The pastor in charge of the First Baptist Church (FBC), Gwagwalada, Abuja, Reverend Deji Oyelami, has advised christian fathers to be steadfast in prayers and supplication to God to enable them overcome challenges in their endeavours.
In a sermon entitled, “The Kneeling Father”, Reverend Oyelami described prayer and faith as key to a successful life.
Reading from the Book of Genesis chapter 25 verses 10 to 21, the cleric expressed concern over the lukewarm attitude of some christian fathers to prayers and genuine service to God.
The Baptist cleric also admonished them to always dedicate qualitative time to their family most especially to the upbringing of their children.
According to him, every father must be alive to his responsibilities to his families to attract God’s favour and blessings in his day to day activities.
While felicitating with Christian Fathers on this year’s Father’s Day celebration, Reverend Oyelami enjoined them to always contribute their quota to national peace and development.
In a remark, the President of Men Missionary Union (MMU) of the church, Mr Thomas Adekambi, said the day was set aside annually by the Nigerian Baptist Convention (NBC) to appreciate the roles of fathers in the vineyard of God.
He said the church chapter of MMU had put in place various biblical programnes aimed at benefitting the spiritual life of fathers in the church.
For their parts, Professor Kayode Omole, Deacon Victor Asade and Mr Gbemileke Moses thanked God for giving them opportunity to witness another Father’s Day occasion.
Highlights of the Father’s Day celebration were parade match past by the church chapter of the Royal Ambassadors (RA), talk show, drama, presentation of gifts and prayers for fathers.