Relational Discipleship 101

Father – Son

Matthew 11:27 (NKJV) 

27  All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.

Daniel 11:32 (NKJV)
32  Those who do wickedly against the covenant he shall corrupt with flattery; but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.

How does this work?

As you know God           increases your faith              allows you to do great exploits!

12 Pieces of the Puzzle

Each piece reveals something of God and how we relate

Relational Discipleship 103.004

Know God as Father

Important to paint a correct picture…4 elements to pick up on

       Represent 4 faces of a father

God loves: 1 John 3:1 (NKJV) Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. The primary defining characteristic

     Behold        look at the way he loves! Replace your father

1. The Father Loves

God provides: Matthew 6:31-32 (NKJV) Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.

     If God clothes the birds and the flowers… he will take care

     Every good and perfect gift     from above!

2. The Father provides

God protects: Psalm 61:3-4 (NKJV) For You have been a shelter for me, A strong tower from the enemy. 4 I will abide in Your tabernacle forever; I will trust in the shelter of Your wings. Selah

     He is a strong tower        to run to for safety

     His security system has no clitches       no lapse

3. The Father protects

God leads: Psalm 48:14 (KJV) For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.

    God has never left his people w/o direction

    Pillar of fire  cloud   vision  prophets  casting lots      voice

    He orders our steps     he sets the course    sovereign will

4. The Father leads

These are the 4 faces of God!

Do as a Son

John 8:29 (NKJV) And He who sent Me is with Me. The Father has not left Me alone, for I always do those things that please Him.”

If indeed God is the perfect father… Jesus is the perfect son!

Notice the word ‘please’     what pleases God?

    Hebrews 11:6    w/o faith it is impossible to please God!

    Jesus did what pleases      He trusted his father

    That is why he was at peace…in the boat…asleep

    He carried what was in the bottom the boat to top of water

    It was the result of this incredible trust!

    God said this is my son in whom I am well pleased!

To imitate the Son       we must trust the Father!

Mark 12:30 (KJV) 
30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.

This is the perfect response to the Perfect Father!

This is not lip service

This is not flippant

This is not occaisional


Love God the Father with an all in love!

No spectator relationship

This is a no non sense relationship      where the Father is first

This is absolute loyalty!


The 1st piece of the puzzle…4 faces and two responses trust/loyalty

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