Rooted :: A God to Call Father

Bible Study

Don’t just take our word for it . . . take His! We would encourage you to spend time examining the following Scriptures that shaped this sermon:

Sermon Outline

  1. Why call God Father?
  2. What kind of Father is God?
    • God is a loving Father
    • God is steadfast Father
    • God is a Father who is near to us


  • What if God really is a good, good Father?  So good that in a childlike way, you could safely explore your darkest parts, your gravest tendencies to sin, the thoughts you’d never want a soul to know?
  • Why do Christians call God Father?
  • What does it say about the individual Christian that she/he can call God Father?
  • What encouraged you today?
  • What challenged you today?
  • What questions are raised for you?


We begin with the three great creeds of the church:

Catechisms, now less used by Christians (sadly) but formative in the life of the church for centuries.  The Heidelberg Catechism is my favorite. For families, I think that the New City Catechism is wonderful. I have also included the recently completed ACNA Catechism (I served on the bishop’s theological committee which assisted in the development of the Catechism):

Finally, a few books that you may find helpful:

  • What Christians Ought to Believe by Michael Bird
  • I Believe: Exploring the Apostles Creed by Alister McGrath
  • Affirming the Apostles Creed  by JI Packer
  • The Cruelty of Heresy by C. FitzSimons Allison


Do you have a question about today’s sermon? Email Steve Wood (SWood@StAndrews.Church