Mother’s & Father’s Day are unusual days in American life — Those days always fall on a Sunday. No surprise, they are celebrated and promoted by the church. Therefore, a good number of moms and dads, as well as grown children, find themselves attending church beyond “Christmas-Easter.”
It is a Gospel mistake not to take advantage of these two days as a local church. Don’t miss it!
I well understand the demand that comes with preparing an engaging message about mothers and fathers after years of preaching on these two special days for decades.
Today, I think I would focus on the word — “Consistency.”
As a father, one of your greatest influencers is “consistency” because . . . .
#1 — What is most remembered by our children (and by you) is what took place over and over in our family life.
#2 — As children, we are quietly persuaded when what we hear and see is practiced over and over — is practiced consistently.
#3 — “Fairness” is unargued when all the children are raised by the same standards.
#4 — Children are watching their dads and easily see breaks in their consistency.
#5 — Authenticity and consistency travel together.