The June 20, 2021, Sunday service of The Fountain of Life Church was no doubt unusual as the church joined the rest of the world to celebrate Father’s Day.
In his message, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya explained that the most cherished virtue of fatherhood is faith, noting that if a father does not have faith, he has failed in his role.
Taking his Bible reference from Ephesians 5:25, where husbands were commanded to love their wives just as Christ loved the church, the clergy maintained that no man can love his wife as Christ did the church except with faith. Pastor Taiwo also added that the capacity for a man to trust God is the faith of the father.
He then used the accounts of Adam and Abraham’s disobedience to God’s instructions to teach that many men have also failed in their responsibilities as fathers due to their distrust and disobedience to God while those who obey God are enjoying the benefits thereof.
The Senior Pastor said, “Abraham, first of all, became a father of faith before he could be a father of the nation. Fatherhood everywhere starts with a calling, and you have all that is required to be all that God has called you to be. You have something in you that God wants to use.”
Pastor Taiwo, therefore, urged all men and fathers to put their trust in God because God will help them fulfil their calling as fathers.
“God will never leave you helpless regardless of how fierce the battle of the world may be. But if there’s something to cherish as a father, it is your faith in God,” he urged.