by Kerry Shook

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Facing the Giant Father Void (3 of 3)
Series: Giant Killers - Claiming Victory over Life's Biggest Challenges
Kerry Shook

How I relate to my father can affect every other relationship in my life.
How I relate to my father can affect how I relate to God.

''Honor your father and mother - which is the first commandment with a promise- that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.''
Ephesians 6:2, 3 (NIV)

The Power of Honor


''If you curse your parents, your life will end like a lamp that goes out in the dark.'' Proverbs 20:20 (GN)


''In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.'' 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (KJV)

A promise for those never accepted by an earthly father

''My father and mother may abandon me, but the LORD will take care of me.'' Psalm 27:10 (GN)

The Blessing

Meaningful affection

''He took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them.'' Mark 10:16 (NIV)

Powerful words of encouragement

''And a small rudder makes a huge ship turn wherever the pilot chooses to go, even though the winds are strong. In the same way, the tongue is a small thing that makes grand speeches. But a tiny spark can set a great forest on fire.'' James 3:4, 5 (NLT)

Spiritual leadership

''Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.'' Ephesians 6:4 (NIV)

I love it. Rob Robinson. Great job, my friend.

This looks nice. How does it work? Yeah. You notice I didn't drive this out because I could kill myself on the stage just as easily as I could on I45, but I love the sound, and it reminds me of the most successful reality show in television history. The show was American Chopper, and it featured the Teutul family as they built some of the most amazing, creative, custom motorcycles in the world. Te show became popular not just for the amazing motorcycles but also be ...

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