For Christ and His Father

The love within the Trinity, between the Son and the Father, draws us to God and one another.

Lake Shore Church family,

We come together for Christ Jesus and his Father.

Jesus, the Son of God, loves his heavenly Father. And he teaches us to love his Father. Jesus expressed unqualified love, trust, and obedience toward his Father.

He focused on his Father.

Jesus spoke the words the Father gave him and did the works his Father showed him to do. He did everything—teaching, healing, suffering, and dying—for his Father.

He longed to return to his Father in glory.

Whenever we do something for Christ, we do it for the Father. We cannot have Christ without the Father. When we believe in Christ, we believe in the Father. The Father and the Son are one: two persons, one God (along with the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity).

Jesus taught us how to relate to his Father. He leads us to worship the Father, obey him, pray to him, trust him, hallow his name, live for him, give thanks to him, serve him, as he did.

All who love the Son love the Father. All who reject the Son reject the Father.

So we are for the Son and his glorious Father.

Love within the Trinity

Jesus said:

John 14:31 “I do as the Father has commanded me, so that the world may know that I love the Father.”

John 17:24–26  “Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world. 25 O righteous Father, even though the world does not know you, I know you, and these know that you have sent me. 26 I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.”

With much love,

Pastor Brian