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WEEK 1: Heaven’s Help
July 14, 2016

Fatherhood Fellowship Six-Week Series #3
The Ten Tools of Fatherhood: The Last Four Tools and “Special Situations”
To be the best earthly father you can be, you need help from the ultimate father. (p. 163)
Mark 14:36 “And he said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for you.””
  1. What comes to mind when you hear someone refer to God as your “heavenly Father”? Does this have positive or negative connotations?
  2. If you don’t know God as your Heavenly Father, what questions do you have about Him? What stands between you and God?
  3. Read Isaiah 64:8 – But, now, O Lord, you are our Father, we are the clay, you are the potter; we are the work of your hand. 
    How do you think your concept of God as your Heavenly Father lines up with what the Bible says about what God is like?

  4. How can a close relationship with God help you to be a better dad?
  5. How can studying the Bible help you get to know God better and learn from Jesus’s example?
  6. What would you like your relationship with God to be like?
Optional Additional Questions for Week 1 
  1. If you know God as your Heavenly Father, where in your role as a dad do you need His help? If you are not seeking God now, will you consider checking it out?
  2. How would praying for your wife and children affect the way you relate to them?
  3. As a father protecting your family, how can you combat the evil that tries to undermine and destroy your relationship? 
  4. If you didn’t have an earthly father who provided a healthy example for you to follow, how can knowing your Heavenly Father fill that need in your life?