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June 11, 2022 8:00 pm
“Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect” (Matthew 5:48).
The Baptist Bible lowered no comes to you under the direction of Elder Lucero Bradley Junior will and this is rightly junior and straight to the front of the message of God's sovereign grace and in a be a he he and the as we approach Father's Day. We thought it would be good to bring a message that we have preached concerning the perfect father God our father in heaven and see how many things concerning Hughes care for us are appropriate to apply what earthly fathers are to be doing with respect to their children. The message will be an encouragement to you and we hope that you will take time to write and let us know that you listen, we'd appreciate it if you mentioned the call letters of the station over which the program comes to you. Our mailing address is Baptist Bible power box 17 oh 37, Cincinnati, OH 45217 in a he he he is he will and in he he and him and he and and and he he he and he through the years on Father's Day.
We blocked messages about what it means to be a godly father, loving father. Father feels tremendously important role in the home.
He is the spiritual leader if he is not functioning as it ought the entire family suffers but I want to speak to you today on the perfect father returned the book of Matthew chapter 5 verse 48 be ye therefore perfect, even as your father which is in heaven is perfect officer. There is only one perfect father, that is God, but he tells fathers that they are to imitate him. They are to endeavor to be like him to be conforming their lives to the example set through the God man, Jesus Christ would first consider the question who can call God father, so there are those that make the assumption that any human being can rightfully say God is my father but scriptures do not bear that out. Indeed, God is the creator of all. He gives life to all the call cannot call him father Job chapter 12 reading the 10th verse in whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind.
Not only did God create man and initially breathed into Adam's nostrils the breath of life, and he became a living soul, but he continues to provide breath for every human being called enlarged upon that in the book of acts chapter 17 when he was delivering the message at Mars Hill says in acts 17 verse 25. Speaking of God. Of course he says neither is worshiped with men's hands, as though he needed anything, seeing he giveth to all life and breath as Paul speaks to these who are pagans and worshiping many false gods. He sets forth the truth concerning the living God, the true and living God the Creator and says he gives life to all. Every human soul is given that life not because they are deserving of it. But by the sovereign purpose of God. He gives them life he gives them breath and all things that pertain to life and it made of one blood all nations of man to dwell on the face of the earth and have determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation that they should seek the Lord with haply they might feel after him and find him, though he be not far from every one of us, for in him we live and move and have our being as certain of your own prophets have said, for we are also his offspring so he gives life, he gives breath in him we live and move and have our being and all of those on the speak of the fact that all will eventually be accountable to him, verse 31 because he has appointed today in which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained wherefore he has given assurance and all men, and that he has raised him from the day so all men are created by God. All men are given breath to breathe by God. All men are accountable to God and all would stand before him in judgment unless their sins are remitted to the sacrifice of Jesus Christ and he appeared as their intercessor, so some cannot call God father.
Not all are the sons of God than of popular way of thinking with some theologians to advocate the idea of the universal fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man, but scriptures make it very clear that some cannot call God. Their father, we read in the eighth chapter of the Gospel of John, verse 44 Jesus speaking to the religious leaders. The Pharisees of that.
They said he are of your father the devil, so these individuals could not rightly call God.
Their father, ye are of your father the devil, and the lust of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth because there is no truth in him. When he speak of the lackeys because of his own. Forking is a liar and the father of it may sound very loving and kind certainly appears to be a very broad-minded position for somebody to say what I just believe that we are all brothers and sisters where all the children of God. But that's just not the case.
Some are not the children of God and therefore cannot call him father Matthew chapter 13 verse 38 the field is the world the good seed are the children of the kingdom, but the tears are the children of the wicked one. So here's a vivid contrast in the parable of the tear. He says the good seed refers to the children of the kingdom. Those who are children of God and can rightly call God. Their father, but the tears are the children of the wicked one so you can call God father there some that cannot but those that can call God. Their father are first of all those who are born again when Jesus was conversing with Nicodemus is recorded in the third chapter the gospel of John. It said in the third verse, verily, verily I say unto the except a man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of God, he can't see it again comprehended the cannot be a part of a message board again.
Verse five verily, verily, I say under the except a man be born of the water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. Elvis was very puzzling to Nicodemus although he was a teacher and well respected. No doubt among his peers. Yet when Jesus starts talking about the new birth.
He has no comprehension of asking a man in the second time in his mother's womb and be born. Of course, Jesus says that's not worth talking about but he does tell us that in order for one to enter his kingdom which would be the equivalent of entering his family. They must be born again. Something must occur within them. Life is given, they become a new creature in Christ Jesus. Secondly, those who can call God father of those that have been adopted into his family. Ephesians chapter 1 verse four according as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world that we should be holy and without blame before him in love, having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will. When you consider the fact that we were far removed from him. Certainly not seeking him, not loving him not honoring him and that he would buy his mercy adopted us into his family is an amazing display of his wonderful grace for the more those who can call God father are those who are believers in Jesus Christ, we look at the Gospel of John chapter 1 reading in the 11th verse he came into his own and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name. These were given the right to become the sons of God. They had not been God sons. They could not, prior to what is here described have rightfully called him father, but as many as received him, to these he gave the power or authority or the right to become the sons of God, how they identified even to them that believe on his name. But what this about verse 13.
