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This is a series on the attributes of God.

 

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The Mercy of God

Purpose: In this session we shall explore the attribute of the mercy of God.

  1. What is the mercy of God?
  2. What does the Bible teaches about the mercy of God?
  3. How does the mercy of God relate to other attributes of God?
  4. Implications

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This is a series on the attributes of God.

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Session 29: The Wrath of God

Purpose: In this session we shall explore the attribute of the wrath of God.

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Session 28: Righteousness of God Part 2: Forensic Justification by God’s grace alone

Review: Last session we defined and demonstrated that God is righteous and we also explored what that means for our lives. We often think of God’s righteousness as God treating the righteous righteously and punish the unrighteous.  But there is a third way that God’s righteousness is expressed and that God’s work of forensic justification of sinners.

Purpose: In this session we shall explore what is the doctrine of forensic justification followed by three reasons why we need the forensic justification of God and also explore some implications

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Righteousness of God Part 1: Definition and Proofs

Purpose: Define and demonstrate that God is righteous follow by exploring its implications for our lives.

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Holiness of God Part 2: God’s Infinite Moral Purity

Purpose: Define and demonstrate that God’s infinite moral purity is a Biblical teaching followed by its inter-relationship with other doctrines and implications for our lives.

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Session 25: Holiness of God Part 1: Definition and God’s Transcendent Majesty

Purpose: In this lesson we will consider the definition of holiness, note the two-fold aspect of divine holiness, present biblical proofs concerning the Transcendent majesty of God and end with implications for our lives.

  • Definition
  • Proof from Scripture of God’s Transcendent Majesty
  • Implications

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Session 24: Immutability of God Part 2: Does God repent?

Purpose: In this session we shall consider objections to the doctrine of the immutability of God from verses that mentions God repenting so that we would see how to respond to them and finally draw implications for our lives from the truth that God is unchanging.

Reminder of the definition of the immutability of God:

  1. Essentially this doctrine means that God does not change.
  2. Note: There are differences and slight nuances concerning the definition of the immutability of God among theologians, even Evangelical ones as we see below.
  3. John MacArtur and Richard Mayhue: “God’s immutability is his perfect unchangeability in his essence, character, purpose, and promises.”[1]
  4. John Feinberg: It is “the belief that God does not change in his person (being and attributes), will (decree), or purposes.”[2]
  5. Wayne Grudem: “God is unchanging in his being, perfections, purposes, and promises, yet God does act and feel emotions, and he acts and feels differently in response to different situations.”[3]

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The Immutability of God Part 1: Biblical Proofs

Purpose: In this session we shall look first at the immutability of God so that we would draw implications for our lives from the truth that God is immutable.

Definition of the immutability of God:

  1. Essentially this doctrine means that God does not change.
  2. Note: There are differences and slight nuances concerning the definition of the immutability of God among theologians, even Evangelical ones as we see below.
  3. John MacArtur and Richard Mayhue: “God’s immutability is his perfect unchangeability in his essence, character, purpose, and promises.”[1]
  4. John Feinberg: It is “the belief that God does not change in his person (being and attributes), will (decree), or purposes.”[2]
  5. Wayne Grudem: “God is unchanging in his being, perfections, purposes, and promises, yet God does act and feel emotions, and he acts and feels differently in response to different situations.”[3]

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The Glory of God Part 2: The Trinity Glorifying One Another

Purpose: In this post we shall consider that one of the ways the members of the Trinity relate to one another is that both the Father and the Son seeks to glorify Christ so that we can deal with our struggle for recognition today.

  1. The Son does glorify the Father
  2. The Son’s does pray to the Father that He be glorified with the Father
  3. The Father glorifies the Son
  4. The Spirit glorifies the Son
  5. How does this apply to our lives?

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  1. Purpose: In this session we shall look first at the glory of God so that we would draw implications for our lives from the truth that God is glorious.
    1. Definition of the Glory of God
    2. Old Testament teaches the glory of God
    3. New Testament teaches the glory of God
    4. The Glory of God and other attributes of God

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Purpose: In this lesson we will consider the Sovereignty of God in salvation in two major parts: Man’s sinful condition that requires God’s sovereignty in salvation and survey of the biblical proofs of the sovereign work of salvation by each member of the Trinity.

  • Man’s total inability to come to salvation by himself
  • The Sovereignty of the Triune God in our salvation

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Review of last lesson: In the previous lesson we explored the relationship of God’s sovereignty with man’s responsibility specifically with the two aspects of the will of God in relationship to man’s will and responsibility.

Purpose: In this lesson we will continue to explore the relationship of God’s sovereignty with man’s responsibility specifically with the relationship of God’s sovereignty that shapes what kind of will does man have?

Opening thoughts

  • When we ask what kind of will does man have, we are really asking what kind of will does man have in light of God’s sovereignty. Note that one’s view of God’s sovereignty will shape your understanding of what kind of will man has, and the situation is true vice versa in that one’s view of man’s will/volition will shape one’s understanding of God’s sovereignty.
  • The reason why we are going over this intensely is because if we are not careful in being precise about the relationship of man’s will and responsibility to God’s sovereignty, it will affect our walk with God and obedience.
  • Often when people talk about free will we must ask the question, “What is man’s will free from when we speak of ‘free will?’”

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This is a series on the attributes of God.

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Review of last lesson: In the previous lesson we explored the relationship between God’s sovereignty and man’s responsibility, specifically how human responsibility does not make sense unless God is sovereign.

Purpose: In this lesson we will continue to explore the relationship of God’s sovereignty with man’s responsibility specifically with the two aspects of the will of God in relationship to man’s will and responsibility.

Method of study: We will look at two aspects of God’s will, then examine some biblical data that shows the relationship between man’s responsibility and the two aspect of God’s will.

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Purpose: In this lesson we will continue to explore the relationship between God’s sovereignty and man’s responsibility, specifically how human responsibility does not make sense unless God is sovereign.

A Dilemma?

  1. Some people see a dilemma: If God is sovereign and is as in control as the Bible says, then why is man responsible?
  2. However, a biblical understanding of human responsibility actually presupposes God’s sovereignty

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Purpose: In this lesson we will continue to see the universal scope of God’s control specifically over angels and demons and man.

  • God’s control over angels
  • God’s control over fallen angels
  • God’s control over man

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