Standing Tall week 2 – “LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON…OR DAUGHTER”

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Sermon Notes:

Deuteronomy 6:1-7 – “These are the commands, decrees, and regulations that the LORD your God commanded me to teach you. You must obey them in the land you are about to enter and occupy, 2and you and your children and grandchildren must fear the LORD your God as long as you live. If you obey all his decrees and commands, you will enjoy a long life. 3Listen closely, Israel, and be careful to obey. Then all will go well with you, and you will have many children in the land flowing with milk and honey, just as the LORD, the God of your ancestors, promised you. 4“Listen, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD alone. 5And you must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. 6And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. 7Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up.

Joshua 24:15 – But if you refuse to serve the LORD, then choose today whom you will serve…But as for me and my family, we will serve the LORD.”

Ephesians 6:1-4 – Children, obey your parents because you belong to the Lord, for this is the right thing to do. 2“Honor your father and mother.” This is the first commandment with a promise: 3If you honor your father and mother, “things will go well for you, and you will have a long life on the earth.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord.

“Your greatest contribution to the Kingdom of God may not be something you _______ but someone you _________________.” – Andy Stanley

1. Devote your ____________ and your ______________ to Jesus.

“As God followers, we must be ever watchful not to allow diluted teachings or secular philosophies to creep into our homes.” – Jonathan Falwell

2. Love your ________________.

“The best thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.”

– John Wooden

3. Control your ______________.

“The louder the words are and the harsher the words are, the less likely they are to hear your words.” – Matt Chandler

4. Enjoy your ________________.

“Some people don’t believe in heroes, but they haven’t met my dad.”

– Unknown