Sermon Notes: Father’s Day 2022

The Attributes of a Father

  • Faithful 
  • Available 
  • Teacher 
  • Hopeful 
  • Encouraging 
  • Relational

We tend to hide when we don’t know what to do:

  • Adam
  • Noah
  • Jonah
  • Moses
  • David
  • Peter

God equips us. Joshua was not in an easy situation, facing a difficult assignment and replacing a great leader like Moses. But God had equipped him and prepared him for this very work. Joshua had faithfully served with Moses and was now qualified to lead. The task that you faithfully do today gets you ready for what God is preparing for you (Matt. 25:21).

  • Matthew 25:21 NIV  “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’

Joshua 1:1‭-‬9 NIV

1 After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ aide:  2“Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them—to the Israelites. 3 I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses. 4 Your territory will extend from the desert to Lebanon, and from the great river, the Euphrates—all the Hittite country—to the Mediterranean Sea in the west. 5 No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.

6 Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them. 7 “Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go.

8 Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. 9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid;do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Reflections of The Father’s Heard

Luke 15:11 was his darkest day.

Luke 15:13-19 Life happened

Luke 15:20 The Father never gave up waiting and watching…

Luke 15:21-24 Grace in action

Luke 15: 28-31 He loved all if his children equally and unconditionally

Luke 15:32 Redemption was the the reward