Handout Class 4 | “Finding the Father’s Face” Series | Watford Men 2022

Matthew 6:9-13 ““This, then, is how you should pray: Our Father in heaven – Father-God is nearby – hallowed be your name, – Father-God is holy – your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.- Father-God is powerful, He is King of Kings and cannot be thwarted – Give us today our daily bread – Father-God is caring

Our Father God is caring
– He provides – Psalm 23
– “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7 NIV11)
– Care about our bodies
– “…in the 1850s the average American slept 9.5 hours a night. By 1950 that number dropped to eight hours a night. Today the average American sleeps under seven hours a night.” Smith, James Bryan. The Good and Beautiful God (p. 33). John Murray Press.
– In what ways do we take care of our bodies?
– Care about our emotional/mental health
– In what ways do we take care of our emotional and mental health?
– Care about our spiritual health
– In what ways do we take care of our spiritual state?

Discussion about God
1. If Father God is caring, what does this mean?
2. If Father God is caring, how can we be more aware of this reality?
3. If Father God is caring, how can we enjoy his care?

Discussion about us as fathers
1. What does it mean to be ‘caring’ for our children?
2. How can we help our children be more aware that we care?
3. What can we do so that our children enjoy our care for them?

Please add your comments on this week’s topic. We learn best when we learn in community.

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