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GOD CHOSE FATHERS AS LEADERS FOR THE FAMILY

GOD CHOSE FATHERS AS LEADERS FOR THE FAMILY

FATHERS, you are a very special and important being to God.  You were created in God’s image, given His Character, chosen and ordained by Him to serve Him as the leader of your family as a Joshua.

Pastor Davis with three of his grand children

Pastor Davis with three of his grand children

Joshua 24:14-15, “Now therefore fear the Lord, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the Lord. And if it seems evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom you will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell:

 

BUT AS FOR ME AND MY HOUSE, WE WILL SERVE THE LORD.”

However, at this time I am greatly burdened about many of our families. The direction we are going today is total destruction. There are many reasons for this. We live in a day when words like love, commitment, responsibility, compassion, faith, church, righteousness, common sense, God, the Word of God, mean virtually nothing. I believe that much of that is due to the breakdown of our families.

BROTHERS AND SISTERS, the Bible strongly emphasize the family. Today, if you try to encourage a family to do as God has commanded, you will hear comments like “that church or pastor is weird, strict, legalistic, or a cult.” Most of these people have no idea what a cult is and are too spiritually ignorant to see the breakdown that is affecting their family.

The weakness of the family today is the lack of knowledge of the Word of God and an unwillingness to obey the Word of God. 2 Timothy 3:15 says that Timothy knew the Holy Scriptures “from a child.” It is important for our children to know the Word of God. It takes parents who are willing to make the commitment to study the Word of God and then to teach it to their children. A child must learn to have a relationship with God through His Word. A family can never be right with God as long as the parents are not having a relationship with God through His Word.

THE FAMILY is a divine creation. Genesis 1:27-28, “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them; and God said unto them, BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”

God says, worship is to be led by the father. “For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him and they shall keep the way of the Lord to do justice and judgment; that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him” (Genesis 18:9).

Most fathers I know could care less. This is a wicked thing. There is more to being a father than just producing children. The lack of leadership by the father today in every area is the most important factor in the breakdown of the American home. I pray the Lord will give us more men like Joshua.

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  1. What a wonderful message of truth. God continue to richly bless you and your family in every way! “For you are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus…”

    • PASTOR DAVIS/MASTER TEACHER

      Thank you friend for your kind words of encouragement and inspiration. It is with great joy we hope everyone was blessed by todays word. Grace and peace surround you always.
      Shirley

  2. Amen, Amen, and Amen!God did choose fathers to lead families, where they are married to women, and love and protect their wives , as Christ loved the Church.
    (Ephesians 5:25) My brother, please keep up the good work that God has placed within you.

    • PASTOR DAVIS/MASTER TEACHER

      Thank you Pastor, for I know that this is the will of God. I appreciate your words of encouragement. May the Lord bless you abundantly.

  3. Oh, such beautiful children. So very blessed you are by these little ‘buds’ in your arms. Praise God to you with a Happy Father’s Day!

    • PASTOR DAVIS/MASTER TEACHER

      Thank you so much my friend for your very kind and appreciative words. They are truly the joy of my life and I thank God for sharing them with me for this moment in time. May the Lord’s peace and blessings be with you now and always.

      • Thank you, Pastor. Lovely, lovely children. Yes, they are the very best blessings from God, above. Wishing you peace and joy.

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