何等的天父!

背誦經文:你看父賜給我們是何等的慈愛,使我們得稱為 神的兒女;我們也真是祂的兒女。(約壹3:1)

 

A.   為我們捨了祂的獨生愛子

a)    使我們與 神和好,得以成為 神的兒女

      你看父賜給我們是何等的慈愛,使我們得稱為 神的兒女;我們也真是祂的兒女。(約壹3:1)

      惟有基督在我們還作罪人的時候為我們死,神的愛就在此向我們顯明了。 (羅5:8)

 

b)    在祂愛子賜給我們全備、豐盛的救恩

      32 神既不愛惜自己的兒子,為我們眾人捨了,豈不也把萬物和祂一同白白地賜給我們嗎?(羅 8:32)

 

B.   以永遠的愛愛我們,永不棄絕我們

      我以永遠的愛愛你我以慈愛吸引你。(耶31:3) 丨

      你當剛強壯膽去行!不要懼怕,也不要驚惶。因為耶和華 神,就是我的 神,與你同在;祂必不撇下你,也不丟棄你…(代上28:20, 申31:6,8)

 

C.  渴望與我們親近

      耶和華-你的 神是施行拯救 大有能力的主 祂在你中間必因你歡欣喜樂 默然愛你,且因你喜樂而歡呼。(番3:17)

      你們親近 神,神就必親近你們(雅 4:8a)

 

D.   親自牧養、教育我們

      這樣,耶和華獨自引導他 並無外邦神與他同在。(申32:12)

      6…主所愛的,祂必管教 又鞭打凡所收納的兒子 7 你們所忍受的,是 神管教你們,待你們如同待兒子。焉有兒子不被父親管教的呢?… 10萬靈的父管教我們,是要我們得益處,使我們在祂的聖潔上有分。 (來 12:7,10)

 

 

 

What a Great Heavenly Father!

 

Memorization verse: See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! (1 John 3:1)

 

1.    He gave His only beloved Son for us.

a.     That we are reconciled with God and have become the children of God

                                               i.     See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! (1 John 3:1)

                                              ii.     But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Rom 5:8)

b.     In His beloved Son we are given the complete and fullness of salvation

                                               i.     He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? (Rom 8:32)

 

2.    He loved us with an everlasting love that will never let us go

a.     “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you. (Jer 31:3)

b.     Be strong and of good courage, and do it; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the Lord God—my God—will be with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you … (1 Chronicles 28:20, Deut 31:6,8)

 

3.    He longs to be near us

a.     The Lord your God in your midst, the Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” (Zephaniah 3:17)

b.     Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. (James 4:8)

 

4.    He personally shepherds and guides us

a.     So the Lord alone led him, and there was no foreign god with him (Deut 32:12)

b.     For whom the Lord loves He chastens, and scourges every son whom He receives.” If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten? ... the Father of spirits chastened us for our profit, that we may be partakers of His holiness. (Heb 12:6,7,10)