This Sunday we honor our fathers and give thanks for their love and the things they taught us. No human father is perfect. We try to be the best husband and father as possible, and then we rely on the grace of God and the forgiveness of our wife and kids when we fall short. Fathers who love their children and stay involved in their lives are worthy of respect and honor. Father's Day is a great time to honor our dads and or to remember our dads if they're no longer with us.
The Bible has some examples of great fathers. This Sunday we'll look at three fathers in the New Testament that can be held up as role models of what a good father looks like. If you're a father or grandfather, in the message this Sunday, you'll learn about some of the qualities a great father figure can aspire to develop. I hope you'll worship with us as we gather in a combined worship service for Father's Day at 9:00 a.m. and then go out and spend the day honoring your father and loving on your family.
Fatherhood is a high calling because we're taught in the Bible that God is our Father. God is a perfect father, the only perfect dad who has ever existed. So as fathers, we follow his example. We make it a high priority to honor God on this Father's Day because he has been a good Father to us. He is gracious, loving, and forgiving. God is a Father who is always there for his children when we need him and we can talk to him anytime we want to. He encourages us and gives us hope. He is patient with us. God provides every good gift to his children. God is a Father that we should devote our lives to loving and serving. So this Sunday, honor your dads, and worship God your Father and acknowledge him as your Savior and Lord.