Presentation on theme: "Faith 101 Discovering the Faith Lesson One I Believe in God the Father Almighty - But who is He?"— Presentation transcript:
Faith 101 Discovering the Faith Lesson One I Believe in God the Father Almighty - But who is He?
Class Outline Purpose and Expectations Content Schedule
Three Things Only God Can Provide Identity Security Meaning
How do you know? Moderns: Is it true? Post-Moderns: Is it true for me? ?
Natural Knowledge of God Hints and Traces of God Found in Creation Conscience
Natural Knowledge of God Tells us there Is a God Tells us that He is Powerful DOESN’T tell us WHO He is DOESN’T tell us if He loves us
Revealed Knowledge of God God Makes Himself Known In His Son Jesus In His Written Word = The Bible
Revealed Knowledge of God The Revealed knowledge of God makes known to us who God is and that He loves us! We cannot completely know God apart from his revelation to us in the person of Christ working through the Holy Spirit.
Revealed Knowledge of God The Wesleyan Quadrilateral -Tradition-Experience -Reason-Scripture OR Scripture Alone
Revealed Knowledge of God Do we believe in Christ because of the Bible, or Do we believe in the Bible because of Christ?
How do we study the Bible? Some Lutheran presuppositions: Scripture interprets Scripture Interpret Scripture in Context Literally, but not Literalistically Man has fallen away from God and evil pervades all of human life, including our study of Scripture
God Reveals Himself in His Law Curb Mirror Guide
God Reveals Himself in Law and Gospel LawGospel What we must doWhat God has done S hows O ur S in S how O ur S avior CondemnsForgives KillsGives Life For Secure SinnersFor Alarmedsinners
Who is He? Eternal Unchanging Reliable All powerful Present everywhere Knows all Holy Perfect None like him Compassionate Gracious Forgiving
Who is He? God is Triune Tri/Une 3 Persons in One God Father – Creator Son – Redeemer Holy Spirit - Sanctifier
Holy Trinity – Three Persons in One God Father is God Son is God Holy Spirit is God Father is Not Son or Spirit Son is Not Father or Spirit Holy Spirit is not Father or Son There are not three Gods but only one
Holy Trinity Father is neither begotten nor Proceeding Son is begotten but not proceeding Holy Spirit is not begotten but proceeds from the Father and the Son