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8/03/08 The One True God

  1. 1. The One True God Knowing God—part 1
  2. 2. The One True God John 4:24 …those who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth .
  3. 3. The One True God
  4. 4. The One True God From Genesis to Malachi, the entire OT, idolaty was the most reoccurring sin of God's people, which is, the worship of the wrong god.
  5. 5. The One True God Exodus 20:2-3 “I am the Lord your God who rescued you from slavery in Egypt. Do not worship any other gods besides me.”
  6. 6. The One True God Romans 1:22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals…
  7. 7. Overview of the bible   God has spoken to man, and the Bible is His Word, given to us to make us wise to salvation.
  8. 8. Overview of the bible   God is Lord and King over His world; He rules all things for His own glory, displaying His perfections in all that He does, in order that men and angels may worship and adore Him.
  9. 9. Overview of the bible   God is Savior , active in sovereign love through the Lord Jesus Christ to rescue believers from the guilt and power of sin, to adopt them as His sons, and to bless them accordingly.
  10. 10. Overview of the bible   God is triune ; there are within the Godhead three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit; the work of salvation is one in which all three act together, the Father purposing redemption, the Son securing it, and the Spirit applying it.
  11. 11. Overview of the bible   Godliness means responding to God’s revelation in trust & obedience, faith & worship, prayer and praise, service & submission . Life must be seen and lived in the light of God’s Word. This, and nothing else is true religion.
  12. 12. Categories: God’s Attributes <ul><li>God is Creator . </li></ul><ul><li>God’s Power . </li></ul><ul><li>God’s Perfections . </li></ul>
  13. 13. Approaching God
  14. 14. Approaching God: 1. Grumpy, harsh critics Romans 1:18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness…
  15. 15. Approaching God: 1. Grumpy, harsh critics Romans 1:21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified Him as God nor gave thanks to Him , but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.
  16. 16. Approaching God: 1. Grumpy, harsh critics Romans 1:25 They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised.
  17. 17. Approaching God: 1. Grumpy, harsh critics 1 Corinthians 8:1 We know that all of us possess knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.
  18. 18. Approaching God: 2. Grateful, humble creatures Psalm 119:1 Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord.  
  19. 19. Approaching God: 2. Grateful, humble creatures Psalm 119:2 Blessed are they who keep His statutes, who seek Him with their whole heart.  
  20. 20. Approaching God: 2. Grateful, humble creatures Psalm 119:5 Oh, that my ways were steadfast in keeping your decrees!  
  21. 21. Approaching God: 2. Grateful, humble creatures Matthew 22:37 You shall LOVE the Lord your God with all your heart, and all your mind, and all your soul.  
  22. 22. Knowing God Exodus 20:2-3 “I am the Lord your God who rescued you from slavery in Egypt. Do not worship any other gods besides me.”  

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