This morning for Father’s Day my wife wrote a reading that involved some of the kids. It was an abridged — and slightly Canadianized — version of the following sermon clip from Kyle Idleman at Southeast Christian Church. (Link is to a generic sermon page.) For my wife’s version see the comments section.
If you’ve never read the book Your God Is Too Small by J.B. Phillips, it’s a very concise book that deals with our misconceptions about God’s nature. I’m also always reminded at times like this of this E. Stanley Jones quotation:
When say we begin with God, we begin with our idea of God, and our idea of God is not God. Instead, we ought to begin with God’s idea of God, and God’s idea of God was Christ.