Fathers and Sons | Part 5

Fathers and Sons | Part 5

Jun 16

Raise Him To Be A Godly Husband

A verse to think about as we end our week on fathers and sons.

Ephesians 6:4 And now a word to you fathers. Don’t make your children angry by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction approved by the Lord.

Listen to today’s podcast for how to raise your son to be a godly husband.

 
Fathers and Sons | Part 4

Fathers and Sons | Part 4

Jun 15

Raise Him To Be A Servant Leader

Some people are born leaders but it would probably be very difficult to find someone who was a born servant leader.  That takes an example of servant leadership and lots of training.  Training a son to be a leader means he must first know Who to follow.  A leader can’t make decisions without a template for those decisions. His father can help provide that template.  Listen to today’s podcast for the areas in which a father can train his son, to raise up a servant leader.

 

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Fathers and Sons | Part 3

Fathers and Sons | Part 3

Jun 14

Raise Him To Love God

There is a need for us to rethink what it means to be a father. A Father is not just someone who helps to bring a child into the world.  He is not even a male body who comes home at night, a provider or a bill payer.  A great father is all of these things plus a role model and servant leader. This calls for a huge level of sacrifice.  This calls for a huge commitment to Christ

What is the job of the Father when it comes to raising a son?  The mandate can be found in Deuteronomy 6.

Deut 6:5 Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.

6 These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts.

7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.

8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.

9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.

 

Today’s home is providing the wrong things; things that are perpetuating the immaturity of adolescence.  We are no longer raising our children to become adult leaders.  We are raising our children to conform to the patterns of this world and its materialism.

Remember, America won’t be changed by the white House, the beginning of true change for America can only be started in your house!

 

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Fathers and Sons | Part 2

Fathers and Sons | Part 2

Jun 14

Why The Relationship Is Difficult

Yesterday we mentioned how different the father/ son relationship is from years past.  A son was basically able to be an apprentice to his father.  He was able to observe not only how to run the family business but also learn what it means to be a man.  He was able to see how his father handled difficulty, marriage, faith and finances.

Today’s father doesn’t have the privilege of his son apprenticing him.  In order to instill these things in his son he has to make the effort, and choose to make that effort a priority.  Not only does today’s father have to work to find the time to train his son in the areas important to manhood, he may not have had that role modeled for himself.  Many of today’s fathers come from broken homes, single parent homes, or their father simply did not have the time or know how to make the relationship a priority.

It is important for today’s generation of fathers to make a priority instilling the values that are important to manhood!

 

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Fathers And Sons | Part 1

Fathers And Sons | Part 1

Jun 12

Why The Relationship Is So Important

In times past the father was able to spend countless hours pouring into his sons.  It was built into their day automatically because most fathers were training their sons to take over the family business or the farm.  There may have been bumps in the road for those relationships and fun was probably not high on the priority list in those days but a son did get to observe and learn consistently from his father.  Today’s father/son relationships are very different as most men are working very hard outside their homes to provide for their families.  Pouring into relationships with children is a parental choice and mindset that needs to be made, especially for today’s father.

Last week we looked at the father/daughter relationship. This week we will be spending time investigating a father’s role in his son’s life and how he can raise up a godly leader to impact the next generation.

 

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