The Ultimate Father
Have you reached out to anyone this week, talked to anyone about what God is doing in your life or invited anyone to read the bible with you?
This Father's Day Blaine's lesson focused on God's role as our heavenly father. Earthly fathers aren't perfect, but many fathers have done something we can be grateful for. Would you like to share one thing you appreciate your father for?
1. On Sunday, Blaine reviewed the parallel roles of our heavenly father and our earthly fathers. When fathers pursue their high calling we're given a personal example of God's heart toward us. In Luke 11:11-13, Jesus himself used the example of a father's care for his children to reveal God's concern for his people.
“Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 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 the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”
What does your relationship with your earthly fathers reveal to you about your heavenly father?
Fathers, what does your relationship with your children reveal to you about God?
2. Blaine discussed four things that God provides us that earn him the right of being called Father: Love, Discipline, Physical Needs, and Emotional Support. After reviewing these scriptures on your own, think of personal examples of how God has provided you with each these.
Love: (1 John 3:1; 1 John 3:10)
Discipline: (Proverbs 3:12; Hebrews 12:7-8)
Physical Needs: (Matthew 6:25-33)
Emotional Support: (6:17-19)
Bringing it Home
On Father's Day we often honor our fathers by doing something special to demonstrate our love, respect and obedience toward them. Think of a special gift you could present to God to honor him for Father's Day; maybe you could craft, paint, write or compose something in his honor, or dedicate some special time to reflect with him on all the ways he has been an amazing dad.