This day often carries a lot of weight. Some people have great relationships with their fathers. Others have relationships that leave something to be desired.
But I bet we could all point to a man who, at some point, has had a significant impact on our lives: a father, grandfather, uncle, teacher, pastor, friend, mentor, etc. And I wouldn't be surprised if some of those stories included lots of men from our CFC family.
You don't have to be a father to influence somebody's life for the better. In Titus, Paul encourages the older men to be a good example for the younger men.
Lucky for guys and gals alike, when men in the church live the way Paul describes, we all learn from them.
And it is wonderful to watch the men of CFC show us what it looks like to be men of God.
But as for you, speak the things which are fitting for sound doctrine. Older men are to be temperate, dignified, sensible, sound in faith, in love, in perseverance....Likewise urge the young men to be sensible; in all things show yourself to be an example of good deeds, with purity in doctrine, dignified, sound in speech which is beyond reproach, so that the opponent will be put to shame, having nothing bad to say about us.
Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there. And thank you to all the men in our church who have blessed us, encouraged us, and been like fathers to us over the years.
Lastly, a hearty congratulations to all of our first-time dads this Father's Day! Here's to many more (kids and Father's Days).