The Mark of a Father
Mark 15:21 – And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross.
Outcomes of the Sexual Revolution and Darwinism
• In 1950 4.7% of all children were born out of wedlock in America.
• By 2017 that number rose by 1,700%.
• Today over 59% of all children born, are born outside of marriage.
When you take away morals and values, eventually fatherlessness begins to be the result of a generation.
God Cares Very Deeply for the Fatherless
James 1:27 – Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
Psalm 68:5 – God in his holy dwelling is a father of the fatherless and a champion of widows.
Deuteronomy 10:18 – He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow…
Exodus 22:22 – You must not mistreat any widow or fatherless child.
Psalm 10:14 – But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted; you are the helper of the fatherless.
With God, You Are NOT a Statistic
• With God you are more than a conqueror.
• With God you can do all things.
• With God nothing is impossible for you.
YOU Can be the First Generation of Blessings
• You can be the start of generational blessings.
Romans 16:13 – Greet Rufus, whom the Lord picked out to be his very own; and also his dear mother, who has been a mother to me.
Even if your dad was a mess, you can still be blessed.
What is the Solution?
Psalm 68:5 – God is a Father to the fatherless, defender of widows – this is God.
The solution is God – He can make up the difference in the life of those whose fathers are not perfect or present in their lives.