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Fatherhood of God

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Lesson

Jesus' teaching about the fatherhood of God reveals for us a tension between reverence and intimacy. Jesus shows his reverence for God by not using the name of God even when referring to God. When he refers to God as Father, it is an indication of a personal relationship. 

Outline

The Teachings of Jesus

Part 7


THE MESSAGE OF JESUS' TEACHING: FATHERHOOD OF GOD
 

I.  The Fatherhood of God

A.  Personal Nature of God

B.  Jesus' Favorite Title

C.  The Use of the Term "Father"

1.  Old Testament and Intertestamental

2.  New Testament

D.  Abba

1.  Meaning?

2.  Liberal Theology

E.  The Lord's Prayer

F.  Jesus' View of His Father

G.  Reverence and Intimacy

H.  Gender Issue