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23.6% of US children (17.4 million) lived in father absent homes in 2014.

63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes.

90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes.

75% of all adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers come from father absent homes.

You are the helper of the fatherless.

4 Sing to God, sing in praise of His name,
extol Him who rides on the clouds;
rejoice before Him—His name is the Lord.

A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows,
is God in His Holy dwelling.

God sets the lonely in families,
He leads out the prisoners with singing…

43 times in the Bible.

42 times in the Old Testament…

But only one time in the New Testament! 

In the Gospel of Matthew alone, Jesus talks about His Heavenly Father, our Heavenly Father, your Heavenly Father 43 times!

The best of earthly fathers cannot do for us what only the Heavenly Father can do in our hearts!

Every one of us needs the Heavenly Father!

The ABCs of Fatherhood

  • Adoption

For you did not receive a Spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by Him we cry, “Abba, Father.”

What I am saying is that as long as an heir is underage, he is no different from a slave, although he owns the whole estate. The heir is subject to guardians and trustees until the time set by his father. So also, when we were underage, we were in slavery under the elemental spiritual forces of the world. But when the set time had fully come, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship. Because you are His sons, God sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are His child, God has made you also an heir.

If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

The ABCs of Fatherhood

  • Adoption
  • Birth

Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the Kingdom of God unless they are born again.”

… if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ.

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.

Sin is more than an act or a continuing behavior—it is a condition of the human spirit.

The ABCs of Fatherhood

  • Adoption
  • Birth
  • Comfort

God nurtures and develops us by the comfort of the Holy Spirit through messengers.

1 It happened after this that Nahash the king of the people of Ammon died, and his son reigned in his place. … So David sent messengers to comfort him concerning his father. 

21 But that you also may know my affairs and how I am doing, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, will make all things known to you; 22 whom I have sent to you for this very purpose, that you may know our affairs, and that he may comfort your hearts.

Therefore comfort one another with these words.

You cannot know the care and comfort of your Heavenly Father if you isolate yourself!

God sets the lonely in families …

Father’s Day at Church on the Move