• Pastor Jonathan Painter

Copy of June 21, 2022 Weekly Newsletter

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THE PASTOR'S PEN

The following writing is a review of this week's Sunday Morning Message


Honor Thy Father

Ephesians 6:1-3


I believe that it is fitting for us on this Father’s Day to look at these verses and note that we have an obligation to honor our fathers. Notice that verse one speaks to the children. When we are children living in our father's house, we have an obligation to obey and honor our father. Once we move out of our father’s house and are no more dependent upon his care we outgrow the obligation to obey him, but we will never outgrow our obligation to honor him. Honoring our parents is the first commandment with promise. What is this promise? That it might be well with us and we may live long upon the earth.


This morning, I believe the Lord wants us to focus on our role as the children of our fathers and what we are doing to honor them. I understand that some have fathers who have gone home to Heaven, but according to Hebrews 12:1, I believe that they are still looking on and you still can honor them with your life. There are also some whose fathers were not a part of their life, or they maybe did not know their fathers at all. According to Psalm 68:5 our Holy God steps in to fill this role for the fatherless in a special way. Therefore, you should live of course to honor your Heavenly father. There is not anyone under the sound of my voice then who does not have a father they should seek to honor.


How can we honor our father? I believe John the Revelator gives us a special look into the heart of a father and what honors him. “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.” (I John 1:4) I believe that we can best honor our fathers when we walk in truth. There is a direct correlation between children honoring their fathers and children walking in wisdom. Therefore, the promise we receive to honor our fathers is that “it may be well with us.”


If we will honor our father we must conduct ourselves with wisdom. This means we should put away our rebellious spirit and put on a listening ear to hear counsel. “A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:” (Proverbs 1:5)


How you live your life will either bring glory or shame to your father. We already saw how the fathers greatest joy is to hear that his children walk in truth and they are doing what is right, yet in contrast to that one of his great burdens of dishonor is when his children are walking the path of a fool. “A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him.” (Proverbs 17:25) This is not honoring to our fathers. This is will not bring us the promise given to those who honor. Rather it is a disgrace and a grief to our fathers when we walk in the way of foolishness.


On this Father’s Day, I ask this question. Are we truly honoring our fathers as we should? This is more than a mere gift or an uttering of words. It is a lifestyle that you should live.

 
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THIS WEEK'S SUMMARY

We had a wonderful Sunday with a total of 157 in attendance with two adult visitors both of which made a decision to trust Christ as their Saviour. We had a total of six precious souls that were saved this past week including Htoo Pla Baw whom Preacher met and lead to Christ on Saturday. Praise the Lord that souls continue to be saved in the work here at the Lincoln Baptist Church.

The Devil does not like what is going on. He will fight us every step of the way, yet praise the Lord that we have a promise from God. "...Greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world." (I John 4:4) We have the power to overcome through Jesus Christ our Lord!

 










































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