God – He Is!

TEXTHeb. 11:6

INTRODUCTION:

A.      IN SPEAKING OF GOD, WE MUST BE CAREFUL NOT TO BE WISE

          ABOVE THAT WHICH IS WRITTEN (Matt. 11:27).

B.      IS THERE A GOD?

C.      WE RELY ON THE BIBLE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT GOD (Job 11:7-12).

I.     GOD IS ONE (Deut. 6:4Isa. 44:6).

II.    IN THIS SUBLIME AND INCOMPREHENSIBLE UNITY

      THERE IS EMBRACED A THREEFOLD PERSONALITY.

A.      Genesis 1:1.  “CREATED” SINGULAR,  “GOD” PLURAL. (Pulpit Commentary)

B.      Gen. 1:26.  “LET US MAKE MAN IN OUR IMAGE.”

C.      Matt. 28:19.  CO-EQUAL IN AUTHORITY.

D.      THREE PERSONALITIES REFERRED TO AS GOD.

          1.       Jehovah (1 Cor. 8:6).

          2.       Jesus (John 1:1).

          3.       The Holy Spirit (Acts 5:3-4).

E.      THOUGH IT IS DIFFICULT FOR SOME TO COMPREHEND THE

          DIVINE UNITY AND RECONCILE THAT WITH THE DIVINE

          PLURALITY, FOR THOSE OF US WHO BELIEVE THE SCRIPTURES

          AN UNDERSTANDING IS EASY AND NOT AT ALL OBNOXIOUS.

III.   HE IS OMNISCIENTINFINITE KNOWLEDGE.

A.      HIS WORKS – THE PERFECTION OF HIS CREATION (Psa. 19:1;  139:14).

B.      PROPHECY – MUCH IN HISTORY IS FORETOLD BY GOD (Isa. 42:9;  44:6-8).

C.      HE KNOWS US – IN AND OUT (Psa. 139:1-2;  Heb. 4:12-13).

D.      HE IS ALL-WISE (Isa. 55:8-9;  Rom. 11:33-37).

IV.   HE IS OMNIPOTENTINFINITE POWER! (Gen. 18:14).

A.      GOD CAN DO EVERYTHING (Matt. 19:26Luke 1:37).

B.      MAN CANNOT STOP HIM (Job 42:2).

C.      THE POWER OF EVEN HIS WORD (Heb. 11:3Psa. 33:6-9).

      Genesis 1:3  “And God said, Let there be light:

                                                                        and there was light.”

V.    HE IS OMNIPRESENT.

A.      IMMENSITY OF HIS MAJESTY (1 Kings 8:27).

B.      YOU CAN’T HIDE FROM GOD (Jer. 23:23-24).

C.      GOD WON’T LOSE YOU (Psa. 139:7-10).

VI.  HE IS SPIRIT (John 4:24Luke 24:39Acts 17:29).

VII.  HE IS INFINITELY JUST.

A.      THE CHARACTER OF GOD (Psa. 45:6-7).  AS OPPOSED TO HIS NATURE.

B.      DEMANDS AN ANSWER FOR SIN (Rom. 3:23-26).

VIII. INFINITE IN HOLINESS (Isa. 6:3Rev. 4:815:4).

IX.  INFINITE IN GOODNESS (Psa. 145:9Matt. 19:17).

X.   HE IS ETERNAL.

A.      HARD TO DESCRIBE ETERNITY (Psa. 90:2;  1 Tim. 1:17).

B.      HIS NAME (Ex. 3:13-14).

XI.  HE IS UNCHANGEABLE.

A.      NO MISTAKES OR SIN (Num. 23:19).

B.      TRUSTWORTHY – INTEGRITY (Mal. 3:6).

C.      CONSTANT IN HIS CARE (James 1:17).

XII. THE CREATOR OF ALL THINGS.

A.      THOUGH THEY DON’T KNOW HIM (Prov. 16:4).

B.      IN WHOM WE LIVE AND MOVE AND HAVE OUR BEING (Acts 17:24-28).

CONCLUSION:

A.      GOD MAKES NO EXPERIMENTS.

B.      HIS OWN NATURE IS THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNIVERSE.

C.      HIS WILL IS THE ONLY STANDARD OF RIGHT AND WRONG,

          GOOD AND BAD.

          1.       Our relationship is summed up (Ecc. 12:13).

          2.       We will be judged by him (Ecc. 12:14).

D.      HE IS ON OUR SIDE!!!!! (John 3:16).