But, Jesus taught his disciples to pray by saying, “Our Father…” (Mt. 6:9). When we receive Christ as our Savior, we become the “children of God” (Jn. 1:12. If God is our Father and we are his children, then all other believers are our brothers and sisters. Jesus said that; “whoever does the will of my Father in heaven, is my brother, and sister, and mother” (Mt. 12:50).
One of the purposes of these topics is to introduce you to the genealogy of your family. You and I are branches on a family tree.
In these topics, we will explore what it means to be part of God’s family. We will look into the potential of our life and discover the depth of relating that our God offers to each of us. We will learn about the impact that our relationship with God has upon us.
In the first topics, we looked at our need for both the secular and the spiritual. We delved into how God met people’s needs. We grew in our understanding of the ways in which God meets our own deep needs and we acquired a greater appreciation of how God meets deep needs through us.
All I Need to Know Phyllis C. Michael
Teach me, O Lord, to see Your loveIn every drop of rain;Teach me to feel Your presence nearYes, even when there’s pain.Teach me to praise Your name by faithWhatever comes my way,To know that midnight hours will fadeBefore the light of day.Teach me acceptance, Lord, I ask,Submission to your will,Not resignation – but the graceTo seek Your wisdom stillTeach me that wells some times run dry,That rivers overflowBut You are always in control -That’s all I need to know.