WHAT KIND OF FATHER IS GOD?

How God Meets Your Deepest Needs

"This is how you should pray: Our Father in heaven..." Matthew 6:9 (NIV)

I. GOD IS A CARING FATHER

"As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord hascompassion on those who honor Him." Psalm 104,13 (NIV)

"Cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you!" I Peter 5:7 (NIV)

"So don't worry saying, 'What shall we eat'? …or what shall we wear?' ... Your heavenly Father knows you need these things." Matthew 6:31-32 (NIV)

II.GOD IS A COSISTENT FATHER

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17 (N IV)

Even 'if we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot disown Himself." 2 Timothy 2:13 (NIV) For God's gifts and his call can never be withdrawn; he will never go back on his promises. Romans 11:29 (LB)

"My God is changeless in His love for me." Psalm 59:10 (LB)

III. GOD IS A GOD WHO IS CLOSE

God did this so people would '...perhaps reach out for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us." Acts 17:27 (NM)

'The Lord is near to all who call on Him. yes, to all who call on him sincerely." Psalm 145:l8(NIV)

"If you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him." Matt. 7:1 1 (N IV)

"And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus." Phil. 4:19 (NIV)

"The Lord is close to the brokenhearted saves those who are crushed in spirit." Psaim34:18(NIV)

IV GOD IS A COMPETENT FATHER

'For nothing is impossible with God." Luke 1:37 (NIV)

"(God) is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask to even dream of - infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, or hopes!" Eph. 3:20 (LB)

"Jesus said, 'l am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. If you really knew Me, you would know My Father as well." John 14:6-7(N IV)

"So you are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus." Galatians 3:26 (NLT)

"All honor to God, the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ; for it is his boundless mercy that has given us the privilege of being born again so that we are now members of God's own family.' I Pt. 1:5 (LB)

"His [God's] unchanging plan has always been to adopt us into his own family by sending Jesus Christ to die for us. And he did this because he wanted to!' Eph. 1:5 (LB)

19 Do you still think it's enough just to believe that there is one God? Well, even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror! James 2:19 (N LT)

38 Peter replied, 'Each of you must turn from your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:38 (NLT)