The Best Father Ever

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Love, defend, provide, inspire, relate, understand, heal, partner, trustworthy, affectionate, patient, kind, respectful, attentive, compassionate, empathetic, open, capable, safe.
These are all qualities that one would want to expect from a good father. These are not always, nor ever completely the quality of any human father. Although in sincerity, good fathers would strive to be this for their children, in the imperfect and sin-cursed world in which we live, they all....the all fall short — miss the mark.
One of the most fundamental characteristics of a good father is that he provides.
Most dads love to give gifts to their children
Common thought about what gifts are
True gifts — best gifts
In Luke 10
1-16 — the 70 were sent
17-29 — they report “even the demons were subject…in Your name” and Christ emphasizes that no one knows He and the Father unless Christ wills it (v. 22) and communicated that no one can justify themselves (v. 29)
30-37 — the parable of the good Samaritan t define loving neighbor as one’s self
38-42 — Mary and Martha, Mary chose the good part (v. 42) over the worry of “so many things” (v. 41).
Luke 11:1-4
An abbreviated recount of the Lord’s prayer, Your name…Your kingdom…Your supply…we forgive…His leading from temptation
Big Idea:
Big Idea:
Sincerely and continually ask God for His greatest gift and He will give it.

The Best Father Gives When it’s Best vv. 5-8

Ask for what you need
++Acknowledge your dependence
++Keep seeking
Jeremiah 29:13 NASB
‘And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.
Proverbs 8:17 NASB
“I love those who love me; And those who diligently seek me will find me.

The Best Father Gives What is Best vv. 9-13

Ask…seek…knock…all in the plural meaning to keep doing it over and over again, like the “friend” in vv. 5-8
++The one who keeps doing receives…finds…gets the open door
++What you ask for that you cannot give yourself, you will receive, the best gift according to Luke…the Spirit (v. 13)
Luke (3) The Holy Spirit

In comparison to Mark (six times) and Matthew (twelve times), Luke referred to the Spirit at least seventeen times in his Gospel; and to this we can add such references that refer to the Spirit as “power” or “promise.” It is above all in Acts, however, where we encounter most strongly this Lukan emphasis. Here the Spirit is referred to approximately seventy times, and specific reference is made to the “Holy Spirit” over forty times. This Lukan theological emphasis is present from Luke 1 through Acts 28.

The Apostle Paul related the same dependence on the Holy Spirit to have what you need that you cannot get on your own in Romans 8.
Romans 8:11 NASB
But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who indwells you.
Big Idea:
Sincerely and continually ask God for His greatest gift and He will give it.
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