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Winter Meltdown 2015. ENCOUNTER SESSION 2 – WHO IS GOD? The heart of all encounters. What kind of encounter with God?. . . . define your terms. “I DON’T BELIEVE IN GOD.”. “WELL, WHAT GOD DON’T YOU BELIEVE IN?..MAYBE I DON’T BELIEBE IN HIM EITHER . . . “. DEFINE YOUR TERMS.

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Winter meltdown 2015

Winter Meltdown 2015

ENCOUNTER

SESSION 2 – WHO IS GOD?

The heart of all encounters


What kind of encounter with god
What kind of encounter with God?

. . . define your terms . . .


I don t believe in god
“I DON’T BELIEVE IN GOD.”

“WELL, WHAT GOD DON’T YOU BELIEVE IN?..MAYBE I DON’T BELIEBE IN HIM EITHER . . . “




Did you know
DID YOU KNOW?

  • Romans 9:13 (Mal. 1:2-3)

  • Exodus 32:14 (KJV)

  • I Kings 22:20-23; 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12

  • Psalm 5:5; Psalm 11:5

  • Isaiah 45:7 (KJV)


Who thinks god is love
Who thinks God is love?

Romans 9:13 (Mal. 1:2-3)

13 As it is written, “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.”

2 “I have loved you,” says the Lord. But you say, “How have you loved us?” “Is not Esau Jacob’s brother?” declares the Lord. “Yet I have loved Jacob 3 but Esau I have hated.


Who thinks god doesn t make mistakes
Who thinks God doesn’t make mistakes?

Exodus 32:14 (KJV)

14 And the Lord repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people.


Who thinks god is true and not the author of confusion
Who thinks God is True and not the “Author of confusion”?

I Kings 22:20-23; 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12

23 Now therefore behold, the Lord has put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these your prophets; the Lord has declared disaster for you.”

11 Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false,


Who thinks god hates the sin but loves the sinner
Who thinks God hates the sin, but loves the sinner? confusion”?

Psalm 5:5; Psalm 11:5

5:5  The boastful shall not stand before your eyes; you hate all evildoers.

11:5  The Lord tests the righteous,

but his soul hates the wickedand the one who loves violence.


Who thinks everything god does is good
Who thinks everything God does is good? confusion”?

Isaiah 45:7 (KJV)

7  I form the light, and create darkness:

I make peace, and create evil:

I the Lord do all these things.


How you doing
HOW YOU DOING? confusion”?


Relax a little
RELAX A LITTLE . . . confusion”?

LET ME TRY AND HELP . . .


It depends on how you say it
It depends on how you say it confusion”?

  • 3 guys traveling

  • Hotel room $25

  • “I don’t want to divide $25 by 3, let’s do $30, so they pay an even $10 each – and I’ll keep $5.”

  • “Take back the extra $5 . . .”

  • “I don’t want to divide $5 by 3, lets give $1 back each, so they only pay an even $9 each – and I’ll keep $2.”

  • So, they originally paid $30 ($10 each), then got refunded $1 each (now $9 each), and the bellhop kept $2.

  • 9X3 = 27 + 2 = 29 . . . Where did the other $1 go?


Let s go back a bit
LET’S GO BACK A BIT . . . confusion”?

  • Romans 9:13 (Mal. 1:2-3)

  • Exodus 32:14 (KJV)

  • I Kings 22:20-23; 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12

  • Psalm 5:5; Psalm 11:5

  • Isaiah 45:7 (KJV)


IF I CAN UNDO YOUR CONFIDENCE IN YOUR VIEW OF GOD IN 5 MINUTES OR LESS . . . THERE MIGHT BE A PROBLEM.


AND . . . MINUTES OR LESS . . . THERE MIGHT BE A PROBLEM.

YOU GET THE SENSE THAT HE IS NOT THE PINK-DRESS WEARING HIPPY IN THE SKY . . . THE PASTIC BLINKING LAWN BABY . . . ETC.


What comes into our minds when we think about god is the most important thing about us a w tozer
What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.-A. W. Tozer


What about his

Attributes? most important thing about us.

God is not:

A Holy God

A Just God

A Loving God

What about His


What about his1

Attributes? most important thing about us.

HE IS:

Holiness

Justice

Love

What about His


“Were we able to [get] from any man a complete answer to the question, ‘What comes into your mind when you think about God?’, we might predict with certainty the spiritual future of that man” -A. W. Tozer


Know god

. . . YOU DON’T KNOW ANYTHING . . . TRULY . . . the question, ‘

IF YOU DON’T

KNOW GOD


Who is god

WHO the question, ‘ is God?

Creator

Sovereign

Judge

COLOSSIANS 1:15-23


He is
HE IS the question, ‘

  • IMAGE OF INVISIBLE GOD

  • PREEMINENT IN CREATION

  • EVERYTHING MADE BY HIM – CREATOR

  • EVRYTHING MADE FOR HIM – JUDGE

  • EVERYTHING HELD IN HIM – SOVEREIGN

  • HE IS:

    • OUR SOURCE

    • OUR SUBSTANCE

    • OUR STANDARD


What is god

WHAT the question, ‘ is God?

A TRINITY: FATHER, SON AND SPIRIT

“We worship One God in Trinity and Trinity in Unity; neither confounding the Persons, nor dividing the Substance . . . “

-Athanasian Creed


God is
God is . . . the question, ‘

The Creator, Sovereign and Judge

  • He Made all reality as we know it

  • He Sustains all reality as we know it

  • He Relates to all reality as we know it


God created creates
God Created/Creates the question, ‘

  • Genesis 1-2

  • Deut. 4:32

  • Psalm 139

    • Old and New Creation

  • Isaiah 43:7, 65:17-18

  • Ezekiel 28:13-15 – Satan

  • Mal. 2:10

  • Matt. 19:4

  • Mk. 13:19

  • Eph. 2:10, 3:9, 4:24

  • Col. 1:16-17

  • Heb. 1:2

  • Heb. 11:3 – ex nihilo

  • Rev. 4:11


God is sovereign
God is Sovereign the question, ‘

  • 1 Chronicles 29:10-13

  • Job 38-42*

  • Ps. 83:18, 86:10, 115:3

  • Isaiah 37:16

  • Acts 4:24

  • 1 Tim. 6:15

  • Rev. 6:10, 15:4


God is judge
God is Judge the question, ‘

  • Ezekiel 18:4-9

  • Psalm 2

  • Romans 3:26, 11:33-36

  • 2 Thess. 4:8

  • Heb. 9:27

  • 1 Peter 2:23


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Winter Meltdown 2015 the question, ‘

ENCOUNTER

SESSION 2 – WHO IS GOD?

The heart of all encounters


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