Happy Fathers Day

Happy Fathers Day

June 23, 2018

Happy Fathers Day

Eight ways to say Thank you Dad!”

Thanks for being a good example! 1 Thessalonians 2:9-10 – 9 Don’t you remember, dear brothers and sisters, how hard we worked among you? Night and day we toiled to earn a living so that we would not be a burden to any of you as we preached God’s Good News to you. 10 You yourselves are our witnesses—and so is God—that we were devout and honest and faultless toward all of you believers.

Thanks for caring for your kids – 2 Thessalonians 2:11 – 11 And you know that we treated each of you as a father treats his own children. 12 We pleaded with you, encouraged you, and urged you to live your lives in a way that God would consider worthy. For he called you to share in his Kingdom and glory.

Thanks for encouraging your kids! – 2 Thessalonians 2:12- 12 We pleaded with you, encouraged you, and urged you to live your lives in a way that God would consider worthy. For he called you to share in his Kingdom and glory.

Mike has two teenagers and every morning he tells them three things: First, you have what it takes to be a difference-maker. I love you and am proud to be your dad. Second, God has places and situations already prepared for you today where you will have the chance to be a difference-maker, to bring light where it is dark and vibrant life where things are dying – pay attention! Do not miss the opportunity to light it up and bring life! You are not in those spots by accident! Third, Proverbs 4:23: “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.”

Thanks for urging your kids to go deep with God.  The word “urging” means “to beg earnestly” and was used of an anguished appeal from one who is a witness.

Proverbs 22:6- 6 Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it. NKJV

Thanks for taking time and loving me!- Proverbs 13:24- 24 He who spares his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him promptly. NKJV

Thank you for being my best Friend!

Thank you for the sacrifice you made for me! – John 15:13- 13 Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.

Thank you for forgiveness!- 1 John 1:9-10- 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. RSV

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