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Father's Day: The Responsibilities of a Godly Father

June 19, 2016

Scripture: Ephesians 5:25–6:4

I. The responsibilities of a Godly father
     A. Love your wife
          1. A sacrificial love
          2. A sanctifying love
          3. A satisfying love
          4. A sustaining love
     B. Teach your children
          1. Must not provoke them
          2. Must nurture them
          3. Must discipline & instruct
          4. Must admonish them
II. The Responses to a Godly Father
     A. Wives - Reverent Complement
     B. Children - obey & honor - WHY?
          1. Because it is right
          2. Because it is commanded
          3. Because it brings blessing (obedient means to "listen under")
Next Steps:
     > Live a God-centered life
     > Pray
     > Love & cherish the Word of God
     > Living example of faith
     > Enjoy living
     > Be humble & repentant about sin
     > Commit to worship together as a family
     > Consistently live a holy & godly life
     > Be open in expressing your love to your family
     > Finish well - with a confident gaze to Heaven