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Revealing God: The Universal Fatherhood of God

Each week we  offer some notes of quotes and Scripture references used in the Sunday message. Our hope is that we will use these tools to go deeper into the passage and series. As we journey together through the Bible may we be transformed as a church, and individually, by God’s Word.

The Universal Fatherhood of God 02.04.2018 Doug Rumschlag

You can hear Doug’s message here: http://gracetoledo.org/portfolio/revealing-god-universal-fatherhood-god/

“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” ~A.W. Tozer

“I asked you last week what comes into your minds when you think of God?” As we begin this series on revealing God, or, what the word of God reveals about God, one thing we see is we meet the same God three times. The New and Old Testaments, as well as the creeds of the Christian faith, reveal God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. One God, three persons. Each distinct from the other, yet each God. The Father, the God of glory in heaven, the Son, the incarnate God, the Spirit the God who empowers and indwells the church are not three Gods but one in nature.” ~Doug Rumschlag

“First, who is God the Father of? There are some who say God is indeed the Father of us all. Have you ever heard that or perhaps believe that about God—He is the Father of us all. There are passages in the bible that lead us in that direction.”

Ephesians 4:4-6

Acts 17:28

Luke 4:33

Ephesians 3:14-15

“While Creator God may be referred to as Father, in the sense that He is the source of all things, Scripture reveals that all are not personally His children. Let me share a few passages.”

Galatians 3:26

John 1:12-13

Galatians 4:4-7

John 8:42-43

“The doctrine of the Fatherhood of God is not rightly understood if all people without distinction are thought of as personally being children of God. This kind of wrong thinking negates the need for a new birth and indeed the atoning sacrifice of Jesus on the cross.

What we think about God matters, as Tozer stated.” ~ Doug Rumschlag

 

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