Calendar & Sermon Notes

  • 10:00 am: Dedicated Prayer Time in the Sanctuary
  • 10:30 am: Worship: Ruth 2-4


  • 6:30 pm:  Bible Study - Peter Pan Christians – Hebrews 5:11-14

Sermon Notes for June 16, 2024:

The Makings of a Godly Father

Deuteronomy 6:4-7 “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.

2:1  Be Strong    Boaz = strength   

       A man of spiritual strength – in love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, kindness, faithfulness, 

       gentleness and self-control

       A man of great wealth – able and willing to provide

          Not just financially, but in time, helpfulness, knowledge, wisdom………

2:4  Be Faithful

       The Lord be with you – he was a man of faith (what does God think of you)

       The Lord bless you – he was well liked (what does man think of you)

2:5  Be Observant

       He asked, “whose young woman is this?” – he knows those in the sphere of influence

2:8,9  Be Compassionate  

          He protects and provides 

2:11  Be Diligent

         He investigates – What are your children doing, watching, listening to

2:12  Be Encouraging

         He acknowledges her faithfulness to the Lord and Naomi

2:14-16  Be Generous

               Let grain from the bundles fall purposely

3:10-13; 4:1-10  Be Godly (devotion to God that leads to a life pleasing to Him – J. Bridges)

                          He follows the law of God - Leviticus 25; There was a price to be paid

4:17  He named his son Obed (one who serves)

 Matthew 20:28 the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve,

4:22  Obed begot Jesse and Jesse begot David – godliness is better caught than taught

             Boaz’s godly character influenced several generations!

Proverbs 4:3-9 were the teachings of David for Solomon.

Proverbs chapters 1-8 are specifically written to Solomon’s children. 

1 Thessalonians 2:11-12 we exhorted (give advice), and comforted (strengthen), and charged (testified to) every one of you, as a father does his own children, that you would walk worthy of God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.