Refocus On Fathers

With each passing year, the definition and role of a father become more and more blurred. Fathers are no longer deemed essential. Instead, they are deemed unnecessary and expendable by society. But what does God have to say about fathers? Do children truly need a father in their lives, or is that an outdated notion that no longer holds value in our evolved society? Join Reverend Kenny Yates as he reminds us of the importance of fathers in his Father’s Day Message, Refocus On Fathers.

Genesis 18:16-21
Genesis 18:10
Genesis 18:17-19
Amos 3:7
Ezekiel 14:14
Genesis 18:23-33
Genesis 18:19
Joshua 24:15
2 Samuel 13
Proverbs 13:24
Proverbs 22:6

Refocus On Fathers


16 Then the men set out from there, and they looked down toward Sodom. And Abraham went with them to set them on their way. 17 The Lord said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do, 18 seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? 19 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.” 20 Then the Lord said, “Because the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is great and their sin is very grave, 21 I will go down to see whether they have done altogether according to the outcry that has come to me. And if not, I will know.”

Genesis 18:16-21

Surely the Sovereign Lord does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.

Amos 3:7NIV

13 Son of man, when a land sins against me by acting faithlessly, and I stretch out my hand against it and break its supply of bread and send famine upon it, and cut off from it man and beast, 14 even if these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they would deliver but their own lives by their righteousness, declares the Lord God.

Ezekiel 14:13-14

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Dad, You Matter

Today, in this ever-darkening world, the need for and importance of a father is seeming to dwindle. Fathers are mocked on tv and portrayed only as stupid, dumb, useless, clueless, and often the source of the problem the strong, brave, brilliant, super-like mom has to fix. Is this how we are to treat and portray our fathers? Do fathers matter to God? Join Reverend Kenny Yates as he opens our eyes to the importance and necessity of fathers in his Father’s Day message, Dad, You Matter.

Ephesians 6:1-4
Nehemiah 4:14

Dad, You Matter

Dad, your role as the father is important; you matter. You cannot be replaced. You have an essential part to play in the raising of your children, never forget that.

14 And I looked and arose and said to the nobles and to the officials and to the rest of the people, “Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your homes.”

Nehemiah 4:14

1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Ephesians 6:1-4

1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God according to the promise of the life that is in Christ Jesus, To Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. I thank God whom I serve, as did my ancestors, with a clear conscience, as I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day.

2 Timothy 1:1-3

1 There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job, and that man was blameless and upright, one who feared God and turned away from evil. There were born to him seven sons and three daughters. He possessed 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, and 500 female donkeys, and very many servants, so that this man was the greatest of all the people of the east. His sons used to go and hold a feast in the house of each one on his day, and they would send and invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them. And when the days of the feast had run their course, Job would send and consecrate them, and he would rise early in the morning and offer burnt offerings according to the number of them all. For Job said, “It may be that my children have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts.” Thus Job did continually.

Job 1:1-5

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Dads Represent

Over the last few decades, fathers have become more and more absent from their children’s lives. Many children today don’t have a father figure in their life anymore. In fact, many don’t even have a male presence in their life to help guide them. There’s a rise in gang violence, children and young adults getting arrested, fights, and shootings in schools. Could this be connected to the rise in father absence in our homes today? According to our ever-changing culture, fathers aren’t important to the family, but is this true? Are fathers replaceable? Is a father necessary to have in the household? Join Reverend Kenny Yates as he opens our eyes to the importance of a father in his Father’s Day Message, Dads Represent. Happy Fathers Day!

Proverbs 15:5

Dads Represent

Importance of Fathers

Dads represent our Heavenly Father while we’re here on earth. Fathers lead and teach the household in the ways of righteousness.

12 Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

Exodus 20:12

The righteous [man] who walks in his integrity—blessed are his children after him!

Proverbs 20:7

The Love of a Father

Fathers are to love their children as the LORD loves us.

11 My son, do not despise the LORD’s discipline, and do not resent His rebuke, 12 because the LORD disciplines those He loves, as a father the son he delights in.

