By David Watson

Benchley, June 18, 2017

  • Ephesians 6:4
  • I Timothy 3:4
  • Tough love
    • Colossians 3:21
    • Ephesians 6:4
    • Hebrews 12:7-11
    • Proverbs 13:24; 19:18; 23:13-14; 29:15-17
  • Tender love
    • I John 3:16-18
    • Romans 5:8
    • John 3:16
    • Matthew 18:21-35
    • Luke 23:43
    • I Thessalonians 2:5-12
  • Presence
    • Isaac – Genesis 26:3
    • Moses – Exodus 3:11-12
    • Joshua – Joshua 1:5
    • David – Psalms 38:21-22
    • John 14:16
    • Matthew 28:20
    • Luke 13:25-29
    • Philippians 3:17
  • Fathers matter!

Godly Families, Part 7

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By David Watson

Benchley, September 4, 2016

  • Men: lead and sacrifice with love (continued)
    • A father must lead his children (continued)
      • Fathers are specifically warned about exasperating their children. Ephesians 6:4; Colossians 3:21; Ephesians 4:26; James 3:9
      • Beware of hypocrisy. Matthew 23:3
        • If you don’t want your child to do something, don’t do it yourself.
        • Lead by example. The best way to raise children who are atheists and agnostics is to be a hypocrite.
      • Don’t be preoccupied with money or a career. Luke 12:15-23; 16:13; I Timothy 6:10-11
      • Don’t expect surrogates to fulfill your responsibilities.
        • Fathers must do more than just earn a paycheck. I Timothy 3:4-5
          • Consider the work an elder would be doing. Titus 1:9; Hebrews 13:17; I Peter 5:2-3
        • Women: love your husbands, love your children
          • A wife is responsible for subjecting herself to her husband.
            • Genesis 3:16; Ephesians 5:22-33; Titus 2:4-5
          • Submitting to a leader does not mean one is inferior in value.
            • Woman was created to be man’s “helper.” Genesis 2:18-20
              • Who is called a helper in Psalms 115:9-11 and John 14:26?
            • Likewise, man being called her “head” does not mean she is less valuable, either.
              • I Corinthians 11:3; Philippians 2:5-8
            • A wife is of equal value but must fill her role as a helper, letting her husband fill his role as the head.

Godly Families, Part 6

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By David Watson

Benchley, August 28, 2016

  • Men: lead and sacrifice with love
    • With understanding and honor
      • I Peter 3:7 – God holds wives in high regard. See Matthew 27:9; Genesis 1:27; 2:22; Malachi 2:14-16.  If husbands do not properly treat their wives with understanding and honor, it hinders their relationship with God.
    • A father must lead his children.
      • Ephesians 6:4; Hebrews 12:4-11 – Children should be disciplined with their best interests in mind.
      • Job 1:5
      • Sadly, 71% of all high school dropouts, 85% of all youth in prison, and 90% of all homeless and runaway children come from fatherless homes. (Daly)
      • Fathers must be careful not to provoke or exasperate their children. Ephesians 6:4; Colossians 3:21

By Ed Whitt

Benchley, June 19, 2016

  • Psalms 108:2-5
  • I Corinthians 16:13-14
    • In context
      • Talking about great men of faith
        • Paul
        • Timothy
        • Apollos
      • Continues afterward to others
        • Stephanas
        • Fortunatas
        • Achaicus
      • Paul interjects this admonition
        • Be on the alert
        • Stand firm in the faith
        • Act like men
        • Be strong
          • Ephesians 6:10; II Corinthians 12:8-10
        • Do all in love
      • Man created in God’s image – Genesis 1:27
        • God relates to us as a father – Isaiah 64:8
          • Provides for us – Matthew 7:11
          • Disciplines us – Hebrews 12:5-7
          • Protects us – II Thessalonians 3:3
          • Teaches us – John 6:45
          • Warns us -= Hebrews 12:25
          • Rewards us – Colossians 3:23-24
          • Loves us – Romans 8:37-39
        • Godly father = godly husband
          • Do one and neglect the other?
          • Another lesson at another time.
          • A few points:
            • A father’s greatest gift
            • A father’s example
            • A father’s perseverance
            • A father’s love

Focusing on Fathers

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By Jason Garcia

Benchley, April 24, 2016

  • The provider – I Timothy 5:8; Luke 11:11-13
  • The spiritual leader – Ephesians 6:4
    • Acknowledges God’s standard – Ephesians 5:8-10
      • Psalms 78:4-7
    • Wields influence to teach the standard – Joshua 24:14-15
      • Through instruction – Deuteronomy 6:6-7
        • Deuteronomy 32:46
      • By example – Ephesians 5:25; II Timothy 1:5
        • We must treasure the Word in our hearts if we are going to be diligent teachers.
        • II Chronicles 22:3-4 – Ahaziah did evil after his mother counseled him to do evil.
      • The loving discipliner – Hebrews 12:6-10
      • Reinforce the motive – Proverbs 13:24; Deuteronomy 8:5
      • Necessary for growth – Proverbs 22:15; 29:17
      • Not to provoke to wrath – Ephesians 6:4; Colossians 3:21

By David Watson

Benchley, June 15, 2014

 

  • Exodus 4:21-23 – When God killed Pharaoh’s son, that finally touched him.
  • Be nice to the Walmart greeter
    • Colossians 3:12
    • There are little eyes watching us!
      • Abraham and Isaac? Genesis 20:2; 26:7
      • Solomon and Rehoboam – I Kings 11:4; 12:13-14
      • Jeroboam and Nadab – I Kings 12:28-29; 15:25-26
    • The Bible shows the power of examples
      • I John 3:11-12
      • John 15:12
      • I Corinthians 11:1
      • Philippians 3:17
  • Read a chapter of the Bible aloud
    • God wants His people to read His word
      • Exodus 24:7
      • Jeremiah 36:1-6
      • Nehemiah 8:2-3,18
      • Luke 4:16
      • Colossians 4:16
      • I Timothy 4:13
    • What are the benefits of reading aloud to children?” (Jim Trelease)
      • Simply put, reading to the child amounts to a commercial for reading.”
        • Isn’t that also true for Bible reading? Matthew 6:21
      • It stretches the attention span…” Nehemiah 9:3
      • Reading aloud enlarges vocabulary…”

By David Watson

Benchley, June 16, 2013