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When You Pray: Week 4 – Father’s Day

Jun 17, 2024
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Father’s Day

Many men today feel discouraged and devalued because there is a view in the culture that men are awful and despised. That goes against the Word of God in that God’s design is for manhood and womanhood to be a picture of God’s image. In 1 Kings 2:1-3, David says to his son Solomon, “Be strong, and show yourself to be a man.” David is not contrasting man to woman; he is contrasting man to child. Masculinity is demonstrated in our maturity.

1.Good fathers understand that masculinity is good – Genesis 1:26-27

  • This gives us clarity and dignity in our lives.
  • Clarity about identity leads to a certainty in responsibility.

2.Good fathers prioritize their own maturity – Galatians 5:22-23

  • Model the Fruit of the Spirit – love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control.

3.Good fathers stay in the game – 1 Cor 16:13-14

  • Be watchful – be alert
  • Stand firm in the faith – hold your ground in battle. Don’t run
  • Act like men – let go of childish ways, and act with courage in obedience to the Lord and confident in His power. (Joshua 1:6-7)
  • Be strong – Your strength comes from God IN you
  • Let all that you do be done in love – when love comes first, everyone wins. Don’t be childish and let self-centeredness and short-term gratification win.

4.Good fathers fiercely love from the Father’s faithful love for them

  • God will never leave us or forsake us – live that way with your family
  • Love out of an overflow of God’s love for you.
  • Don’t compare yourself to other fathers. Be “all in” with your crew.


  1. Dads, speak blessing over your kids today and each day.
  2. Wives and kids, let your dad know something that you appreciate about him.