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My Father and Your Father
Theme: God is our Father. The expression Father is used through all the Bible as an illustration of the kind of relationship God wants to have with us.

Scripture: John 20:17, 18
Hymn: Great is Thy Faithfulness

I. God Is Real
  A. He is our Creator God. — Rom. 1:19, 20
  B. He is God above all gods. — Deut. 10:17
  C. He is a living God. — John 14:19
II. The Nature of God
  A. God is a Spirit.— John 4:24
  B. God is a person.— Gen. 1:26
  C. God is love. — 1 John 4:8
  D. God is light. — l John 1:5
  E. God is holy and just. — 1 Peter 1:15; Ps. 19:9
  F. God is eternal. — Ps. 90:2
  G. God is sovereign. — Eph. 1:3-10
  H. God is unchanging. — James 1:17
III. Attributes of God
  A. God is all-powerful. — Rev. 19:6
  B. God is all-knowing. — Ps. 147:4; Acts 15:18
  C. God is all-present. — Ps. 139:7-12
  D. God is merciful. — Luke 6:36
  E. God is longsuffering. — 2 Peter 3:9
IV. God's Work on Earth and in Our Lives
  A. At the creation.— Gen. 1:1
  B. At our redemption. — Gen. 3:15; Hebrews 10:1; Hebrews 9:12; 1 Cor. 15:54
  C. At our regeneration. — John 3:5, 6
  D. At our preservation. — 1 Peter 1:5
V. The Revelation of God in the Spirit of Prophecy
  A. Tender and merciful Father. — Steps to Christ, 103
  B. Jehovah, the guardian of His people. — Patriarchs and Prophets, 305
  C. Christ, a revelation of His love. — Desire of Ages, 205

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