SERMON NOTE: Abba, FATHER
By Elder Dr Koh
Bible Ref: Gal 4:6, Rom 8:6
“Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.””
“The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace."
What's good Christian Father?
You can google it, there are many versions and requirement, some can be a tall order-as much as what one is looking for in an Elder or Deacon.
From Elder Koh is defined by 3P's
- Pay, Pay again & Pay some more?
No, it is
Pray according to HIS word n HIS will
“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace"
“I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,”
“For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives,”
More Bble references:
v John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
v 1John3:1 See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
v 1John4:10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
v Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
v Ephesian 1:5 he[b] predestined us for adoption to sonship[c] through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will—
v Ephesian 2:4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy
We are by nature objects of wrath Eph 2:3
Children of devil Jhn 8:44
Children of disobedience Eph 5:6
When we were dead in our sins Col 2:13
“When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins,”
Colossians 2:13 NIV
The Cross is the prove of GOD'S love for us, JESUS Came to reveal the FATHER
Follow JESUS to know GOD and GOD's plan
JESUS is d radiant of GOD
Heb 1, Col 1
What does it mean to call GOD Abba FATHER
· we are HIS children
· We are also Heir with CHRIST
· Father is first in family
· To be strong
· To be leader
The 3 Ps
@ Matt 7:9-11
““Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 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 good gifts to those who ask him!”
@ James 1:17
“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”
@ Phil 4:19
“And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 4:19 NIV
@ Psalms 46:1
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”
@ Psalms 91:2
“I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.””
@ Psalms 27:1
“The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?”
@ Hebrews 7:25
“Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.”
@ Romans 8:34
“Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.”