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Unlocking the Doors of Opportunity
The Importance of Fathers’ Day
19 June 2016
Who is a father?
§ Someone who reproduces or passes on life
§ Male parent of a child
§ Someone who
founds or originates something
Types of Fathers
§ Biological – male genetic contributor to the creation of a baby
§ Adoptive – a male who is a child’s parent through the legal process of adoption
§ Stepfather – a male who is the husband of a child’s mother

Why were fathers created?
§ To carry the SEED of fruitfulness
§ Stability and dependability
§ Discipline and guidance
§ Role models and good examples

Who is a Christian Father?
§ Knows and serves the Lord
§ Committed to the Christian Faith
§ Not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus

Role Spiritual Leaders / Heads
§ Specific Instruction in Leadership
§ Understand God’s instructions

§ Relationship § Instruct and Teach § Pray § Stand in the GAP
§ God has ordained the father as the spiritual and the physical head of the family § Fathers have physical and spiritual responsibilities toward their wives & children § Fathers can discharge these responsibilities through Grace in Christ Jesus § God bless the fathers § Happy Father’s Day
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Not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Heb 10:2
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