Summary: Father’s Day message: Christian Fathers should be the Christ-like example for their family as God, our Heavenly Father who is perfect gives the very best to His Children, the family of God.

Father’s Day, at time set aside to honor and remember those dads’ who have been a vital role in every child’s life from the young age to the aged. A day where dad receives special gifts, made by hands that love him, or a gift purchased at the local store that took hours to decide because of the money that was saved for this special guy. A gift that you wanted to be sure that dad would like.

In the eyes of one little child: "Father’s Day is like Mother’s Day only you don’t spend as much money for the present." However in the thoughts of one dad, "Father’s Day scares me, I’m afraid they’ll get me something that I can’t afford."

A man can be a biological parent, but it takes a real man to be called "Daddy"

In our Scripture, we see that all Christians have a Heavenly Father who gives perfect and good gifts, the One who is righteous, always is true.

No matter how good our dads are, they all have imperfections-because the Bible says that all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.

Therefore dads are in need of the Saviour. There are some dads who are mean and have an ugly attitude about all things, unfortunately, this leaves the perception of the children that God the Father is the same type of person.

We have a Heavenly Father who cares for every man,woman, boy and girl. The first step to be a father and a real man is to accept and receive the most precious gift of our Heavenly Father, the gift of Salvation. When you, dad, are convicted of your sins and need of the Saviour, Jesus Christ, turn from your sins, trust Christ Jesus, you become a new person with a change of attitude, behavior, and you will see your family, and others as you have never seen them before.

Why? The Difference is Jesus Christ, Lord and Saviour.

You will never be able to love your family or anyone else as you should until you experience the Love of God in your own life.

As a Christian Father, we bear the image and influence of Christ-likeness. As our Heavenly Father is, so we have been born from above, therefore He abides within. We have taken His nature into our very being. As we follow Him, the Holy Spirit begins to change each of us to conform to His Image, our attitudes, the way we treat our family and others.

We are to pattern our lives, Dad, after him. I am to care for family and others, because I have a Heavenly Father who cares for me. (Luke 11:11-13)

Some of the gifts of Father are:

I. A Heavenly Father who is the best provider.

Phil 4:19 (The provisions of God)

A. Dad, It is your responsibility to provide for your family, not the government, neighbors, grandparents, or the church’s responsibility

I Tim 5:8 "But if any provide not for his own, especially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel."

To all of the deadbeat dads, the world or anyone else doesn’t owe you anything on a silver platter, YOU OWE the best in everything for your family and it is your responsibility in love for them.

II. A Heavenly Father who is worthy and honest.

Titus 1:2 "In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began."

God the Father kept His promises, Jesus Christ came to the Cross of Calvary, and rose the third to give eternal life. For He is the Blessed Hope!!

A. Dad, you are to be worthy example in honesty and pure motives.

Never compromise honesty before your family to gain success by using ulterior sinful motives and methods.

Illustration: A young boy had his first job in a grocery store. He came home and proudly told his dad about his "Smart" employer who mixed low quality of coffee with the expensive brand to increase his profits. His father did not see anything amusing in such dishonesty. He would not all his son to work ther anymore. His son’s name: J.C. Penny

Dad, material things can always be replaced, but once you lose your honesty and intergrity before your famil and others, it is almost impossible to get it back.

III. A Father who has a vital interest in my life.

John 3:16 Eternal concern

Phil 1:6 "Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ."

Psalm 139:1-10 His presence is always near

A. Dad, take interest in your family life.

Illustration: Jimmy Johnson’s dad-Author unknown

Jimmy Johnson’s daddy is an awful lot of fun.

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