God, the Father is both infinitely powerful yet intensely personal.
Begin your time by sharing what you know about God, the Father. Describe how you see Him.
How does this impact your behavior?
- Read Matt. 6:9-13. We know this as the Lord’s Prayer. It was given by Jesus to his disciples upon their request. Begin by looking for words that describe who God is.
- What images do you have when you think of God as Father? How does your own relationship with your earthly father impact that view?
- Read Exodus 20:7. Discuss what it means to not take the name of the Lord in vain. Vain means “meaningless”.
- Describe how you believe God provides in your life and in others. Are they the same? Why or why not?
- In 1 Cor. 10:13, the apostle Paul gives us an insight on the nature of temptation. How do you deal with temptation today? Based on this verse, how can God the Father be your help in resisting temptation?
TAKE IT HOME:
- Break into groups and reflect on the nature of God as your Father. Name one aspect of God’s nature or character that you believe will help you in your present situation.
- Take time to pray for each other’s needs.