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Monday, June 1, 2020

Fathers, We Thank You

By Robert Guinn

    A father is more than someone you are connected to by genetics. Having worked with a children’s home and now serving as foster parents, my wife and I have had our eyes opened to the reality that many fathers are absent. Not everyone has the blessing of having a father in their life. Whether they are absent physically, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually, the negative impact can be seen on a child. So, I want to take a moment to thank the fathers that fulfill their Biblical roles within the family.
  • For stressing the importance of God in the Family (Psalm 127:1) … thank you
  • For leading your family as Christ leads the church (Ephesians 5:23)…. thank you
  • For providing for your family (1 Timothy 5:8) …. thank you
  • For cultivating a self-sacrificing love for your family (Ephesians 5:25-33)…. thank you
  • For training your children (Proverbs 22:6)…. thank you
  • For encouraging your children in God’s way (Colossians 3:21) …. thank you
  • For instructing and teaching your family in the Lord (Ephesians 6:4) …. thank you
  • For showing compassion (Psalm 103:13) …thank you
  • For talking about God’s word (Deuteronomy 6:6-9) … thank you
  • For seeing your children as a blessing (Psalms 127:3-5) …. thank you
  • For choosing to serve the Lord with your family (Joshua 24:15) …. thank you
  • For fearing the Lord (Proverbs 14:26) …. thank you
  • For walking in integrity (Proverbs 20:7) …. thank you
  • For being willing to discipline (Proverbs 13:24; 19:18) …. thank you
  • For encouraging your family to walk in truth (3 John 1:4) … thank you
    You have made, and continue to make, a difference in the lives of you family and others by choosing the Lord as the centerpiece of your family. God bless you and help you lead your family in His ways.

- Robert Guinn preaches for the Central Church of Christ in Paducah KY.  He may be contacted through the congregation's website: http://www.centralchurchofchrist.org

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