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This is a series on the attributes of God.

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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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This is a series on the attributes of God.

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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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This is a series on the attributes of God.

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Purpose: In this session we will explore the sovereignty of God by seeing the universal scope of His control specifically His control over inanimate creation, animal creatures and human history.

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This is a series on the attributes of God.

Selected Scriptures

Purpose: In this session we shall look first at what God cannot do and secondly resolve the potential tension and problems with the omnipotence of God so that we would draw implications for our lives from the truth that God is omnipotent.

    • What are things that God cannot do?
    • Potential problems resolved
    • Implications

Reminder of our previous working definitions of the omnipotence of God:

  1. Looking at the root of the word omnipotence: “The word omnipotence is derived from two Latin words, omni, “all,” and potens, “powerful,” and means “all-powerful.”[1]
  2. Wayne Grudem: “God’s omnipotence means that God is able to do all his holy will.”[2]
  3. John Frame: “The term omnipotence is not in Scripture, but the term is appropriate to refer to two biblical ideas, closely related to one another: God can do anything He pleases…Nothing is too hard for God.”[3]
  4. John Feinberg: “God is able to do everything Scripture shows him doing.”[4]

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This is a series on the attributes of God.

 

Selected Scriptures

Purpose: In this session we shall look at what the New Testament has to say about the omnipotence of God so that we would draw implications for our lives.

Definitions of the omnipotence of God:

  1. Looking at the root of the word omnipotence: “The word omnipotence is derived from two Latin words, omni, “all,” and potens, “powerful,” and means “all-powerful.”[1]
  2. Wayne Grudem: “God’s omnipotence means that God is able to do all his holy will.”[2]
  3. John Frame: “The term omnipotence is not in Scripture, but the term is appropriate to refer to two biblical ideas, closely related to one another: God can do anything He pleases…Nothing is too hard for God.”[3]
  4. John Feinberg: “God is able to do everything Scripture shows him doing.”[4]

What does the New Testament have to say about the omnipotence of God?

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This is a series on the attributes of God.

 

Selected Scriptures

Purpose: In this session we shall look at what the Old Testament has to say about the omnipotence of God so that we would draw implications for our lives.

(Note: I will post the New Testament outline sometime this week, further editing is required)

Definitions of the omnipotence of God:

  1. Looking at the root of the word omnipotence: “The word omnipotence is derived from two Latin words, omni, “all,” and potens, “powerful,” and means “all-powerful.”[1]
  2. Wayne Grudem: “God’s omnipotence means that God is able to do all his holy will.”[2]
  3. John Frame: “The term omnipotence is not in Scripture, but the term is appropriate to refer to two biblical ideas, closely related to one another: God can do anything He pleases…Nothing is too hard for God.”[3]
  4. John Feinberg: “God is able to do everything Scripture shows him doing.”[4]

What does the Old Testament have to say about the omnipotence of God?

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This is a series on the attributes of God.

 

Selected Scriptures

Purpose: In this session we shall study what Scripture has to say to prove God’s omniscience in terms of God’s knowledge of the future and also draw out implications of what that means in our lives.

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If you follow this blog you will notice every Wednesday this year so far we have posted outline on the attributes of God.  Well its going to be probably a longer series than I planned and its been edifying for to post and teach them for our church’s Bible Study.

Since its going to be a long series I thought I at least post as a set the three part posts on God’s omnipresence as a stand alone series.

Here they are:

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This is a series on the attributes of God.

 

Selected Scriptures

Purpose: In this session we shall see the Scripture in the Old and New Testament both teaches God’s omniscience.

  • The Old Testament teaches God’s Omniscience.
  • The New Testament teaches God’s Omniscience.

What is the omniscience of God? Definitions:

  • John Frame: God’s “knowledge of everything.”[1]
  • Wayne Grudem: “God fully knows himself and all things actual and possible in one simple and eternal act.”[2]
  • Another popular view: “Divine omniscience means God knows all true propositions.”[3]
  • John Feinberg has several pages in his book on God on the difficulty of defining God’s omniscience and concludes with this definition: “Hence, we can say that divine omniscience means at least knowing everything a being with attributes such as God’s can know.”[4]

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This is a series on the attributes of God.

The Omnipresence of God Part 3: New Testament

Selected Scriptures

Purpose: In this session we shall look to the New Testament and what it teaches concerning God’s omnipresence so that we would draw implications for our lives.

  1. General affirmation on God’s omnipresence
  2. The omnipresence of the members of the Trinity
  3. The omnipresence of God and the Great Commission
  4. Distinction between general and moral presence

 

Reminder of the definition of the omniscience of God:

  1. Wayne Grudem: “God does not have size or spatial dimension and is present at every point of space with his whole being, yet God acts differently in different places.”[1]
  2. John Feinberg: “God’s omnipresence, on the other hand, signifies that God is present in the totality of his being at each point in space.”[2]
  3. John Frame: “Spatial omnipresence cannot mean that God is a physical substance spread through the material universe. What it means, rather is that God’s power, knowledge and ability to act in the finite world are universal.”[3]

What does the Bible in the New Testament have to say in further clarifying God’s presence and omnipresence?

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This is a series on the attributes of God.

Selected Scriptures

Purpose: In this session we shall look to the Old Testament for seven clarification of what God’s omnipresence means and also what does this mean for our lives.

Reminder of the definition of the omniscience of God:

  1. Wayne Grudem: “God does not have size or spatial dimension and is present at every point of space with his whole being, yet God acts differently in different places.”[1]
  2. John Feinberg: “God’s omnipresence, on the other hand, signifies that God is present in the totality of his being at each point in space.”[2]
  3. John Frame: “Spatial omnipresence cannot mean that God is a physical substance spread through the material universe. What it means, rather is that God’s power, knowledge and ability to act in the finite world are universal.”[3]

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This is a series on the attributes of God.

Selected Scriptures

Purpose: In this session we shall study what Scripture in the Old Testament has to say about God’s omnipresence and also what does this mean for our lives.

  1. What is the omnipresence of God?
  2. What does the Bible in the Old Testament teach about the omnipresence of God?
  3. Implications

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This is a series on the attributes of God.

 

Selected Scriptures

Purpose: In this session we shall look at what the Bible has to say about the doctrine of Perichoresis so that we would draw implications for our lives.

  1. What is Perichoresis
  2. Biblical Proofs for Perichoresis
  3. Theological Proofs for Perichoresis from other attributes of God
  4. Implication

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This is a series on the attributes of God.

Selected Scriptures

Purpose: In this session we shall look at what the Bible has to say about the immensity of God so that we would draw implications for our lives.

  1. Definitions of the immensity of God
  2. What does the Bible have to say about the immensity of God?
  3. What is the relationship of the immensity of God with other attributes of God?
  4. Implication

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This is a series on the attributes of God.

 

Selected Scriptures

Review: Last week we defined what is Divine Simplicity, discussed how it is controversial today, presented summaries of some arguments in support of Divine Simplicity and also draw out implications for why Divine Simplicity is important.

Purpose: In this lesson we will look at three objections people have raised against Divine Simplicity.

Remember this simple definition: “There is nothing in God that is not God.”[1]

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