feast: Our Father
His Role in His Family
John O. Reid (1930-2016)
Given 02-Oct-96; Sermon #FT96-07; 64 minutes
John Reid, reflecting upon the deplorable situation of paternal deprivation (both from the prevalence of single parent families and the insensitive aloofness of many fathers in in-tact families), asserts that emotional and spiritual well being of offspring dramatically improves when fathers assume their rightful role. People from dysfunctional families will have a skewed image of God the Father. Turning the hearts of the children to the fathers was a primary function of Christ's ministry- turning our hearts to God the Father. Jesus Christ is the one who really knows the Father, or who can reveal (both through His example and teaching) God the Father's personality, character, law, and will. Unlike many human families, God's family is carefully planned for, including the ample instruction, discipline and, guidance (provided through the church). As we obey, following Christ's example, we incrementally acquire the character of God the Father.
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