What hinders our relationship with God?

  • Anne Fountain – June 23, 2019

How do we relate to God?

  1. Images of God in the Bible
  2. The problems we experience relating to him
  3. Overcoming these problems

Luke 11:2–4

  1. And he said to them, “When you pray, say:
    Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come.
  2. Give us each day our daily bread,
  3. and forgive us our sins,
    for we ourselves forgive everyone who is indebted to us.
    And lead us not into temptation.”   ESV

Father of the Nation of Israel

God like a human father

God like a human mother

Luke 11

  1. What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent;
  2. or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion?
  3. If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”   ESV

Romans 8

  1. There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.   ESV