Pastor Taiwo Odukoya has urged everyone to always celebrate and encourage their fathers as well as tolerate their weaknesses.
He said this at the June 21 Sunday service in commemorating the International Father’s Day.
According to him, fathers are humans with flaws and inner fears which are not usually visible to the world, so getting support from their families strengthens them and gives them hope.
“There is a responsibility you have toward your father and that is to cover his nakedness and not to ridicule him,” he said.
Speaking from Ephesians 3:14-15(AMPC); Genesis 18:19, and John 10:15, Pastor said that fatherhood is God’s idea and concept, adding that having the knowledge of this divine concept and practicing it would make success achievable.
‘Gift To The World’
“You are a gift to this world but you must understand and give attention to your family and those committed into your care,” he told fathers. “Exploits in the lives of your children is strictly dependent on the mutual knowledge of the bonds between fathers and the sons.”
He further explained from John 5:19 and 14:10 that the surest way a man can impact his children is to first have a relationship with his heavenly Father, noting that the source of fatherhood is God. This, he noted, will help him know his own children.
“If you don’t know your heavenly Father, you can’t know your children. This will help you model life and leadership to them,” he said.
He, therefore, urged fathers to commit themselves to impact leadership to their children.
“Fathers, give more time to your heavenly Father and see how your downlines would fall in line before your eyes,” he urged.
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