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 7th October 2007

 Lesson: What is God's character?

  1. Is God a person?

  2. Does He have feelings?

  3. Can He get sad, happy, cross, etc? Does He mourn and grieve, and celebrate, and laugh? Yes, Yes!!

  4. OK: some people are kind, some are grumpy, some are nuts: How would you describe God?

    1. Get lots of “names” on the whiteboard...

  5. God is compassionate. What does compassionate mean? Share the suffering of..A deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering.. The humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it

  6. What does kindness mean? The quality of being warm-hearted and considerate and humane and sympathetic...Tendency to be kind and forgiving

  7. God is also merciful. What does that mean? Leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice.. Alleviation of distress; showing great kindness toward the distressed

  8. What does “good” mean? Moral excellence or admirableness.

    1. Mar 10:18 "Why do you call me good?" Jesus asked him. "No one is good except God alone.

  9. GOD IS : Patient – God doesn't get angry with us for a long long time. He waits for us to come back to Him.

    1. Mighty, and almighty. Tell story of little guy being bullied and God comes to defend Him.God is our MASSIVE, BRUTUS, TERRIFYING Friend that our enemies will fall over themselves trying to get away from Him.

    2. A Consuming Fire. What does this mean? We mustn't mess with God.

    3. Faithful to us – God is always there for us, never lets us down, is always the same.

    4. Loving, with true selfless giving love. He loves us whether He gets any love back from us or not.

    5. Fatherly – He is a kind, gentle father who nurses us to adulthood spiritually

    6. Wise – God's way is always the best way, the way that works.

    7. Holy – God is totally different from the world. He is moving against the stream of world opinion.

    8. Perfect – God makes no mistakes. His judgements are always right.

    9. Righteous (Sinless) – there is no sin or darkness in God – He is pure light. He does no wrong ever.

    10. Fair / Just - God will not let evil go unpunished. He is patient, but in the end the guilty WILL pay.

    11. Infinite in power, love, mercy, etc – God's mercy and love has no end. His power is unlimited.

    12. What does omnipresent mean? Jer 23:23 "I am a God who is everywhere and not in one place only. 24 No one can hide where I cannot see them. Do you not know that I am everywhere in heaven and on earth?

  10. Our Saviour – here is the true, blinding love of God exposed. This almighty, awesome, terrifying God came and died for us because He loved us. Whow!!!!!!

We need to know God, to know His character and personality, so that we can understand more of why He does things, and why He treats us and others in certain ways. It makes us stronger Christians. We slowly start to realise how wonderful and cool God really is.






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