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Recap

God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth. This phrase introduces us to the first person of the Trinity, the Father. God is “Almighty”; He is all-powerful, omnipotent. There is nothing more powerful than God is. God the Father is powerfully able to accomplish all He sets out to do!

God is Creator. He created the universe. He exercised total creativity, to create all that is visible and invisible. From the smallest quark to the largest galaxy in the universe!

God is Father. He is intensely personal. He relates to His creation as a loving and caring Father. He cares for His people, He adopts us into His family; He pours His grace on us through Jesus Christ.

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Readings

“The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.”

Psalm 24:1  NIV

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Psalm 24

Matthew 6:9-13

Lord’s Day 9&10 (Q&A 26, 28)

Proverbs 30:7

1 Cor. 10:13

Luke 11:11-13

Col. 1:15-20

 

Questions to think about as you read:

  1. Pastor Paul briefly mentioned the communicable and incommunicable attributes of God. Click on the links in the previous sentence to learn more about them. Which set of attributes are described in Psalm 24? How does knowing that we share some of the attributes of God give you encouragement? How does knowing that we don’t share some of the attributes of God give you assurance?
  2. The Lord’s Prayer gives us the intensely personal title of God as Father. It also references the Father’s almighty power (hallowed be Your name). How does this prayer teach you about God and your relationship with Him?
  3. God is able to create simply by speaking. What does that teach you about God as creator? How do you understand this in a personal way, as applied to your life?
  4. How do we understand the loving, caring nature of God the Father in this line? Does God supply only our physical needs? How does he supply our spiritual needs? Which need is greater?
  5. The Lord’s prayer teaches us to ask, “and lead me not into temptation, but deliver me from evil.” In 1 Corinthians 10:13, we learn that God is faithful, not letting us be tempted beyond what we can bear. How does this give context to the phrase, “God never gives you more than you can bear”? Does it refer to any difficult situation? Is there any situation that God cannot bear?
  6. If the idea of giving a child terrible a thing seems preposterous, do you expect terrible things from God? How do we handle terrible situations in life? How does that fit with the truth that God loves us and works everything out for the good of those who love him?
  7. Prepare your heart and mind for Sunday. Read through the passage before the service starts, pray for Pastor Paul, for the worship leaders, for the tech team, servers, security, Sunday school and nursery attendants, that all together we might worship God in spirit and in truth!