SATURDAY SUNDAY PRAYER PRAISE AND DEVOTIONAL SERVICE 76 HAPPY FATHER DAY
I was glad when they said, let us go into the house of the Lord and pray. This is Father’s Day weekend celebration, let us enter into the presence of the Lord and pray for all Fathers from around the world.
Greetings my brothers and sisters, just a few short weeks ago we celebrated Mother’s Day. Now the day has arrived in which we have the opportunity to lift up all the fathers of the world, honor them and celebrate them for taking their rightful place in the family and being real fathers. We realize that there has been a break down in the family because too many fathers have neglected their responsibilities as a father, but for those who have carried on as fathers and leaders of their individual families we salute you and honor you, for this is what the Lord has called us to do because He has chosen you out of the world as His special servants and empowered you with his Holy power to be fathers to His Children.
Fathers of the World, we here at Vine and Branch World Ministries, wish each of you a Happy, Happy and joyful father’s day. Now celebrate and enjoy what God has blessed you to be, a real father to all of His Children.
COMMENTARY BY PASTOR DAVIS A PICTURE OF THE AMERICAN FATHER
The most important cause of divorce in America is the lack of proper, godly leadership by the father and husband. It is also the most frequent cause of children’s feelings of rejection, behavioral problems, and anxieties. Ephesians 6:1-4. Notice in verse 4, “And ye fathers provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.” The word “wrath” means a strong desire to avenge. How does a father provoke a child to wrath? By not bringing them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord; Nurture means training with structure. Most fathers have no desire for the Word of God and they are raising angry vengeful children because they are not committed to training their children in spiritual principles as God commands. Of course, they cannot train the child if they are ignorant of God’s principles themselves. That is a picture of the American father.
OUR SONG OF PRAISE:
Let me be the father that God created me to be
Let me increase in wisdom, knowledge and understanding
Let me lead guide, teach and equip my children to be godly children
Let me be the head and not the tail
Let me provoke not my children to wrath
Let me be the godly father that provides tender love and compassion for my children
Let me be the father that brings his children up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord
Let me not raise angry vengeful children
Let me be the leader for my children training them in spiritual principles as God has commanded
OUR MAXIMIZED PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
Father in the name of Jesus we thank you for teaching us how to be spiritual fathers and follow in the footsteps of your son Jesus, teaching our own children the spiritual principals that Jesus set down for us as he followed you in every way. On this father’s day we lift you up in high honor and praise before our children and the world as a loving father who loves all his children unconditionally. Thank you for birthing all the godly fathers of the world who have chosen to follow you and be obedient fathers not just to their own children but to all children showing love, kindness, compassion, respect and real leadership as fathers who care about their families and being good stewards over what you have placed in their hands. In Jesus name we pray, Amen!
PORTRAIT OF A FATHER
Today’s FATHER displays a sense of humor and honesty. They are diligently seeking how to be better at their assignment as a Father. As fathers’ they should strive to build and maintain strong bonds with those entrusted to their care. THE PORTRAIT OF A FATHER should be seen as one of showing honor, humor, honesty, caring, courage, character, grace, guidance while setting boundaries for appropriate behavior within the family. He should be one whom children look-up to as a role model as he follow the rule to love every-one. Now let us watch together this short video clip of Pastor Davis, Portrait of a Father:
TODAY’S ALTER CALL:
If you are a person studying this lesson with us today and have not received the saving grace of the Lord and would like to join the Lord’s family of BELIEVERS and receive ETERNAL LIFE, we simply ask you to, “BELIEVE!”
Now repeat this short prayer with me: “Lord I am a sinner, I have sinned against you, I BELIEVE that Jesus died for my sins, and on the third day you raised him from the grave and today He lives. I ask you to forgive me of my sins, and come into my heart and cleanse me of my sins. If you have prayed this prayer with me, you now are saved and have ETERNAL LIFE in glory.”
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