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Summary: A sermon is to encourage fathers to be responsible to their family.

BANNER OF HOLINESS MINISTRIES

Dr. Levi Howard Wright, Pastor

“Fathers Where Are You?”

Genesis 3:7-15 (quickview) 

[7] And the eyes of them both were opened, and they

knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves

together, and made themselves aprons. [8] And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden. [9] And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? [10] And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.

INTRODUCTION

In our text this morning we see Adam and Eve as they face a great crisis in their life in the Garden of Eden. God had placed them there and commanded them to not eat from the Forbidden Tree in the midst of the garden.

Because of there disobedience and rebellion against God’s command to not eat of the Forbidden Tree, we see that their eyes were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves clothing or aprons.

And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the

garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden.

“And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? And he said, I heard thy voice in the

garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.”

Because it’s Father’s Day I want to focus on the Subject: “Fathers Where Are You!”

Like Adam many fathers have gone into hidding and are not living up to their God ordained responsibilities. Many fathers are hidding from their families and from God and as the results both their homes and families are dyfunctional and in ruins.

In Genesis 1:26 (quickview) ...... God said, Let us make man in our

image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.”

God put an emphasis on leadership and dominion. How

many of you know when God repeats himself, he is trying

to get something across too us? As Fathers and Men of

Godly Character, God wants us to have leadership and

dominion over our homes and over our families.

How many of the men here Today, are waiting for me to

pull out a message on dominion from Ephesians 5 (quickview) , where it says,....."Women, submit to your husband."? Let all the men in the house say Amen. Now that you have said Amen and .... now that we agree..... on leadership and

dominion.... get ready, because I am setting you up, for when you are the head of something, you are responsible for your Headship.

[9] And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto

him, Where art thou? [10] And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. [11] And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat? [12] And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. [13] And the Lord God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat. [17] And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life.”


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Robert Hurst

commented on Jun 6, 2007

This is the finest of homiletics and Spirit-Anointed preaching I have read in a long time.

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