Marshall Brown - June 18, 2023

The Not-So-Greatest Father

There are several “father figures” described throughout scripture. Some of those dads accomplished amazing feats. Others shared words of timeless wisdom. One thing that almost all of them had in common? They had flaws. There is one dad that the Bible shows was successful in several different aspects of his life…except fatherhood. What can we learn from this dad about the character traits families need from their fathers? And what can all of us learn about our heavenly Father from this particular dad?

Scripture References: 2 Samuel 14:28, 2 Corinthians 8:21, 2 Samuel 15:6, 1 Kings 1:6, Ephesians 6:4, Isaiah 43:18-19, Romans 12:18

From Series: "Flawed: God's Imperfect Followers"

We often look at characters in the Bible, especially the ones we label “Bible heroes,” as almost perfect people. We assume they all had unshakeable faith and very few if any character flaws. The reality is that many of the people we read about in scripture were far from perfect. They made mistakes. They doubted. They got things wrong. And yet, despite their flaws God used them to do incredible things. Who are some of these imperfect followers of God? And what can their stories teach us about our own potential to be used by God in powerful ways?

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