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Who Is God? His Character (Attributes)

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characteristics (plural noun)
a feature or quality belonging typically to a person, place, or thing and serving to identify it.
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attributes (plural noun)
a quality or feature regarded as a characteristic or inherent part of someone or something. "flexibility and mobility are the key attributes of our army"
a feature or quality belonging typically to a person, place, or thing and serving to identify it. "inherited characteristics such as blood groups"
Why study this topic?
Dr. Steven Lawson put it this way, “High views of God lead to high & holy living”.
You see our view of God and who he is will shape our thoughts and ultimately our actions.
A friend of mine from Oregon posted a question on Facebook, “Does life have meaning and purpose and is it sacred?”
As I thought about that I thought about our study of Who God Is. You see how we answer who God is will determine how we answer my friend’s question?
We are going to continue to look at who God says he is? We cannot fully look at this. Tonight is only a high over arching view. Godly men have written at length on this. There is videos on YouTube, articles on the internet, but most importantly the Bible that is the word of God. It is in these pages He has revealed Himself.
My goal the past two weeks and tonight is that you leave here desiring to intimately know the God who intimately knows you!

God Exists

He is Self-Existent (I AM WHO I AM) -
He is eternal -
He is present -
He does not Change - (Immutable)
He is Spirit - (Incorporeal, Not Man)

God is Creator

He is Sovereign -
He is distinct - (Transcendent)
He is present - ; (Immanent)
He is personal -

God is a Trinity

He is One God -
He exists in 3 persons -
He is in Perfect Unity
He is Love
He is in Perfect Counsel/Relationship

God is All Powerful

Omnipresent (Outside time and space) -
Omnipotent (All Powerful) - ; ;
He cannot go against his nature (cease to exist, make a rock so big he can’t lift it (Contradictions), Sin (lie, tempt or be tempted.)
Omniscient (He knows all things) - ;

God is Morally Perfect

GOOD: God is morally excellent, and does only good (; ; ; ; ; ; ) HOLY: God is morally transcendent, utterly separated from all evil, and perfectly pure (; ; ; ; ; ; ; ) RIGHTEOUS: God is perfectly moral in all that He does, doing everything right ( ; ; ) TRUE: God is perfectly truthful, and cannot lie (; ; ) LOVING: God’s moral character is pure love, sacrificial giving for the true benefit of another (; ; ; ) WRATHFUL: God’s moral perfection requires Him to show displeasure against anything which seeks to act contrary to its moral purpose, to judge that which rebels against His authority as Creator and Lord (; ; ; )
GOOD: God is morally excellent, and does only good (; ; ; ; ; ; )
HOLY: God is morally transcendent, utterly separated from all evil, and perfectly pure (; ; ; ; ; ; ; )
RIGHTEOUS: God is perfectly moral in all that He does, doing everything right ( ; ; )
TRUE: God is perfectly truthful, and cannot lie (; ; )
LOVING: God’s moral character is pure love, sacrificial giving for the true benefit of another (; ; ; )
WRATHFUL: God’s moral perfection requires Him to show displeasure against anything which seeks to act contrary to its moral purpose, to judge that which rebels against His authority as Creator and Lord (; ; ; )

The Gospel

God’s Design

(ESV)
27 So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.

God’s Standard

(ESV)
(ESV)
48 You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Man’s Condition

(ESV)
By Grace Through Faith
2 And you were dead in the trespasses and sins

God’s Salvation

(ESV)
20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

God’s Sanctification

(ESV)
14 As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, 15 but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16 since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”
Turn your eyes to the GOD who created you! Hear his voice, receive his Grace and Mercy! Repent & Believe!!!
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