Archive for the 'God the Father' Category

The Father’s heart, Jesus, was transplanted into the body of Christ, the Church. Now its life is mysteriously and miraculously hidden in the Father.

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How are we to respond to the unfailing love of God the Father who created and sustains us; for the grace of our Lord Jesus who has made us right in God’s eyes; and to the Holy Spirit who has created faith in our once dead hearts and made us alive forever with Christ?

We explore three words that shape our response to our Father’s compassion on us as his dearly loved and forgiven children: Praise, Serve, Obey.

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As Paul writes to the Ephesians who are in the midst of a true struggle against the enemy, Satan, and not human flesh and blood, there is a hidden and beautiful piece of scripture that reminds us the function of the armour is much more important.

Therefore, put on the full armour of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. (Ephesians 6:13)

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Jesus’ death and resurrection demonstrates the Father’s love for us - and assures our future. The world we live in is not perfect, and neither are we. Yet, because we are in Christ, we trust our Father has got the whole world in his hands – including us. ‘He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” (Phil 1:6)

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This is a question that confounds all who come to faith: How do I encounter an invisible God? How do I encounter the Son, Jesus Christ, when he is not visible, or at least that’s my visual perception.  Once we hear and find faith, how do we gain access to him?

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