We Believe in God the Father What do we mean when we say that we believe in God the Father?
Question 1 When we believe (or have faith) in God, it means that three things are true of us. What are they? When we believe (or have faith) in God, it means that three things are true of us. What are they?
John 17:1-3 1 Thessalonians 2:13 Matthew 8:5-13 Key Point 1 Malachi 2:10 Galatians 3:26 John 20:17 Key Point 2 knowGod acceptGod’s Word trustGod’s promises created sons and daughters Jesus
John 17:1-3 After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed: "Father, the time has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.
1 Thessalonians 2:13 And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is at work in you who believe.
Matthew 8:5-13 When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help. "Lord," he said, "my servant lies at home paralyzed and in terrible suffering." Jesus said to him, "I will go and heal him." The centurion replied, "Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, 'Go,' and he goes; and that one, 'Come,' and he comes. I say to my servant, 'Do this,' and he does it." When Jesus heard this, he was astonished and said to those following him, "I tell you the truth, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith. I say to you that many will come from the east and the west, and will take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. But the subjects of the kingdom will be thrown outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth." Then Jesus said to the centurion, "Go! It will be done just as you believed it would." And his servant was healed at that very hour.
Key Point 1 The three things that are true of us if we _______ (have faith in God) are that we know ____, accept the _____, and trust all his ________. believe God Bible promises
Question 2 What do we mean when we confess that we believe in God “the Father”?
Malachi 2:10 Have we not all one Father? Did not one God create us? Why do we profane the covenant of our fathers by breaking faith with one another?
Galatians 3:26 You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus,
John 20:17 Jesus said, "Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet returned to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, 'I am returning to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.' "
Key Point 2 We call God the Father because he ______ us and because he is our ______ through faith in _____. created Father Jesus
What I’ve Learned When I say that I believe in God the Father, I am saying that I know the true God as my Father whose promises I can trust.