Our Father

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Duration 3 Weeks

Our God is unimaginable. At the same time both other-worldly and completely familiar. He knows us intimately and regards us a nothing more than passing wildflower, here today gone tomorrow. The paradox that is our Father in Heaven is not that He is unknowable but that there is always more to understand.

Week 1 • Daddy’s Lavished Love

A good father is in the life of his child. He knows his children, and cares for them. No matter how far afield they go, He welcomes them back. Our Father in Heaven is not God on high and unreachable. He wants to be with us, too. He has sent His Son to bridge the chasm of sin and His Holy Spirit remains. We are not orphaned. We are loved BY A God who is intimate and personal; He knows all about us and loves us dearly.

Luke 11: 1-4, 11-13 (NIV), 1 John 3:1-3 (NIV)

Week 2 • Transcendent Father

Who can know God? His ways are not our ways. No one can see Him; He is not approachable. He is God and we are nothing-- maggot and evanescent grass. His majesty is ineffable, His glory incomparable. God is wholly other. He is the very definition of Holy and is the only One worthy of our praise and adoration.

Exodus 33:17-23, Mark 4:35-41

Week 3 • Becoming Your Father

We all have had to, or will have to, decide if we will accept or reject the proposition of turning into our parents. Will we wear the black socks and sandals of our forefathers with pride or with disdain at what we have become? Our Father in Heaven wants us to be like Him. God the Father wants His children to reflect the love that He has for the world.

Galatians 6:1-6; Luke 10:1-11, 16-20