Summary: A comparison of our Compassionate Heavenly Father and our father’s today.
God the Father and Today’s Father
1. God created man.
A. God created man from the dust of the earth – Gen. 2:7
B. God created man in his own image – Gen. 1:27
C. God created man with a body, soul and spirit – 1Thess. 5:23
2. God gave man privileges in life.
A. God placed man in the Garden of Eden – Gen. 2:8
B. God provided food for the man – Gen. 2:16
C. God gave man dominion – Gen. 2:19-20
This term “father” is used 248 times in reference to God and 140 towards earthly fathers. A father is also called the ‘founder’; also a tem used to show the author of the family. Adam was called the father of men; Abraham was called the father of all who believe. A father is also known as the benefactor, as doing well and providing for the others of the household, like a teacher to show forth the parental instruction. This position and authority of the father as the head of the family is expressly assumed and sanctioned in Scripture.
3. A father walks not in the association with sinners.
B. He refuses to have fellowship unclean things - 11 Cor. 6: 17
4. A father is not a stumbling block.
5. A father delights in the Word of God.
A. He delights in hearing the Word of God - Heb. 2:3
C. He delights in assembling in the House of the Lord.
6. A father should be like a tree, planted by the river.
A. He is like the roots of a tree, he has a firm foundation. Firmly doing the will of
God, not wavering. 1 Cor. 3:11
B. He bares fruit that glorifies the Father - Matt. 5:16
7. The father is responsible for the spiritual welfare of the household.
A. He is responsible for the training up of the children – Prov. 22:6
B. He is responsible for bringing his children to church – Duet. 31:12-13
8. He is blessed because he knows Christ.
9. The blessed man follows Christ.
10. The blessed man abides in Christ.
A. He abides in Christ for wisdom – Mat. 10:16
B. He abides in Christ for spiritual blessings – Eph. 1:3
< And when the father in the home does and is this person, he will be honored in the
home by his wife & children.
< And God will also be honored and well pleased with this man also.
< Are you this man?
< Is there something keeping you from being this man, that God has called you to be?
< Are you willing to be that man ?