In this study we will look at what the Bible (God’s Word) says about God.

Write down what the Apostle Paul says as to why people know there is a God. Romans 1:20.

The religions of the world have many weird ideas of who God is and what he is like and though sincere sadly are lacking truth and so at best have a distorted view of God.

1. God’s Nature

Read and discuss what the Bible teaches about the following aspects of God’s nature.

A. God is Triune

  • There is only one God. Read Isaiah 44:6-8, Mark 12:29.
  • Within the Godhead there are three Persons. Read Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians 13:14.

Consider the following:

In Christianity, God is a Trinity. This means that God is three persons, not three gods. Technically, the doctrine of the Trinity states that in the one God is the person of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Each is not the same person as the other, yet there are not three gods but one. This is similar in analogy to the nature of time. Time is past, present, and future. The past is not the same as the present, which is not the same as the future. But, there are not three times. There is only one thing called time. #

A. God is Spirit

The Bible says God is a spirit (John 4:24)—without physical form (i.e., not composed of ordinary matter). Although God’s primary nature is spiritual, He is able to take on physical form in order to interact with human beings on Earth. In fact…. God took on human form, coming to earth as Jesus of Nazareth. … believers who die will go to heaven and “see Him just as He is” (1 John 3:2), because they will be like Him, possessing “spiritual bodies” (1 Corinthians 15:44) ##

B. God is Eternal

God has always existed. He has no beginning and will have no end.
See 1 Timothy 1:17, Revelations 1:8, Isaiah 48:12, Jude 24-25.

C. God is Majestic

Read Job 37:22, Psalms 8:1, Jude 25.

D. God is Omnipresent (present everywhere)

He exists everywhere. Psalm 139:7-12 but His home is in Heaven. Jeremiah 23:23-24.

E. God is Omniscient (all knowing).

He is all knowing. Romans 11:33-36.

F. God is Omnipotent (all powerful).

He is all powerful and all mighty which means he can do anything He wants to. “With God nothing is impossible.” Matthew 19:26, Jeremiah 10:12, 32:17, Psalms 147:4-5, Genesis 18:14.

G. God is Sovereign.

Isaiah 46:10, Daniel 4:34-35, Romans 8:28, Genesis 45:1-8.

I. God is Unchanging

Psalms 102:27, James 1:17, Hebrews 13:8.

2. God’s Character

What do the following passages tell us about God’s Character? The list is not complete but is a guide. Although they are listed individually they blend together to help give us a balanced picture of who God is.

  • 1 John 1:5
  • Ephesians 2:4-5, 1 John 4:9-10
  • John 14:6, 8:26
  • Psalm 96:13, Acts 17:31
  • Psalm 9:8, Acts 10:42
  • 1 John 1:9, Ephesians 1:7
  • 2 Corinthians 1:3-6, John 16:7
  • Psalm 86:15, John 1:14
  • Ephesians 1:6, 2:8
  • John 3:16, Matthew 7:11
  • Matthew 11:29. John 8:7-11

As we read the Bible we see God’s character demonstrated in the world through His dealings and relationships with individual people, families and nations.

3. God’s Works

Discuss the following:

We cannot understand God apart from His works, because what God does flows from who He is. Here is an abbreviated list of God’s works, past, present, and future:

  • God created the world (Genesis 1:1; Isaiah 42:5)
  • He actively sustains the world (Colossians 1:17)
  • He is executing His eternal plan (Ephesians 1:11) which involves the redemption of man from the curse of sin and death (Galatians 3:13-14)
  • He draws people to Christ (John 6:44)
  • He disciplines His children (Hebrews 12:6)
  • He will judge the world (Revelation 20:11-15)  ###


4. God is Relational

Read Acts 17:24-27. What is God’s purpose that He wants people of all nations do?

Read Psalm 139:1-18. How well does God know us?

Write down 10 things Psalm 139:1-18 says that God knows about you.

Read Matthew 11:28-30, John 10:27-28.

What did Jesus say for people to do? What did He promise to those who did?

5. Conclusion

Share in your group 3 things you found especially beneficial from this study which helped (or reminded) you with your understanding of who God is.





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