"The position and authority of the father as the head of the family are expressly assumed and sanctioned in Scripture, as a likeness of that of the Almighty over his creatures"
- Smith's Bible Dictionary
- Smith's Bible Dictionary
Four Fathers From The BibleEnoch, a father who walked with God as a great man of Faith.
Noah, who was concerned about saving his children, he taught them about righteousness. He also walked with God, leaving a great example to follow.
Abraham, who was given the title "Father of all of them that believe". He trained them as mentioned in Genesis 18:19.
Joshua, who trusted God when others would not. Joshua didn't care what other fathers were doing, he and his family were going to serve the Lord!
Father's Day Bible VersesPsalm 103:13 (NIV)
As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him;
My son, do not despise the LORD's discipline and do not resent his rebuke, because the LORD disciplines those he loves,as a father the son he delights in.
Proverbs 23:22 (NIV)
Listen to your father, who gave you life,
and do not despise your mother when she is old.
Proverbs 23:24 (NIV)
The father of a righteous man has great joy;
he who has a wise son delights in him.
Ephesians 6:4 (NIV)
Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord
Colossians 3:21 (NIV)
Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.
Hebrews 12:7 (NIV)
Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father?
If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!
Joshua 24:15 (ESV)
And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the LORD, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD."
Deuteronomy 6:6-9 (ESV)
And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
Psalms 127:3-5 (ESV)
Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.
Psalm 44:1 (NKJV)
"God, we have heard with our ears, our fathers have told us, what deeds you performed in their days, in the days of old:"
Proverbs 17:6 (NKJV)
"Grandchildren are the crown of the aged,and the glory of children is their fathers."
Proverbs 23:24 (NKJV)
"The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; he who fathers a
wise son will be glad in him."
1 Timothy 3:5 (KJV)
"For if a man know not how to rule his own house,
how shall he take care of the church of God?"
Proverbs 22:6 (ESV)
"Direct your children onto the right path,
and when they are older, they will not leave it."
Proverbs 20:7 (KJV)
"The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him."
Genesis 18:19 (ESV)
For I have chosen him, that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing righteousness and justice, so that the LORD may bring to Abraham what he has promised him."
1 Timothy 3:12-13 (KJV)
Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.
For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
Father's Day Sermon Topics
God is our "Father" and we are His "children". God seems to love being called "Father" more than any other name -- He uses it is to describe Himself all throughout the New Testament.
So when God lets man be called "father", He is giving him a special honor, and with that honor God gives a special responsibility.
Possible Father's Day Sermon Topics:
- The role of the father
- The spiritual head of the home
- Children and their blessing
- Biblical Fathers
- Creating a Legacy
- Setting a good example
- Not discouraging children
- Having compassion on children