By Jay Pearson


The greatest gift we could give our Father in heaven is: our trust, his faith, and our obedience. Most of us are now of the age of accountability, and if fathers ourselves, tend on Father’s Day to expect a gift or two, or maybe a “Good job, Dad.” Well, maybe that’s a little bit much to hope for, but seriously.

On Father’s Day it’s wonderful to be appreciated and thanked for the little things we do. It’s also wonderful to be forgiven for the mistakes we make along the way. How about thanking our heavenly Father on this day? Beside a thanks, it is even more wonderful to give our Father in Heaven our daily trust, his faith that he has provided through our Savior Jesus Christ, and our obedience to his will. This is also the greatest gift we could give our children, trusting our heavenly Father, his faith returned, and our obedience in him.

Ephesians 6:1-4
1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
2 Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)
3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

Let us appreciate our earthly fathers and give thanks to our heavenly Father on this Father’s Day.

Father’s Day and our trust.

Jeremiah 17:7-8
7 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.
8 For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.

Father’s Day and His Faith.

Hebrews 12:2
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Father’s Day and our obedience.

Proverbs 3:1-2
1 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:
2 For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.

True love is found in giving. God is love and his nature is to love. It is our given nature to reflect that love because of the gift within.

John 14:15-16
15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

As Fathers we can preach to our children with words of truth but until they see us do those words they will wonder if their way might work better. Even with your best try and example we must still trust the Lord to work in our children the same as we trust in him to work in us to will and to do his good pleasure.

Philippians 2:13
For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

Jesus life here on earth was a living example of trust, faith, and obedience in his Father. Father’s Day, it’s a day to step up our game. It’s a day to appreciate our Father in heaven and our fathers here on earth. Instead of expecting a gift, we fathers have been the ability to give a gift that points toward eternity.

This Body of Christ is a living example to me of giving and love of the Father. Each family here in our congregation has given me love that I strive to return. Your trust in the Lord, your faith in him, and your obedience to his will inspires me. Thank you.

Here in Deuteronomy chapter 11, God instructs and has already set an example of what he expects of us. Through his holy Spirit and creation, he is constantly teaching us.  

Deuteronomy 11:1-3
1 Therefore thou shalt love the LORD thy God, and keep his charge, and his statutes, and his judgments, and his commandments, alway.
2 And know ye this day: for I speak not with your children which have not known, and which have not seen the chastisement of the LORD your God, his greatness, his mighty hand, and his stretched out arm,
3 And his miracles, and his acts, which he did in the midst of Egypt unto Pharaoh the king of Egypt, and unto all his land;

Our Father God commands us to teach, and teaches us by his example.

Deuteronomy 11:19-20
19 And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
20 And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house, and upon thy gates:

God teaches us every minute of the day with his creation before us. Day and night the breath of his glory is before us. When we sit, when we walk, when we lie down, and when we rise up his holy Spirit speaks. May we listen and return his glory that he has invested in us with our trust, faith, and obedience.

John 14:15-16
15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

We have been given this promise FOREVER, now. The greatest gift we could give our heavenly Father on this Father’s Day is: Our trust in him, his faith returned, and our obedience to his will. As fathers ourselves that is the greatest gift we could ever give our children as an example. As children it is also the greatest gift you could give your father on this Father’s Day. That is your trust in the heavenly Father, your faith in him, and your obedience to his will.

2 John 1:4
I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.

Children walking in truth is a time of rejoicing to and for all godly Fathers.

Happy Father’s Day!


Presented June 17, 2019 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana