The Northfield

  2535 Shore Road

  Northfield, NJ 08225


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"Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit that calls out 'Abba, Father.' So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir" (Gal.4:6-7).

God is more than that proverbial grand old gray haired man buzzing around in heaven. He is more than a policeman in our lives, making and enforcing rules for us to follow. When we decide through His Son to be adopted into His family, He becomes much, much more. He become a wonderful close and personal father...Abba, Father.....Dad....The apostle Paul made this description in Romans 8:15 also, but the Bible gives us more insight. The Psalmist writes; "As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him" (103:13). The word fear used here is not fright, but reverence. When Jesus taught the disciples to pray He started; "Our Father who is in heaven." (Matt.6:9). I underlined because we become His children, with Jesus as our brother. In that wonderful Parable of the Prodigal Son, our dad says this; "For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found. So they began to celebrate" (Lk.15:24). When we were dead and lost to sin, God accepts us back and there is a celebration. Finally, as Jesus makes His last admonition to His disciples he says; "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit" (Matt.28:19). Jesus makes sure that we understand our Father wants and has a part in our salvation. Because we are His children, His kids, we can call Him Abba, Father....Dad....

Have a great start to your week...Begin it with a RAK or two... Love mark Phil.4:11

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