As this coming Sunday is Fathers Day in Australia, I want to encourage all of the men at Grace Church to aspire to like Christ. As they pursue Christ with intensity and passion and experience his grace, forgiveness and redemption they will, as a consequence, grow to be like him and learn to lead, love and joyously sacrifice and ferociously defend their families.
One practical way I can provide some encouragement to the men at Grace Church is linking to Mark Driscoll’s Re:Lit booklet “Pastor Dad”. I’ll be encouraging all the men and boys at Grace to download it, read it and later have a chat with each other about it and what areas they think they can learn from and with which they can help each other out. This little booklet has some great, gospel centered advice and admonition for Dads. It’s also great preemptive instruction for those who are not yet Dads. Even the men (& boys) who aren’t married can read it and get a godly perspective on being a future husband and Dad.
I’ll also encourage the ladies to read it so they can pray for and encourage their husbands. The singles can use it as a prayerful guide to see what the qualities are in the godly man they will marry and not be duped by frauds who pretend to be spiritual on the pretense of snagging a nice Christian girl!
If you haven’t done so already, go and download ‘Pastor Dad’ and have a read. Then forward the link to your brother, father, husband, son, wife, daughter, sister, mother, friend and encourage them to pursue Christ and live a life of service and submission in their family.