Using a current, real, and personal struggle as a backdrop, Jake and Brett start a book study about one of the most influential books in their lives, Fathered By God by John Eldredge.
“The hardest, gladdest thing in the world is to cry “Father!” from a full heart . . . the refusal to look up to God as our father is the one central wrong in the whole human affair; the inability, the one central misery.” (George MacDonald)
“You are the son of a kind, strong, and engaged Father, a Father wise enough to guide you in the Way, generous enough to provide for your journey, offering to walk with you every step.” (Fathered By God, John Eldredge)
- COVID-19 is creating an opportunity for creative pastoral care
- Jake’s experience of powerlessness offers a valuable backdrop to the book and the experience of fatherlessness
- The universal angst of every person is the struggle to believe that God is a loving Father
- When, in the midst of difficulty, we proclaim out loud things that are true, we are changed
- When things are difficult, don’t isolate
- This book is like a map, it shows us the way but it doesn’t walk the way for us
- God will allow things to be stirred up in us so He can come and Father us…if we will let him
- Our journey is real and we need fathering
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