WHO IS GOD?
22 Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: “Men of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious. 23 For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO AN UNKNOWN GOD. Now what you worship as something unknown I am going to proclaim to you.
24 “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands. 25 And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything, because he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else. 26 From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. 27 God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. 28 ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’
29 “Therefore since we are God’s offspring, we should not think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone — an image made by man’s design and skill. 30 In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. 31 For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to all men by raising him from the dead.”
32 When they heard about the resurrection of the dead, some of them sneered, but others said, “We want to hear you again on this subject.” 33 At that, Paul left the Council. 34 A few men became followers of Paul and believed. Among them was Dionysius, a member of the Areopagus, also a woman named Damaris, and a number of others.
We are welcome into the great year of Magnificent Transformations the exciting year of mighty impart in his word and deed for our life and destiny. We are studying to know about God Himself. We talk about God every week in church but today we’re going to talk specifically about some important traits that define God. After all, He’s the Most Important person we can ever know so we should learn what makes Him so special in His creation.
Paul teaches that God is the Creator. He created world. He created us, the flowers, sharks, vegetables, seas, and all things you can think of. God is perfect. He never makes mistake. If He goes to work with you, you will get a perfect score on every test because He knows everything. God is a Father to His children. He is not an image or idol that we cannot reach, but out Father. He loves us because we are one of His own. He is One who made us in His very own image. He is Lord of Heaven and Earth and does not lives in temples build by hand but dwells in our heart. He doesn’t rely on humans to serve Him because He created them in the first place. The Bible tells us that God is the Ruler of the world. He created all of the people in the world and determined their lives. He rules over everything that happens in the world and has placed us in a place us in a place where we can best serve Him. We are dependent on God. God is our sustainer. He sustains our life into this New Year and allows us to continue to live on the earth. He sustains us through good times and bad times and so we need Him in our lives as we journey through this year because without Him, we can do nothing. God is Almighty; He as absolute power or is all powerful. God is Alpha and Omega; He is the beginning and the end, the first and the Last. God is Awesome; He inspires wonder and amazement. God is compassionate; He shows a deep concern for His people and desire to meet their needs. God is the Deliverer; He is the rescuer or Saviour. God is Exalted; His Noble, Elevated and lifted up. God is Faithful; He is reliable, trustworthy, true to His Word and keeps His promises. God forgives; He grants pardon and cancels the debt of sin. God Guide His People; He leads, accompanies, assists and gives direction and guidance. God Heals make healthy and whole and free from ailments. God is Holy; He is sinless, perfect and set apart. God is our hope; is the One in whom our expectations are centered. God is Just; He is the ONE who rules the rulers. God is Trustworthy; He is dependable, reliable, honest, & faithful. God is Unchangeable; He cannot be moved; He does not change. God is Wise; He is able to discern what is right or true. God is With Us; He is here, present, involved in our lives. God is Worthy; He is deserving, having merit and value. God is Merciful; God is full of compassion, pity, and undeserved grace & love for another. God is Omnipotent; He is Almighty or Infinite in Power. God is Omnipresent; He is everywhere all the time. God is Omniscient; He knows everything. God is One; the only One God. God protects His people; He defends, guards, covers & shields His people. God is Righteous; He is always right & He always does what is right. God is the Rock; solid, strong, and offering protection. God provides the PERFECT SACRIFIE FOR SIN Jesus is the gift or payment that paid for our sin. God Saves; to rescue from danger. God Shepherds HIS PEOPLE; He tends, guards and watches over His people. God is s Shield; a He hide conceal, & protects His people (through Jesus Blood). God is Sovereign; He rules over all. Jesus is Immanuel; God with Us Jesus is the Lamb without blemish; He is perfect sacrifice for sin. Jesus is the One Mediator, He is the One who stands between (us & God) and brings judgment. God is judge; He is the One who rules over and passes judgment on others. When we die, we will be judged for us sins. If we know Jesus and are a child of God, then Jesus will serve as a sacrifice for our sins. However, if we do not believe in Jesus, then we will be on our own sins. This payment is death and an eternity spent away from God and His Heavenly Kingdom. God is our Father and our Sustainer, but to those who do not know Him, He is the judge. God is love; God had tender and caring affection for His people. He isn’t just good at loving us, love is who He is. The most loving thing God has done for us is sending Jesus to die for us. Jesus came to save us from our sins so that we could be in relationship with Him. God is amazing. We must make sure to take the time of the New Year to get to know Him more. His arms are wide open to receive you and walk with you from hence. Shalom.