May 15, 2016

Holding Onto My Father’s Hands

Our Father God desires a very personal, intimate relationship with His children through self-revelation. The strong hands of our Father provide His children with the necessary mercy and security to persevere in the journey of life.

Sermon Notes

Holding onto My Father’s Hands
Meeting My Need for Security
Marvin Brubacher
May 14-15, 2016

Our Father God desires a very personal, intimate relationship with His children through self-revelation. The strong hands of our Father provide His children with the necessary mercy and security to persevere in the journey of life.

1. The Father’s strong hands reveal His mighty power in the world (Heb. 1:10; 1 Peter 5:6)

a. Creation is a sign of the Father’s powerful hands (Heb. 1:10)
b. We are exhorted to humble ourselves under His mighty hand (1 Pet. 5:6)
My response: Am I humble before Him?

2. The Father’s severe hands reveal His desire for genuine relationship (Psalm 32:4)

a. The Father cannot look away when people rebel against Him
b. This is true for nations and individuals (Psalm 32:4)
c. God’s discipline is a sign you are his child (Heb. 12:4-11)
My response: Do I respond to the Father’s discipline with genuine sorrow?

3. The Father’s secure hands reveal His loving providence (Psalm 37:23-24)

a. I am secure in His family (John 10: 28-30)
b. He supplies my most basic needs in life (Ps. 145: 14-16)
My response: Am I trusting the Father for my security?