Fathers DayHebrews 12:1-3Fatherhood is a solemn trust. The fact that every father naturally feels an incrediblejoy and responsibility when they first meet their child tells us that the role of thefather is from God.God intends fathers to provide for and to protect their children, but there is muchmore to being a father. We are to train and instruct their children in the way of theLord. We are to set them on the right path and lead them until it is time for them tomake their own decisions.Fathers: More than any physical provision, protection, or opportunities, the most important thing you can do for your children is to teach and model godliness. Yourchildren need to see you choose to obey God in good times and bad times. They needto see what it means to be a disciple of Christ.There is a saying: To the world, you may be nobody; but to somebody, you are theworld.My message today is not about how important the role of a father is, but rathersome biblical encouragement and advice on how we can pass on a good example of discipleship to our children. Remember, this is the most important thing you can dofor your children.Lets read Hebrews 12:1-3:
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning itsshame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
There are times when I feel that I cannot do everything God has called me to do.Thats why we need Gods word to hang on to. These verses tell me:1.
I am not alone. Many people have accomplished incredible things bycooperating with what God was doing in their lives.2.
I have a game plan for getting on track with God.3.
I have a model to follow in Jesus.4.
I have God with me, helping me at every point to do what He has called me todo.Brothers, we all need to remember and treasure verses such as these because ourfaith rests on them. Often we are buffeted by our emotionswe
that we cannot be a good father or do what God has called us to. However, that is just our feelings.