1. Fatherly Admonishment

There are only two people who can tell you the truth about yourself: an enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly. — Antisthenes

2. Fatherly Example

In effect, he says that all their errors and mistaken ways are due not to deliberate rebellion but to the fact that they have forgotten. That is so true of human nature. So often, it is not that we rebel against Christ; it is simply that we forget him. So often, it is not that we deliberately turn our backs upon him; it is simply that we forget that he is in the scheme of things at all. Most of us need one thing above all—a deliberate effort to live in the conscious realization of the presence of Jesus Christ. It is not only at the sacrament but at every moment of every day that Jesus Christ is saying to us: ‘Remember me.’ — Brian Rosner

He does not expect them to suffer in the exactly the same way he does; he does not demand that they all become apostles or plant churches in distant lands. What he does expect of them is that they will imitate his values, his stance with respect to the world, his priorities, and his valuation of the exclusive centrality of the gospel of the crucified Messiah. — DA Carson

3. Fatherly Discipline

Chris Daukas

Chris grew up in a moral home, but didn’t find the grace of Christ until he was a sophomore in college. He began to devour the Word and was soon helping to lead bible studies, outreaches, and worship at church. He married his beautiful wife, Tara, in the summer of 2002.

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