A Father Who Cares

by Sean Finnegan on June 22, 2008
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Notes:

  1. Our Father demonstrated his care by creating the world
    He created us to be relational, to experience love, to do work and enjoy a sense of accomplishment, to enjoy eating and sleeping, to be creative, to be compassionate, and to glorify, worship, and enjoy him forever.
  2. Our Father demonstrated his care throughout the drama of history
    fall > flood > Abraham, Isaac, Jacob > Moses > Judges > Kings > Exile > Return > Jesus (Nehemiah 9.6-37)
  3. Our Father demonstrated his care by sending his Son
    Jesus' birth (Luke 1.35)
    Jesus' ministry (Acts 10.38; Lk 4.17-19; Mark 7.31-37)
    Jesus' death and resurrection (John 3.16; Rom 5.8; 1 John 4.8-10)
  4. Our Father demonstrates his care by saving us from our depravity
    He saved us from our unworthy, depraved, God-hating, nature. (Eph 2.1-10; 1 Cor 6.9-11)
  5. Our Father demonstrates his care by "fathering us"
    He has sent the holy spirit to help us (Rom 5.5; 8.12-17)
    He cares for our daily, mundane needs (1 Pet 5.6-7; Luke 12.22-32)
  6. Our Father demonstrates his care by providing a kingdom for us
    In the kingdom, he will dwell with us, wipe our tears away, and abolish death and pain. (Rev 21.1-8)
    In the end, God gets what he always wanted--a family to enjoy forever in paradise



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