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Metaphors for Relationship with God
Transcript of Metaphors for Relationship with God
& Clay Shepherd& Sheep Master & Servants Jeremiah 18.6 NIV
He said, “Can I not do with you, Israel, as this
potter does?” declares the LORD. “Like clay in the
hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, Israel. John 10.11 NIV
11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep." Luke 16.13 NIV
13 “No one can serve two masters. Either you
will hate the one and love the other, or you will
be devoted to the one and despise the other.
You cannot serve both God and money.” Father &
Children Psalm 103.13 NIV
13 "As a father has compassion on his children,
so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him..." Friends John 15.14-15 NIV
14You are my friends if you do what I command. 15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. Bridegroom
& Bride Lovers
As a young man marries a young woman,
so will your Builder marry you;
as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride,
so will your God rejoice over you.
Isaiah 62:5 NIV 31 “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two
will become one flesh.” 32 This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church. NIV Ephesians 5:31–32
(a quote of Gen. 2.24) "God with us" 22All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).
Matthew 1:22–23 NIV
Quote from Isaiah 7.14 Small Group question:
"Which metaphor best characterizes
your relationship with God today?" Creator & Creatures 4 "Haven't you read," he replied, "that at the beginning the Creator 'made them male and female,'
Matthew 19.4 NIV Vine &
Branches "I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing." John 15.5 NIV