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:
- Why call God Father?
- 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