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Father's day 2015 - the role of the father

Published: Sunday, 06 September 2015

Luke 3:21-22, Luke 4:14-21, Luke 3:22 (NIV2011)
22  and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”

The best example of how to be a father is to look at the relationship between God the Father and Jesus the Son. The Father:
•    Affirms            Luke 3:22, Luke 15:20
•    Chooses        Luke 4:18a, Ephesians 1:3-4
•    Challenges        Luke 4:18-19, Luke 22:42-44
Just as we all need our heavenly Father, our families and our churches need our earthly fathers.

Luke 2:48-50 (NIV2011)
48  When his parents saw him, they were astonished. His mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us like this? Your father and I have been anxiously searching for you.” 49  “Why were you searching for me?” he asked. “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?” 50  But they did not understand what he was saying to them.

love your children (from dads4kids.org.au)

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