Does God Judge? (Build-a-god? Part 6)

October 22nd, 2012

10/14/12

Does God Judge?  (Build-a-god?  Part 6)

by Jim Villalobos

Defining the terms

Our problems with God's Judgment:

  • We believe Love and Judgment can't coincide - 1 John 4:8 / James 4:12
  • We don't want to think about punishments (especially Hell) - Matthew 10:28
  • We want to be right - Proverbs 14:12

Does Jesus Judge? - John 3:16-21 / John 8:2-11

Jesus the Defense Attorney (punished as a criminal) - 1 John 2:1-2

Pardoned - Romans 8:1

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The Emotions of God (Build-a-god? Part 5)

October 22nd, 2012

10/7/12

The Emotions of God  (Build-a-god? Part 5)

By Mark Brauss

A God who  . . .

♦ Knows - Psalm 139:3-4 / Hebrew 4:13

♦ Cares - Psalm 103:8-14 / James 5:11/ 1 Peter 5:7

♦ Delights - Genesis 1:31

♦ Experiences Joy - John 15:9-11

♦ Feels sadness - John 11:32-37 / Matthew 26:36-38

♦ Gets Angry - Mark 11:15-17

♦ Is Gentle - Mark10:13-16 / Luke 5:12-13

The God of Your Emotions . . .

◊ Self-deception - Psalm 139:1, 23-24

◊ Lies - Proverbs 30:5-8

◊ Desires - 1 Peter 2:11

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Is God Competent? (Build-a-god? Part 4)

October 3rd, 2012

9-30-13
Is God Competent?  (Build-a-god? Part 4)
by Bob Levin

God is Omnipotent

Genesis 1:1 /Psalm 33:6 /Genesis 18:14 /Job 42:2 /Matthew 19:26

God is Love >>>Wishes us Well

1 John 4:8

Apparent Incompetence . . . suffering in the world

Psalm 13:1-2 /Psalm 88:13-14 /Psalm 42:9-10

Other players . . . human will & choice

Genesis 2-3 / Matthew 23:37-38

God sees and enters the fray

Jeremiah 23:23-24 / Psalm 139:1-12 / Hebrews 4:15-16 / Hebrew 5:8-9 / Mark 15:34

Hotel or Training Camp?

James 1:2-4 / Romans 8:28-29 /John 16:33

Recommended reading: "Where is God When it Hurts" by Philip Yancy
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The Magesty of God (Build-a-God? Part 3)

September 23rd, 2012

09-23-2012
The Majesty of God  (Build-a-god? Part 3)
by Bob Levin

Grasping the ungraspable - Psalm 145:3-5 /Isaiah 55:8-9 /Psalm 139:6 / Isaiah 40:18

Object Lessons -Genesis 1:1 /Isaiah 40 / Jeremiah 10:12 / Isaiah 6:3 / Psalm 19:1

Responding

Acknowledge Him - Romans 1:19-20

Worship His Majesty - Psalm 48:1, Psalm 95:6

Obey Your Creator - Isaiah 45:22-24, Psalm 8, Isaiah 40:15-17, Isaiah 2:22

Trust Him - Isaiah 40:27-31

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God Is Holy? - (Build-a-God part 2)

September 17th, 2012

9/16/12

God is Holy?  (Build-a-god? Part 2)
by Mark Brauss

A Jealous God? - Exodus 20:1-6

Images

→ Dishonor God - They obscure His glory

→Mislead men - They convey false ideas about God

Encounter with a Holy God - Isaiah 6:1-8

Be Holy - 1 Peter 1:15-16 & 1 Timothy 1:9-10

Be a nonconformist - Romans 12:1-2

How do I know if I am holy? - Galatians 5:22

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Build A God? (Part 1)

September 13th, 2012

9/09/2012
Build A God? Part 1
by Mark Brauss

The gods of Our Culture - Psalm 100:3

The New Atheism - Psalm 14:1-3

Money - 1 Timothy 6:10

Sex - 1 Corinthians 6:18-20

Alcohol - Ephesians 5:18

Creating God - Romans 1:21-23

The God of Religion - John 14:6

The God of Childhood

The God of Tradition - Colossians 2:6-8

A Safe God?

Exodus 20:18-19

Hebrews 12:28-29

Revelation 19:11-16

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