How To Be A Super Dad 
Delivered By
Dr Tom Hover
Delivered On
June 17, 2022
Central Passage
Ephesians 5:25-33
How To Be A Super Dad 

How To Be A Super Dad 
Text: Ephesians 5:25-33
Introduction: “Wanted - A Real Bible Dad”. Where are the Noah’s? Where are the Job’s Job 1:1, 1:8, Where are the Joseph’s? Where are the Joshua’s? Joshua 24:15, Where are the Cornelius’s? Acts 10:2 God’s Holy Word allows us Dads to know how to be a Super Dad!

Ephesians 5:23-24 The man is God’s determined leader of the home. Get the God given positions right: The man is the head of the home; the woman is the heart of the home; and the children are the hub of the home. Something with no head is dead. Something with two heads is a freak. Someone must lead.
The Super Dad is to lead in:
A.) A Godly Home 
B.) Making Godly Decisions
C.) Godly Discipline
D.) Teaching Godly Principles 
Romans 1:17, Deuteronomy 6:6-9 Dads, we are to teach:
1.Convincingly verse 6 “And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:” 
2. Creatively verse 7 “And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children,”  
3. Consistently verse 7 “And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children,”    
4. Conversationally verse 7 “.and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.”
5. Conspicuously verses 8-9 “And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.”       “Between the eyes” = what you think “upon thine hand” = what we do.  

Ephesians 5:25, I Timothy 5:8, II Thessalonians 3:10, Ecclesiastes 9:10. Romans 12:11, Ephesians 6:6-7
The Super Dad seeks always to provide his home with its:
A.) Spiritual Needs      B.) Psychological Needs
C.) Physical Needs     D.) Personal Needs

III. A SUPER DAD IS A DELIGHTFUL LOVER IN THE HOME Ephesians 5:25-26,28,33, 6:4 
The Super Dad naturally and consistently shows love to his wife and children. God’s Word sets forth the standard for:
A.) Being a Loving Husband 
The life and love you create is the life and love you live. It is not your love that holds your marriage together.  It is your marriage that holds your love together. 
Ephesians chapter 5 lists 7 ways in which we are to love our wives:
1. Love Her Selfless (ly) Ephesians 5:25 
“Even as Christ also loved the church, and gave”
2. Love Her Sacrificing (ly) Ephesians 5:25 “gave Himself”
MEN: If you will learn to love your wife until it hurts; then in time, you will only hurt to love her more. 
3. Love Her Sanctifying (ly) Ephesians 5:26 
“That He might sanctify and cleanse”
4. Love Her Satisfying (ly) Ephesians 5:28 
“So, ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.” 
5. Love Her Supremely     Ephesians 5:30-31  
 “For we are members of His body, of His flesh, and of His bones.”  Verse 31, “For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.” 
If you want to measure your love, just measure your sacrifice. 
Our love is both the proof & the product of salvation.      
(Genesis 2:24) The Oneness Factor: (Spirit, Soul, and Body) Spirit - Communion, Soul - Communication, and Body - Continuation and Conveyance. 
6. Love Her Sharing (Ly) Ephesians 5:31“be joined unto his wife,”
7. Love Her Steadfastly Ephesians 5:31-33

B.)  Being a Loving Father
1.Through Loving Discipline Ephesians 5:4 “And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath”
2. Through Loving Nurture and Admonition of the Lord, Ephesians 5:4 “but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.”
In Closing: Joshua 24:15Example: (Joshua 5:13-15) 
In the little word “No,” we learn that Jesus came to Joshua not to take sides but came to take over! 

A Super Dad is just a man that Jesus has taken over.