Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The God of the Bible II

First of all, I want to apologize for the grammatical errors in the last study, in rushing I failed to read over the study before posting, and these are not small matters that we are discussing, they are matters that deal with the Eternal God and therefore worthy of our utmost attention in all that we do.

I wanted to continue with the direction of our last few studies, that have focused on the attributes of God, His character traits as it were. The things that make the God of the Bible, God. When you read the Bible you cannot escape the fact that the God presented in the pages of Holy Scripture is a Sovereign God. From Genesis 1:1 "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth." To Revelation 21:1 "Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more." We see an Immense God, a All-Powerful God standing forth from the pages of Scripture.

One of the biggest errors of humankind is that we want to ignore this God by suppressing the clear evidences of His existence that is before us each and every day. Romans 1: 18-21 "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For His invisible attributes, namely, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks to Him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened."

The Word of God is sufficiently clear on this, it speaks for itself, no further commentary is necessary.

I want to give some Scriptures that also are very clear on the God of the Bible and I have included a link to a great sermon on the self-sufficient fullness of God.

Will any teach God knowledge, seeing that He judges those who are on high?  Job 21-22

But He is unchangeable, and who can turn Him back? What He desires, that He does. Job 23:13

This Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men.  Acts 2:23

The LORD of hosts has sworn: "As I have planned, so shall it be, and as I have purposed, so shall it stand  Isaiah 14:24

In Him we obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will.  Ephesians 1:11

Let all the earth fear the LORD; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him! For He spoke, and it came to be; He commanded, and it stood firm. The LORD brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; He frustrates the plans of the peoples. The counsel of the LORD stands forever, the plans of His heart to all generations.  Psalm 33: 8-11

Behold all souls are mine: the soul of the father as well as the soul of the son is mine: the soul who sins shall die.  Ezekiel 18:4

Below is the link to a sermon on God's Self-Sufficient Fullness. It is very, very good. When you click on the link it will take you to a page with about 5 or 6 sermons, the one you want is the last one by Bruce Ware. Enjoy.

Again, the title of the sermon is "Beholding the God of Self-Sufficient Fullness(MP3) by
Bruce Ware - College Park Church

Next study we will begin studying the Gospel of Matthew

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