WFF-11 000911PM The Oxford American Dictionary defines the word graduate as “the successful completion of a recognized course”. And graduation as the “ceremony for a successful completion of a recognized course or a mark of measurement”. Of course we graduate because there is a set of requirements that have been laid down by others for […]
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WFF-02 990922WE In the 1960s, kids lost their authority. It was the decade of protest-church, state, and parents were all called into question and found wanting. Their authority was rejected, yet nothing ever replaced it. In the 1970s, kids lost their love. It was the decade of me-ism, dominated by hyphenated words beginning with self. […]
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020908AM Prayer-12 GDGW-30 Growing Dads God’s Way-30 The Most Powerful Tools in Godly Parenting: Prayer – 12 “PRAYING THAT THEY WAIT TO MEET GOD’S PREPARED PARTNER FOR THEM ” DWM-23 For most of us, most of our life will be spent in marriage. What do you want those bulk of your years of life to […]
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020901AM Prayer-10 GDGW-28 Growing Dads God’s Way-28 The Most Powerful Tools in Godly Parenting: Prayer – 10 PRAYING THAT THEY LOVE THE WAY GOD MADE THEM AS BOYS AND GIRLS DWM-21 Each of us were built to a perfect and intricate set of plans, engineered by God Himself. Within every cell of our body is […]
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020818AM Prayer-8 GDGW-26 Growing Dads God’s Way-26 The Most Powerful Tools in Godly Parenting: Prayer – 8 “PRAYING THAT THEY LOVE THEIR BROTHERS AND SISTERS” DWM-19 Are you wearing your ID Tag this morning? Jesus said in John 13 that each of His children has an ID badge. “By this shall all men know that […]
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130106AM Q&A-28 Is God Omnipotent? Yes Does God tell us why He allows disasters? No JOHN: Yeah, it’s like Job. You know, you would think that if anybody deserved an answer, it would be Job, right? The most righteous man on the planet by God’s own assessment. God says to Satan, “He’s the most righteous […]
On Father’s day perhaps the greatest question every husband and father should ponder is, “Am I fulfilling my high calling from God to bless my wife and children?”
Today as we open to I Peter 3, we proclaim the incredible duty that God has given to husbands and fathers to bless those around them in their life and family.
God’s Word declares that He has chosen husbands to lead their homes and marriages with Christlike love. Jesus showed us how to love by His example to His disciples. Part of what every born again husband and father will stand before Christ’s Throne and explain is how he did at blessing his wife and family with Christ’s sacrificial love.
One of the great blessings in life comes from knowing what God wants you to do and doing it. That way of life Jesus described as His chosen path. He once said that He delighted in doing God’s Will.
For us who know and love the Lord, life is a delight. We know why He made us, what we are to do for Him, and so we face each new day knowing that the Lord is with us, His strength is ours, and His smile is upon us. Like Jesus we delight to follow His plan.
God commends to us the sheer delight that comes to wives and mothers who follow His plan. Paul tells us that they are catapulted to the front ranks of God’s most decorated servants I Timothy 2:15)—just through the obedience of nurturing children for the glory of God.
This morning we are right in the middle of looking at godly wives and mothers. Our theme this morning is that godly moms are in partnership with God and they love their children with love that can be felt.
But before we plunge into those Titus 2 methods of loving husbands and children with love they can feel, a quality that God wants every wife and mom to know and practice, we need to turn to the book of I Thessalonians 4 and ask, “Why are we even here studying God’s Word today? What is the bigger picture of what God wants from all of us.”