Sermon: "Welcome to God's Family," Part 2. 9/26/2010. First Presbyterian Church Perkasie
A Christian missionary was reading the Lord's prayer to patients in a Christian hospital operating in Iran. As he read the words, "Our Father, which art in Heaven," one of the Muslim patients immediately interrupted him and said, "Don't call God 'father,' that is blasphemy. God is not a father." In our Christianized west, we might be surprised to hear that. Even liberal Christians speak of the Fatherhood of God and brotherhood of men. But it is the precious truth of the gospel that in Christ we become members of God's family. Watch as Pastor MacLaren shows from Ephesians 3:14-21 how the Church of Jesus Christ is the family of God. This sermon was preached at First Presbyterian Church in Perkasie, PA (www.firstchurchopc.org).
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