Sunday, June 19, 2016

The Historic, the Familiar and the New:

A Father’s Profile

Introduction:

On Monday, June 13th, Wes, Teagan and I went to a baseball game. The message today will be taken from that event and our experience together. I hope to encourage, to build up and to perhaps exhort the fathers that are here in this room this morning.

But, it is more than just for the dads, it will be directed to the entire body of Christ who is here. You also will be encouraged, built up and maybe even challenged yourself. So, let us begin as we look intently at the message entitled: The Historic, the Familiar and the New:  A Father’s Profile.

Outline:  Let us see three truths that will us encourage us today.

  1. As a father, we must lead by way of the historical frame of mind.

Galatians 3:7-9

Know then that it is those of faith who are the sons of Abraham. And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “In you shall all the nations be blessed.” So then, those who are of faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.

Application:  So, what does this mean?

  • Learn Dads from the people in your life.
  • Follow the good in their life.

 

  1. As a father, we must live by the familiar disposition.

Hebrews 13:8

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Application:  What lessons of faith are familiar to us as fathers that we need to recall and experience once again?

  • Salvation by faith in Christ.
  • The promises of God.

 

  1. As a father, we must strive and make great efforts to discover that which is new to us.

Isaiah 43:19

19 Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?

I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

Application:

  • Tell your children the new things that God is doing in your life.
  • Ask them what new thing God is doing in them.

 

Conclusion:  So, what have we learned today, really?

  1. Ask spiritual questions about yesterday.
  2. Just because it is familiar, doesn’t mean it is discarded.
  3. Live in the discover mode.