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Pastor’s Newsletter Article

This is the latest of the articles Pastor Richert writes for the monthly church newsletter.

Like Father, Like Son

Christian singers Phillips, Craig & Dean recorded a song entitled, “I Want to Be Just Like You.” The chorus says,

Lord, I want to be just like You
’Cause he wants to be just like me.
I want to be a holy example
For his innocent eyes to see.
Help me be a living Bible, Lord,
That my little boy can read.
I want to be just like You
’Cause he wants to be like me.

The role that God has given to fathers is an awesome responsibility. Fathers are to lead their children to a relationship with their Heavenly Father as they model for them what God is like. Fathers need to be able to exhort their children to do what Paul exhorts his readers to do: “Be imitators of me just as I also am of Christ” (1 Cor. 11:1).

The only way fathers can be the godly influence they should be for their children is by becoming more like Christ. That is not only true for fathers; it is also true of all of us as believers. The only way any of us can be godly influences to the people in our lives is by becoming more like Christ.

Fathers, be the godly model that your children need to see as you show them what God is like. Show them that “like father, like son” means they are becoming more like their Heavenly Father.

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