LET ME BE THE FATHER GOD CREATED ME TO BE
This is a day set aside to honor FATHERS and encourage one-another. God has given this day and it is to be celebrated in a way that honors Him. So today,FATHERS’ lift your head up, pull your shoulders back, stick your chest out and stand tall. You have been given an assignment and you are needed now more than ever in the lives of children everywhere your journey makes a difference in someones’ life that is you’re calling.
FATHERS’ wear labels and expectations from the family as well as society. They are given the task of being able to rule, guide, teach and make wise decisions and choices. In all of this, we must remember our creator and look to him for instructions to apply to our lives.
LET US PRAY:
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!
NOW LET US BE LIFTED UP WITH THE LORD’S PRAYER
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
TODAY’S MESSAGE IS 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 father’s’ 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 follows the rule to love every-one. Now let us watch together this short video clip of Pastor Davis, Portrait of a Father:
Now in closing, let me encourage all fathers as Jesus did to love one another with all your heart and soul, and be kind to one another taking great care to express your love and joy for all our children.
Be reminded of Jesus words to each of you: “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you: abide in my love. If you keep my commandments you shall abide in my love: Even as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love (John 15:9-10).
This is my commandment; Love one another as I have loved you (12).
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.”
OUR CLOSING PRAYER:
Father God, we thank you for our blessings this day, and seek your blessings over all Fathers’ this special day, and ask the FATHERS’ to use your unique gift of love to bless others and together we can make the world a better place. HAPPY FATHERS’ DAY TO ALL FATHERS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD!
Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.
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