Pop Culture | Week 3 | Father's Day
Big Idea: Any son or daughter who is willing, can receive the redemptive love of The Father
For our Current and very Popular Culture: The answer is REJECTION
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 25% of our population lives without a father in the home-profoundly neg impact.
2X MORE LIKELY TO DROP OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL
2X Greater risk to commit suicide
4X GREATER RISK OF POVERTY
7X MORE LIKELY TO BECOME PREGNANT AS A TEEN
More LIKELY TO FACE ABUSE AND NEGLECT
MORE LIKELY TO ABUSE DRUGS AND ALCOHOL
MORE LIKELY TO HAVE BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS
MORE LIKELY TO COMMIT CRIME
MORE LIKELY TO GO TO PRISON- 90%
The Biblical answer is RECEPTION of a totally different kind
Any son or daughter who is willing, can receive the redemptive love of The Father!
The Spirit of Sonship
Sons and Daughters who are willing to let Christ’s Spirit work in them
1. Forgiveness-Matthew 18:21-22
2. Transfer/Trust in the Lord with all of your heart
Proverbs 3:5-8 (NIV)
5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil.
8 This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones. …money, discipline, blessing
2. Obey – Matthew 21:28-32
3. Identity – James 1:22-23
Malachi 4:6 (NIV) 6 He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers; or else I will come and strike the land with a curse."