On Father’s Day, thousands of dads proudly receive cards, mugs or T-shirts that say, “World’s Greatest Dad.” How is it possible for there to be more than one greatest dad?

Notes And Next Steps

2 Thessalonians 3:6-8 + Part 8 of the series “Tomorrowland"

Keep away from every believer who is idle and disruptive and does not live according to the teaching you received from us. (2 Thessalonians 3:6)

Dads we owe God the hard work of spiritually training the children he’s given to us. His children.

Fathers…bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. (Ephesians 6:4)

“He’s tuned in to his family’s needs and concerned for its spiritual welfare. He looks for ways to help its members grow in their relationship with God. He provides physical support, grace, and encouragement. He is ready to protect, help, and defend. In hard times and good times, in season and out of season, he’s ready to lay down his life for those who have been entrusted to his care” (Focus on the Family).

You ought to follow our example. (2 Thessalonians 3:7)



        1. God wants the home to be the primary place where children learn about faith. Read Deuteronomy 6:1-3. Why must the church be a partner, but not primary?
        2. God intended spiritual training to be part of the daily routine of family life. Read Deuteronomy 6:4-7. Why must family devotions be a part, but not the whole, of spiritual training?
        3. Discuss the qualities of a “greatest dad.”