Father God? Or Daddy God? A listener recently wrote me and mentioned how they had their “father’s shadow” looming over their lives as they dealt with their self-worth.
I can relate. Being raised without a dad, and even having some disturbing encounters with him at an early age, I struggled with seeing God as my Daddy. He was simply “The Father” which was cold and distant. I share about why seeing God as your Papa/Daddy is a huge step toward establishing self-worth in your life.
The Significance Journey … to learn a new self-worth based on what God says about you isn’t easy. We’ve built up years of “stinkin thinkin” that just doesn’t go away over night.
The lie of the fall in the Garden of Eden was that man could live independently from God, govern his own life, control his own destiny. Join me to learn about the original blueprint of man … join me on the significance journey.
One thing that trips a lot of people up, especially those who really see the revelation that God is love, is the idea of wrath. What are we to make of the wrath of God?
Wrath of God
Again and again, our English language fails us. The pictures of an angry God who seems to take great delight over the destruction of man is not the God that Jesus revealed. This picture also doesn’t really capture what the word “wrath” actually means. So what is the “wrath of God” all about then?
This week we finish up our study on the Western Worldview by looking at the issues of rules, vices, and self.
There’s no way around the fact that our cultural and historical contexts supply us with habits of mind that lead us to read the Bible differently than Christians in other cultural and historical contexts.