THE FATHERS LOVE
GEMS OF GOD’S LOVE “The Father’s Love” ËËËË l DEVIL SCHEMES TO “UN” “…be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.” (Ephesians 6:10-11 NIV) A FATHER’S LOVE PROVIDES & PROTECTS A FATHER’S LOVE DISCIPLINES “…the Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.” (Proverbs 3:12 NIV) “…God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom his father does not discipline?” (Hebrews 12:7 NASB) “…we had earthly fathers to discipline us, and we respected them; shall we not much rather be subject to the Father of spirits, and live?” (Hebrews 12:9 NASB) “My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.” (Proverbs 3:1 & 2 KJV) l CAN ADD YEARS OF PRODUCTIVE LIVING TO YOUR CHILDREN. l CAN DETERMINE HOW LONG YOUR CHILDREN LIVE. l CAN ADD YEARS OF PEACE TO YOUR CHILDREN. A FATHER’S LOVE TRAINS THEIR CHILDREN TO WIN FAVOR AND A GOOD NAME “Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.” (Proverbs 3:3&4 NIV) “Fathers, don’t exasperate your children by coming down hard on them. Take them by the hand and lead them in the way of the Master.” (Ephesians 6:4 Message) Life Group Discussion: God has shown me that He is my Heavenly Father by…(complete this sentence). According to scripture, what’s the role of fathers? Why is this role vital to develop healthy children, family, and society? How can a father show love, and discipline to their daughter(s), and son(s)? Why is a father’s love and discipline so important? What happens to children without a father’s love and discipline? Pray for “fathers”.