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God the Father

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Lesson on God the Father

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  • 1. GOD In our previous study we saw that the term “God” in Genesis 1:1 is plural. Consequently, the Godhead (Rom 1:20) consists of three distinct beings referred to as God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. These three are spirits and have distinct personalities. Today we will examine what the Bible teaches concerning God the Father. 1
  • 2. GOD THE FATHER Names used to refer to God the Father – Lord – Adonay (#136), Kurios (#2962) Gen 15:2 Lord Deut 3:24 Lord Acts 7:37 Lord Matt 4:7 Lord 2
  • 3. GOD THE FATHER Names used to refer to God the Father – God El (#410), Theos (#2316) Deut 4:24 a jealous God Deut 4:31 a merciful God Heb 12:29 our God is a consuming fire Acts 7:2 the God of glory 3
  • 4. GOD THE FATHER Names used to refer to God the Father – Father – Ab (#1), Pater (#3962) Jere 31:9 Father Deut 32:6 Father 2 Cor 6:17-18 Heb 12:9 Father Father 4
  • 5. GOD THE FATHER Names used to refer to God the Father – Almighty – Shadday (#7706), Pantokrator (#3841) Is 13:6 Almighty Ezek 10:5 Almighty 2 Cor 6:18 Almighty Rev 4:8 Almighty 5
  • 6. GOD THE FATHER Names used to refer to God the Father – Jehovah – YHVH (3068), God (#2316) Gen 15:2 God Deut 4:24, 31 Lord Acts 7:37 God = Jehovah in Deut 18:15 Acts 3:22 God = Jehovah in Deut 18:15 6
  • 7. GOD THE FATHER Characteristics – He is above all Eph 4:4-6 1 Sam 2:3 the final judge Is 55:6-9 His ways higher & far above man’s Matt 22:17-21 God sets limits of authority Dan 2:20-22 gives kings authority Rom 13:1-7 gives higher powers authority Eccl 12:7 makes disposition of spirits 7
  • 8. GOD THE FATHER Characteristics – cont’d – He has always communicated to man Is 45:18-23 made Himself known verbally Ex 34:27-28 caused words to be written Deut 4:1-6 tells us how to be pleasing Num 20:8-12, 23-24 defines sin and rebellion Is 59:1-2 tells us what separates from God 8
  • 9. GOD THE FATHER Characteristics – cont’d – He is a jealous God 1 Cor 10:20-22 1 Sam 15:22 1 Sam 15:23 Ezek 18:20 requires undivided worship requires obedience always displeased with idolatry always punishes sin and rebellion 9
  • 10. GOD THE FATHER Characteristics – cont’d – He is a loving God Heb 12:6-9 2 Cor 1:3 James 1:17 Eph 1:3 1 John 4:9-10 whom the Lord loveth….the Father of spirits the Father of mercies provides all good and perfect gifts blesses with all spiritual blessings sent His only begotten Son 10
  • 11. GOD THE FATHER Evidences of the Father - Rom 1:18-32 – From Adam to Moses Gen 3:9 to Adam verbally, that is, in words Gen 4:6 & 9 to Cain as above Gen 6:13 to Noah, likewise Gen 12:1-3 to Abraham in the same way 11
  • 12. GOD THE FATHER Evidences of the Father - Cont’d – From Moses to the cross, through Moses and the prophets Ex 3:16 Num 12:1-9 Jere 1:1-4 Heb 1:1 through Moses through Moses and the prophets through Jeremiah through the prophets 12
  • 13. GOD THE FATHER Evidences of the Father - Cont’d – From Christ to the end of time – Heb 1:2 Lk 24:44 all to be fulfilled in law, prophets and psalms concerning Jesus John 12:48-49 Jesus’ words to judge in last day John 8:25-32 Jesus spoke what He heard John 17:17 the truth is God’s word 13
  • 14. GOD THE FATHER Evidences of the Father - Cont’d – From Christ to the end of time – Cont’d Matt 28:20 the apostles to teach what Jesus commanded John 16:12-13 the Holy Spirit to guide them into all truth. God provided the words 1 Cor 2:9-13 the words God provided to the Holy Spirit given to the apostles 1 Cor 4:6 those words written down & we are not to go beyond them 14
  • 15. GOD THE FATHER Just as we have a physical father, we have a spiritual Father. We need to know Him and understand His guidance. His characteristics show that He will always punish disobedience and is pleased when we obey Him. We see that He does not force us to do anything, provides us with His directions in His word, the Bible. It is up to us to choose to obey God or not. Notice what God has done and what He requires of us, since we have all sinned per Rom 3:23. 15
  • 16. GOD THE FATHER What God has done – Rom 5:6-9 – Rom 1:3-5 – Rom 1:16 – 2 Pet 1:3 sent Jesus to die & save us raised from the dead as proof gave us the gospel gave us all things that pertain to life and godliness 16
  • 17. GOD THE FATHER Acts 2:37 …Men and brethren, what shall we do? – – – – Heb 5:8-9 Mk 16:16 Acts 2:38 Acts 8:36-38 – Acts 2:42 – Rev 2:10 must obey must believe and be baptized must repent and be baptized the eunuch asks, “What doth hinder me to be baptized? must continue stedfastly be faithful unto death WILL YOU OBEY THE FATHER OF SPIRITS TODAY? 17

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