Eph. 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
2 Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise;
3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
5 Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ;
6 Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;
7 With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:
8 Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.
9 And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him.
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Definition of a father: a male parent. (2): a man who has begotten a child.
The difference between a dad and a father is that the dad is focused on loving their child, while the father focuses his attention and efforts elsewhere.
I. Fathers have authority
Heb 13:7 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.
II. Fathers need to be providers
I Tim. 5:8 But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.
III. Fathers are to discipline
Prov.13:24 He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.
Prov. 19:18 Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.
Prov 29:15 The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.
IV. Fathers should love their children
Eph 6:4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
V. Fathers are a picture of God the Father
Matt. 23:9 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.
Col 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
VI. Fathers need to teach their children
Deut. 11:19 And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
Prov 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
VII. Fathers should have order and organization
Prov 13:22 A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.
Fathers should pray and teach the Bible
Matt.21:22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
Phil 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
Col 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
Titus 2:12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world.