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Praise Jehovah the Creator and Sustainer of all things (Psa. 100). The one true God is revealed in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We can know God’s character and purpose.The Godhead is a challenge for finite minds to comprehend. This lesson helps us better grasp the nature of God and who possesses deity.

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  • 1. (Psalm 100)[By Ron Halbrook]

2. Introduction:1. Ps. 100 Praise Jehovah God:Creator & Sustainer of all things! 3 3. 1. Ps. 100 Praise Jehovah God: Creator & Sustainer of all things!1 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.2 Serve the LORD with gladness:come before his presence with singing.3 Know ye that the LORD he is God:it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves;we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving,and into his courts with praise:be thankful unto him, and bless his name.5 For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting;and his truth endureth to all generations. 4 4. Introduction:2. The One True God Revealed Himself:The FatherJesus Christ, the SonThe Holy Spirit5 5. Introduction:3. We can know Gods character & purpose:God revealed Himself in nature & ScriptureGod revealed Himself as one true GodThe one true God is three personsGod rules so we can seek & find HimThe Father prepared salvation in Christ 6 6. I. God Revealed Himself in Nature & ScriptureA. Ps. 19:1-6 The Heavens Declare His Glory7 7. A. Ps. 19:1-6 The Heavens Declare His Glory 1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. 2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. 3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.8 8. A. Ps. 19:1-6 The Heavens Declare His Glory 4 Their line is gone out through all the earth,and their words to the end of the world.In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun, 5 Which is as a bridegroomcoming out of his chamber,and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race. 6 His going forth is from the end of the heaven,and his circuit unto the ends of it:and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.9 9. Fire-rainbow (circumhorizontal arc):light refracts off hexagonal ice crystalsin cirrus clouds like a prism10 10. I. God Revealed Himself in Nature & Scripture A. Ps. 19:1-6 The Heavens Declare Gods Glory Gods Glory: Wisdom, Power, & Love11 11. I. God Revealed Himself in Nature & ScriptureB. Ps. 19:7-11 Scripture Declares Gods Glory 12 12. B. Ps. 19:7-11 Scripture Declares Gods Glory 7 The law of the LORD is perfect,converting the soul:the testimony of the LORD is sure,making wise the simple. 8 The statutes of the LORD are right,rejoicing the heart:the commandment of the LORD is pure,enlightening the eyes. 9 The fear of the LORD is clean,enduring for ever:the judgments of the LORD13are true and righteous altogether. 13. B. Ps. 19:7-11 Scripture Declares Gods Glory10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward. 14 14. I. God Revealed Himself in Nature & Scripture B. Ps. 19:7-11 Scripture Declares Gods GloryGods Glory: Wisdom, Power, & Love15 15. II. God Revealed Himself As One True God A. Ex. 3:14; 6:2-3 God Is Jehovah16 16. A. Ex. 3:14; 6:2-3 God Is Jehovah14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM:and he said,Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel,I AM hath sent me unto you.2 And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the LORD:3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them. 17 17. II. God Revealed Himself As One True God A. Ex. 3:14; 6:2-3 God Is Jehovah Jehovah (yahweh) from I am (hayah, to be) & I am that I am: "I will be what I will be, a Semitic idiom meaning, "I will be all that is necessary as the occasion will arise (God in International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, PowerBible CD) 18 18. II. God Revealed Himself As One True God B. Isa. 43:9-10 All Other Gods Are False 19 19. B. Isa. 43:9-10 All Other Gods Are False9 Let all the nations be gathered together,and let the people be assembled:who among them can declare this,and shew us former things?let them bring forth their witnesses,that they may be justified:or let them hear, and say, It is truth. 10 Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD,and my servant whom I have chosen:that ye may know and believe me,and understand that I am he:before me there was no God formed,20neither shall there be after me. 20. III. The One True God Is Three Persons A. God Has All the Qualities of PersonhoodHe is not part of the creationHe is not a philosophical conceptHe is not an impersonal power, force, fate 21 21. III. The One True God Is Three Persons B. One God, Deity, or Divine Nature Sharedby the Father, the Son, & the Holy SpiritGen. 1:26 Let us make man in our imageMatt. 28:19 baptizing them in the nameof the Father, the Son, and the Holy GhostEph. 