Sermon Notes 2023 06 18 AM

June 18, 2023 AM
Paul Gotthardt
(#15 in series)

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Equipped: The Bravery of Fatherhood


Proverbs 20:7; Ephesians 5-6


“A righteous man walks in his integrity; his children are blessed after him.” – Proverbs 20:7, NKJV


Big Idea: God has perfectly designed the family to thrive when it's functioning under His __ and according to His __.


In God's design, the husband is to be the spiritual __ of the home and the wife is to be the spiritual __ of the home.


According to Ephesians 5-6…

  • God's role for the husband is to be a spiritual leader who __, provides, and __.
  • God's role for the wife is to a submissive helpmate who __, instructs, and __.


As Christians, we cannot embrace the __ of the world and expect the __ of God.


Provoking to anger means “repeated, ongoing treatment that gradually builds anger and resentment.”


How do parents provoke their children to anger and resentment? (This is not an exhaustive list…)

1) __ your kids

2) Showing favoritism to one child over another

3) Pushing __ beyond reasonable bounds

4) Pointing out everything your child does wrong

5) Giving __ confidence and praise

6) Making everything about your kids

7) Making your kids feel __ or unloved