But Are You The Dad?

Mark 9:14-15 (MSG)
14 When they came back down the mountain
to the other disciples, they saw a huge crowd
around them, and the religion scholars crossexamining
15 As soon as the people in the crowd saw
Jesus, admiring excitement stirred them. They
ran and greeted him.
Mark 9:16-29 (KJV)
16 And he asked the scribes, What question ye
with them?
17 And one of the multitude answered and said,
Master, I have brought unto thee my son,
which hath a dumb spirit;
18 And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth
him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his
teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy
disciples that they should cast him out; and
they could not.
19 He answereth him, and saith, O faithless
generation, how long shall I be with you? how
long shall I suffer you? bring him unto me.
20 And they brought him unto him: and when
he saw him, straightway the spirit tare him;
and he fell on the ground, and wallowed
21 And he asked his father, How long is it ago
since this came unto him? And he said, Of a
22 And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and
into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou
canst do any thing, have compassion on us,
and help us.
23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all
things are possible to him that believeth.
24 And straightway the father of the child cried
out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help
thou mine unbelief.
25 When Jesus saw that the people came
running together, he rebuked the foul spirit,
saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I
charge thee, come out of him, and enter no
more into him.
26 And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and
came out of him: and he was as one dead;
insomuch that many said, He is dead.
27 But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him
up; and he arose.
28 And when he was come into the house, his
disciples asked him privately, Why could not
we cast him out?
29 And he said unto them, This kind can come
forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.
To be a father is an act of NATURE.
To be a dad is an act of NURTURE
A father is BIOLOGICAL.
A dad is is emotional.
Fathers PAY BILLS.
Dads give DIRECTION.
Fatherhood can be UNINTENTIONAL.
Being a dad is always INTENTIONAL.
1. DIRECT your child to God
2. ACTIVELY stay involved in your
child’s life
Don’t make the SECONDARY responsibilities of
parenting PRIMARY.
3. DEVOTE yourself to your child
in crisis
Seasons of a child’s life:
• 1-11 – CONTROL
• 12-17 – INFLUENCE
Stages of a child’s life:
• 1-11 – IDOLIZE
• 12-17 – DEMONIZE
• 18-26 – UTILIZE


Father’s Day Weekend Message Notes for Saturday, June 18, 2016 – Sunday, June 19, 2016
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