"This Sunday is Father's Day"
This Sunday is Father’s Day! Children are a requisite for a man to bear the title of “Dad”.
As Dads, men have the privilege of watching their kids go through four fascinating stages.
First they call you “DaDa”.
Then they call you “Daddy”.
As they mature they call you “Dad”.
Finally, they call you … and ask you to co-sign on a loan for a house.
A dad was talking to his son, reminiscing about his childhood. He said, “When I was a kid, we used to roll down hills in large tires! Ah, those were Good Years!”
And finally, from the Readers Digest, a man writes: While flying from Denver to Kansas City, Kansas, I was sitting across the aisle from a woman and her eight-year-old son. I couldn’t help laughing as they neared their destination. The mother told her eight-year-old son three times, “Now remember — run to Dad first, then the dog.”
We will continue our series on the Holy Spirit this week with special attention given to dads. Many of you dads will get some type of “gift” this Father’s Day. But dad, do you know that God has a Gift He wants to give to you and your kids?
Luke writes in Acts 1:4 – “On one occasion, Jesus gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised (?), which you have heard me speak about. 5 For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”
What is the Gift promised? The baptism of the Holy Spirit.
In Acts 2:38, Luke again writes: “Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 The promise (?) is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.”
What is the Gift God promised? Answer: The Holy Spirit!
To whom is this Gift extended? Answer: To dad’s and their kids!
Who is responsible to deliver the Gift? Answer: Dad!
The bigger issue: Dad, God has a Gift He wants to give to your kids. Do you want them to have it?