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Scripture Reading:  Psalm 146

"God Is"



1.     Many people in the world, including some Christians, wrestle with such concepts & questions as:  “I just don’t know whether there is a God!”  “Who is God, anyway?”  “I just don’t ‘get it’ about God, the Bible & Christianity!”  “Why does God care about me?”  “Why should I care about God?”

2.     Most everyone has some concept of God – cf. Acts 17:16, 22-23.

3.     The truth about God is not found in the mind & will of man (Jer. 10:23).

4.     How would you introduce God to someone?  (Who is God?)  Why would God care about me?  And, why should I care about God?


I. WHO IS GOD? Heb. 11:6

    A.    Everything We May Understand about God is “By Faith” as a Result of the Evidence that is Set Before Us – Heb. 11:1-3, 6.

    B.        For Anyone to Come to God, He Must (Heb. 11:6):

        1.     Believe that “God is”- Is obtained by: 

            a.     Rom. 1:20Evidence set before us that God exists (it is God’s witness of Himself):

                1)    The cosmos, universe (the things that are made):  Evidence of order, design & an intelligent, creative Creator – Psa. 19:1; Acts 14:15-17.

                2)    Power & divinity (the invisible things of God)

                    i)   Power that created the universe & now controls it – Gen. 1:1; Acts 17:24-25.

                    ii)  Divinity – Supreme intelligence & will that directed & continues to direct the power – Acts 17:25-26; Heb. 11:3.

                 b.    Clearly seen, being understood by created things!  (1:20)

        2.     Believe that God rewards those who diligently seek Him:

            a.     Knowledge of how to seek God is obtained by revelation Acts 17:27-28, 30 (Jer. 10:23).

            b.     How do you know God will reward faith except that He has told us that He will?! – Heb. 11:6

        3.     Who is God?  Creative, all knowing & all-powerful Supreme Being who has communicated His will to us, His creatures.  Do you believe it?



    A.    Because He Created You & Sustains You – Acts 17:26-28 (Gen. 1:26-28).

    B.     Because He Wants What is Best for You (He loves you).

        1.     Your physical life – Acts 14:17 (cf. Psa. 145:15-16; 136:25).

        2.     Your spiritual life – Gen. 2:17; 3:15; Jno. 3:16; Rom. 5:8; 1 Jno. 4:10.



    A.    Because He Rewards Faithful Living – Heb. 11:6.

    B.     Because He Justly Punishes All Sin.

        1.     cf. Noah & the flood.

        2.     Acts 17:30-31 – Repent because judgment is coming.

        3.     Fearful thing to fall into the hands of God – Heb. 10:31; 12:25, 29.   

        4.     Goodness of God should cause you to repent - Rom. 2:2-6 (11:22).



     The evidence for God’s presence, power & purposes is enough to persuade honest & open hearts that God is & that He rewards those who seek HimHeb. 11:6.