4:4-6 One Spirit, One Lord,One God and Father 22 22. III. The One True God Is Three Persons B. One God, Deity, or Divine Nature Sharedby the Father, the Son, & the Holy SpiritAs plural persons share one human natureUNITY IN NATUREPLURAL PERSONS ONE GOD: Father, Son, Holy SpiritDeity, Divine Nature ONE MAN: Many PersonsHumanity, Human Nature 23 23. III. The One True God Is Three Persons B. One God, Deity, or Divine Nature Sharedby the Father, the Son, & the Holy SpiritEph. 4:4-6 Each person of the Godheadis a separate & distinct person24 24. Eph. 4:4-6 Each person of the Godheadis a separate & distinct person4 There is one body,7 and one Spirit,3even as ye are calledU in one hope of your calling; UN5 One Lord, one faith,one baptism, NII 6 One God and FatherT of all, who is above all,TS and through all, Sand in you all. 25 25. FatherSon GOD GODHOODDEITY Holy Spirit 26 26. IV. God Rules So We Can Seek & Find HimA. Acts 17:22-31 Paul IntroducedOne True God to Idolaters in Athens Vv. 22-23 They worshiped many gods, but did not know the one true God 27 27. Vv. 22-23 They worshiped many gods,but did not know the one true God 22 Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars hill,and said, Ye men of Athens,I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. 23 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions,I found an altar with this inscription,TO THE UNKNOWN GOD.Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship,him declare I unto you.28 28. IV. God Rules So We Can Seek & Find HimA. Acts 17:22-31 Paul IntroducedOne True God to Idolaters in AthensVs. 24 The true God made the universe24 God that made the world and all things therein,seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth,dwelleth not in temples made with hands;29 29. IV. God Rules So We Can Seek & Find HimA. Acts 17:22-31 Paul IntroducedOne True God to Idolaters in AthensVs. 25 The true God sustains us 25 Neither is worshipped with mens hands,as though he needed any thing,seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; 30 30. IV. God Rules So We Can Seek & Find HimA. Acts 17:22-31 Paul IntroducedOne True God to Idolaters in AthensVs. 26 The true God made, rules all nations26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;31 31. IV. God Rules So We Can Seek & Find HimA. Acts 17:22-31 Paul IntroducedOne True God to Idolaters in AthensVv. 27-28 God wants us to seek Him 27 That they should seek the Lord,if haply they might feel after him, and find him,though he be not far from every one of us: 28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being;as certain also of your own poets have said,32For we are also his offspring. 32. IV. God Rules So We Can Seek & Find HimA. Acts 17:22-31 Paul IntroducedOne True God to Idolaters in AthensVs. 29 The one true God is not an idol 29 Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God,we ought not to think that the Godheadis like unto gold, or silver, or stone,graven by art and mans device.33 33. IV. God Rules So We Can Seek & Find HimA. Acts 17:22-31 Paul IntroducedOne True God to Idolaters in Athens Vv. 30-31 The one true God saves us from false gods & religions by Christ 34 34. Vv. 30-31 The one true God saves usfrom false gods & religions by Christ 30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at;but now commandeth all men every where to repent: 31 Because he hath appointed a day,in the which he will judge the world in righteousnessby that man whom he hath ordained;whereof he hath given assurance unto all men,in that he hath raised him from the dead.35 35. V. The Father Prepared Salvation in ChristA. Eph. 1:3-7 Praise God for This Salvation 36 36. A. Eph. 1:3-7 Praise God for This Salvation 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessingsin heavenly places in Christ: 4 According as he hath chosen us in himbefore the foundation of the world, thatwe should be holy and without blame before him in love: 5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of childrenby Jesus Christ to himself,according to the good pleasure of his will, 6 To the praise of the glory of his grace,wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. 7 In whom we have redemption through his blood,37the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; 37. V. The Father Prepared Salvation in ChristB. Rom. 11:33-36 Only the one true Godis able to prepare this glorious plan! 38 38. B. Rom. 11:33-36 Only the one true Godis able to prepare this glorious plan!33 O the depth of the richesboth of the wisdom and knowledge of God!how unsearchable are his judgments,and his ways past finding out!34 For who hath known the mind of the Lord?or who hath been his counsellor?35 Or who hath first given to him,and it shall be recompensed unto him again?36 For of him, and through him, and to him,are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.39 39. Invitation:1. Ps. 100 Praise Jehovah God:Creator & Sustainer of all things! 40 40. 1. Ps. 100 Praise Jehovah God: Creator & Sustainer of all things!1 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.2 Serve