Field Guide 1-2
I believe in God the Father, Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth.
Our profession, our statement of faith begins with these words and it does so for a reason. God the Father is creator, the first person of the Trinity. In this chapter we are going to explore a little about how God has revealed himself. Hopefully through some work in the bible and Catechism we will begin to understand a little of God’s revelation of himself as creator, Lord, and Father. So here we go, same format as last time. Read the following in the order presented and then fill out the form below.
- Genesis 1:1-28 – the Creation story.
- CCC 31-43 – How we can know God
- Acts 17:26-28 – that we may seek, even grope.
- 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 – “know me.” But there is even more. We are not done yet. God is big. Huge. So read the following.
- CCC 215 – 217 – God is Truth
- John 3:16
- 1 John 4:8
- 1 John 18-19
- 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, Dad. Don’t take my word. Read it for yourselves.
- Matthew 6:5-15 – Your father knows what you need
- Matthew 7:7-11
- Hebrews 12:7-10
- 1 John 3:1
- Romans 8:14-17
You should be getting the point by now. We are literally the children of God. Adopted sons and daughters. Co-heirs with Christ. WOW! Think about that for a second. God is your father. A perfect father loves all his Children equally. Maybe differently, but equally. So, we are loved by God perfectly as children, just like He loves Jesus. And this will blow your mind a little. Jesus and the Father are one. So God loves Himself perfectly, and He loves us as much as He loves Himself, perfectly. Makes my brain almost explode when I try to conceive of it. This truly is good news. And it should affect the way we see our Lord.
OK, so finish the chapter by completing the online form below!