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What can we learn about being a godly father from Isaac?

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INTRO
There is a pandemic in America today… Lack of godly men playing their role as fathers
God Our Father
ultimate example
other biblical examples
How are we doing?
Is the church really any better then the world?
What can we do to improve? Is there hope for future generations?
Illustration of need addressed.
Connect illustration to present day hearers.
Transition = Show this need or similar issue was also the question behind the biblical text.
Clearly state the theme of the text/sermon.
Title & Text
God Our Father
Theme
For better or worse the child is shaped by the father.
Pray
Oh LORD, Your word says:
Deuteronomy 6:4–9 ESV
4 “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 6 And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. 8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
This is a prescription for us as parents and even more specifically to us as fathers to teach our children diligently. Heavenly Father please speak specifically to dads today. Please give us wisdom and discernment though Your word today. As dads we are in such great need of your Spirit to help us do the job of raising our children in the fear and understanding of the Lord Your word commands. As we look at the text today please help us apply it to our lives in this great task You have called us to.
God please speak specifically to the fathers today. Please give us wisdom and discernment though Your word today. God as dads we are in such great need of your Spirit to help us do the job of raising our children in the fear and understanding of the Lord.
Amen
THE SERMON BODY
Text
Genesis 26:34–27:4 ESV
34 When Esau was forty years old, he took Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite to be his wife, and Basemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite, 35 and they made life bitter for Isaac and Rebekah. 1 When Isaac was old and his eyes were dim so that he could not see, he called Esau his older son and said to him, “My son”; and he answered, “Here I am.” 2 He said, “Behold, I am old; I do not know the day of my death. 3 Now then, take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and hunt game for me, 4 and prepare for me delicious food, such as I love, and bring it to me so that I may eat, that my soul may bless you before I die.”
What we have been given must be communicated.
Disobedience must be dealt with… now!
Focus on the heart and not the surface issue.
Deal with it now, do not wait.
34 When Esau was forty years old, he took Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite to be his wife, and Basemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite
Esau was 40 - so was Isaac
TXT
Genesis 25:20 ESV
20 and Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel the Aramean of Paddan-aram, the sister of Laban the Aramean, to be his wife.
Abrahams command to his servant
Genesis 24:3–4 ESV
3 that I may make you swear by the Lord, the God of heaven and God of the earth, that you will not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell, 4 but will go to my country and to my kindred, and take a wife for my son Isaac.”
Gods design for Adam
Genesis 2:24 ESV
24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
The New American Commentary: Genesis 11:27–50:26 (3) Esau’s Wives and Conflict (26:34–35)

The first polygamist was Lamech (4:19), who also was of a rejected lineage (Cain).

Truth
doctrine
tradition
legacy
Deuteronomy 6:7 ESV
7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.
Psalm 78:5–6 ESV
5 He established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers to teach to their children, 6 that the next generation might know them, the children yet unborn, and arise and tell them to their children,
Ephesians 6:4 ESV
4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
Child responsible for actions and choices
What we have been given must be communicated.
to our own hearts and lives
to all in our charge
to those around us
35 and they made life bitter for Isaac and Rebekah.
As a child, are you making your parents job enjoyable?
Proverbs 17:25 ESV
25 A foolish son is a grief to his father and bitterness to her who bore him.
Proverbs 19:13 ESV
13 A foolish son is ruin to his father, and a wife’s quarreling is a continual dripping of rain.
2 Corinthians 6:14 ESV
14 Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?
Apparently fairly serious issue
Rebekah’s defense later
Genesis 27:46 ESV
46 Then Rebekah said to Isaac, “I loathe my life because of the Hittite women. If Jacob marries one of the Hittite women like these, one of the women of the land, what good will my life be to me?”
1 When Isaac was old and his eyes were dim so that he could not see, he called Esau his older son and said to him, “My son”; and he answered, “Here I am.”
Isaac’s eyes were dim
physically
spiritually
his sons folly
his own folly
beware blindness!
Matthew 15:14 ESV
14 Let them alone; they are blind guides. And if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit.”
John 3:3 ESV
3 Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
John 14:17 ESV
17 even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.
Fathers love and tenderness
he called him… = our effort
2 He said, “Behold, I am old; I do not know the day of my death.
Mathew Henry =
Old people should be reminded by the growing infirmities of age to do quickly, and with all the little might they have, what their hand finds to do.

Old people should be reminded by the growing infirmities of age to do quickly, and with all the little might they have, what their hand finds to do.

Ecclesiastes 9:10 ESV
10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going.
Be aware of deaths approaching
Do what we are able to when we are able to
Isaac lived another 20 years
Matthew 6:34 ESV
34 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Hebrews 3:13 ESV
13 But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.
Disobedience must be dealt with… now!
in our own hearts
in the hearts of those we are responsible for
3 Now then, take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and hunt game for me
Tools and weapons are often the same
tools
weapons
The way to a mans heart is...
Isaac’s heart
our hearts?
Childs propensities and fathers bias = false assurances
Ishmael
Genesis 21:20 ESV
20 And God was with the boy, and he grew up. He lived in the wilderness and became an expert with the bow.
4 and prepare for me delicious food, such as I love, and bring it to me so that I may eat, that my soul may bless you before I die.”
Irony - food = birthright / blessing
Irony - food = fall in Eden
Our own temptation to indulgences
“such as I love”
Genesis 25:28 ESV
28 Isaac loved Esau because he ate of his game, but Rebekah loved Jacob.
Soul’s part in blessing / cursing and worship?
Psalm 103:1 ESV
1 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name!
Focused on the physical
Proverbs 22:6 ESV
6 Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
Focused on the spiritual
Deuteronomy 6:4–9 ESV
4 “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 6 And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. 8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
Deuteronomy 6:20–25 ESV
20 “When your son asks you in time to come, ‘What is the meaning of the testimonies and the statutes and the rules that the Lord our God has commanded you?’ 21 then you shall say to your son, ‘We were Pharaoh’s slaves in Egypt. And the Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand. 22 And the Lord showed signs and wonders, great and grievous, against Egypt and against Pharaoh and all his household, before our eyes. 23 And he brought us out from there, that he might bring us in and give us the land that he swore to give to our fathers. 24 And the Lord commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the Lord our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as we are this day. 25 And it will be righteousness for us, if we are careful to do all this commandment before the Lord our God, as he has commanded us.’
Focus on the heart of the matter and not just the surface issue.
the symptoms
the disease
the treatments
the cure
Expose the structure of the text.
Main points should support the theme.
points should follow textual sequence unless good reason to change.
use simple and clear transitions to give structure to movement.
Use verse references before quoting so that listeners can read along.
Use personal observances to illustrate difficult concepts.
CONCLUSION
God Our Father
Don’t introduce new material.
narrow the focus don’t expand it.
Our Father
Clinch the goal.
Our teacher
Give concrete applications.
Our model
Goal
Application
Don’t settle for being a dad strive to be a godly father.
Empty Nesters… Discipleship
2nd generation chance
Women… Encouragers
What to look for
CLOSE
prayer for the men and dads of this body as well as all the body of Christ.
COMMUNION
What it stands for
Warning
Communion Verses
COMMUNION TOGETHER
Fellowship With Each Other
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