Jim Wilson is the retired director of Community Christian Ministries in Moscow, Idaho. He will be posting regularly, so check back in soon!

Saturday, November 05, 2016

The Father

A few biblical expressions about the Father:

John 3:35: The Father loves the Son and has given all things into His hand.

John 6:32: My Father gives you the true bread from heaven.

John 14:6: I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father but through me.

John 10:15: Even as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep.

John 16:3: These things they will do because they have not known the Father or me.

John 16:23: Truly, truly, I say to you, if you ask the Father for anything in my name, he will give it to you.

John 17:5: Now, Father, glorify me together with yourself, with the glory which I had with you before the world was.

John 10:30: I and the Father are one.

The “Father” is mentioned 105 times in the gospel of John. This is in addition to the word “God,” which occurs about 90 times in the gospel of John.

Matthew 6:8: Our Father who is in heaven…

Ephesians 3:14: For this reason I bow my knees before the Father from whom all fatherhood in heaven and earth derives its name.

Colossians 1:2-3, 12: To God’s holy people in Colossae, the faithful brothers and sisters in Christ: Grace and peace to you from God our Father. We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you…. and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.

1 John 1:3: We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.

Revelation 1:5-6: To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father—to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.

In all the Christian literature you read and in your speech as an evangelical Christian, how often is the Father mentioned?

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