Father’s Day

by Jun 17, 2024

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“God established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which He commanded our fathers to make known to their children, that the next generation might know them, the children yet unborn, and arise and tell them to their children, so that they should set their hope in God and not forget the works of God, but keep His commandments; and that they should not be like their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation whose heart was not steadfast, whose spirit was not faithful to God.” – Psalm 78:5-8

“You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others. Join with me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer. Similarly, anyone who competes as an athlete does not receive the victor’s crown except by competing according to the rules. The hardworking farmer should be the first to receive a share of the crops. Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you insight into all this.” – 2 Timothy 2:1-7

On this Father’s Day, let us remember the great responsibility and privilege that God has given us as fathers. Through our actions, teachings, and example, we can guide our children toward a life of faith and obedience to God.

  1. Your children learn from your examples and passions: Children observe and absorb everything we do. Our way of living, our priorities, and our passions teach them much more than our words. If we show passion for God, His word, and His work, our children will also learn to value and seek these things. Our daily examples, from how we treat others to how we face challenges, leave a deep impression on their hearts and minds.
  2. Fathers are called by God to teach the way: God has called us as fathers to be the primary teachers of our children in faith. It is not only a responsibility but a divine mandate to teach them to love and obey God. As Psalm 78:5-8 says, we must pass on the wonders and commandments of God to our children and to future generations, so they put their trust in God and follow His way.
  3. Encourage them: Beyond teaching and setting an example, it is crucial to encourage our children to live their faith actively and genuinely. As Paul exhorts Timothy in 2 Timothy 2:1-7, we must strengthen our children in the grace of Christ, prepare them to face challenges, and encourage them to persevere in their faith. A father not only guides and teaches but also motivates and supports his children in their walk with God.

Sincerely, Pastor Guillermo Ayala.

Bible Verses:

Psalm 78:5-8
2 Timothy 2:1-7


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