God as Our Father
Today can you say without a doubt that you know that God is your Father? Remember what God promised about Christ's coming?
- Wonderful Counselor so we never have to be CONFUSED.
- Mighty God so we never have to be AFRAID.
- Everlasting Father so we never have to be ALONE.
- Prince of Peace so we never have to be ANXIOUS.
If church's traditions are correct all the Gospel writers had an overwhelming conviction of their salvation and God their Father's care.
Matthew knew the reality of God as His ever present Father when he suffered martyrdom by the sword.
So Mark knew the reality of God as His ever present Father when he died in Alexandria after being dragged through the streets of the city.
Luke experienced the same reality of God as His ever present Father when he was hanged on a large olive tree in Greece.
It was John's realization of God as His ever present Father when he was scarred in a cauldron of boiling oil and lived his last days banished on an island.
What does Jesus say will be in the lives of His children who genuinely belong to Him? They all cry out to God as their Heavenly Father! Today we continue what will be perhaps one of the greatest studies we have ever taken. We will look at each of Christ's presentations of the Gospel. Each way Jesus described salvation to both His Twelve and to the world.
1. There is only one Gospel of eternal salvation Luke 1:6, "And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless." ETERNAL SALVATION
2. Salvation is light, life, and peace Luke 1:47-79 v. 47 "And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior." 1:52 "He has put down the mighty from their thrones, And exalted the lowly." v. 53 "He has filled the hungry with good things, And the rich He has sent away empty." v. 68 "Blessed is the Lord God of Israel, For He has visited and redeemed His people," v. 69 "And has raised up a horn of salvation for us In the house of His servant David," v. 72 "To perform the mercy promised to our fathers And to remember His holy covenant," v. 77 "to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins," v. 78 "because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven."
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