Every third week of June is a day to honor fathers as we celebrate Fathers’ Day. In St. Stephen’s High School Sunday School, we had a simple yet meaningful way of honoring our fathers by having a time of worship service and breakfast fellowship. God bless us all as we continue to spur one another in love and good deed to win more souls for Christ. Below is the summary of the message by Pastor Don Huan, with pictures taken during this memorable event.
William Shakespeare, the English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist once said this about fathers.
“When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.”
As a little boy, Mike King promised to buy his dad the car of his dreams. Now a grown man, he handed his father the keys to mobile happiness, a classic 1957 Chevy for his 57th birthday which was captured in a heartwarming video uploaded in YouTube. You see real men cry!
Today is Fathers’ Day. Children, if you want to see your father cry, then give them what they deserve. It will be tears of joy running down their cheeks! Children, our fathers are very special to us that is why God gave us this awesome responsibility of honoring them as stated in the Fifth Commandment (position of communal foundation and significance):
Children are to honor their parents (Say it, “I will honor my father always!)
Exodus 20:12 “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land of the LORD your God is giving you.”
a. Show respect (esteem or admire deeply) e.g. talk and listen attentively
Leviticus 19:3 “Each of you must respect his mother and father, and you must observe my Sabbaths. I am the LORD your God.”
b. Hold dear (Regard or prize them highly) e.g. love and learn his story
Proverbs 4:8 “Esteem her, and she will exalt you; embrace her, and she will honor you.”
c. Obey (to follow command or guidance of) e.g. listen to dad’s advice
Ephesians 6:1 “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.”
d. Well- behave (to have desirable or positive qualities)
Proverbs 20:11 “Even a child is known by his actions, by whether his conduct is pure and right.”
e. Care for (look after) e.g. spend time
Psalm 91:15 “He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.”