Father's Day 2014

Created on June 13th, 2012
The Secret to Building Great Dads

The Secret to Building Great Dads

By Tim Wright
Deadbeat dads.  Absent dads.  Father wounds.  Dumbed-down TV sitcom dads.  The labels are not handsome.  And increasingly, they seem to ring true. …
Don't Forget Dad!

Don't Forget Dad!

By Melissa Slocum
Father’s Day—a day we celebrate our dads, step-dads, grandfathers, and all men who are father figures in our lives. While the origins of Father’s Day are…
Growing Faithful Families

Growing Faithful Families

By Dave Stone
Those of us in ministry feel that we are on the right track in our teaching when men and women truly hunger and thirst for more of God’s Word. Unfortunately, though, despite …
Dad's Relational Toolkit

Dad's Relational Toolkit

By Gregory W. Slayton
Like any skilled workman, a father needs a strong set of reliable tools to help him complete his job. As men we like to take action. However, to be good dads, we also need the…
Preaching on Parenting

Preaching on Parenting

By Dave Stone
Feeling a little unqualified to preach on parenting? Take heart. Jesus did it and so can you. Once there was a preacher who had no children, who preached a series of sermons…
Families Are Key to the Future of the Church

Families Are Key to the Future of the Church

By Dave Stone
Have you ever been asked why the church focuses so much attention on families? It does seem a bit strange, since Jesus never married, that the church doesn’t affirm…
Stewards of God's Children

Stewards of God's Children

By Jessica Miller Kelley
A Sermon on Genesis 22:1-18 and Matthew 25:14-27 Our younger daughter Claire’s middle name is “Moriah.” Not Mariah (with an A) like Mariah Carey, but Moriah…
Majestic and Wild

Majestic and Wild

By Murray Pura
Church can be a great place to learn spiritual lessons, but sometimes you just have to get up and get outside to experience the grandeur of God. In "Majestic and Wild," pastor…
The Love of a Dad

The Love of a Dad

By James W. Moore
A Father's Love is our first glimpse of God's love for us. This book contains inspiring thoughts and stories about fathers, what it means to be a father, and how every dad can…
Making Life Matter

Making Life Matter

By Shane Stanford
In a world of fast-paced schedules and priorities, conversations about what makes for a life well lived are a rarity and a luxury. But what if the daily pace of life held in…
Come On Home

Come On Home

By James W. Moore
Drawing on Scripture and his own stories, Moore explores how to embrace the New Testament theme that happiness is the by-product of being in “right” relationships, of being…
Kneeling in the End Zone

Kneeling in the End Zone

By Josh Tinley
Kneeling in the End Zone takes the often overlapping worlds of sports and religion and turns them upside down. Athletes, coaches, fans and broadcasters often bring faith into the…
The Father's Plan

The Father's Plan

By Robert Wolgemuth
Experience the Father's love and become a better dad. Married and single fathers will benefit from this study that explores the many issues facing dads from a biblical…
Now That They Are Grown

Now That They Are Grown

By Ronald J. Greer
We don’t stop being parents when our kids are grown...but some things do change. Life is filled with change. As our sons and daughters move into young adulthood, our role of…
Practical Grace

Practical Grace

By Robert K. Hudnut
Robert Hudnut combines depth, grace, and practical faith to bring us one of the most moving devotionals of the decade. Using scripture as a starting point, Hudnut creates engaging …
Falling Upward

Falling Upward

By Richard Rohr
A fresh way of thinking about spirituality that grows throughout life. In Falling Upward, Fr. Richard Rohr seeks to help readers understand the tasks of the two halves of life…
Our Father

Our Father

By multiple authors
Ernest Lyght and Johnathan Keaton are fathers and United Methodist Bishops who have come together to share their firsthand experience of the responsibilities, trials, and joys of…

Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters

Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters

By Meg Meeker
In today's increasingly complicated world, it's often difficult for parents to connect with their daughters-and especially so for fathers. In this unique and invaluable guide, Dr. …
For Children Everywhere

For Children Everywhere

From Everyday Prayers
For Children Everywhere Lord, teach me to love your children everywhere, because You are their father and mine. AMEN. Lord, I ask your help in learning how to pray. Teach…
The World of the Patriarchs

The World of the Patriarchs

From Bible Teacher Kit
The World of the Patriarchs By Stanley H. Purdum *Source Note In the Bible the word patriarch refers to the founder of a family, tribe, or race. For example, the Book of…
Fatherhood

Fatherhood

From Sermon Illustrator
Fatherhood Religion Genesis 3:9 Among the first glimpses we have of God is that of a Seeker: "Adam . . . Where art thou?" (Gen. 3:9). In commenting upon this…