Summary: A object lesson for Father’s Day. Not just for children; make it the Father’s Day message.
A Father’s Day Toolbox
Object lesson with each of the following tools. Take each tool out of the toolbox as they are mentioned.
Adjustable Wrench - Fathers must be flexible and adaptable to any situation that arises.
Eph. 6:4 "And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord."
Colossians 3:21 "Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged."
Level - Fathers must be fair and level-headed.
Prov. 20:7 "The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him."
Staple Gun and Clamp - Fathers must be able to hold things together.
Shop Towels - Father’s are not perfect. They must be ready to clean up the messes they sometimes make.
Extension Cord - Fathers must be able to stretch (able to do lots of different things).
Philippians 4:8 "Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things."
Cologne - "How did that get in there???" Fathers must put mothers first!
Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
One of the best things a Dad can give his children is to love their mother.
Pliers - Fathers must be able to hold on when everyone else is loosing their grip
Prov. 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. 7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
Rubber mallet - Fathers must be able to do some persuasion without doing damage
Titus 3:1 "Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work, 2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men."
Prov. 4:1 "Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding".
Prov. 5:7 "Hear me now therefore, O ye children, and depart not from the words of my mouth."
Prov. 1:8 "My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:"
Prov. 4:1 "Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding."
-Oris Hubbard, Roper Pentecostal Holiness Church, firstname.lastname@example.org