In this message we will look at how Joseph was raised to overcome all odds and become an instrument of blessing to the whole world and his family.
In this weekend’s message titled “Children That Bring Delight,” we will see what the Trinity has to say about being children who honor their parents.
We will look at how the order in the Trinity has established the order in the family. This message is desperately needed for every family.
This message is focused on the character of the first person of the godhead - God the Father. In John 5 Jesus gives us the attributes of God the Father. This message has great relevance for the family today, especially fathers because it gives us the marks of a good father. No dad can afford to miss this message.
We have so many misconceptions about what Jesus meant when He said – “Our Father in Heaven.” For starters, He wasn’t the first one to use the title “Abba” in prayer. Neither does the word “Abba” imply a special love relationship between a little child and his/her father. Having said that, the true implications of “Our Father in Heaven” are very significant and transforming for our prayer lives.
Last week we looked at the first 5 letters that Solomon wrote to his son Rehoboam. He warned him to avoid the wrong crowd, seek wisdom, be successful, appreciate discipline, and have a godly heritage. In the next 5 letters, he will be reminding his son about the dangers of bad company, exercise self control and have a happy marriage. The last point is so important that Solomon dedicates the last 3 letters to it! Our children desperately need dads who will take the time to lead their children in these vital truths, especially on how to have a happy home.
Unfortunately, our Western culture has invented a whole different concept of the home where fathers are tolerated rather than respected. They are told that they are stupid and cannot do anything right. They are told that they are insensitive and need to be more in touch with their feelings. They are told that its better without them rather than with them. The result is obvious. Children are going off the deep end. Sex roles are all twisted. Churches are sitting empty. And, the home, society, and nation are becoming weaker and weaker.