Abba

Abba
Numbers 6:24-27

Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. In the exercise of His will He brought us forth by the word of truth, so that we would be a kind of first fruits among His creatures. James 1:16-17

Gratitude

  • II Timothy 3:1-5
  • "disobedient to parents"
  • We are blessed!
  • Gratitude is key to our salvation and our relationship to God!
  • Thankful Inventory

Gratitude is key to our salvation and our relationship to God.

The potency of prayer hath subdued the strength of fire; it hath bridled the rage of lions, hushed anarchy to rest, extinguished wars, appeased the elements, expelled demons, burst the chains of death, expanded the gates of heaven, assuaged diseases, repelled frauds, rescued cities from destruction, stayed the sun in its course, and arrested the progress of the thunderbolt. ~ John Chrysostom

Abba, Father

  • John 17
    • Jesus' High Priestly Prayer
  • John 5:19-20, 26
    • Jesus' dependence on the Father

But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. John 1:12-13

  • Galatians 4:6
    • "Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba! Father!" 
  • Romans 8:14-17
  • Mark 14:36
  • The Significance of Calling God "Father"
    • To call God Father is to speak of him as the absolutely sovereign God of creation.
    • To call God "Father" is to use covenant language.
    • Calling God "Father" acknowledges a close personal relationship with him, a family term.