What is God Like? (pt 4)


This is part 4 in my current Sunday School class called “What is God Like?” (If you’d like to learn more about the series, check this post.)

This week we looked briefly at God’s infinity, then began our journey exploring God’s relationship to time.

  • “What is God Like? – Exploring the Attributes of God, Part 4″
    Links:   audio  …  handout

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What is God Like? (pt 3)


This is part 3 in my current Sunday School class called “What is God Like?” (If you’d like to learn more about the series, check this post.)

This week we finished introducing some terms and concepts and began looking at our first attribute: aseity. Aseity simply means that God is self-existent and independent. God exists simply by virtue of his own nature.

  • “What is God Like? – Exploring the Attributes of God, Part 3″
    Links:   audio  …  handout

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What is God Like? (pt 2)


This is part 2 in my current Sunday School class called “What is God Like?” (If you’d like to check out the description, check this post.)

This week’s we ended up spending most of our time on the topic of God’s transcendence and immanence. Both concepts are taught in scripture, and both are true observations about God. Since they sometimes seem to conflict in a way, we spent some time looking at that tension. Specifically, we looked at various areas of church life where one has received more focus than the other. In the end, the takeaway is that God is both transcendent and immanent, and we ought to strive to balance our view of God to include both aspects. After that, we continued with a couple other concepts that will help us to understand God’s attributes as we discuss them in coming weeks.

  • “What is God Like? – Exploring the Attributes of God, Part 2″
    Links:   audio  …  handout

And as always, if you end up following along with us, let me know . If you have any feedback, I’d love to hear it!

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What is God Like? (pt 1)


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!

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