Letters from Prison - Colossians 3:21
Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.
Our text this morning is straightforward and simple. It divides naturally into four parts:
Ken Canfield calls these the I CANs of fathering. It’s a framework for what every child needs. I'll explain in the message, but here's the outline:
First there is the address, "Fathers..." Involved
Second, there is the command, "Do not exasperate, embitter, provoke…" Consistent
Third, there is the focus of the command – “your children...” Aware
Fourth, there is the purpose of the command, "That they may not lose heart." Nurturing