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Lesson 5

God Is Our Heavenly Father

When a spiritual baby is born, he has new life. He knows how to breathe, how to eat, and how to have a family life. But now he needs to know who is in charge of the family: Our Heavenly Father. Jesus taught his disciples to say, “Our Father who art in heaven.” The Heavenly Father loves, protects, provides for, and disciplines (trains) His children.

Please download the PDF and use the Bible to look up the answers to all the questions below.

1. The Heavenly Father’s Love

The Lord appeared to them from afar saying, ‘I have ____________ you with an everlasting ________________________,’ therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness.” Jeremiah 31:3

A. Why did God save you?

  • because you are so bad?

  • because you first loved him?

  • because you have bad luck?

  • Because _______________

But because of His great ____________ for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were ____________ in ____________it is by ____________ you have been saved.” Ephesians 2:4-5

B. How does God reveal his love to you? Please write or think of an example.

  • 1 John 3:1

C. In Luke 15:11-24, Jesus talks about how a father loved a son. What are the similarities between this father and God our Father?

2. The Heavenly Father’s Protection

But the Lord is faithful, and he will _____________________________ you from the evil one.” 2 Thessalonians 3:3

A. In Psalm 34:7, what does God promise?

B. How did God protect Elijah 2 Kings 6:15-18?

C. How did God protect the three friends Daniel 3?

D. How does God protect you when you face temptation? 1 Corinthians 10:13

3. The Heavenly Father’s Provision

And my God will ___________ all your _____________ according to his glorious _____________ in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19

A. Why are God’s children not to worry?

  • Matthew 6:31-32

B. What gift has God given his children to demonstrate he is willing to meet our needs?

  • Romans 8:32

4. God’s Discipline

Because the Lord ____________ those He loves, and He ____________ everyone He accepts as a ____________.” Hebrews 12:6

A. What does God expect for His children?

  • Ephesians 4:13

B. How does God discipline His children?

a. Through friends: (Proverbs27:17)

b. Through the Bible: (2Timothy3:16)

c. Through trials: (James1:2-4)

Which aspect of God is most meaningful to you?

  • His love and kindness

  • His provision for your needs

  • His discipline

  • His protection