Who Is God?
August 28, 2022

Who Is God?

Speaker:
Passage: Zephenaih 3:17
Service Type:

Whom is This Being Called God?

 Lesson Objective: To look at several of the attributes of the God that I so willingly serve

Scripture: Zephaniah 3:17, The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.

  1. God is my creator- Scripture: Genesis 1:27
    1. So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them;
      male and female he created them.
    2. Create means to form from nothing,, Hebrew word Elohim bara
  2. God Is My Caretaker Scripture: Zephaniah 3:17, The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
    1. Psalms 91: 2-4 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
    2. God watches over us at all times
    3. God cares for us with the big things and the little things
  3. God is my Rewarder. Scripture: Hebrews 6:10, God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them
    1. God rewards his faithful servants like King Hezekiah
    2. We are to reward by demonstrating love by how we treat others
    3. God will never forsake those who are faithful. He sees your love at work
  4. God is a Peacemaker Scripture:James 3:17-18, The wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness
    1. The Bible attaches peacemakers to righteousness - because they go hand in hand. Today the world is filled with strife with little signs of peace. It is important that we serve as peacemakers in our circle of influence so that others can see God in us.
    2. This peacemaking is reflected in our choice of words and actions.
    3. Please remember that in a court of law - you are just as guilty as the person who committed the crime if you accompanied them during the criminal activity, or even if you knew of the impending crime and did nothing to impede it
  5. God is an Uniter Scripture: Romans 15:5-6, May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ
    1. Too much time spent discussing differences and not enough on things that unite.
    2. The problem is that we have forgotten that all the gifts are needed and that no one gift is more important than another.
    3. The gifts come from the same Oneness in Spirit
    4. Jesus prayed we would be one so that the world would know that God sent Jesus into the world as his Son (John 17).
    5. Two working together is more powerful than two working as separate individuals
    6. Unity comes from God's Spirit as we follow Jesus, but, unity has a purpose much deeper than our “getting along with each other”.
  6. God Is My Protector
    1. Scripture: Psalm 91:1, “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty”
    2. The question is: “how do we go forward with all of this uncertainty and fear?”
    3. The answer is God. He promises to protect us from dangers seen and unseen.
    4. Remember the three Hebrew Boys in Daniel 3. “God can deliver if He so chooses but even if He does not, I will not forsake Him.”
  7. Summary  - Who Is God

    1. Creator
    2. Rewarder
    3. Peacemaker
    4. Uniter
    5. Protector
    6. What is He to you????? ( Who is God to You?)

 

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