Good Morning Everyone!
We're all here this morning to worship and praise Our Father in heaven...
And I though we're here to worship Our Father in heaven,
I know there are many dad's here this morning, so this is going to be a message for you...
There's a lot of children, in this present age, who are growing up without their dad's.
Some have passed away, but I'd have to say the majority of the families, that I know,
it's because of divorce or separation.
Now, if any of you dad's here today, are in this situation,
I'm sure you are doing what's right by your children..
What Scripture calls us, as father's to do!
Am I right?
"But I want you to know that the head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God."
Can I get a witness?
What part of “no” don’t you understand?
This is going to hurt me more than it hurts you.
Why? Because I said so!
I wasn’t asleep; I was just resting my eyes.
Shut the door; were you born in a barn?
A little dirt never hurt anyone.
As long as you live under my roof, you’ll live by my rules.
I’m not made out of money.
Don’t make me stop this car!
Go ask your mother.
I'm sure none of the dad's here, have ever used those lines, am I right?
Well, I may have... at least once!..
or 100 times
When a child was born, the baby was placed between the father’s feet. If the father picked up the baby, the child stayed in the home. If he turned and walked away, the child was either left to die or sold at auction.
Seneca, a contemporary of the apostle Paul, described Roman policy with regard to unwanted animals: “We slaughter a fierce ox; we strangle a mad dog; we plunge a knife into a sick cow. Children born weak or deformed we drown.”
Things are not much better today, are they?
The fact is millions of unwanted babies are aborted each year!
Children today, have become a disposable commodity in our society, just as they were in Rome!
"If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten?"
"as you know how we exhorted, and comforted, and charged every one of you, as a father does his own children."
1 Thessalonians 2:11
"And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord."
"Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged."
No one can take the unique place of a dad!
Say that with me.
No one can take the unique place of a dad!
"Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the counsels of the hearts. Then each one’s praise will come from God."
1 Corinthians 4:5
70% of teen pregnancies are from fatherless homes!
Christian fathers do not lie, steal, lust and covet! Christian fathers do not serve the god of money!
Christian fathers do not sire and then abandon their children! Christian fathers do not cheat on their wives!
Christian fathers don’t send their kids to church, they take them! Christian fathers have a REAL relationship with God!
The greatest need of the hour is united homes where Christ is exalted!
Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone?"
Now I say that the heir, as long as he is a child, does not differ at all from a slave, though he is master of all. But is under guardians and stewards until the time appointed by the father. Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world. But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!” Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ."
I want to appeal to all of the Father's!
Sing to God, sing praises to His name;
Extol Him who rides on the clouds,
By His name Yah,And rejoice before Him."
"He administers justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the stranger, giving him food and clothing."
And if you do not, you will NOT be found guiltless in the eyes of Almighty God!
Return to God and your children fathers', today is not too late!
"Return to the Lord your God and obey His voice, according to all that I command you today, you and your children, with all your heart and with all your soul, that the Lord your God will bring you back from captivity, and have compassion on you,"
Your Father in heaven has NOT abandoned you!
He has Not forgotten you!
And He will be there when you need Him and call upon Him.
And so should you be as the earthly father to your children!
And now for the blessing,
May the the Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.
Now and forever, in Jesus' name
Brian Monzon Ministries