View of being a Father

Introduction:

The first recorded observance know was in 1910 by the Spokane Ministerial Association. In 1946 officially the third Sunday of June was designated as Father’s Day.

1. What would be God’s estimate of us as a Father?

a. Genesis 18:19

“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; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.”

1. God knew Abraham

a. Chosen you to be a Father.

b. God shares things with

Abraham

1. Genesis 18:17

“And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do;”

a. Lot’s danger

2. God’s expectations of us as fathers

a. Genesis 18:19

“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; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.”

1. Take responsibility as the family leader.

2. Take responsibility with the rearing of the children.

3. Take spiritual guardianship over their souls.

4. The natural care of the family.

b. Joshua 24:15

“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.”

1. Testimony of Joshua

a. gods of the past.

b. gods of the present

c. The worship that was proper.

1. Joshua was a man of youth that worshipped proper.

2. Joshua was a man of age that continued to confess his alleges to the true worship of the true Jehovah God.

3. True Faith and commitment is the greatest quality of a father.

a. Hebrews 13:8-10

“By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.

By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:

For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.”

1. His earthly journey was marked by down payments for the true inheritance only God our Father can give.

b. Hebrew 11:17

“By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,”

1. Abraham past the test God placed before him.

a. This was accomplished by his Faith in God.

2. Abraham illustrates the working of our Heavenly Father’s Commitment to us as His children.

a. Our Heavenly Father is committed to our need of salvation and reconciliation.

b. God the Father sent His only begotten Son in our behave.

1. Jesus was offered up for our sins.

2. Jesus became our deliver.

3. We receive the promises of God because we become joint-heirs with Christ Jesus.

a. Romans 8:17

“And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.”

b. Ephesians 2:16-22

“And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby

And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.

For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.

Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;

In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:”

a. Family Relationship wrought by our Heavenly Father.

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