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False Pictures: The Faithful Father
June 17, 2018

False Pictures: The Faithful Father

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Speaker: Dr Jon Lovelady | Series: False Pictures

We finish our sermon series this week on “False Pictures” by seeking to clarify our picture of God.  How do you see God?  Our picture of God is very important because it will guide our spiritual growth and understanding.  It will determine if we believe that God loves us and wants what is best for our lives.  This Sunday is Father’s Day, and in the sermon “The Faithful Father” we use the words of Jesus to help us regain the correct picture of our heavenly Father.  Jesus gives us the true picture of God and in John 12:20-32 he wants to help the disciples and us to see this true picture.  What picture do you have of God?  Is it clouded by the failures of your earthly father?  As you read these verses, let Jesus lead you to a greater, clearer picture of our heavenly Father.  John 12:20 Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the festival. 21 They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, with a request. “Sir,” they said, “we would like to see Jesus.” 22 Philip went to tell Andrew; Andrew and Philip in turn told Jesus. 23 Jesus replied, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24 Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. 25 Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26 Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me. 27 “Now my soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour. 28 Father, glorify your name!” Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and will glorify it again.” 29 The crowd that was there and heard it said it had thundered; others said an angel had spoken to him. 30 Jesus said, “This voice was for your benefit, not mine. 31 Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out. 32 And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” (NIV)

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