fathers setting the pace

The highest achievement of being a male parent is to be a good father. As fathers we should be out in front leading the way, setting the pace. The pace car in an auto race is only out in front at the start of the race. It is only for a short time at the beginning of our children’s lives that we have the opportunity to train them up in the way they should go. One day, they will be on their own and running their own race. Fathers: Follow the Lord’s instructions instead of your own ideas Gen. 6:22. We are instructed to:

1. PRESIDE – Gen. 18:19; 1 Tim 3:4, 5
a. command – charge; set up; set the pace.
b. lead your family spiritually instead of letting them drift.

2. PROVIDE – 1 Tim. 5:8

3. PREPARE – Deut. 6:1-8; 11:18-21; Eph. 6:4
a. provoke not – avoid what stirs up, embitters, exasperates
b. nurture – training; correction
c. admonition – instruction

4. PROTECT – Gen. 35:1-5; Ex. 12:3-14.


Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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