Today I want to talk to you about WHY it’s important to celebrate Fathers day. 

  1. With the negativity so often attached to the reality of Fathers, it’s easy to forget that beneath it all there is also an underlying assault on our respect of fatherhood and honor of fathering. 
  2. The other reason to celebrate Fathers day is because you can find good in anything if you try.
  3. Thirdly celebrating fathers, is a celebration of the truth of Fatherhood.

Don't Expect More; Extract More!

We are usually focused on what we EXPECT dad’s to do. But imagine instead of expecting more, we extracted more, instead of expecting to it get better, we extracted something better.  Instead of expecting love, we extracted love. Instead of expecting his presence, we extracted his presence.  Instead of expecting him to communicate, we extracted communication.  Your dad has a lot to say if you can get him to say it.  He has a lot of love if you can extract it. He has a lot of pride if you can extract it. 

Ephesians 3:18 And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep Gods love for you is.

It’s a struggle to understand how much God the Father loves us… And he’s perfect so imagine the challenge to understand whether our earthly dad really loves us. 

This is the at the crux of all our issues.  Does he really love us?  

So what does God want from us? If we can understand that we will also understand what our dad’s want from us.

Matt 18 At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”

2 He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. 3 And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven

Jesus said the greatest person in the kingdom of heaven was those who had the attitude of a child.   What does it mean to have the attitude of a little child.  A little child doesn’t wait for you to reach out first. A little child is the first to reach out, first to forgive, first to trust.