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1 What is God like?

2 How great is God – beyond our understanding! The number of his years is past finding out. Elihu Can you fathom the mysteries of God? Can you probe the limits of the Almighty? They are higher than the heavens – what can you do? They are deeper than the depths of the grave – what can you know? Zophar

3 How great is God – beyond our understanding! The number of his years is past finding out. Elihu Can you fathom the mysteries of God? Can you probe the limits of the Almighty? They are higher than the heavens – what can you do? They are deeper than the depths of the grave – what can you know? Zophar Job 36: 26 Job 11: 7-8

4 God said to Eliphaz the Temanite: “I am angry with you and your two friends, because you have not spoken of me what is right as my servant Job has.” Job 42: 7 You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God..... Exodus 20: 7 Hebrew “Shema”:...diminish...make empty...misrepresent? “Name” conveys character Deuteronomy 32: 3-4

5 What is God like? Revealed through:  Creation (look around you..... Romans 1: 20)  The history of the Hebrews (recorded in the Old Testament)  The person of Jesus (recorded in the New Testament John 14: 9) with the help of the Holy Spirit John 16: 12-15

6 Mount Sinai Exodus 19: Shock and awe..... God is great and powerful

7 Numbers 6: The Lord said to Moses, “Tell Aaron and his sons, ‘This is how you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them: “ ‘ “The Lord bless you And keep you The Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; The Lord turn his face towards you and give you peace.” ‘

8 Bless Hebrew “barak” literally means “to kneel” A “berakah” was a gift given to another on bended knee To bless another was to give them a gift.

9 Bless you Hebrew “barak” literally means “to kneel” A “berakah” was a gift given to another on bended knee To bless another was to give them a gift. The servant King John 13: 1-17

10 Keep you Hebrew Shamar – to guard Hebrew Shamiyr – thorn Derived from the thorn corrals constructed by shepherds to guard their sheep from predators at night.

11 Keep you Hebrew Shamar – to guard Hebrew Shamiyr – thorn Derived from the thorn corrals constructed by shepherds to guard their sheep from predators at night. Psalm 91: 2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.

12 Make his face shine upon you.... Turn his face towards you....

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14 The importance of:  Eye contact  Attachment

15 The importance of:  Eye contact  Attachment Let us fix our eyes upon Jesus..... Hebrews 12: 2 Know this love that surpasses knowledge... Ephesians 3: 14-21

16 Underneath are the everlasting arms Deuteronomy 34: 27

17 Be still and know that I am God Psalm 46: 10

18 Be still.... Enough!.....Stop wriggling! Relax! Psalm 46: 1-2a God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear......

19 What is God like? Jeremiah 29: “......Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the Lord... Hebrews 11: 6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him Psalm 105: 3-4 Glory in his holy name; let the heart of those who seek the Lord rejoice. Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.

20 Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always. Psalm 105: 4


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