Beginning the Authentic Life – first draft Pt. 2

Posted: September 23, 2013 in Discipleship

(See Part 1 here)

1. God is your Father

As a Christian, you are a member of God’s family; God the Father wants you to know him as your Father.

What the Father does Passage To discuss
God promised in the Old Testament that His people would know Him as their Father. Isaiah 43:1-7 What aspects of this passage demonstrate the Father’s character?
Because of Jesus’ death and resurrection, you may share in His own relationship with his Father. John 20:15-17 How does Jesus describe his relationship with his disciples?
As a child of the Father you share in the inheritance of the Son. Colossians 1:11-14 In what way has the Father qualified us to share in the inheritance?
Knowing the Father’s great love for you gives you great hope. 1 John 3:1-3 What is the hope that makes us want to be pure?
Knowing the Father is a deeply personal thing. Romans 8:12-17 In what ways does this passage describe the emotions involved in knowing the Father?
Jesus said when you talk to God (prayer) you should call him ‘Father’. Luke 11:1-2 How would addressing God as ‘Father’ help us whenever we pray?
Jesus taught you to trust that your Father cares for you. Luke 12:22-34 How does this sentiment differ from the culture in which you live?
Jesus encourages you to see how generous your Father is. Matthew 7:7-11 Does this mean the Father gives us anything we want – regardless?
In difficult times you can be sure that your Father has your best interests at heart. Hebrews 12:5-11 What is the Father’s goal in disciplining us? How is this different to ‘punishment’?

(Part 3 here)

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