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What Is God Like (11 of 13)
Series: When We Ask What?
Dr. Stan Coffey
I. God Is A Compassionate Father
Ii. God Is A Caring Father
Iii. God Is A Consistent Father
Iv. God Is A Close Father
V. God Is A Capable Father
We are going to look at Matthew and I want us to turn to Matthew Chapter 6. One of the questions that people ask is, "What is God like?"
You know that is an important question because if you are to know God, if you are to have a personal relationship with God, if you are to pray to God then it is important to know what God is like.
One of the most important aspects of a Christian life is prayer and yet if we are to pray we need to know how to pray and it was the prayer life of Jesus that so impressed His disciples so that they asked Him, "Lord teach us to pray."
He gave us a model prayer in Matthew Chapter 6 and in this model prayer we are going to see exactly how Jesus said we ought to pray. Now the model prayer is not a rope prayer or a ceremonial prayer that we should pray every time we pray but it is a prayer that models the aspects that we should include in our prayer life.
The very most important aspect is how we address God and how we relate to God. Now how you relate to God is important because how you relate to God affects how you relate to other people.
How you relate to business associates, how you relate to your husband and wife, to children, to family is all affected whether we realize it or not by how we relate to God and relating to God depends on our knowing what God is like.
If you had to describe this morning what God is like how would you describe Him? IF you had to imagine God, how would you picture Him in your mind?
You know there are some who picture God as the force, the force be with you as in the Star Wars trilogy. It talks about the great force of the universe.
Then there are some who see God as the Man Upstairs or one with whom we can take with a grain of salt ...
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