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A selection of Bible Verses in which Jesus speaks about The Father
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."
Therefore don't be like them, for your Father knows what things you need, before you ask him.
For the Gentiles seek after all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.
But Jesus answered them, "My Father is still working, so I am working, too."
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.
… neither does anyone know the Father, except the Son, and he to whom the Son desires to reveal him.
If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on, you know him, and have seen him.
He who has seen me has seen the Father.
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.