“Making the Father Known”
Knowing the Father intimately is life’s greatest experience and most worthwhile
1. The Father was misunderstood until Jesus made Him known.
People have always believed distorted ideas about God.
2. The Father’s character is revealed in Jesus’ life and teaching.
Jesus is what God is like.
3. The Father’s love is revealed in Jesus’ death.
The greatest demonstration of God’s love is the cross.
4. The Father’s power is revealed in Jesus’ resurrection.
The same power that resurrected Jesus is at work in you.
5. The Father’s purpose is revealed in the coming of the Spirit.
Just like Jesus, we are loved, empowered and sent.
Jesus breathes the Spirit of God into us, making us one in love, power and purpose.
LifeGroup Questions: Applying the Teaching to Our Life:
1. Pastor Jim started his sermon talking about an “eggcorn,” which is a word or phrase that is mistakenly
used for another word or phrase because it sounds similar and seems plausible.” (For instance, egg-
corn instead of acorn.) Do you have an illustration of an “eggcorn” that you’ve mistakenly used?
2. What has been your biggest misunderstanding of God?
3. What is the one thing (pun intended) that you have learned during this series that most stands out to
4. The subpoint of Point 2 is “Jesus is what God is like.” Share what this phrase means to you and why it
5. n the sermon, Pastor Jim said that “God specializes in bringing new life out of death.” Is there an area
in your life these days that feels like it’s dead (or dying) and into which you would love for God to bring new life?
6. Read Jeremiah 9:23-24 in the NLT. Are you able to boast that you “truly know and understand the Lord”? On a
scale of 1-10, how well would you say you “know and understand the Lord”?
7. Close your group time by praying for unity and oneness in your marriage, in our church, and in the Church of
Core CHRISTlike Characteristic: Heart of Worship/Loving God