Fatherhood: a weight of glory

July 20, 2015

In this message we explore the weightiness of representing The Father’s heart to the next generation.

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Fatherhood: A weight of glory

June 21st 2015 by Kasey Crawford

Today’s Passages: Ephesians 6:4, Proverbs 17:6

 

Children’s children are the crown of old men; And the glory of children are their fathers. Proverbs 17:6

 

When we think of success and riches, the bible calls us to think of the ___________ we have passed on to our children. They are our crown.

 

Fatherhood is a heavy weight. It is not a weight of burden, but a weight of _____________. And we should feel that.

 

“It is hardly possible for [one] to think too often or too deeply about that of his neighbor. The load, or weight, or burden of my neighbor’s glory should be laid daily on my back, a load so heavy that only humility can carry it, and the backs of the proud will be broken…” C.S. Lewis

 

Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. Ephesians 6:4

 

Training very broad word in that means a general _______________.

 

Instruction“Its fundamental idea is the well-intentioned _____________ with which one would influence the mind and disposition of another by advice, admonition, warning, putting right according to circumstances” –Andrew Lincoln

 

Of the Lord The training and instruction fathers are called to do is in the way of the Lord Jesus. In other words, Father’s are called to disciple their children like Jesus did. When our children look to us as fathers, they are meant to see __________ in us.

 

Discipleship begins in the home! Your most ________________ and most challenging discipleship relationship will be your children.

 

A culture of discipleship like Jesus can be described as the appropriate calibration of ________________ and ________________.

 

Invitation is the atmosphere of __________-___________, love, safety, affirmation, acceptance and encouragement, belonging, etc.

 

Challenge is the challenge to ______________, learn and grow into the fullness of the person God designed you to be.

 

Living as a Disciple in the Kingdom?

What is God saying to you today?

 

What are you going to do about it?

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