Field Guide 1-2
“I believe in God the Father, Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth…”
Our profession, our statement of faith each Sunday, begins with these words… and it does so for a reason. Our heavenly Father is Creator, the first person of the Trinity, who is God. In this chapter, we are going to explore how God has revealed Himself to us in this way. Hopefully, through studying the bible and Catechism, we will begin to understand a little of God’s revelation. Through scripture God reveals Himself as the Creator, Lord, and our Father. Here we go, same format as the first chapter of Field Guide 1. Read the following excerpts in the order presented and then fill out the form below:
- Genesis 1:1-28 – the Creation story
- CCC 31-43 – Knowing God
- Acts 17:26-28 – that we might seek and find
- Exodus 3:11-15 – I AM
- CCC 205-211 – What’s in a name?
OK, so God IS. That should be clear by now. He is, He was, He will always be. And He is constantly calling to us to “know Him.” But there is more! We are not done yet. God is big. Huge. INFINITE! We can never stop learning about Him. Read the following:
- CCC 215 – 217 – God is Truth
- John 3:16-17 – Saved by love
- 1 John 4:7-11 – Love’s true calling
- 1 John 4:16-19 – Transforming power of Love
- CCC 221 – God IS Love
OK, a little deeper now. God is. God is Creator. God is Truth. God is Love. Is that the end of it? No. Not by a long shot. Jesus comes and God’s revelation gets even better. He is Father, Abba, Daddy, Dad… Don’t take my word. Read it for yourselves:
- Matthew 6:5-8 – The Father knows
- Matthew 7:7-11 – The Father gives
- Hebrews 12:7-11 – The Father guides
- 1 John 3:1-3 – The Father transforms
- Romans 8:14-17 – The Father glorifies
You should be getting the point by now. We are LITERALLY God’s children. Adopted sons and daughters. Co-heirs with Christ. WOW! Think about that for a second… God is your father! A perfect father loves perfectly. So God loves each of his children equally. Maybe differently, but equally. So, we are loved by God the Father, just as much as He loves Jesus. This next part should blow your mind a little… Jesus and the Father are ONE. God loves Himself perfectly, therefore He loves us as much as He loves Himself, perfectly… Makes your brain almost explode when you try to understand it. This truly is GREAT news! And it should affect the way we see God and relate to Him.
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