Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day Gifts

Today I attended double service with my baby sister and received a very enlightening message about my Father and how I should be treating him. Of course the message applies to my Earthly Father but to God also as my Heavenly Father. Here are the pastor's 8 points on the best Father's Day Gifts with the associated Proverbs in the Bible.

1. Dont give him foolishness! By bringing him foolishness I take his joy and bring him grief. (Proverbs 17:21, 17:25, 10:13)

2. Don't mistreat or rob your father! Plain and simple. (Proverbs 19:26, 28:24)

3. Don't curse your father! Pastor said to honor the position even if you don't care for the person. He equated Proverbs 20:20 to 20/20 perfect vision and by cursing your father and not following his instruction you could be losing sight of your direction in life when you need it the most. (Proverbs 20:20, 30:11)

4. Don't bring your father a gluttonous companion! Your father gave you a perfect example of the companion you should seek so don't shame him by bringing home a companion that is less than the example you were given. (Proverbs 28:7)

5. Don't mock him! Again Pastor mentioned that the penalty could be not having your father or guidance there when you need it. Losing sense of direction for your life. (Proverbs 30:17)

6. Do listen to him! Give weight to what your father warns. Don't hold his advice at the same level as your friends or other folks. (Proverbs 1:8, 4:1, 21:1, 23:22)

7. Do show his wisdom! Know what you're doing and do it will, Intelligence and Skill. One of the best gifts to your father is to fulfill your purpose in life and do it well. (Proverbs 10:1, 15:20, 29:3)

8. Do show him righteousness! Your father will rejoice and who doesn't want to make their Daddy proud? (Proverbs 23:24)

This sermon was given by Pastor John K. Jenkins Sr. Of First Baptist Church of Glenarden

Peace y'all!

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