Which were born, not of blood nor the will of the flash nor the will of man, but of the so this connects with what we've already written the third chapter the gospel of John. You must be born again, and these then who are born of God. Therefore now received him, and are given the right and privilege of being known as the sons of God, these are believers. That's how individuals are going to be identified as those who can call God father mother reference of this can be found in the book of Galatians chapter 3 it says that you are the children of God by faith. So faith is given. It is the gift of God not of works lest any man should boast. But that faith is that by which these are identified as being the children of God for year. All the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. Verse 26 Galatians chapter 3 now, having considered the question of who can call God father were talking about this perfect father who can call God father there obviously are multitudes who cannot.
Although God is the creator. Although God sustains life.
They cannot call him father. Those who have been born again those of been adopted into his family. Those who are believers in Jesus Christ can call him father. Secondly, let's think about the privilege of calling God father.
What a remarkable privilege. It is that we who are sinners by nature being adopted into his family now have the right to call him father by nature.
We were his enemy. Romans chapter 5 verse 10 for if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God of the death of his son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. How does it describe us. We were enemies to let him pick H objection to that table. I don't feel that I was ever the enemy of God's far back as I can remember I've loved God I was taught when I was a child about some of the great stories of the Bible never rejected those I feel like I've always had a favorable inclination toward the things of God toward Christianity took the gospel well indeed that may be the case as far as what you're able to discern and observe the fact is, all of us are born with the Adamic nature and that is a fallen pet is a sinful nature and we are not inclined by an act of our own free will turn to God or love God, or serve God honor him and so our relationship to the fallen parent Adam we by nature our enemies the enemies of God. Chapter 8 verse seven says because the carnal mind is enmity against God, for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be the carnal mind the natural mind. This mind that we have in human nature is at enmity against God. So in both of these references, it categorizes us in our fallen nature apart from grace, that we are enemies of God. Now what privilege considering that being our state by birth, our next condition, an enemy of God. Not seeking him not desiring him being a basic rental in our hearts that he would rescue us that he would draw us to himself that he would adopt us into his family and now we can call him father first John chapter 3 verse one behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed upon us that we should be called the sons of God.
You can tell as John writes these words under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, he stands in all of the whole matter what manner of love.
Love is this, that we should be called the sons of God, therefore the world know with us, not because it knew him not.
Beloved, now are we the sons of God often do you think about that. What a blessing to meditate on it to think here I am a fallen sinner by nature. Here I am insignificant in so many ways and that the think I have the privilege of calling God father.
One thing to say. I believe in God. I believe he is the creator or think about him at a distance in heaven think about him as your father, what implicit beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it does not yet appear what we shall be, but we know that when he shall appear, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he extended by God's love by God's amazing grace, that we now can call him father Romans chapter 8 rating the 14th verse for as many as are led to the spirit of God. They are the sons of God is an evidence that one belongs to him. If one is a true son of God.
Being led to the spirit, for ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to hear but you have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba.
The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God, and if children, then pairs heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together's term. Abba father is generally been thought to been an expression used basically by children as they would speak to their father calling him affectionately. Daddy but some recent research of the language indicates it wasn't the term just limited to small children that was an expression used right on showing great affection and is an endearing term one would have for their father so by the spirit of God we are able to call him Abba father are father in Old Testament times, God was viewed as being at a distance, the use of the term father referring to God is used only about 15 times in the Old Testament in the New Testament it's over 260 time you can see the tremendous change of emphasis that now because of the position that we have through the redemption that is in Jesus Christ, and the spirit of God being given to abide in us. We are now on a very close intimate relationship with God. The people in those olden times, stood at a distance they were dependent upon the priesthood to make the sacrifices and to approach God on their behalf.
The great high priest was the only one who could into the holy of holies and that was only one time you if he entered without the proper garment directly incorrect time he would be struck dead. So it was a solemn thing. When the priest was ministering as long as they could hear the ringing of the bells against the pomegranates on the bottom of the priest road. There was reassurance that all is well with extra C7 indicate that the priest had been struck dead, they did not have that close intimacy which is ours today.
Now in vivid contrast to the distance that separated the people in olden time the sense they may have had that we believe in God, and he was one of great power and he certainly hasn't help in the time of need, but they would never have used such terminology to call God father the book of Hebrews chapter 10 describes this contrast.
Verse 19. Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest of the blood of Jesus thing about had entered in the holy place under the old covenant and struck dead, but now we have boldness to enter because we enter by the blood of Jesus by new and living way which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is the safest place and having an high priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. So the word of encouragement to us, let us draw near with full assurance we don't have to feel that there is a distance. If there is a barrier we have the right and privilege to call him father and what a blessing of grace, that we are able to call God our father and for privilege to be able to call upon him in prayer report out our hearts to lay out our burdens before you know that he cares for us and his promise to forsake us you would like to get this message on CD. The perfect father requests that would writing and also as I mentioned earlier in the broadcast. You can ask for the booklet. There is hope next week at the same time of the Lord richly bless she the Baptist Bible hour is come to you under the direction of Elder Lucero Bradley Junior address all mailed to the Baptist Bible hour Cincinnati, OH 45217. That's the Baptist Bible hour Cincinnati, OH 45217 and in