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A Noble Father

June 20, 2021

Father’s Day Sermon

A Noble Father

Lessons From A Noble father

John 4:46-53


Father in the Bible means Provider and Teacher


Introduction: Have you ever had broken or shattered dreams? Have you ever wanted the best for someone and they seem to be on a destructive path and not even desire your help? Have you ever been so entangled in a situation that you see no way out of that situation?

That is how this father from our text must have felt, and I believe that our Heavenly Father know how we feel in certain situations.

This morning we want to honor our fathers. Men that want to be men. I know that there is not one Father here that would not lay down his life for his children. That is the way that it should be. I also know that there is not one Father here that has not messed up and blown it, especially if your children are older.

(You realize that you have been far from perfect) Those times that we wish we could change, how we handled those situations. Most of the time for Father’s Day, we look at leadership qualities, look at being a role model, but I want to look at this Noble Father of Capernaum and how he handled his son’s sickness.

I.

A Noble Father Found Jesus

v. 46-47

(A Beginning Faith)

A. Jesus had been in Galilee and returned to Cana.

1. The Lord’s first miracle had been in Cana.

2. Jesus, return to Cana caught the attention of the nobleman.


B. The nobleman’s son sickness sent him searching for Jesus.

1. What good news it must have been for him that Jesus had returned!

2. The Roman official left Capernaum, he headed for Cana some twenty miles away.

C. What do you do fathers when one of your children are in need?

1. Find Jesus and tell Him of the needs of your children

2. Expect the Lord to respond to your request

The Bible says in Psalm 31:24, “Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD”.

II.

A Noble Father Knew His Own Power Wasn’t Enough

v. 47-49

(A Persistence Faith)

A. There are times when earthly titles and power are inadequate

1. In this setting there was a titled and wealthy father who had a dying son.

2. His political and financial clout couldn’t save his son's life

B. The nobleman invited Jesus to his house.

1. This invitation seemed to be his only hope

2. Imagine his pleading effort to save his son

C. The nobleman did not know some things about Jesus.

1. He didn’t know that distance wasn’t the issue.

2. He didn’t realize the Lord’s word was sufficient.

D. This was a learning day for a noble father


The Bible says in Matthew 7:7-8, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: for every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.”


III.

A Noble Father Believed What Jesus Said

v. 50

(A Trusting, Obedient, & Working Faith)


A. “Go thy way; thy son liveth”

1. Those words from Christ were enough for him

2. He believed the words of Christ and headed home

B. Each step toward Capernaum was a step of faith

C. The noble father’s faith was rewarded

1. His son had been healed the moment Jesus said, “thy son liveth".

2. The servants and family members confirmed the miracle.


IV.

Conclusion


A. This Noble Father’s Faith Was Rewarded (vv. 51-53)

1. His son was healed; the trip to get to Jesus was worth the effort.

2. His whole family believed, insuring them eternal life.


B. Coming to Jesus Is the Noblest Thing a Father Can Do


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