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Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 2016: Daddy You Are My Hero!


Pastor Roger Marcos
June 19, 2016

On 1997 a young couple took their two year old daughter at the Niagara Falls. As they walked around looking the beauty of God’s creation the little girl complained in other words she got tired walking.

So the dad let her ride on his shoulders. The girl enjoying being on the shoulder of her dad and as they walked from place to place she began pulling his dad hairs. The dad said stop doing it.with an angry loud voice. Although he asked, her to stop several times she kept on doing it.

The dad getting annoyed, he scolded, "KAITHLYNE! Stop that!" Then Kaithlyne, exclaimed daddy, she replied, I’m just trying to get the gum back because is it in your hairs.

TEXT: “Ephesians 6:4 - “And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.”


Today I will preach about the fathers in order to be always be a hero on them. This is good to preach, but at this moment, I want to go a little further. I want to deal with “How To Be A Good Father”. It’s not enough just to know the characteristics of a good father . we need to see what we need to do to BE a good father and to be always be a hero to our children and wife.

A Good Father Is Always Be A Hero Because:

I. He Learned to Lean on the Lord. Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Without God’s help, you can never be the father God wants you to be.

A. Love Your Wife. God admonishes every husband to "love your wife". This may seem like a strange admonition to many. Some will say, "If I didn't loved her I wouldn't have married her." Wait a minute, love, as used here, means far more than affection. It means more than emotional feeling or satisfaction. It means that you or I are going to seek the welfare and happiness of the person we are going to love, and lead them lovingly. That means that my effort will be to make the object of my love happy, secure, and comfortable.

This admonition goes far beyond just telling the husband to love his wife as long as she is beautiful, lovely.

Your children watch how you treat their mother. They WATCH . and they are LEARNING and FORMING their concept of marriage from YOU. You are creating a PATTERN, a BLUEPRINT for marriage with your children in life future.

1. If they see you show disrespect for your wife . your son will carry that into his marriage.

2. If you verbally or mentally or physically abuse your wife . your daughter will expect that in her marriage.

3. If you treat their mother like she isn’t worth very much . you are degrading the home, the family, and marriage . which they will carry into their future homes, families & marriages.


1. If they visibly see you show love and respect to their mother . your son will learn how to be a good husband and father himself.

2. If you honor your wife . your daughter will never be satisfied with a man who dishonors her.

Ephesians 5:28 - “So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.”

Joke--A man was talking to his wife after she had done something that he did not approve of. He said to her, "How can you be so beautiful and stupid at the same time?" She replied, "God made me beautiful so you would love me, and He made me stupid so I would love you."

A Good Father Is Always Be A Hero Because:

II. He Learned To Lead the Family. Fathers: Can God trust you to walk with Him, to lead your family in His ways, to provide and protect the souls under your care? If so, you will be blessed.

A. Joshua. Joshua 24:1515 And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

B. DON’T EXPECT PERFECT CHILDREN. Just like there are no perfect fathers . there are no perfect children . AMEN?

Fathers, don’t EXPECT your children to be perfect.
Don’t expect them to meet all of your expectations.
Don’t expect them to fulfill all of your goals for them.
Don’t expect them to be what you want them to be.

Col. 3:21 - “Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.”

Father CALL TO DISCIPLINE (CORRECT), Eph. 6:4- 4 And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.

This too is Love in Action. Heb. 12:5-7 - 5 And have you completely forgotten this word of encouragement that addresses you as a father addresses his son? It says,

“My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline,
and do not lose heart when he rebukes you,
6 because the Lord disciplines the one he loves,
and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.”[a]
7 Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children.
For what children are not disciplined by their father?

A Good Father Is Always Be A Hero Because:

III. He Learned to Love the Lord. World needs genuine fathers: Father who love God and His word; fathers of faith, fathers with character and courage to meet the challenges of fatherhood.

30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’[a] This is the first commandment.[b] 31 And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’[c] There is no other commandment greater than these. Mark 12:30-31 NKJV

22 Whoever does not love the Lord-a curse on him! Maranatha-Our Lord, come! 1 Cor. 16:22 GNT

A. ENJOY BEING WITH YOUR CHILDREN. Why? Psalm 127:3 - “Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.”

B. Children are given to us to ENJOY . not to be a burden . BUT TO ENJOY!

C. Enjoy being a father . and make sure that they enjoy having you as their father.


It’s not easy being a good father or as a hero to them. AMEN? BUT . it’s NOT IMPOSSIBLE, either. It takes hard work, hard praying, and making hard decisions. You can’t do it alone. God doesn’t expect you to. God doesn’t want you to. Don’t leave Him out of your adventure in fatherhood.

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