Dads Give Destiny | The Jesus Way | Pastor Mike Signorelli
Analogy: If you go underwater in a pool and breathe in and out, you are doing all the right things to take in oxygen to survive, but you are in the wrong environment. Explained: without true fathers, we are all breathing underwater. Fatherhood is the oxygen of identity Don’t believe me? Let’s look at the effects of fatherlessness. from the U.S. Department of Justice, children from fatherless homes account for: * Suicide: 63 percent of youth suicides * Runaways: 90 percent of all homeless and runaway youths * Behavioral Disorders: 85 percent of all children that exhibit behavioral disorders * High School Dropouts: 71 percent of all high school dropouts * Juvenile Detention Rates: 70 percent of juveniles in state-operated institutions * Substance Abuse: 75 percent of adolescent patients in substance abuse centers * Aggression: 75 percent of rapists motivated by displaced anger Fathers rename the pain GENESIS 35:16-18 Then they journeyed from Bethel. When they were still some distance from Ephrath, Rachel went into labor, and she had hard labor. And when her labor was at its hardest, the midwife said to her, “Do not fear, for you have another son.” And as her soul was departing (for she was dying), she called his name Ben-oni; but his father called him Benjamin. Ben-oni means son of my struggle and pain Ben-jamin SON OF MY STRENGTH Fathers discipline whining, but always respond to crying MARK 14:36 And he said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.” Jesus couldn’t get to the cross without ABBA Father. You’re not going to fulfill your destiny with “God”... in the last stages of pain, when you want to quit it all, only ABBA Father can empower you. Fathers love makes legacy GALATIANS 4:6 And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God. Heirs = inheritance What have you inherited? Genetically HALF of it came through your father Jesus how do we pray? OUR FATHER That makes us brothers and sisters. The world cannot get the revelation of brother and sister until we first get the revelation of ABBA FATHER.
Duration: 28 min