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Father’s Day is always a good opportunity to remember the place of dads in our families.
For many of us it brings joy and happiness, especially when we recall the positive impact of our own father, or the dad of our own kids.
But this special day can also bring sadness when our father is no longer with us, or if he has not lived up to the high standard of parenthood we should expect.
Yet regardless of the positive or the negative experiences we have of fatherhood, there is a perfect father for everyone who trusts in Jesus.
By his Holy Spirit, God leads his children to call God ‘father’, the greatest privilege we could ever have:
‘Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir.’ (Galatians 4:6-7)
This Father’s Day let us pray for our dads, encourage each other in our joy and grief, and give thanks to God our Father, who “has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.” (Colossians 1:12).
We’re looking forward to this Sunday as we consider what our leaders should be like in the church. I’m preaching on the topic ‘Real hope with real leadership’ from 1 Peter 5:1-5, and we’ll see how good church government makes a big difference in the life of God’s people.
It’s also Father’s Day, so be sure to join us as we give thanks to God for the dads in our church, and pray that we would lovingly lead with servant hearts.
It’s also the first Sunday so we’re going to have the Lord’s Supper during our two services, so come along and be reminded again of the great service of Jesus Christ, who died for our sins.
We’re looking forward to seeing you this Sunday, and as always if you can’t make it, then you can also hear me speak on the same passage at Jamberoo Anglican on Saturday night at 5pm or Sunday morning at 8am. Plus, you’ve always got the option to watch us live at www.oakflats.tv as we stream the video our services on the Internet.
See you Sunday, God willing!