The Fatherhood of God, Jim Hodges, Nov 14, 2010

The Fatherhood of God, Eph. 3:14-15

– it’s hard for people to get the concept of God as our Father
– God IS Father – not LIKE our Father

5 Dimensions of our Father:
1. Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Cor. 1:3) – father-son relationship
  – God is a relational God, He wants to relate to you and me

2. Father of mercies and all comfort (2 Cor. 1:3-7) – and forgiveness

3. Father of spirits (Heb. 12:7-11) – He disciplines those He loves
  – discipline is not just correction, but affirmation and encouragement because He
     corrects those he loves

4. Father of lights (James 1:17) – my calling and vocation, I’m to be His light in a dark world
  – He’s called me in every part of my life

5. Father of glory (Eph. 1:17) – influence and a heavy-weight
  – releasing revelation and wisdom for us to fulfill the destiny He has for us
  – no matter your age, God still has a destiny for you that will have Godly influence

– our identity is rooted in God’s fatherhood
– we’re to identify our function through God’s identity
– Satan tried to get Jesus to act independently of God, instead Jesus only did what He saw the Father do
– the enemy is attacking our identity

Ps. 68:5-6, John 14:18

Jim Hodges is the founder of the Federation of Ministers and Churches International (fmci.org), a relational, apostolic network of ministers, apostolic teams and local churches across the nation. Having ministered in over 40 nations, Apostle Hodges serves the Body of Christ internationally as a teaching apostle with a passion to see the Body of Christ fully established.