Summary: The devil has been hard at work attacking fathers all across the globe, for thousands of years, Because he knows the word, he knows the significance of the word and the significance of something that God instructs us to do.
Fathers, Teach Your Children Well
You, " said the doctor to his patient, "you are in terrible shape, you’ve got to do something about it.
*First, tell your wife to start cooking more nutritious meals.
*Stop working like a dog.
*Also inform your wife you’re going to make a budget , and she has to stick to it.
*in the evening, have her keep the kids off your back so you can relax.
Unless there are some changes in your life, you’ll probably be dead in a month."
30 days? That's not very long
"Doc", the patient said, "this would sound more official coming from you.
Could you please call my wife and give her those instructions?’
When the man made his way home, his wife rushed to him.
"I talked to the doctor" she cried, "you poor, poor man, he said you only have 30 days to live".
Ill. What Makes A Dad
God took the strength of a mountain,
The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle’s flight,
The joy of a morning in spring,
The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity,
The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities,
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,
And so, He called it…Dad
I remember a lot of things about my dad
*liked to talk, never met a stranger
*liked to drive fast
*only liked to eat places that had silverware on the table
*loved horses, I learned to ride when I was two
*was self made, self taught man
*was the original McGyver, always had pliers, a pocket knife and baling wire close by and thought you could just about fix everything with them.
*tender hearted and honest, pretty much would give you the shirt off his back, never heard anyone say a bad word about him.(even 20 yrs later)
*never told me about Jesus, my mom did
Proverbs 22:6 NKJ
Train up a child in the way he should go,
And when he is old he will not depart from it.
MSG. Point your kids in the right direction,
when they're old they won't be lost.
Fathers are suppose to be the spiritual leaders of the home and yet a large percentage fail to understand, just how important it is.
The devil has been hard at work attacking fathers all across the globe, for thousands of years,
Because he knows the word, he knows the significance of the word
and the significance of something that God instructs us to do.
Ill. Researchers from Switzerland examined whether parents’ religious habits were transmitted to their offspring.
They studied different variables, but one critical factor towered above the rest:
the practices of the father determine whether children grow up attending church or not.
And the results were somewhat shocking: the habits of the mother had almost no influence over their kids’ future devotion.
Consider these findings:
....When Mom goes to church regularly but Dad goes infrequently,
just 3 percent of their kids go on to become regular churchgoers.
....When Mom is regular but Dad never attends, just 2 percent become regular attendees.