We continue our journey into every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.
Just to recap, we kicked off the year with a deeeeep dive into each and every single syllable uttered by Jesus throughout the Gospels. We started at the beginning and worked our way chronologically to his very last words from the Cross.
We finished up yesterday with an even deeeeeeeeeper dive into two basic questions:
Today, we’re starting a new series: JESUS ON …
We’ll be taking a look at what Jesus said about a variety of absolutely critical, life-altering subjects in his own words with a minimum of commentary from me.
We’ll begin today with JESUS ON GOD.
Here is a greatest hits collection of verses straight from the mouth of Jesus reflecting what God the Father is like. Meditate on ’em. Marinate in ’em. Memorize ’em.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. (John 3:16)
Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! (Matthew 7:9-11)
Love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. (Luke 6:35-36)
Look at the birds of the air; they don’t sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? (Matthew 6:26)
Do not be afraid. little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. (Luke 12:32)
Jesus is his last days on earth and is giving his disciples some final instructions.
After Jesus declared that he is “the way and the truth and the life,” that “no one comes to the Father except through me” and that “If you really know me, you will know my Father,” Philip chimed in with this request:
Have you wished God a Happy Father’s Day?
Sound a little strange? It shouldn’t. The Bible paints a picture of God as the universe’s ultimate father. He loves us waaaaaaaaaay more than we could ever imagine and loves it when we love him back.
So, what kind of dad is our Heavenly Father? Here are just a few of the words used to describe him: