Specifically, the Savior would come through the son of Abraham and Sarah. 11: 23-31) contains a separate cluster ,of stars in the firmament of faith. Blessed privilege indeed to have the strength of a father’s faith and a mother’s prayers behind us. John was an important person in God’s plan to introduce the Savior to the world. Next, when beaten from this position he said they might go out of the country, but they must not go very far away. Below is a discussion concerning the five types of prayers mentioned in the bible, look at them and may the good Lord keep revealing Himself to us. Today is Fathers’ Day, a day that we remember and give respect unto our fathers – a day that we say thank you. Then we must act and choose for ourselves. This also forms a complete group and, like the other, reaches a climax. The practice of dishonesty marches rampantly through the land today. And there are thousands in the homeland whose decision for God is rendered comparatively impotent by the compromises they make with the world, and their failure to be out and out for God, to forsake Egypt like Moses, and stand unequivocally on the side of Christ. It is the will that is the helm of life. As a father, no challenge rings clearer in my mind than that set forth by the apostle Paul, who says, "And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord" (Eph. Though he did some horrible things later in his life, God used Noah to preserve life on the earth while teaching later generations about God. Read them in the archive below. B. Jacob and his family’s account is shared in Genesis chapters 25 through 50 and even goes on into Exodus. . His sons turned away from him and God because of Solomon’s horrible example as a father. There are also many examples of bad fathers. Though Adam and Eve disobeyed God, they still had a great understanding of God’s promise of a redeemer. Beloved, have you covered the heads of your precious ones with the sheltering wing of a covenant God? It is this that not only atones for the past but, by feeding on the flesh of the Lamb of God, gives us divine strength for the future. We need father today who will emulate Zacharias, the father of John the Baptizer, 1) He acquired these qualities before he became a father, 2) He choose a wife with the same qualities, c. Godly preparation for fatherhood is imperative. d. Men need to excel in the keeping of Biblical commands if they are going to succeed as fathers. But it was all in vain, and at last, disgusted and angry, he dropped from the tree and coiled himself up in despair upon the ground, while the little bird chattered out its joy and praise and seemed to thank the heavenly powers for their protection. If you have time in the future you can give us a visit. “By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment” (Heb. And so the devil is willing that we should have all the religion we want, but we must not leave the world. Read Genesis chapters 11 through 25 to learn more about Abraham. And so the devil’s next move, if he cannot get us to the theater and dance, is to take our children, and we begin to lower the standard of Christian life for the young and consent to a license that we would not claim for ourselves. Unless you dare to confess your Lord and let your former associates know just where you stand, you will be sure to be entangled once more and drawn back perhaps to a life of sin. It is this that puts us to death in His dying and brings us the new life of His resurrection. A Christian father doesn’t just discipline. It must take its stand upon the Word of God. There is a promise in the New Testament which many of us read only half way through: “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.” But there is another clause : “and thy house.” Why should this be true only of our salvation? A. He showed this great faith to his children through teaching and by example. Moses had the benefit of a mother’s teachings as well as a mother’s faith, and when the crisis hour came he was true to the convictions that she had instilled into his youthful mind, and he stepped out and assumed for himself the full responsibility of faith. But let us also use this day to evaluate our fatherhood. There always is when God has some new and glorious experience for us, something too hard for us, some crisis hour, some midnight conflict, some towering Jericho which we cannot leave behind us. 1 Corinthians 4:15 - For if you were to have countless tutors in Christ, yet you would not have many fathers, for in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel. A silly minister sitting beside a dying saint forgot himself enough to say to her that it must be a great comfort to her in her dying hour to be able to reflect on a well-spent life. There are thousands of souls in heathen lands who believe the Gospel and have lost all faith in their old traditions, but they dare not step out and confess their faith and risk the sacrifices that are sure to be involved; the grief and anger of their heathen friends, the loss of influence, reputation, employment, family, and sometimes of life itself. David now works as Director of Deaf Ministries for his mission board. Baffled in this, he made a third compromise. It is God’s opportunity for your spiritual triumph. He had respect unto the recompense of the reward, and without a moment’s hesitation he made his choice. Fathers need to diligently seek god’s will and do what is right in the Lord. . How beautiful to know that He who raised poor Rahab from the ranks of deepest sin to be the mother of our Lord in His human lineage still waits to lift the most lost and helpless to the very highest place of blessing ! When time came for the separation of Abraham and Lot, Lot clearly made a choice indicating his materialism, c. Sodom was not a prosperous place for the raising of a family, e. If righteous Lot was tormented day by day by the wickedness surrounding him, just think about the effect this would have on his family. Next post: Should Christians Vote? So not only at the entrance, but all along the way of faith we must act upon the Word of God, put our weight upon it, risk our life upon it, face impossibilities upon it and then find the sea divided, the stone rolled away, the mountain become a plain, and the darkness and shadow of death turned into the morning.