Proverbs 3:11-12

20 And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. 21 And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ 22 But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet. 23 And bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate. 24 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to celebrate.

Luke 15:20-24

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A Godly Inheritance

Happy Father’s Day! The term masculine has become like a curse word in our world today. Training our boys to become men, and men of God at that, has become less and less of a focus in our society today. Why? Why do men seem to be under attack in our world today? Join Reverend Kenny Yates as he opens our eyes to the importance of men in our society and in our homes in his Father’s Day message, A Godly Inheritance.

Proverbs 13:22
Deuteronomy 5:29 NLT
Genesis 18:18–19 NLT
Psalms 103:1–5
Luke 12:13–21
Deuteronomy 6:4–9 NLT

Leaving a Godly Inheritance

Don’t be deceived by the world, fathers. Raise your child up in the Word of God. Raise them up to love the LORD their God and His Word, so that they may have Eternal Life.

11b The land that you are entering, to take possession of it, is a land impure with the impurity of the peoples of the lands, with their abominations that have filled it from end to end with their uncleanness. 12 Therefore do not give your daughters to their sons, neither take their daughters for your sons, and never seek their peace or prosperity, that you may be strong and eat the good of the land and leave it for an inheritance to your children forever.

Ezra 9:11b-12

Prime Minister of the UK, Boris Johnson, says we must build back better by building back cleaner, greener, gender-neutral, more feminine.

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What is the Role of a Father?

In today’s world, the role of a father has been lowered and demeaned. It no longer holds any importance to us, but the father is an important role in the Bible. So, what exactly is the role of a father according to the Bible? Join ArieRashelle as she searches through Scripture for the answer.

John 5:19
John 8:39-47
Proverbs 18:21
Genesis 27:38
Genesis 48:9
Job 1:5
Genesis 17:18-21

The Role of a Father

First Role of a Father: A Father Leads By Example

One of the first roles of a father is to lead by example. Whether it is good or bad, a father leads by example because his children are watching and learning from him.

20 For the Father loves the Son and shows Him all that He Himself is doing. And greater works than these will He show Him, so that you may marvel.

John 5:20

8 Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God’s seed abides in him; and he cannot keep on sinning, because he has been born of God. 10 By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.

1 John 3:8–10

Second Role of a Father: A Father Speaks Into His Children’s Lives

Our greatest example for a good father is our Heavenly Father. The very first thing God did after creating man and woman was to bless them.

27 So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

Genesis 1:27-28

This is why one of the most important roles a father has is to speak into his children’s lives. Whether a father realizes it or not, his words have weight, they mean something. They aren’t just empty words that disappear once they are spoken. Life and death is in the power of the tongue. The role of a good father is to bless his children, to speak good things over their lives.

1 When Isaac was old and his eyes were dim so that he could not see, he called Esau his older son and said to him, “My son”; and he answered, “Here I am.” He said, “Behold, I am old; I do not know the day of my death. Now then, take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and hunt game for me, and prepare for me delicious food, such as I love, and bring it to me so that I may eat, that my soul may bless you before I die.”

Genesis 27:1-4

Third Role of a Father: A Father Prays For His Children

To pray for his children is one of the most important, if not the most important, roles of a father. Leading by example is important, as well as blessing your children, but to pray for your children is where the battle for their soul begins and ends. This role of a father is often overlooked and said to be a mother’s role, which it is, but it is a father’s role as well.

And when the days of the feast had run their course, Job would send and consecrate them, and he would rise early in the morning and offer burnt offerings according to the number of them all. For Job said, “It may be that my children have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts.” Thus Job did continually.

Job 1:5

Prayers to Pray For Your Children

24 The Lord bless you and keep you; 25 the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; 26 the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace.

Numbers 6:24-26

Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the field. Blessed shall be the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground and the fruit of your cattle, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock. Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out.

Deuteronomy 28:3-6

1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on His law he meditates day and night.

Psalms 1:1-2

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