Father's Day Sermons

Father’s Day sermons are the perfect addition to an already special Sunday. I’ve been surprised by the number of pastors who don’t do anything special for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day. They may make passing comments or have a baby dedication. But the sermon is business as usual.

I think it might be possible that pastors don’t preach special Father’s Day sermons simply because after preaching for several years, it’s hard to come up with creative sermons for Father’s Day.

That’s why I created this page. Here you’ll find an expanding number of special sermons for Father’s Day.

I ask, though, that if you use one of these sermons that you consider adding one of your own sermon outlines using the form at the bottom of the page. If you do add one of your sermons, please use this format:

  1. Sermon Title
  2. One to three sentences stating the theme or main point of the sermon.
  3. A paragraph describing the cultural, contextual or geographical setting if helpful.
  4. The homiletical outline.
  5. A paragraph of exegetical notes for each outline point.

Title: A Father’s Discipline

Text: Hebrews 12:5-13 Theme Summary: A Father’s Discipline Demonstrates Genuine Love. There is a subtheme that runs throughout this passage. The author is comparing God’s discipline with that of an earthly father. Using this passage for Father’s Day, we focus in on the subtheme – the relationship between a father and child.

  1. Discipline proves genuine love (vs. 5-6)
    Verse 5: Don’t scorn, disregard, or think little of a father’s discipline. Don’t give up when your father corrects you – correct means to reprove, rebuke, and implies an exposure of someone’s sin in order to bring correction. Verse six is a quote from Proverbs 3:11-12.
  2. Discipline proves genuine sonship (vs. 7-8)
    Discipline can here be either the process or the result: one is being disciplined or one who has learned discipline. The training of discipline which results in a mature disciplined person is not something that a mean person would do. It is something that a genuine father does for his children. If a child is not being disciplined or has not learned to be disciplined in his/her life, then he/she is not a true child.
  3. Discipline calls for humble submission (vs. 9)
    Our heavenly Father knows how to provide perfect discipline. However, our earthly fathers too have our best interests in mind. Earthly fathers are not perfect. They do make mistakes – sometimes very big mistakes. But they are still worthy of our respect.
  4. Discipline is for the benefit of the child (vs. 10)
    Most fathers desire the best for their kids and discipline them accordingly. Their desire is that their children will grow to maturity.
  5. Though painful, discipline produces the fruit of righteousness. (vs.11)
    Our earthly fathers have a limited time to invest in us. As soon as we think we are making progress, our kids grow up and start their own families. But while they have us, they seek to train us, to discipline us, toward maturity.
  6. Rather than discouraging a child, discipline should encourage the child. (vs. 12-13)
    When done correctly, discipline should produce the result of righteousness. Fathers don’t always do things correctly. But the goal is to train toward a righteous lifestyle. Because of this, though painful, children should look at their father’s discipline as a blessing instead of a curse. It should encourage rather than discourage.

Ok, those are my father’s day sermons . Could you add one of your own… get one, give one! Use the form below to add your sermon. Please use this format:

  • Sermon Title
  • Sermon Text(s)
  • One to three sentences summarizing the main theme of the sermon
  • A homiletical outline
  • A paragraph discussing each outline point

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