Introduction There’s more to being a man than being male, more to being a husband than being married and certainly more to being a dad than fathering a child. God takes these roles so seriously that the Bible says in 1 Timothy 5:8, “But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”

Connection Questions

 

  1. In Genesis 18:18 we see a key reason why God chose Abraham to father many nations. What was it?
  2. What are 3 secrets to blessing your children Pastor teaches us from Genesis 27:1-29?
  3. In this message, what does Pastor liken to putting a roof over your house?
  4. And you, ______________, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the ______________ and ______________ of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4).
  5. What are ways your relationship with (or without) your father have affected your life?

Conclusion The responsibility of a dad cannot be overstated. When you become a parent, it is the highest calling on your life. It’s your job to nurture, encourage, and provide for your children—preparing them for their future and for eternity.

 

Connection Point: But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord (Joshua 24:15).