I. Who is God

Who is God? Interactive Study Guide
December 20, 2013

According to Deuteronomy 6:4, what God most wants us to know about Him is: He is Israel’s God Incorrect: while this is also true, "B" shows what God wants everyone to know about Him, and what He wanted the Jewish people to tell the nations. He is the only God Correct When Yeshua quoted Deuteronomy […]

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3. God wants to forgive our sins
Author: Rich Hastings

Scripture is full of examples of God’s mercy and forgiveness. All of us fail to live up to God’s moral standards, yet God forgives us again and again. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from […]

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1. God loves us and offers us an abundant life.
Author: Rich Hastings

We come to know the people around us through their character and their behavior. The Bible likewise tells us about God’s character and actions. It makes a great deal of difference if God is a vague force, an impersonal energy, or a personal being who wants to relate to us. Here are some glimpses of […]

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2. God is holy, while people are sinful and separated from God.
Author: Rich Hastings

For many people, holy is not as welcoming a word as love. Perhaps the one time of year many Jewish people think of God as holy is on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the High Holy Days. On those occasions, we traditionally reflect on how God is morally perfect, while we recite a list of […]

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6. God is all-powerful and all-knowing.
Author: Rich Hastings

These are good things! Because God is all-powerful, we can know that one day He will set all the injustices in the world aright and will remove the destructiveness of sin. Because He is all-knowing, He knows our deepest struggles as well as the sins of our heart. God’s power and knowledge cover the big […]

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5. God created everything on earth and in the heavens.
Author: Rich Hastings

God created the universe, including you and me. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1, NIV) Because He is our creator, He loves us as a parent loves the children they have brought into the world. Because He is our creator, our sins matter to Him as a child’s actions […]

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4. God is one
Author: Rich Hastings

Some Jewish people object to Jesus because they think that his followers believe in three gods. Jewish people, of course, believe that God is one and affirm that belief in the synagogue prayer, the Shema, taken from the Book of Deuteronomy. Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. (Deuteronomy 6:4, NIV) […]

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