Sun, Jun 17, 2018
by Luke Aadalen
Father's Day message from Pastor Luke Aadalen with guest interviews on June 17, 2018 at Community Church of Waterford, Goshen, Indiana. Micah 6:8 “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” The Fatherhood Five: 1. A Father’s Courage Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go." 2. A Father’s Compassion Psalm 103:13 “As a father shows compassion to his children, so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him.” 3. A Father’s Wisdom Proverbs 4:11-13 “I guide you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths. When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble. Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life.” 4. A Father’s Father 1 John 3:1 “What marvelous love the Father has extended to us! Just look at it--we're called children of God! That's who we really are.” 5. A Father’s Love 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” Today, we celebrate. We remember the courage, compassion, wisdom and love of the men who have guided and continue to guide our lives,a nd we take that example with us – men – to lead in those same ways and to be the product of a God who desires great things for his children. We celebrate that we, as men, have been chosen to be that tool and to fill that role – and to do so far beyond the basic definition of fatherhood.