Things Jesus said about God the Father

Our aim for this page is to list some of the verses where Jesus speaks about God, his Father.

From these verses we are given a picture of God who is Lord of all, the author of a universal law of love, a spirit who knows our needs and is to us a Father. Like Jesus, God the Father is working so we can have the opportunity of a future in his Kingdom, with him. He has revealed himself in his Son, and sent his Son to make himself known to us, and to become everything we need for salvation.

A selection of Bible Verses in which Jesus speaks about The Father

1. Declaration

Firstly we see that the God that Jesus speaks about is the same God of the Old Testament through the link back to the Ten Commandments. The One Jesus calls God (in our translation) is Jehovah of the Old Testament. Secondly, we see that Jesus says that God understands the needs of man. This is a remarkable insight and one which we frequently overlook. We ask not because God does not know our needs but because he intends to supply our needs. Thirdly, Jesus calls God his Father and our Father. In the last verse in this section, Jesus says he and his Father are working - for our good, our salvation.

Jesus said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.' This is the first and great commandment."
Matthew 22:37,38

Therefore don't be like them, for your Father knows what things you need, before you ask him.
Matthew 6:8

For the Gentiles seek after all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.
Matthew 6:32

But Jesus answered them, "My Father is still working, so I am working, too."
John 5:17

2. Being:

Jesus declares God is Spirit, a statement beyond our full understanding. What more can we say than God is outside the finite universe. Then Jesus says that no-one can know God other than through him. Only Jesus knows God and only Jesus can reveal him. There is no possibility of finding God other than through Jesus. Jesus reveals God because he is the same as God and has revealed God right through Scripture.

God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.
John 4:24

… neither does anyone know the Father, except the Son, and he to whom the Son desires to reveal him.
Matthew 11:27

If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on, you know him, and have seen him.
John 14:7

He who has seen me has seen the Father.
John 14:9

3. Relationship:

In this last verse we have an insight into the love relationship between Father and Son. We cannot really grasp its meaning but simply to say that the the love of the Father is all the more because the Son gives his life. This also reveals something of the depth of God's love for undeserving man that the Son would give his life.

Therefore the Father loves me, because I lay down my life, that I may take it again.
John 10:17