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The Trinity - God the Father

SPEAKER: Pastor Charlie Riley
March 12, 2022

God The Father
March 12, 2022

Who Is God?
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John 14:7-9
7 If you really know me, you will know[b] my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”8 Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.” 9 Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?

Greek God’s – Distant Angry God
Roman God’s – Mythological God – The Hidden God

Psalms 115
2 Why should the Gentiles say, “So where is their God?” 3 But our God is in heaven; He does whatever He pleases. 4 Their idols are silver and gold, The work of men’s hands. 5 They have mouths, but they do not speak; Eyes they have, but they do not see; 6 They have ears, but they do not hear; Noses they have, but they do not smell; 7 They have hands, but they do not handle; Feet they have, but they do not walk; Nor do they mutter through their throat. 8 Those who make them are like them; So is everyone who trusts in them. 9 O Israel, trust in the Lord; He is their help and their shield.

Genesis 1:1
In the beginning God (Elohim) created the heavens and the earth.

Elohim Used 680 Times
Plural – Noun
Singular – Verb

It’s Plurality and Unity at the Same Time
Perfect Unity

Genesis 2:4
4 This is the history of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God (Yahweh- Elohim) made the earth and the heavens,

Jews Name of God
Yaweh – HaShem (The Name)

Psalms 134:1-3
Behold, bless ye HaShem, all ye servants of HaShem, which by night stand in the house of HaShem. 2 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless HaShem. 3 HaShem that made heaven and earth bless thee out of Zion.

Jews Today Write It G_d

The Struggle Is Real
Who Is God?

Luke 11:1-4
Now it came to pass, as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, that one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.” 2 So He said to them, “When you pray, say: Our Father………

He’s A Father

Father In Old Testament Appears 15 Times
Only To The Nation, Never A Person

From The Beginning of Judaism To the 10th Century A.D.
Not One Single Person Addressed God in First Person Or As Father
Except Jesus
Jesus was the First Rabbi To Introduce God as a Father

Jesus Called God “Father” In The 4 Gospels 160 Times
100 Times Alone In The Book of John

He Is Our Father
He Is God The Father
Not The Godfather

Early Church History
325 A.D. Nicene Creed
I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.

Romans 8:15-17
15 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.

He Is A Loving Caring Father

Matthew 6:25-30
“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
“So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

Greatest Examples Of The Father Heart
The Prodigal Son

Luke 15:20-27
20 “And he arose and came to his father. But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him. 21 And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight, and am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ 22 “But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet. 23 And bring the fatted calf here and kill it, and let us eat and be merry; 24 for this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ And they began to be merry.25 “Now his older son was in the field. And as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 So he called one of the servants and asked what these things meant. 27 And he said to him, ‘Your brother has come, and because he has received him safe and sound, your father has killed the fatted calf.’

He Is Not Running From You
He Is Running Towards You

He Is Not Full of Condemnation
He Is Full of Compassion

He Doesn’t Reject You
He Celebrates You

God Has Shared His Title With Me
I Want To Live Up To The Title