NORTH SHORE CHRISTIAN CENTRE

 

BIBLE CHARACTERS

GOD THE FATHER

LESSON 2

JESUS SPEAKS OF GOD THE FATHER

John 8:16        "…The Father that sent me."

 

THE ONLY WAY TO THE FATHER

John 14:6        "…No man cometh unto the Father, but by Me."

 

Comment        Many religions try to come to the Father some other way but the Father does not know them, neither does He hear them.

 

HOW GOD THE FATHER KNOWS OUR NAME

Matt 10:32       "Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven."

 

Comment        If we do not confess Jesus as our Lord and Saviour the Father doesn't even know us.

 

JESUS TEACHES US TO PRAY TO THE FATHER

Matt 6:9‑15      "After this manner therefore pray ye: ‑ 'Our Father'…"

 

Comment        The term "Our Father" signifies a relationship through the second birth into the family of God, whereby God becomes our Father!

 

JESUS TELLS US HOW TO GLORIFY THE FATHER

John 15:8        "Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much Fruit..."

 

Comment        As God the Father sent His Son to bring forth much fruit, so Jesus sends us out into the world to spread the good news and glorify God, by bearing much fruit!

 

AT THE NAME OF JESUS THE FATHER LISTENS

John 15:16      "…Ye shall ask of the Father in My name, He will give it to you."

 

Comment        The condition:

                        If we confess Jesus before men;

                        And bear much fruit (souls) to the Father;

                        God the Father will hear our prayers.

 

John 20:21      "…as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you!"

 

 

 

 

 

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NORTH SHORE CHRISTIAN CENTRE

 

BIBLE CHARACTERS

GOD THE FATHER

LESSON 2 cont’d.

 

 

 

Summary        The New Birth is the entrance into the family of God, without evidence of a relationship with the heavenly Father we cannot possibly be born of His Spirit.  Looking at the scriptures this way helps us to understand that we are growing and maturing everyday we are part of this new family.  Like a new born, our eyes begin to open and focus, enabling us to see the glory and wonder of our Father in Heaven.  Our ears begin to tune in to His voice, which is spiritual and little by little we begin to understand what He is saying.  The older we grow the more of His character we see and His heart is revealed.  These things do not take place immediately but little by little.  Our faith and understanding grows everyday.

 

Colossians 3:8-10

Ephesians 4:24

1 Peter 2:2