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How Can We Know God? FBGWOMEN | JANUARY 2021

WEEKLY TEACHING

God is Self-Existent | 2.3.21

God is Incomprehensible | 01.27.21

God's Infinitude 1.20.21

Intro - 1.13.21

STUDY SCHEDULE

JANUARY 11 - MARCH 3, 2021

ONLINE

TUESDAYS, 9:30AM, ZOOM

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IN-PERSON AT FBG

  • SUNDAYS, 10:10AM, E2.209
  • WEDNESDAYS, 9:30AM, COLLIDE RM

Sessions, week of:

1/13--Intro

1/20--God's Infinity

1/27--God's Incomprehensibility

2/3--God's Self-Existence

2/10--God's Sufficiency

2/17--God's Eternality

2/24--God's Omnipresence, Omniscience, Omnipotence

3/3--God's Sovereignty

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Have questions about locations or times?

Five Foundational Principles for Knowing God

By J.I. Packer

1. God has spoken to man, and the Bible is His Word, given to us to make us wise unto salvation.

2. God is Lord and King over His world; He rules all things for His own glory, displaying His perfections in all that He does, in order that men and angels may worship and adore Him.

3. God is Savior, active in sovereign love through the Lord Jesus Christ to rescue believers from the guilt and power of sin, to adopt them as His sons, and to bless them accordingly.

Knowing God JI Packer Book Cover New4. God is Triune; there are within the Godhead three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost; and the work of salvation is one in which all three act together, the Father purposing redemption, the Son securing it, and the Spirit applying it.

5. Godliness means responding to God’s revelation in trust and obedience, faith and worship, prayer and praise, submission and service. Life must be seen and lived in the light of God’s Word. This and nothing else is true religion.

ONLINE STUDY

Our online study meets each Tuesday, 9:30am via Zoom.

RESOURCES

The following resources were used to curate this study.

Books

Knowing God, J.I. Packer

The Knowledge of the Holy, A.W. Tozer

None Like Him, Jen Wilkin

The Pursuit of God, A.W. Tozer

God's Pursuit of Man, A.W. Tozer

The Attributes of God, A.W. Pink

The Existence and Attributes of God, Stephen Charnock (click to download)

Audio & Video

The Attributes of God, Gospel in Life Resources

Knowing the Father, Tim Keller

WEEKLY LEADER GUIDE

Starter Questions:

  • Can you tell us one way you saw God work in your life this week?

Study Questions:

1. Read Psalm 50:7-12. How do we see God’s self-sufficiency in this verse?

2. Why is it important for us to recognize that only God is self-sufficient?

3. What have you been tempted to believe that God needs from you?

4.Draw on a time you can remember when you fell into self-reliance. What did it feel like? Are there specific "red flags" you can recall as a warning to your self or others?

5. In what areas are you most prone to believe that you do not need God?

6. What human need do you resent the most? How is that boundary for your good? For God’s glory?

7. Does the command to abide in Christ that is given to us in John 15 seem difficult? Why?

FAQ

Where should I park? Park in the parking lot that runs along Hwy 29 and enter the E2 double doors. We'll have people there to guide you. We get that this isn't familiar to everyone, it's tricky language. Please text 512-796-8441 if you'd like someone to meet you, or you are lost.

What should I wear? Whatever you are comfortable in.

What if I need to miss? Our study is designed so that if you miss a week you will not fall behind. You can go back and complete that week in the workbook on your own time. Let your small group leader know, and she'll fill you in on any details you missed.

How is online different the in-person? The online class and the in-person class are very similar. The key difference is the amount of time spent in teaching. The online class is discussion-based with teaching sprinkled throughout, while the in-person option separates the discussion and teaching time.

How much should I know about the Bible? This study is for everyone. If you've never picked up a Bible in your life, we hope you'll come....and we believe you'll feel comfortable here. Conversely, if you've spent a lifetime studying the Bible, we think you'll find a study environment that challenges and encourages you to keep learning.