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1 Foundations What does God say about himself?

2 All people have a natural knowledge of God


4 Hebrews 3:4 For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything.

5 All people have a natural knowledge of God This natural knowledge of God comes from nature

6 Romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature--have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.

7 Romans 2:15 [T]hey show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts now accusing, now even defending them.

8 All people have a natural knowledge of God This natural knowledge of God comes from nature and from conscience

9 Our natural knowledge of God tells us there is a God who is wise and powerful and also that he is holy, and hates sin.

10 This natural knowledge of God doesn’t tell us who the true God is or about a Savior from sin

11 Acts 17:26-27 From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us.

12 God gives people natural knowledge to lead them to seek after the Lord.

13 Revealed Knowledge of God

14 John 1:18 No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father's side, has made him known.

15 John 14:8-9 Philip said, "Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us." Jesus answered: "Don't you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father.

16 God shows what he is really like through Jesus Christ

17 John 5:39 (Jesus said) “These are the Scriptures that testify about me.”

18 This revelation is given to us in the BIBLE

19 The Bible tells us... Isaiah 45:22 Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other. Acts 4:12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.

20 The Bible tells us: Who the true God is: the Triune God Who our Savior is: Jesus Christ

21 What is the true God like? Holy / Just UnchangeableOmnipresent Omnipotent Omniscient Eternal Loving

22 The God of the Bible is triune (“three in one”)

23 Deuteronomy 6:4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.

24 Genesis 1:26 Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground."

25 Matthew 28:19-20 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

26 Numbers 6:22-26 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 shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace. ’”

27 Isaiah 6:3 “ Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; The whole earth is full of his glory ”

28 2 Corinthians 13:14 May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

29 The Persons of the Godhead: Creator 1. The Father, who is the Creator (the one who made us all) Redeemer 2. The Son, who is the Redeemer (the one who bought us back) Sanctifier 3. The Holy Spirit, who is the Sanctifier (one who sets us apart)


31 To think about When does God feel the most “real” to you? What answer could you give to somebody who says there is no God?

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