Dad’s Spiritual Tools (Father’s Day)

Pastor Phil Derstine   6-16-24


Importance of Fathers

  • I Corinthians 4:15 “For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.” 
  • "Lack of Father" Statistics (U.S. Dept. of Justice)
  • II Corinthians 5:17 "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."


Dad’s Tool Box (Natural & Spiritual) – Tools come in all sizes for a variety of jobs 

  • Tools fix things - Solve problems
  • Tools are empowering - Increase your confidence 
  • Tools increase your knowledge - Connect you to the inventor 
  • Tools can get lost or misplaced  
  • Tools can get broken - Need replaced or repaired
  • We must learn how to use them 


5 Spiritual Tools – Father’s Day Multi-Tool Gift    

1. White LED light – Light up the darkness with your Good Works

  • Matthew 5:14 "Ye are the light of the world.  A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. (16) Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."
  • Be the Priest of your Home – A man of Prayer
  • John 8:12 (ERV- Easy-to-Read Version) “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows Me will never live in darkness.  They will have the light that gives light.”


2.  Pocket Knife – Use the Word of God as a Spiritual sword

  • Ephesians 6:17 (Armor of God) The sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God.”
  • Luke 4:4,8,12 (Jesus quoted scripture to combat the devil) “It is written…” 
  • Isaiah 59:19 “When the enemy shall come in, like a flood the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him.”  (Scripture is the standard)
  • Declaring Scripture – dispatches Ministering Angels and Guardian Angels on your behalf.


3. Can & Bottle Opener – Pray about everything!

  • Prayer – To open those “Heavenly Cans of Blessing!”
  • Philippians 4:6 – Pray in every situation…
  • I Thessalonians 5:17 – Pray without ceasing…
  • Luke 18:1 Pray without giving up…
  • Ephesians 6:18 “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.”
  • Proverbs 24:3 “By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established.”


4. Ink Pen – Know Who is holding you in His Hand

  • Psalm 37:23 “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: And He delighteth in his way. (24) Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the the LORD upholdeth him with His hand.”
  • Wherever you go, always leave your mark!
  • Mother Teresa – “I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world” 


5. Carabiner Clip – Stay Connected to God

  • John 15:3 (ERV) Stay joined to Me and I will stay joined to you.  No branch can produce fruit alone.        It must stay connected to the vine."
  • Matthew 6:33 (ERV) What you should want most is God’s kingdom and doing what He wants you to do.  Then He will give you all these other things you need.”
  • I Peter 4:7 (ERV) “The time is near when all things will end.  So, keep your minds clear, and control yourselves.  This will help you in your prayers. (8) Most important of all, love each other deeply, because love makes you willing to forgive many sins.”