River City Church - Smyrna, GA

”Abba, Father”

June 19, 2022

On this Father's Day, Bill looks at the person of God the Father and what it means to be a child of God who cries "Abba, Father" as the Spirit does. We have preconceptions about God the Father. But the reality that we are heirs and that we are becoming heirs -- that we are sons and daughters of God and are becoming sons and daughters of God -- tells us something about God the Father and can help us see Him in His true light. Bill also shared information about how we, as a church, want to help people serve from a place of health and a pathway towards serving. Galatians 4:1-7; Romans 8:18-25; John 14:9.

Bill shared a couple of quotes from George MacDonald: 

1) “The hardest, gladdest thing in the world is to cry Father! from a full heart. I would help whom I may call thus upon the Father.”

2) “His children are not His real, true sons and daughters until they think like Him, feel with Him, judge as He judges, are at home with Him, and without fear before Him because He and they mean the same thing, love the same things, seek the same ends. Nothing will satisfy Him, or do for us, but that we be one with our Father! What else could serve! How else should life ever be a good! Because we are the sons of God, we must become the sons of God.” 

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