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Rev. Carl H. Kemp, Pastor

The Place of Father in the Home

June 18, 2006


  1. The Father is Responsible for setting an example in the home! 
    1. He should set a worthy example for his children. Ezek 20:19
    2. He who sets bad examples have hardships children who follow his example. 1 Kings 15: 25, 26
    3. He who sets bad examples brings hardship to his children. Exodus 20:5
  1. The father’s association with his wife.  
    1. He should have a sacrificial love for his wife. Eph.5:25
    2. He should live joyfully with his wife. Eccl. 9:9
    3. He should give honor to his wife. 1 Peter 3:7

      C. The father’s association with his children. 

                  1. He should recognize that children are a gift from God. Gen. 33:5

2. He is commanded to correct his children. Prov. 29:17

3. He should correct his children without provoking them to wrath. Eph. 6:4 

  1. The father is responsible for the spiritual welfare of his family. 

1. He is responsible for the training of his children. Prov. 22:6

2. He is responsible for bringing his children to worship. Deut. 31:12, 13

3. He is responsible for bringing his children to Christ. Mark 10: 13-16 

  1. The father is responsible for the material welfare of his family. 

                          i.      He is commanded to provide for his children. 2 Cor. 12:14

                         ii.      He is to provide for both his sons and daughters. Job 42:15

                        iii.      He who does not provide for his family has denied the faith. 1 Tim 5:8 

  1. The father is responsible for protecting h is family against sin.   

                               i.      He should protect his family against intemperance. Prov. 20:1

                        ii.      He should protect his family against an unequal yoke. 2 Cor. 6:14

                       iii.      He should seek to protect his family against divorce. Matt. 5:31,32 

  1. The father should be honored in the home. 

                        i.      He should be honored as the head of the home. 1 Cor. 11:3

                       ii.      He should be honored by his children. Ex. 20:12

                      iii.      He should be reverenced by his wife. Eph. 5:33


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