Who is God?

Bible Study

Don’t just take our word for it . . . take His! We would encourage you to spend time examining the following Scriptures that shaped this sermon:  Psalm 86:8-15

This summer we will be working through a catechism and using it as a tool to encourage, challenge, and equip each other. There are many great catechisms in church history. We will be using a more recent one called the New City Catechism. This is a highly accessible tool you can access for free on their website, you could download their app for your phone or tablet, or pick up a book at our welcome table. It’s deep enough to challenge the most mature believer while being accessible enough for a mom or dad to teach their kids. I hope you’ll pick up this tool and work through it with us as we seek to see the gospel go full circle in Park Circle.

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Sermon Outline

Q: What is God?

A: God is the creator and sustainer of everyone and everything. He is eternal, infinite, and unchangeable in his power and perfection, goodness and glory, wisdom, justice, and truth. Nothing happens except through him and by his will.

  1. The God of the Bible is bigger then you think.
  2. The God of the Bible is stranger then you think.
  3. The God of the Bible is closer then you think.

Sermon Application

  • How is the God of the Bible different from other religions Gods? How would you express is “big-ness”?
  • How have  you put God in a box and limited his power in this world and your life?
  • In what way is God a stranger? How are we introduced to God?
  • How can the finite creatures know the infinite Lord?
  • What do we mean when we say God is close? How does John 1 help us know the closeness of God?
  • What did you find encouraging about this sermon?
  • What did you find challenging about it?
  • How does your life change, mature, be challenged because of it?
  • Who will you tell and what because of what you just heard?
  • How would you explain this to a small child?

The outline and application questions are intended for your further reflection and action upon the weekend message. They are also designed to facilitate discussion and accountability within your LifeGroup community.

If you have questions about this sermon please email David Libbon (DLibbon@StAndrews.Church)