Today, I started a new Sunday School class called “What is God Like?”
Here is the description I proposed:
Christianity isn’t only concerned with knowing God, but also with knowing about God. Unfortunately, when it comes to this topic, many of us have a theology that isn’t much more sophisticated than what we learned from songs we sang as kids. Studying the Doctrine of God helps us understand questions like:
“Who is God?”
“What is He like?”
“What does it mean to be omniscient or all-powerful?”
You may be surprised to learn that our understanding of the Doctrine of God has far-reaching ramifications in our understanding of Christianity and our daily lives. In this class, we will particularly focus on God’s attributes.
(Although this is a potentially deep topic, the class will be accessible for high-schoolers and up.)
At the encouragement of several friends who are unable to attend the class every week, I will be recording it and posting it here weekly along with notes. Initially, I’ll share class audio and handouts, but my goal is to get my teaching outline posted as well, since I have heard there are those who may be interested in using these tools for their own study and/or teaching. Here are the links:
- “What is God Like? – Exploring the Attributes of God, Part 1”
Links: audio … handout
If you end up following along with us, let me know . If you have any feedback, I’d love to hear it!