The Class for Fathers
Last Sunday the Father’s class, You Have What it Takes, got started at both the Old Mill and Sarpy campuses. On the Sundays leading up to and on Father’s Day, we distributed 750 copies of John Eldredge’s book ‘You Have What it Takes: What Every Father needs to Know.” This four week long class is based on this book and is great for any father. At the Old Mill campus the spectrum of fathers ranged from fathers to be, all the way to grandfathers with everything in between. Our first session covered the first three chapters of the book. We discussed the big question boys look to their fathers to answer, "Do I have what it takes?" Girls long for their father to answer the questions, "Am I lovely" and "Are you thinking of me?" Answering those questions is where the rubber meets the road for fathers. Thankfully, God gives us his grace (Ephesians 2:8-10) to save us and the empowerment thru His Spirit (Ephesians 3:16-17) to answer those questions.
Here's a question I'd love for you to ponder over the week. Think back over those moments when you really loved being a dad, what were you doing? Do you sense God at work in you during those times? Remember, you are his workmanship created in Christ to do those good works (Ephesians 2:10). Thank God for his presence in your life and rely on Him more for being a dad.
This Sunday, Marty Barnhart will be leading the session that will look at chapters 4 and 5 of Eldredge's book and discuss how you, dad, are the most powerful man in the world but often times do not feel all that powerful. Marty will lead an insightful discussion around this topic using examples of men from the Bible, video clips and great questions to learn about being a dad.
Join us as both the Old Mill and Sarpy classes meet at 9 AM.