Embracing Fatherhood – June 21, 2020

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Preached by Pastor Kunle Oladebo

1 Corinthians 4:14 – 17

Embracing Fatherhood

Daystar Chapel, Fort McMurray

June 21, 2020.

Pastor Kunle Oladebo

1 Corinthians 4:14 – 17 

  1. Introduction 
    • Fathers assume responsibility for their children 
    • Fathers should do things that the children should imitate “Fatherhood by example” 
    • Everyone needs a father
    • The best fatherhood is patterned on divine fatherhood
    • “A child is not likely to find a father in God, unless he finds something of God in his father” – Glenn Wheeler
    • Level of success can depend on fatherhood
  2. Types of Fathers 
    • žBiological Father
    • žAdopted Father 
    • žFamily Father
    • Community Father
    • Spiritual Father
    • Heavenly Father
  3. Biological Father 
    • A responsible father fulfills his role
    • žFatherhood means “alive and available” (MIA – Missing in action)
    • Provoke your father’s blessings
    • “meet my need with your meat and I will meet your future with my blessing” – PKO
  4. Adopted Father 
    • Esther 2:7 (CEB) “Mordecai had been a father to Hadassah (that is, Esther), though she was really his cousin, because she had neither father nor mother…”
    • žWilliam Jefferson Blythe II became William Jefferson Clinton
  5. Family Father 
    • Head of the family as father of the house. 
    • ž1 Peter 3:6 (AMP) “just as Sarah obeyed Abraham [following him and having regard for him as head of their house], calling him lord. And you have become her daughters if you do what is right without being frightened by any fear [that is, being respectful toward your husband but not giving in to intimidation, nor allowing yourself to be led into sin, nor to be harmed].”
    • Point 3
  6. Community Father 
    • ž“It takes a village to raise a child”
    • Community elders are mentors & peace makers 
    • Lamentations 5:14 (CJB) “The old men have deserted the city gate, the young men have given up their music.” 
  7. Spiritual Father 
    • žEphesians 6:1 (AMPC) “Children, obey your parents in the Lord [as His representatives], for this is just and right” 
    • 2 Kings 2:12 “And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof…”
  8. Becoming like Your Heavenly Father 
    • Availability
    • Integrity
    • Sacrifice