DADFEST 2018

DADFEST 2018

I THESSALONIANS 2

1You yourselves know, dear brothers and sisters, that our visit to you was not a failure. 

2 You know how badly we had been treated at Philippi just before we came to you and how much we suffered there. Yet our God gave us the courage to declare his Good News to you boldly, in spite of great opposition. 

3 So you can see we were not preaching with any deceit or impure motives or trickery.

4 For we speak as messengers approved by God to be entrusted with the Good News. Our purpose is to please God, not people. He alone examines the motives of our hearts. 

5 Never once did we try to win you with flattery, as you well know. And God is our witness that we were not pretending to be your friends just to get your money! 

6 As for human praise, we have never sought it from you or anyone else.

7 As apostles of Christ we certainly had a right to make some demands of you, but instead we were like children among you. Or we were like a mother feeding and caring for her own children. 

8 We loved you so much that we shared with you not only God’s Good News but our own lives, too.

9 Don’t you remember, dear brothers and sisters, how hard we worked among you? Night and day we toiled to earn a living so that we would not be a burden to any of you as we preached God’s Good News to you. 

10 You yourselves are our witnesses—and so is God—that we were devout and honest and faultless toward all of you believers. 

11 And you know that we treated each of you as a father treats his own children. 

12 We pleaded with you, encouraged you, and urged you to live your lives in a way that God would consider worthy. For he called you to share in his Kingdom and glory.

FATHERHOOD IS HARD WORK

THE BIBLE IS FULL OF FATHERS WHO WERE HEROES OF THE FAITH

    BUT MADE MAJOR MISTAKES

THE GOAL OF FATHERHOOD ISN’T BEING PERFECT BUT BEING PRESENT

PROVERBS 22:6 Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it

I THESSALONIANS 2:11-12 And you know that we treated each of you as a father treats his own children. 

12 We pleaded with you, encouraged you, and urged you to live your lives in a way that God would consider worthy.

        PLEADED

        ENCOURAGED

        URGED

 PARACLETE 

John 14:16, 26 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— 

26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.

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12 We pleaded with you, encouraged you, and urged you to live your lives in a way that God would consider worthy. For he called you to share in his Kingdom and glory.

PRESENT IN DAILY LIVES — PRESENT IN SPIRITUAL LIVES

THE KINGDOM IS A GIFT, A PRESENT, TO BE SHARED

THE GREATEST GIFT YOU CAN GIVE YOUR CHILDREN

    YOUR LEGACY — 

THE GREATEST INHERITANCE YOU CAN GIVE

    GIVING YOUR LIFE TO CHRIST