Sermon:
OUR HEAVENLY FATHER : A FATHERíS DAY MESSAGE
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OUTLINE

1.PASSION
2.PROVISION
3.PROTECTION
4.PURIFICATION
5.PERMANENCE
6.PARTNERSHIP
7.PROMOTION

THE MESSAGE

OUR HEAVENLY FATHER : A FATHERíS DAY MESSAGE
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1.PASSION
John 16:27 I John 3:1 Matthew 22:35-40 Psalm 103:8-14 Luke 15:11-24
Our Heavenly Father has great passion and love towards His children . He is not an unkind and cruel Father but a loving and compassionate Father to us. He longs to have a loving relationship with us . The greatest commandment is to love God with all our heart. This is the greatest expectation of our Heavenly Father from us . His great love moves Him to show mercy to us and forgive our sins. The prodigal son discovered the great love of the father when he repented and returned to his father after going astray .

2.PROVISION
Matthew 6:25-33 Romans 8:32 Matthew 7:9-11 Luke 11:11-13 John 16:23
Our Heavenly Father provides for our needs . We need not worry about the needs of our life because our Heavenly Father knows our every need. Since he was willing to sacrifice His only Son for us ,surely He would also give everything else that we need . He longs to give good gifts to His children. He would surely give the Holy Spirit to those who ask . He would grant our requests when we ask in the name of Jesus.

3.PROTECTION
John 10:27-29 Matthew 10:29-31
Our Heavenly Father protects us from harm and danger. We are safely held in His hands and no one can pluck us out of His Hand. Even the hairs on our head are numbered. The Lord who purchased us at such a heavy price would preserve us as His precious treasure. We are kept under the protection of His precious blood .

4.PURIFICATION
Hebrews 12:5-11 Matthew 6:9-15 Luke 6:27-36 Matthew 5:43-48
Our Heavenly Father purifies our life by correcting and disciplining us .He wants us to be a partaker of His holiness . He wants His children to reflect His nature and character . He wants His children to display the divine love and mercy even towards their enemies . He wants His children to forgive others even as He forgives them.

5.PERMANENCE
Isaiah 9:6 Psalm 68:5 Exodus 22:22-24 James 1:27
Our Heavenly Father is a permanent Father to us . His name is called the Everlasting Father. Earthly fathers may pass away from this world but our Heavenly Father is always with us . He has a deep concern for the Fatherless and widows .He is the Father to the fatherless. He warns those who afflict the fatherless that they would face severe consequences. He considers caring for the fatherless and widows as a pure and undefiled service to Him.

6.PARTNERSHIP
Matthew 21:28-31 I Corinthians 3:9