We believe in God the Father
How do we know Father God is a loving Father?
Our main topic today is the Trinity and over the next weeks, we shall study various aspects of the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit, and the unity of the Godhead.
Today, we are looking at the Father as “the Creator” who made all things.
Revelation 4:11 KJV Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
We are trying to answer, the question “why should we regard God as our loving Father”.
Few earthly Fathers follow the example of how God acts as Father, but praise, God the men in his church are learning about it from his word.
Matthew 11:27 KJV All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.
Our prayer is from Mark: 14:36 and he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless, not what I will, but what thou wilt.
God formed us in our mothers’ womb. He knew us in a sense before we existed!
Psalm: 139:13 He has woven us in our mother’s womb
139:16 He has seen our unformed substance.
Mark: 14:36 Abba Father meaning “Daddy God” is a tender expression derived from the Chaldean Abah = to show kindness. Psalm: 139 tells the of God’s tender care of his children.
Ephesians 1:4; Father “chose us” before the foundation of the world – and has given us all spiritual blessings, eternal life, royal priesthood, kings & priests, hold nation, peculiar people to God, forgiven = accepted, redeemed, sanctified…
Acts of our Loving Father.
Ephesians 3:14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
Paul knelt and prayed for the building up of God’s temple i.e. his church (see Ephesians 1:22)
Ephesians 3:15 includes a) every family in heaven, b) saints dead in Christ.
c) The angels.
Pater, Patria – The whole concept of Fatherhood is a play on words /the idea of family comes from God himself.
Patria: Family or a social group descended from one common ancestor stemming from one source.
Ephesian 4:6 describes the absolute unity we have in God’s Fatherhood. He counts each one of us as His children. Is he the Father of evil people? No, there are 2 separate families.
John 8:42-47 v44 referring to the Pharisees ‘you are of your father the devil’!
Our Caring Heavenly Father
Summary, why should we look on God as our loving Father. Here are several reasons. Firstly, He chose us before the world was made. He saw our informed substance and wove us in our mother’s womb.
He gives us all spiritual blessings in Christ.
He created concept of Fatherhood John 3:16.
Isaiah 40:26 Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that brings out their host by number: he calls them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth.
Mathew 10:29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.
30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.
Our Father is clearly a caring Heavenly Father so much so that he cares about the small details of your life. Let us pray to Abba Father. Amen.