It is a blessing to be raised by Christian parents.  Sometimes even in a blessed home there are conflicts. 

When we examine the relationship between Jesus and his father, we see harmony and love.

  • God Is Jesus’ Father

Matt. 3:13-17, Matt. 17:1-8

God was pleased with his son.

John 3:35, 5:20,10:17,75:9,17:23,24,26

God loves and trusts his son.

Mark 14:32-36

When Jesus was at his lowest point, he sought communion with his father.  Jesus did God’s will.  Jesus understands when we need him, because he needed God.  Jesus sought his strength from God, with whom he had such a close loving relationship.  Jesus was willing to do God’s will no matter what he was to do.  This was a two-way relationship.

Luke 2:41-51

Jesus was concerned with doing God’s will.

Matt. 11:25-27

Jesus praised his father and thanked him for his actions.  Their relationship was mutual.

From the Sermon on the Mount: Jesus acknowledges that God is his father.    God is also our father.

Matt. 7:11, 7:21

Matt. 5:16,45, Matt. 6:1,4,6,8,9,14,15,18,26,32

Jesus is calling us to become the person he made us to be.  He is calling us to reach for the kind of relationship he had with God. 

Luke 15:11-32 We are to be God’s children.

Matt. 23:9 God is our heavenly father and our relationship with him s central.  God is our ultimate spiritual influence.  Jesus died so that we can have a relationship with God.

Romans 8:14-17,Gal.4: 4-9

1John 3:1

We are children of God.

Have we brought ourselves into a relationship with God?  Have you accepted the god news for your life?

  • Do we love our father?

1John 2:15

Eph. 5:1-5

There is no reason for us not to be close to God.  He is ready for you. 

—Robert Lee, 4-24-05, a.m.

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