God is only referred to as "Father" fourteen times in the Old Testament's thirty-nine books, and even then, rather impersonally.
In those fourteen occurrences of Father, the term was always used with reference to the Nation of Israel, not to individuals. In the entire Old Testament,
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 10, 2009
WHO IS GOD THE FATHER?
In 2006, a sociologist at Baylor University released a study done by the Gallup organization that identified four views people had of God.
31.4 percent believe in an "Authoritarian God," a God who is angry at humanity’s sins.
23 percent believe in a "Benevolent God"
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 23, 2010
ERICKSON'S THOUGHTS ON GOD THE FATHER
And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent' (John 17:3)
Dr. Packer's devotional approach to theology is evident from his choice of textbook which is Millard Erickson's 'Christian Theology'. Here's
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
It is hard to understand how God the Father could abandon his only begotten Son, but “the only solution of the mystery is this, Jesus Christ was forsaken of God
Contributed by Richard Wafford on Oct 18, 2007
What God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit endeavored to do in the Garden of Eden has come full circle.
It wasn’t that God made a mistake in the garden and just corrected it.
No, he brought to himself created beings who withstood the evil and temptations of this sinful world to
Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Oct 18, 2000
What is God like? This is a question, which has exercised the minds of mankind. It reminds me of the story of the little girl who was in deep concentration over her drawing. Her mother asked her what she was drawing and received the curt reply, “God.” Her mother
Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 6, 2002
Gordon Hugenberger (of Park St Church, Boston) calls this petition ("Thy Kingdom come") a "request for
Contributed by Mike Leiter on Jul 14, 2002
There are some truths we need to be reminded of concerning our God. God’s desire is to P.R.O.T.E.C.T. you!
1. God is Powerful.
2. God is Righteous.
3. God is Omnipresent.
4. God is Trustworthy.
5. God is
Contributed by Dan Cormie on Oct 27, 2002
A man is walking past the field of a farmer with a cow on a roap. The farmer says, "Hey mister, where ya goin with thet there cow?’
The man replies, "I’m takin it to town to sell it."
The farmer says, " You mean if it’s the Lords will you are."
The man says , "Well it’s my cow and I recon I can
Contributed by Ken Kersten on Nov 12, 2002
As the author Brennen Manning puts it “Creation discloses a power that baffles our minds…we are enamored and enchanted by God’s power. We stutter and stammer about God’s holiness. We tremble before
In a museum in Scotland, resides the sword of the famous Scotsman Wallace who was a hero and patriot. A visitor once said, “I do not see how it could win such victories.” “Ah sir, you do not see the arm that wielded it,” came the reply.
G.B. F. Hallock.
Contributed by Mike Leiter on Jan 15, 2003
Two little boys got into a fight. But the next morning Johnny took his cap and headed for Bobby’s house again. Surprised, an older member of the family said teasingly, "What! Going to play with him again? I thought you had a fight last night and was never going to have anything more to do with
Contributed by Dana Chau on Jun 24, 2003
I’ve been reading the book by Don Richardson, "Eternity In Their Hearts." In the book, Richardson tells of how God implants His plan for mankind’s eternity into their culture. In one section, he wrote about the difficulty missionaries had in communicating the good news of Jesus Christ to the
Contributed by Tom Doubt on Jul 14, 2003
Parable: There once was a thriving little church in the country. Internal squabbles developed that tore the church apart. Attendance dwindled until the church died. It time a middle-class neighborhood grew up around the church. One day a newcomer, tired of looking at the run down church,
Contributed by Warren Bird on Jan 18, 2004
Have you ever been looking for someone in a crowd? Perhaps you’ve been to pick someone up at the airport, or been met yourself when you’ve gone to visit someone you haven’t seen for a long time. Think of the moment when you finally make eye contact with the person you are looking for. Suddenly, out
Play Michael W. Smith Worship CD track 7 “Breathe”: Listen and hear God is speaking to you about what He wants you to do with your life in 2004.
i. Open your hearts
Contributed by Jason Cole on Feb 22, 2004
A Sunday school teacher had just concluded her lesson and wanted to make sure she had made her point. She said, "Can anyone tell me what you must do before you can obtain forgiveness of sin?" There was a short pause
Contributed by Brad Bailey on Aug 4, 2004
“How easy it is to define authentic spirituality according to my particular experience and expression of it. And when I do I end up with a very different god from the one revealed in Christ, a god whose transcendent objectivity has been pared down to the contours of my subjectivity, a god,
Contributed by Jim Kane on Aug 7, 2004
In a recent column in Leadership Weekly, Gordon MacDonald, a retired pastor and editor at large for Leadership, a journal for pastors, reflected on a comment from Louis Berkhof who said, "God does not want us as objects but as covenant partners, partners who can converse. He desires our