God the Father

"The Father of Lights" (Jas 1.16-18; HC LD 9, QA 26-28)

Text: Jas 1:16-18
Series: Heidelberg Catechism, LD 9, QA 26-28
Preached: 2016-02-28 at Phoenix URC, 5:30 PM.

believers are able to call God their Father because the very same Spirit who formed Christ’s human nature in the womb of Mary, has miraculously given us new spiritual life and a transformed nature. And practically, this means we not only have life, but are called to new lives.

"Life for New Lives" (Eph 2:1-10; HC LD 9, QA 26-28)

Text: Eph 2:1-10
Series: Heidelberg Catechism, LD 9, QA 26-28
Preached: 2016-02-21 at Phoenix URC, 5:30 PM.

Believers call God their Father because the same Spirit who formed Christ’s human nature also gives us new birth. From this new life, we live new lives of gratitude and holiness.

"The Father's Chosen Children" (Eph 1:1-14; HC LD 9, QA 26)

Text: Eph 1:1-14
Series: Heidelberg Catechism, LD 9, QA 26
Preached: 2016-02-14 at Phoenix URC, 5:30 PM.

Relating to God as our adoptive Father means trusting that we’ve been chosen to participate in his loving family, to be cared for as his children, and that we have a share in the inheritance which belongs to his natural Son, Jesus Christ.