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Confession of a Christian Father

This past Sunday’s message on The Power of Parenting (Ephesians 6:4) has stirred up some conversations and a number of individuals have requested a copy of the father’s confession which was read at the close of the message.  So because you asked and because it is a great message worth repeating, here is the reading and the source.  The confession of One Christian father:

My family’s all grown and the kids are all gone.  But if I had to do it all over again, this is what I would do.  I would love my wife more in front of my children.  I would laugh with my children more – at our mistakes and our joys.  I would listen more, even to the littlest child.  I would be more honest about my own weaknesses, never pretending perfection.  I would pray differently for my family; instead of focusing on them, I’d focus on me.  I would do more things together with my children.  I would encourage them more and bestow more praise.  I would pay more attention to little things, like deeds and words of thoughtfulness.  And then, finally, if I had to do it all over again, I would share God more intimately with my family; every ordinary thing that happened in every ordinary day I would use to direct them to God.

(Adapted from The MacArthur New Testament Commentary: Ephesians) 

 Blessings,

Pastor Mark 

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