When we think of God, what first comes to mind? Do we envision an angry judge, watching our every move, waiting to punish us the moment we get out of line? Maybe we imagine a distant deity, detached from the cares of the world and devoid of emotion. Or we might see God as a sympathetic friend, always deferring to us and supporting us, no matter what. There are a number of ways we might picture God, but who has God shown himself to be? In his very nature, God has revealed himself as Father.
Throughout the whole Bible, God is frequently referred to as the Father. In fact, this was the primary way that Jesus taught us to see God, as his Father and our Father. It is who he is. God is marked by fatherly love and care. He responds to us as a good Father to his beloved children. Yet this is a truth we frequently forget. But what does it mean for God to be Father? And what are we missing in our faith when we forget the fatherhood of God? In our new series Forgotten Father, we hope to recover the heart of God as Father. We hope you join us.
• Forgotten Father by Thomas Smail
• Delighting in the Trinity by Michael Reeves
• Communing with God by John Owen
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