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WELCOME TO DOCTRINE 1. Knowing God. What is Doctrine?. …the explanation of the truth about God as he has revealed it to us. How does it approach scripture?. Biblical Theology: Bible Overview, OT1.1, P2F Systematic Theology: Doc 1 – The God we Know

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Welcome to doctrine 1

WELCOME TO DOCTRINE1

Knowing God


What is doctrine

What is Doctrine?

…the explanation of the truth about God as he has revealed it to us

How does it approach scripture?

Biblical Theology: Bible Overview, OT1.1, P2F

Systematic Theology: Doc 1 – The God we Know

Doc 2 – Mankind

Doc 3 – The Church


The big picture of the course

The Big Picture of the Course

  • Part 1: How can we know God? (Ch 1-4)

  • Part 2: What can we know about God? (Ch 5-10)


How we can know god

How we can know God?

  • 1. Understanding the Gospel

  • 2. Knowing God through the Gospel

  • 3. Sources for the Knowledge of God

  • 4. The Bible as the Word of God


What we can know about god

What we can know about God?

  • 5. The God we know: His Attributes

  • 6. The God we know: Trinity

  • 7. The God who creates

    • The doctrine of creation

  • 8. The God who saves

    • A biblical theology of salvation (Bible Overview super condensed!)

  • 9. The God who rules history

    • The last days

  • 10. The God who renews

    • The resurrection & judgment & new creation


Why should we study this way

Why should we study this way?

It helps us to be better handlers of God’s truth: (2 Tim 2:15)

Why is that important? Ephesians 4:11-16

It keeps us from wrong thinking and guards us from false doctrine

When received rightly it grows us in maturity – into likeness of Jesus

It is a great mercy and an incredible privilege!

Biblical Theology

Exegesis

Systematic Theology


Break

Break


Knowing god in the gospel

Knowing God in the Gospel

  • The Truth about God

    • Important! Purpose, Meaning, Security

    • Varied???

      • Common approach of our world – Relativism

      • Choose the religion that best suits you…

      • No Problem….Unless….the true God has revealed himself


Welcome to doctrine 1

  • Why start with The Gospel in our study of knowing God truly as He has revealed himself to us?


Knowing god in the gospel1

Knowing God in the Gospel

  • Claiming to know God

    • We as Christians claim to know the Truth about God

    • One God in Three Persons…not

    • Eternal Creator of All…not

    • Who alone draws people into fellowship with Him

      • Makes himself known

      • Overcomes that which prevents us from knowing Him

  • Central to this revealing and reconciling work is Jesus Christ

  • John 14:6


  • Knowing god in the gospel2

    Knowing God in the Gospel

    • KEY CONCEPT

    The living God has made himself known to people in the gospel of Jesus Christ. For this reason the proper starting place for Christian doctrine is an explanation of the gospel…


    Knowing god through t he gospel

    Knowing God through the Gospel

    • The Problem with our knowing God

    • John 1:5, 9-11

    • Romans 1:21-23, John 3:19-20

    • Romans 7:7-13, Ephesians 2:1-3

    • Romans 1:18, John 5:28-29


    The problem the gospel addresses

    The Problem the Gospel Addresses

    IGNORANCE

    SIN

    SATAN

    CORRUPTION


    The problem the gospel addresses1

    The Problem the Gospel Addresses


    Knowing god through t he gospel1

    Knowing God through the Gospel

    • The Rescue

    What?

    1:1-3, 41, 45, 49

    5:17-18, 8:57-58

    How?1:29, 14:6

    10:11, 11:49-52


    Knowing god through t he gospel2

    Knowing God through the Gospel

    • Jesus is:

    1 Timothy 1:15


    Knowing god through t he gospel3

    Knowing God through the Gospel

    • Responding to the Gospel:

    John 6:37, 3:3, 3:7 John 11:25-26, 6:35, Ephesians 2:8-9Acts 8:22, 17:30, John 20:28 John 15:8-11, Ephesians 2:10


    How are we able to know god truly

    How are we able to know God truly?

    • WE are sinful and deserve nothing but God’s judgment

    • GOD in his great love has made Himself known to us through his Son, and brought us back into relationship with Him

    • Therefore we can know God only because of:

    GRACE


    Welcome to doctrine 1

    but..


    I s the gospel our sole means for our knowledge of god

    Is the gospel our sole means for our knowledge of God?

    What is the relationship between the gospel and the Bible as a whole?

    What enables us to know the gospel is really true?

    Come back next week!


    Home study

    Home Study

    • Mini Essay:

    • Why is the Gospel fundamental to knowing God?

    • (Max 1000 words)

    • Read Chapter 2: Knowing God

    • Extra Mile:

    • Digest Extra Paper 1: True Theology, Knowing and Loving God


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