• The Fatherhood of God [Part 2]

    By — June 16, 2017

    Are you ready for some good news? God is a Father! In honor of Father’s Day, for two days, we’ve stepped away from the radio series on Genesis 1-3 in order to reflect on the fatherhood of God. In his classic, Knowing God, JI Packer penned these dramatic words: “What is a Christian? The question can be answered in many ways, but the richest answer I know is that a Christian is one who has God for his Father.”

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  • The Fatherhood of God [Part 1]

    By — June 15, 2017

    Are you ready for some good news? The Lord, the Creator of the cosmos is a Father. And, when you are in Christ, this awesome Creator is your father! We detour momentarily from our study of Genesis 1-3 to anticipate Father’s Day weekend. In his classic, Knowing God, JI Packer declared: “You sum up the whole of new Testament teaching in a single phrase, if you speak of it as a revelation of the Fatherhood of the holy Creator… If you want to judge how well a person understands Christianity, find out how much he makes of the thought of being God’s child, and having God as his Father. If this is not the thought that prompts and controls his worship and prayers and his whole outlook on life, it means that he does not understand Christianity very well at all. For everything that Christ taught, everything that makes the New Testament new, and better than the Old, everything that is distinctively Christian as opposed to merely Jewish, is summed up in the knowledge of the Fatherhood of God. ‘Father’ is the Christian name for God.”

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