Above & Beyond Parenting - June 19, 2016

Series: Above & Beyond

June 19, 2016
Chuck Bernal, Lead Pastor - LifePointe Church - http://pointe.us/

This is a special Father's Day message titled, "Above & Beyond Parenting". In this message Pastor Chuck Bernal talks about the importance of stepping up to be the very best parent that you can be. This message talks about practical ways to help raise children in God's way and prepare them to be fully devoted followers of Christ and productive adults. This message was delivered on Sunday, June 19, 2016 at LifePointe Church in Crowley, TX.

Episode Notes


A father’s love contributes as much — and sometimes more — to a child's development as does a mother's love. That is one of many findings in a new large-scale analysis of research about the power of parental rejection and acceptance in shaping our personalities as children and into adulthood. When it comes to the impact of a father's love versus that of a mother, results from more than 500 studies suggest that while children and adults often experience more or less the same level of acceptance or rejection from each parent, the influence of one parent's rejection — oftentimes the father's — can be much greater than the other's. One important take-home message from all this research is that fatherly love is critical to a person's development. Knowing the importance of a father's love should motivate men to go above and beyond what is normally expected and to truly engage and connect with their children. (Society for Personality & Social Psychology)

 1.  Dad’s need to go above and beyond in their _______________________

 Even though we had some standing as Christ’s apostles, we never threw our weight around or tried to come across as important, with you or anyone else. We weren’t aloof with you. We took you just as you were. We were never patronizing, never condescending, but we cared for you the way a mother cares for her children. We loved you dearly. We were not content to just pass on God’s message, we wanted to give you our hearts as well. And we did. (1 Thessalonians 2:6-8 – Msg)

 2.  Dad’s need to go above and beyond in their _______________________

 Don’t you remember how hard we worked and struggled? We worked day and night . . . so that we could continue to proclaim to you the good news of God.  Both you and God can confirm how well we treated everyone: we were always holy, just, and blameless. (1 Thessalonians 2:9-10 – Voice)

 3.  Dad’s need to go above and beyond in their _______________________

 You also know we did everything for you that a father would do for his own children. We begged, encouraged, and urged each of you to live in a way that would honor God. He is the one who chose you to share in his own kingdom and glory.  (1 Thessalonians 2:11-12 – CEV)

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