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McKnight On Abba


    Posted by Admin on September 10, 2008

Occasionally on this blog, we'll feature some quotes for you to ponder. Here is one from Scot McKnight, The Jesus Creed: Loving God, Loving Others (Brewster, MA: Paraclete Press, 2004), p. 25

"Jesus is decidedly lopsided when it comes to names for God: every prayer of Jesus recorded in the Gospels begins with 'Abba, Father' except the famous 'My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?' utterance form the cross. . . . What Jesus wants to evoke with the name Abba is God's unconditional, unlimited, and unwavering love for his people. In this name for God we are standing face-to-face with the very presence of spiritual formation: God loves us and we are his children."

What do you think about this quote?
How does it grip you?

Try focusing on the significance of "Abba Father" for your life right now, especially in those areas of your life where you feel unloved or in those areas where you think that God is not interested in transforming.

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