June 19, 2016

Father's Day 2016

Speaker: Reid S. Monaghan Series: Stand-alone sermons not part of a series Topic: Topical Passage: Ephesians 1:3–6


My Story

Dad Matters

The Fatherhood of God

Creation and Children

John 1:9-13

Lost, Orphaned, Loved?

The Fatherhood of God, Extending into the World of Men

PROCESS - His choice, his gift, his grace…

His Choice (Ephesians 1)

His Gift, His Grace (Ephesians 2:8-10)

PATH - His Path with Us

Responses to Dad?

In God, we have a good Dad

Ephesians 3:14-20, Romans 8:12-17

A Final Word for Dads

A Final Word for Jacobs Well

3 John 1:2-4

Final prayer and blessing



  • When you think of your earthly father, what feelings, thoughts come right away? How might you be tempted to map these things, whether good or bad, upon God?


  • Jesus revealed to us that our Creator is not merely a force or a far away cosmic ruler. He is Father. How does knowing God as Father shape our understanding of the divine?
  • Why do we need to fill the concept of “Father” with God’s attributes as revealed in Scripture and in Jesus Christ?


  • In what ways can you bless your Dad today? In what way do you need to forgive your Dad? Ladies, how can your encourage the men in your life today?
  • If you are a Dad, evaluate who and what you are trusting in order to fulfill your role as a father. Are you trying to father without a relationship with God? Without the wisdom of his Word? Without brothers in the church? Without faith/trust in God?
  • Think about some failures and how you can repent, apologize and grow in your Fathering. Think about your “wins” as a Father and thank God for these!