Many dads feel overwhelmed or uncertain about how to lead their families. In this Father’s Day sermon I look at Ephesians 5:25-6:4 as it relates to men in the home – husbands and fathers. As I do, I share five Family Discipleship Essentials to help parents prioritize and strategize a plan for growing in the Lord.
FAMILY DISCIPLESHIP ESSENTIALS
- Pray Often. Pray for your children regularly. Pray with your children often.
- Teach the Bible. Take time each day to teach your child something from the Bible. Maybe it is sharing something you have learned in your personal Bible study. Maybe it is directing them to Scripture when you need to correct them. Maybe it is sitting down and reading the Scriptures together. Whatever it may look like to your family, engage in the Bible often.
- Share the Gospel. Romans 1:16 says the gospel “is the power of God for salvation;” therefore, be intentional to share the gospel with your children.
- Worship Together. Worshiping together begins with gathering for worship with your church. Make the weekly worship gathering a non-negotiable for you and your family. Worshiping together also means gathering as a family to worship. A great place to begin is to sit down together, read the Bible, and spend some time in prayer.
- Build Relationships. Be intentional to build relationships within the family, both as a whole and individually. This will take some time, but the effort will be worth it in the end.
If you are not doing any of these, begin with prayer and one additional element. If you are already doing these, continue to grow and persevere in the good work God has given you.
I hope to share more about these five essentials in future blog posts over the next few months, so stay tuned for more information.
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