New Jerusalem Baptist Church

The Church Where Everybody is Somebody and Christ is Lord  


  • Of June 16, 2019

A wise man once said, “If gratitude is due from children to their earthly parent, how much more is the gratitude of the great family of men due to our heavenly Father?”

It’s no secret that children observe and copy the behaviors they see in their parents. As leaders in the Christian home, Christian fathers, step/foster fathers, uncles, grandfathers, mentors, or other father figures, you have the immense responsibility of demonstrating faithfully, the heart of God to the impressive young.

Recognize that sometimes, as a Christian father/father figure, you may be the only Jesus the young around you may ever see.  And believe, they are watching! You have the great privilege and responsibility of being a godly example of sincere repentance of sin.  Let them see you reverently seeking God’s face and afterward making and keeping your commitment to Christ, doing it in keeping with His will and way and not yours! 

God knows we have a lot to learn and that in the process of growing in Him, we will make mistakes. But know for yourself and teach our young, that we serve a patient, loving and forgiving God.  Our God understands and because He loves us so, He will forgive the sins of those who humble themselves, repent, and seek His face! He will never forsake or abandon us.  Christian fathers/father figures—be an example of godly character and living, ever pointing your loved ones to Christ!