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A Father's Day Children's Sermon

"Abba" means "father" in Aramaic (Jesus' tongue), or actually something closer to the informal "Daddy" than how we think of "father" in English. 

What is a Daddy?  It's a great question to ask kids, and it can be gender inclusive too once you start your list.

Children's Sermon
A message with the children we sometimes use -- and I should say we are a congregation with many absentee fathers -- is to ask the children to list the things that a father does. They come up with things like fix thing, read to you, love you, etc.

Then we turn to the congregation and start going down the list asking everyone who has ever done this or that on our list to please stand (which of course includes everyone) and then wish the entire congregation a happy father's day.

This has been very appreciated by some of our single moms who don't know what to do with this holiday.

Peace,
Lisa

There's a terrific contemporary song that's very singable by kids and in worship. It's titled "Good Good Father." Here are two excellent covers of it, one by Big Daddy Weave, and the other by Chris Tomlin. Partial lyrics follow. Full lyrics can be seen in the one video and found online.

Big Daddy Weave version, Music only. https://youtu.be/OPQgMj1ahv8 
Chris Tomlin version. Music only. https://youtu.be/CqybaIesbuA



Lyric Excerpt:
I've heard a thousand stories of what they think you're like
But I've heard the tender whispers of love in the dead of night
And you tell me that you're pleased
And that I'm never alone

You're a good good father
It's who you are, it's who you are, it's who you are
And I'm loved by you
It's who I am, it's who I am, it's who I am

I've seen many searching for answers far and wide
But I know we're all searching
For answers only you provide
'Cause you know just what we need
Before we say a word

You're a good good father
It's who you are, it's who you are, it's who you are
And I'm loved by you
It's who I am, it's who I am, it's who I am

Because you are perfect in all of your ways
You are perfect in all of your ways
You are perfect in all of your ways to us


Support the artists by buying the song online.
Song by Anthony Brown / Joseph Patrick Martin Barrett. © Capitol Christian Music Group

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