The Father’s Heart

No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.–John 1:18

The Main Thing:   We need to know the Father’s Heart so that we can grow toward wholeness in our lives as fathers and children.

The Father’s Heart…
1.  Is To Us.

• The Light (Jn. 1:1-5) (into our darkness)

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.–John 1:1-5 (NIV)

• The Word (Jn. 1:14)

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.–John 1:14 (NIV)

Two Lost Sons and the Father’s Heart

2.  Is For Us.

The Takeaway
• How should we live as fathers and children when we know the Father’s heart?
• Psalm 90:12

Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.–Psalm 90:12 (NIV)