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God the Father

The Person & Work of God the Father

When we speak of God the Father, we are talking about more than a metaphor. In the Trinity, God the Father is not the same concept as many would mean when speaking of "the Fatherhood of God." We are speaking here of the first Person of the Trinity. Even many who believe in the Triune God, would know little more to say about the Father than to describe him as "Fatherly." Here are short audio segments to help you think through this subject in bite-sized pieces. Use your commute! Listen to each one on the way to work and, again, on the way home, one per day. You may also want to consider listening to the "prequel" to this series, on the Trinity.

1. What Can We Say About God the Father? (5:58) {audio}

2. Father as Metaphor (4:34) {audio}

3. The Father is Called, Simply, God (6:27) {audio}

4. How is the Father a Father? (6:03) {audio}

5. The Planning Father (6:05) {audio}

6. The Distant Father (3:10) {audio}

7. The Sending Father (3:30) {audio}

8. Access to the Father (5:43) {audio}

9. Access to the Father Experienced (5:51) {audio}

10. The Father Giving the Son (5:05) {audio}

11. The Father Raised Jesus from the Dead (6:02) {audio}

12. The Father Hearing & Answering Prayer (14:37) {audio}

13. The Father Adopting (9:19) {audio}

14. The Father and His Kingdom (8:11) {audio}

15. The Father Correcting (8:23) {audio}

16. Repentance Toward God (3:56) {audio}

17. Your Father (5:57) {audio}

18. The God & Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ (2:25) {audio}

19. Our God and Father (2:24) {audio}

20. The Father: Summary & Closing Arugument (7:50) {audio}

Recorded Live

Some audio files have been edited by the speaker for length and polish.

Recorded Live: How is God the Father... a Father? (9:27)   {audio}    {fact sheet}

Recorded Live: God the Father: Source & Planner (35:54)   {audio}    {fact sheet}

Recorded Live: Relating to God the Father (17:17)   {audio}    {fact sheet}

Off-Site Links

Fred Sanders, Is God the Father Greater than God the Son?    {Podcast}