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HOPE HAS A NAME 

Week 2:  Isaiah 9:6-7

 

Life Group Questions

  1. Can you think of an example of a father sacrificing for his kids? If you are a father, share an example of a time you had to step in and sacrifice for you kids.
  2. How has your relationship with your earthly father shaped your relationship with your Heavenly Father?
  3. Pastor Luke shared four different types of fathers. Did any of them resonate with how you picture your Heavenly Father? How so?
  4. How can you be praying for your earthly father this week? In what ways does he need your prayers?
  5. How has Jesus been like the everlasting Father in your life? Please share an example.
  6. Is there someone you need to pursue this week in the same way that Jesus is pursuing you? Who is it?

 

Sermon Notes and Scriptures        

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” – Isaiah 9:6

  1. THE NEVER-SATISFIED DAD.

 “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! – Isaiah 49:15

The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” – Zephaniah 3:17

  1. THE TIME-BOMB DAD.

The Lord is compassionate and gracious; slow to anger, abounding in love. – Psalm 103:8

  1. THE EMOTIONALLY DISTANT DAD.

20 So he got up and went to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. – Luke 15:20

  1. THE ABSENT DAD.

20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” – Matthew 28:20

 

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