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Jun 28, 2020

June 28 Sunday 2020

Pastor John Mathis / Fathers-The Glory Of Children / / Share This Podcast On Your Social Media

Cleveland Christian Fellowship

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Cleveland Tn. 37311

Fathers—The Glory of Children

Proverbs 17:6

6 Children’s children are the Crown of old men and the Glory of Children are their Fathers (who live Godly lives)

  • I take pride in my Father. A lot of who I am today can be attributed to him.  
  • My Dad was a man of Honor/Integrity. 

As a soldier He taught me a love for this great country and the flag of the United States of America (a flag that waves high on a flagpole in his front yard today). He Taught me to honor the office of the President—no matter who may hold that position, whether you agree with their politics or not.  As a police officer, he taught me to respect all men—especially those in Authority.  As an employee and later a boss, He taught me the value of a dollar and to have an appreciation for putting in a good hard day’s work.  

As a father he taught me to “respect myself" and as a husband to love my wife and family by being a good provider and their biggest fan—always an encourager.  And most recently as a grandfather/great-grandfather, he’s teaching me about taking time to cherish the rare and special moments in life. He’s still an Example of a Good Father to my family today

  • A Good Father is one of the most unsung, upraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society. Billy Graham
  • Good parents teach you about a Good God—both by Precept and by Example

1 Thessalonians 2:8, 11

8 Having thus a fond affection for you, we were well-pleased to impart to you NOT ONLY the Gospel of God, but also our own lives, because you were dear to us

11 As you know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father does his children

  • Children become who you are—so be who you want them to be.  You can be sure that “Everything you say to your child is absorbed, catalogued and remembered!” THEY ARE LISTENING

Genesis 18:19 The Lord said of Abraham

19 For I know him that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgement; that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him

  • We come from all walks of life (regions of the country, backgrounds, traditions [sports teams], religions) so we were all raised different—But Thank God we are NOW all in the Household of Faith! We have the same Heavenly Father

Proverb: A statement of truth or a piece of advice 

Proverbs 4:10 

10 Children (instructions of a father…) Listen to me, do as I say, and you will have a long, good life NLT

Ephesians 6:1-3

Ps 55:23

23 The deceitful shall live out half of their days—you have a choice—and you can Choose Wrongly—Choose Wisely

My Advice To Fathers…

1. Walk in the Wisdom of God (Proverbs)

Proverbs 4:1-10

  • Knowledge speaks, but Wisdom Listens (let them dream…)
  • Dads: You are what you Do, not what you Say you’ll do (don’t make broken promises— Be a Man of Your Word)
  • Be a Man of the Word (devotional life, church attendance)

Psalm 92:14

14 Those that are planted in the house of the Lord shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing

2. Walk in Health (long life)

  • I like the way Brother Copeland put it—your health has to become your second job (in order to live a long, satisfying life)
  • It will lead to long life—your family needs you around to impart the Wisdom of God to generations to come

Deuteronomy 34:7

7 Although Moses was 120yrs old when he died, his eye was not dim, nor his vigor abated (His eyesight was sharp and he still had a spring in his step TMB)

3 John 2

3. Walk in Peace and Safety and Stability

  • Create an atmosphere of Peace and Security in the home 

Deut 33:25

25 May the bolts of your gate be of iron and bronze. May you be secure all your days

25 So will your strength, your rest, and your security be AMP

  • One of the greatest things you could give your family is the gift of Security and Stability

4. Walk in Love and Forgiveness

  • Be Quick to Repent when you’re Wrong and Quick to Forgive—Set the Standard of forgiveness in the home
  • Love your wife “in front of the family” (treat her like the “great catch” she once was and always should be)

5. Walk in Abundance—Be a Provider

1 Timothy 5:8

8 But if any man does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his own household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever

John 10:10 Let the Abundant Life Dominate you/your family

Psalm 112:1-3

1 Blessed is the man that fears the Lord, that delights greatly in His commandments

2 His seed shall be mighty upon the earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed

3 Wealth and riches shall (always) be in his house

Job 36:11

11 If you obey and serve Him, you shall spend your days in prosperity and your years in pleasure

  • Let your life Honor God—even if you have to do it Alone.  It would seem that in today’s society that Masculinity/Fatherhood is a thing of the past—but not with you!

John Mathis



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