Episode 049 – A Righteous Father Falls Seven Times, And Rises Again
In this Father’s Day message, Emerson and Jonathan encourage fathers to focus on Proverbs 24:16 which says, “A righteous man falls seven times, and rises again.” There is hope. Failings are not final. You can begin again.
01:45 – Have you seen the new digital products in our store?
07:30 – “Success is not final. Failure is not fatal…” –Winston Churchill
08:40 – Feeling like a failure as a father? You are not alone.
11:41 – When a righteous man falls, what then?
12:32 – Jonathan discusses the despair that parents can feel about their performance.
14:38 – Defiant vs. compliant children.
17:00 – Letter from a listener: “I lost it with my daughter over a trivial matter…but the Spirit spoke to me.”
19:07 – You can move forward, but it’s your choice.
20:22 – Why do some people refuse to be forgiven and choose self-loathing and hatred instead?
27:05 – First, get away by yourself (again) today because it has the potential to change your tomorrow.
28:26 – This is less about your inadequacy as a dad and more about your imitation of Christ.
29:09 – Parenting is not for cowards.
29:53 – Second, seek forgiveness because it’s the right thing to do.
31:21 – Whatever you do, do not focus on your children’s imperfections.
33:00 – Emerson and Jonathan talk about a father’s legacy.
38:03 – Breaking the cycle in your family with forgiveness.
39:23 – Emerson clarifies his challenge for fathers.
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