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1 ABRAHAM, THE FAITHFUL FATHER OF A MULTITUDE Genesis 12:1-5 ABRAHAM, THE FAITHFUL FATHER OF A MULTITUDE Genesis 12:1-5

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3 Ashanti Proverb that goes this way: “From father to son, so it goes.” As William Shakespeare observes: “… it is a wise father that knows his own son.” (Merchant of Venice, Act II, Sc ii) Ashanti Proverb that goes this way: “From father to son, so it goes.” As William Shakespeare observes: “… it is a wise father that knows his own son.” (Merchant of Venice, Act II, Sc ii)

4 ABRAM in Hebrew language means “exalted father” ABRAHAM meaning the “ father of multitude”

5 “The Lord had said to Abram, ‘Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you.’ “ (v.1, NIV)

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7 ‘All nations will be blessed through you.’ So those who have faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.” (Gal 3:6-9, NIV)

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10 a lady, started the celebration of Father’s Day in the U.S. of A. in 1910. In 1936, a national Father’s Day Committee was formed to honor the fathers with a special day

11 they celebrate every third week of June

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13 HOMER - Father of Epic History

14 ARISTPOHANES Father of Comedy AESCHYLUS Father of Greek Tragedy

15 Abraham -Father of the Faithful

16 “Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid; one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.

17 “Build me a son whose wishes will not take the place of deeds; a son who will know thee... and that to know himself is the foundation stone of knowledge. “Build me a son whose heart will be clear, whose goal will be high, a son who will master himself before he seeks to master other men; one who will reach into the future, yet never forget the past.

18 “And after all these things are his, add, I pray, enough of a sense of humor, so that he may always be serious, yet never take himself too seriously. Give him humility, so that he may always remember the simplicity of true greatness, the open mind of true wisdom and the meekness of true strength.

19 “Then, I, his father, will dare to whisper, ‘I have not lived in vain.” Earthly fathers have golden hearts. If they “discipline children in the nurture of the Lord, the children will remember early the lessons of life.”

20 “ Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father? If you are not disciplined (and everyone undergoes discipline), then you are illegitimate children and not true sons. Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it.

21 How much more should we submit to the Father of our spirits and live! Our fathers disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness. No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.” (Heb 12:7-11, NIV)

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