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Who is my God? Introduction to the Attributes of God. Our Goal this Summer. Answer, “Who is my God?” Not “What should I believe about God?” But “What do I really believe about God?” Why bother? It’s our greatest command (Mt 22:37-38) It’s our greatest privilege (Phil 3:8) - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Who is my God?

    Introduction to the Attributes of God

  • Our Goal this SummerAnswer, Who is my God?Not What should I believe about God?But What do I really believe about God?Why bother?Its our greatest command (Mt 22:37-38)Its our greatest privilege (Phil 3:8)Its the foundation of all else in lifeworldview, attitudes, behavior, relationships

  • OverviewAttributeDefinition: a characteristic, quality or property which is intrinsic to its subjectObjectiveNot an action or choice

  • OverviewAttributeIncommunicable: does not shareSelf-existence, immutability, omnipotence, etc.

    Communicable: shares in a limited senseSpirituality life, personalityIntellectual Attributes - wisdom, truthMoral Attributes Goodness, love, grace, righteousnessetc.

  • Guiding PrinciplesGod is ultimately unfathomable

  • Guiding PrinciplesGod is ultimately unfathomable

  • Guiding PrinciplesGod is ultimately unfathomableTheological term: Transcendentto exist outside, beyond the material universe and so not limited by itto be above or beyond all known categories of experience or language

  • Guiding PrinciplesGod is ultimately unfathomableBut He chose to reveal Himself to usCreation (Romans 1:20)His actions in history (Acts 14:16-17)His Word (Hebrews 1:1)His Son (Hebrews 1:2-3a)

  • Guiding PrinciplesGod is ultimately unfathomableBut He chose to reveal Himself to usTheological term: ImmanentGod condescends to be present in His creation and to experience relationships with His creatures.

    But to understand it 1 Cor 2:10-16

  • ApplicationReflect on past times of struggleHow did you respond?What does this reveal about your conception of God?PrayThat God would unearth false conceptions about Himand correct themand transform you more fully into His image.

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