The Glories of Sonship

Or, What Fathers Are For

Scripture: Selected

Date: October 15, 2023

Speaker: Jonathan Sarr

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  • a father images God before his children, and a good father makes being a son glorious
  • when a father perverts the image of God it damages the children, which has inevitable spiritual consequences as well
  • a perfect father doesn’t guarantee perfect kids, but a faithful father will be a blessing to them

Realities that help earthly fathers image the Heavenly Father

  • Anchor identity. 2 Cor 5:7. 1 John 3:1. Colossians 1:13. Secure
  • Show compassion. Psalm 103:13. Matthew 7:11.
  • Ensure security. John 10:27-30. Protection; physical and emotional.
  • Discipline in love. Colossians 3:21. Without unreasonable expectations and hypocrisy. Training to faithful and effective. Proverbs 3:11-12; 13:24.
  • Provide a moral compass. Proverbs 22:6. Words and examples (including stories).
  • Mindful of blessings. Psalm 127:3-5. Paying (better) attention. Not to be treasured, but used up.
  • Know frame for each individual child/arrow.
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