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Summary: Dads,you’ll not be the Spiritual Leader of your home once in a while. You’ll be the “Spiritual Leader” all the time or not at all!

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DAD, YOUR GREATEST RESPONSIBILITY!”

Lighthouse Worship Center - Father’s Day 09

“...But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord!”

Joshua 24:15

INTRODUCTION:

No matter where you are in life, you have been affected in some way by a Father or a Father Figure. Yesterday, I spent some time with Juselin and accidently called Judy his mom. I apologized but he said, “Pastor, you could call them both my parents, my Dad & Mom since they raised me for the most part!”

So you see, there will always be someone in your life that will act as a Father figure, sometimes on purpose sometimes whether they know it or not.

What is a Father? That’s a loaded question. If I were to ask you that this morning I’d get as many different answers as there are people here!

I read one boy said of Father’s Day...

“IT’S THE SAME AS MOTHER’S DAY ONLY YOU DON’T HAVE TO SPEND AS MUCH MONEY!” (Now who thought that one up!)

On Father’s Day more “COLLECT CALLS” will be made than on any other day of the year! Thanks Dad!

Our society had cheapened Manhood & Fatherhood even more for many years now. I’ve seen in entertainment where most men are treated as idiots and morons!

Being a man in Scripture is a “HIGH CALLING & A GREAT RESPONSIBILITY!” What our society says about being a man is vastly different from what Scripture says about being a Man!

I want to share with you this morning about the “RESPONSIBILITIES OF BEING A FATHER!” THE “GREATEST RESPONSIBILITIES OF BEING A FATHER!”

My text says that Joshua spoke some immortal words that day on his deathbed! He spoke some immortal words that resonate loudly & clearly today as the day he spoke them.

“...But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord!”

Joshua 24:15

Understand something Dad & Wives! When Joshua said this he was first and foremost a “MAN OF GOD”, Secondly, a “HUSBAND” and Thirdly a “FATHER!” IN THAT ORDER!

He made a decision that “HIS” household would abide by “HIS” words not only because HE WAS IN CHARGE, don’t get me wrong HE WAS IN CHARGE, but that was not the primary reason.

Was it because he was DAD? In that day & society DAD WAS THE MAN! He made the decisions & took the responsibility for those decisions!

Was it because he was a GODLY MAN? Don’t get me wrong HIM BEING A GODLY MAN HAD TREMENDOUS BEARING ON IT!

What was it that caused his family to be obedient to his words! IT ALL OF THESE THINGS BUT IT MOST OF ALL IT WAS BECAUSE

HE LIVED IT!

HE LIVED IT SPIRITUALLY,

HE LIVED IT HUSBANDLY

& HE LIVED IT FATHERLY!

MEN, YOU’LL NOT BE THE “SPIRITUAL LEADER” OF YOUR HOME ONCE IN A WHILE! YOU’LL BE THE “SPIRITUAL LEADER” IN YOUR HOME ALL THE TIME OR NOT AT ALL!

MEN, YOU HAVE A “RESPONSIBILITY” A “GODLY RESPONSIBILITY” TO BE THE “SPIRITUAL LEADER” OF YOUR HOME!

YOU HAVE A “RESPONSIBILITY” FIRST & FOREMOST TO “GOD’ THEN TO YOUR WIFE & CHILDREN!

I’VE TRIED TO BE THE “SPIRITUAL LEADER” OF MY HOME TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY! MANY TIMES I’VE MADE THE WRONG DECISIONS BUT NOT FOR THE LACK OF TRYING!

WOMEN! SOMETHING YOU NEED TO HEAR ALONG WITH THIS IS “YOUR RESPONSIBILITY” TO THE “SPIRITUAL LEADER” OF YOUR HOME!


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