I am my Father’s child and I am proud of it

“...You are my son; today I have become your Father.”

Psalm 2:7

 

The implications of the relationship we have with Father:

  1. Personal relationship with God
  2. Profound relationship with God
  3. Permanent relationship with God

 

We have a PERSONAL relationship with God

“...The Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by Him, we cry 'Abba, Father'.”

Romans 8:15

 

“See what great love the Father has lavished upon us that we should be called children of God.”

1 John 3:1

 

We have a PROFOUND relationship with God

Profound – means deep, intense, unqualified

“The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God.”

Romans 8:7

 

We have a PERMANENT relationship with God

“...In His great mercy, He (God) has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and into an inheritance that will never perish, spoil or fade.”

1 Peter 1:3

 

What about our physical fathers – our earthly fathers?

"Hear , O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one, Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be in your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the door-frames of your houses and on your gates."

Deuteronomy 6:4-9

 

“And you fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.”

Ephesians 6:4

 

“Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.”

Colossians 3:21

 

“Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from Him.”

Psalm 127:3

 

“It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.”

Hebrews 10:31

 

“Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh to them.”

Colossians 3:19

 

“Husbands... be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.”

1 Peter 3:7

 

“Now all has been heard, here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind.”

Ecclesiastes 12:13

 

I am my Father’s child and I am proud of it

“...You are my son; today I have become your Father.”

Psalm 2:7

 

The implications of the relationship we have with Father:

  1. Personal relationship with God
  2. Profound relationship with God
  3. Permanent relationship with God

 

We have a PERSONAL relationship with God

“...The Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by Him, we cry 'Abba, Father'.”

Romans 8:15

 

“See what great love the Father has lavished upon us that we should be called children of God.”

1 John 3:1

 

We have a PROFOUND relationship with God

Profound – means deep, intense, unqualified

“The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God.”

Romans 8:7

 

We have a PERMANENT relationship with God

“...In His great mercy, He (God) has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and into an inheritance that will never perish, spoil or fade.”

1 Peter 1:3

 

What about our physical fathers – our earthly fathers?

"Hear , O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one, Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be in your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the door-frames of your houses and on your gates."

Deuteronomy 6:4-9

 

“And you fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.”

Ephesians 6:4

 

“Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.”

Colossians 3:21

 

“Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from Him.”

Psalm 127:3

 

“It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.”

Hebrews 10:31

 

“Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh to them.”

Colossians 3:19

 

“Husbands... be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.”

1 Peter 3:7

 

“Now all has been heard, here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind.”

Ecclesiastes 12:13

 

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