“Abba, Father”: Romans 8.15-27
- “I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth.” John 14:16–17
- “When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.” (Ephesians 1:13–14 NIV11)
- “And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.” (Ephesians 2:22 NIV11)
- A Christian is someone who wants God
- “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.” Jn 14:23
- Matt 6 - hypocrites pray to be seen
- Not starting with “Lord” etc.
- God honours you as if you have done everything Jesus has done
- Start with “Our father” to remember your position
- What do each of these four points mean for you & your ‘group’?
- We - communal
- Cry - real
- Abba - relationship
- Father - safe
- How will you adjust the way you pray as a result of what the Spirit has made possible?
- Suggestion: Use Romans 8.15 as a prayer frame for a week - “We cry, “Abba, Father.””
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