Father God John 14 7 11 Father God

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Father God John 14: 7 - 11

Father God John 14: 7 - 11

Father God �Jesus Background and the Twelve are celebrating Passover (Last Supper) �Jesus has

Father God �Jesus Background and the Twelve are celebrating Passover (Last Supper) �Jesus has shown them the example of servanthood by washing their feet �He has spoken of His betrayer and the coming denial �He is reassuring them as they will face the storm of His arrest and death �He has spoken of the fact that He is the only Way to the Father (v 6)

Father God Philip’s question and Jesus’ reply �He asks Jesus to reveal the Father

Father God Philip’s question and Jesus’ reply �He asks Jesus to reveal the Father to them �He needed sight to believe, not operating by faith �Jesus said they should have seen the Father in the time they had spent with Him “He who has seen me has seen the Father” �Jesus had revealed God’s character �Jesus only did what He saw His Father doing (John 5: 19)

Father God Aspects of God’s character as father �Father – ab (abba – daddy)

Father God Aspects of God’s character as father �Father – ab (abba – daddy) can also be translated as creator or producer �Cares – Psalm 68: 5 (father to the fatherless) �Disciplines – Proverbs 3: 12 (corrects those He loves) – Jesus was not afraid to rebuke His disciples �Guides – teaches and listens �Strengthens – when disciples were weak Jesus encouraged them

Father God Aspects of God’s character as father �Sets a good example �Spends quality

Father God Aspects of God’s character as father �Sets a good example �Spends quality time �Enjoys being with His children �Patient �Challenges them to rise up, go further �Above all shows love

Father God Application � What aspect(s) of God’s character do you need to see

Father God Application � What aspect(s) of God’s character do you need to see today? � Meditate on Jesus’ words regarding the Father and apply them to your situation � If you had a poor human father or did not know him try to remember that God is not like that man � Pray that through the Holy Spirit you will see the Father as you read the gospel accounts of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection