by Kevin Bradford
Fathers are not only important members of a family, but the institution itself can provide us with special insight into the character of God. The Bible tells us that God is not only a Father for Jesus Christ, but also for those who believe in Him.
But what does it mean for God to be our “Father”? We don’t want to be guilty of that which some non-believers claim, that Christians are merely “projecting” a collection of preferences (and prejudices) onto God (i.e. making God in our image).
One of the obvious difficulties with such an approach is that people have such a wide range of experiences with the fathers of their own family–from good, to bad, to even ugly.
Thankfully, God’s revealed Word fills out the meaning of the concept. And few passages of Scripture provide as much as insight into the character and actions of our Heavenly Father as the one which will be explored this Sunday: Romans 8:12-17 at Wildwood Community Church in our 8:15, 9:30, and 11:00 worship services.
The Apostle Paul makes it clear that God, our Father:
- Makes it possible for us to say “No” to sin;
- Enables us to draw close to Himself;
- And provides hope for a better future.
What a privilege it is to be able to call God, the Creator of the Universe, our Father!
NOTE: Kevin Bradford (Wildwood’s Director of Global Outreach) will be preaching on Sunday at Wildwood as we continue our series on the Spiritual Life from Romans 7-8.