God as Father Not a concept found in the OT Deut 8:5 Know then in your heart that as a man disciplines his son, so the LORD your God disciplines you De 1:31 There you saw how the LORD your God carried you, as a father carries his son, all the way you went until you reached this place." Ps 103:13 As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him;
God as Father God spoken of as Father 250 times in the NT Rom 8:15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” Gal 4:6 And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!”
God as Father Father's Happy Thought It is impossible to have intimacy with someone who is mad at you at the time. Breaking down ungodly belief strongholds about who God is.
God as Father The Prodigal Father a) wasteful, reckless, extravagant b) giving or yielding profusely, lavish
God as Father The Prodigal Father Lk 15:20-24 - Long way off he saw: constantly on his mind - Compassion: have mercy, suffer with - Ran: intense un-abandoned love - Embraced: intimacy - Robe: ceremonial robe a guest of honor would wear - Ring: authority - Shoes: only a free man would wear - Party: emotion of God
God as Father The Prodigal Father Healing and growth through the Father a) Younger brother: overt rebellion b) Older brother: religious, socially acceptable but broken inside and distant relationally
God's name is a reflection of who he is. OT: a name was not only identification, but an identity as well. Throughout Scripture God reveals Himself to us through His names. When we study these names that He reveals to us in the Bible, we will better understand who God really is.
Hallowing: to set a thing apart to be exalted as being worthy of devotion. Not to make him holy but to regard him as holy.
EL SHADDAI (el shad-di') : LORD GOD ALMIGHTY All-Sufficient One Use in the Bible: In the Old Testament El Shaddai occurs 7 times. El Shaddaiis first used in Gen 17:1. JEHOVAH NISSI (yeh-ho-vaw' nis-see'): THE LORD MY BANNER The Lord My Miracle Use in the Bible: In the Old Testament Jehovah-Nissi occurs only once in Exd 17:15. JEHOVAH-RAAH (yeh-ho-vaw' raw-aw'): THE LORD MY SHEPHERD Use in the Bible: In the Old Testament Jehovah-Raah (The Lord my Shepherd) is used in Psalm 23.
JEHOVAH RAPHA (yeh-ho-vaw' raw-faw'): THE LORD WHO HEALS Use in the Bible: In the Old Testament Jehovah-Rapha (The Lord that Heals) is used in Exd 15:26. JEHOVAH TSIDKENU (yeh-ho-vaw' tsid-kay'-noo): THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS Use in the Bible: In the Old Testament Jehovah Tsidkenu occurs 2 times.Jehovah Tsidkenu is first used in Jer 23:6. JEHOVAH JIREH (yeh-ho-vaw' yir-eh'): THE LORD WILL PROVIDE Use in the Bible: In the Old Testament Jehovah-Jireh occurs only once in Gen 22:14. JEHOVAH SHALOM (yeh-ho-vaw' shaw-lome'): THE LORD IS PEACE Use in the Bible: In the Old Testament Jehovah-Shalom occurs only once in Jdg 6:24.