Happy Father’s Day to all of our military dads. We appreciate the dedication from all our service member’s dads, stepdads, grandfathers, and uncles who have been ‘boots-on-the-ground’ supporting their sons, daughters, and grandchildren.
In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson went to Spokane to speak in a Father’s Day celebration and wanted to make Father’s Day a national holiday. Congress resisted, and it was not until 1966 that President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers. It was not until 1972 that President Richard Nixon actually signed Father’s Day into law.
3 John 1:4: “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth” (see top ten Father’s Day biblical messages at bottom of page).
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10 Bonus Father’s Day Bible Verses and Resources
Deuteronomy 31:6 – Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.
Deuteronomy 20:4 – for the Lord your God is he who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies, to give you the victory.
Matthew 11:28 – Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
2 Timothy 1:7 – for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
Proverbs 28:1 – The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion.
Proverbs 24:5-6 – A wise man is full of strength, and a man of knowledge enhances his might, for by wise guidance you can wage your war, and in abundance of counselors there is victory.
Ephesians 6:10-13 – Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.
1 Timothy 4:8 – for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.
1 Thessalonians 2:4 – but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts.
1 Corinthians 15:58 – Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.