Sermon outline: This is an abbreviated outline with the complete sermon downloadable at the bottom of the post.
Text: 1 Chronicles 29:10-13
Title: Honoring the Father
Introduction: Children love to brag about their fathers. They say things like, “My Dad is the strongest, smartest, bestest (bad English, right idea) Dad in the whole world!” When I think about my Father, or should I say, “Our Father which art in Heaven,” there is nothing else to say, but “Hallowed be Thy name.”
It is true that words can’t begin to describe the magnitude of His greatness. However, let us today talk about our Father. It is what David was doing when he said the following:
10 Wherefore David blessed the Lord before all the congregation: and David said, Blessed be thou, Lord God of Israel our father, for ever and ever.
11 Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head above all.
12 Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.
13 Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.
King David couldn’t contain himself as it pertained to His Father. Nor should we.
I. My Father Is Almighty
He is still as powerful today as He was:
- At Creation
- When He provided manna for Israel
- When He told a leprous general to dip in the Jordan
- When He made the lame to walk, the blind to see, and the deaf to hear
- When thousands of hungry were fed with 5 loaves and 2 fish
II. My Father Is Longsuffering
He was longsuffering when:
- Adam and Eve disobeyed Him in the Garden
- Abraham and Sarah laughed at the promise of a son
- Israel rejected Him and chose other gods
- One of His own denied His only begotten Son with curses three times
III. My Father Is Righteous and Just
IV. My Father Is Loving
Conclusion: When we are born, we don’t choose our fathers. However, after we are born we choose our second Father.
We are born with a wicked, worldly father, called Satan.
Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
I was placed by God’s goodness in my physical family, and I have chosen, by God’s grace my spiritual family.
And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.