SERIES: 20/20: Seeing Truth Clearly
MESSAGE: Hello, I’m God!
SPEAKER: Skip Heitzig
SCRIPTURE: Exodus 34:5-9

MESSAGE SUMMARY
People have written and spoken about God for millennia. It’s what I have done for nearly four decades. But today we get to hear from God Himself as He gives to Moses His own autobiography. Here He introduces Himself by stating His name and His occupation as God. He states His primary character traits, thus framing what our relationship with Him is going to be like. This is a primary passage of Scripture, meaning other biblical authors make reference to it later on in their writings. Let’s find out what God says about Himself.

STUDY GUIDE
Connect Recap Notes: July 12, 2020
Teacher: Skip Heitzig
Teaching: "Hello, I'm God!"
Text: Exodus 34:5-9

Path

People have written and spoken about God for millennia. It's what I have done for nearly four decades. But today we get to hear from God Himself as He gives to Moses His own autobiography. Here He introduces Himself by stating His name and His occupation as God. He states His primary character traits, thus framing what our relationship with Him is going to be like. This is a primary passage of Scripture, meaning other biblical authors make reference to it later on in their writings. Let's find out what God says about Himself.

  1. His Designation (vv. 5-6a)
    1. The Statement of His Name
    2. The Significance of His Name
  2. His Description (vv. 6b-7)
    1. Benevolent Attributes
    2. Bountiful Attributes
    3. Balanced Attributes
Points

His Designation (vv. 5-6a)His Description (vv. 6b-7)Practice

Connect Up: Why is it important to know the characteristics of God? How do they reveal who He is to us personally? Discuss the following important characteristics: God is self-existing (infinite); He never changes (immutable); He has no needs (self-sufficient); God is all-powerful (omnipotent); God is all-knowing (omniscient); God is always everywhere (omnipresent); He is full of perfect, unchanging wisdom (wise); God is infinitely, unchangingly true (faithful); He is infinitely kind and full of good will (good); He is right and perfect in all He does (just); He is compassionate and kind (merciful); God is inclined to spare the guilty (gracious); God loves us infinitely (loving); He is unchangingly perfect (holy); God is infinitely beautiful and great (glorious).

Connect In: Of the above attributes, which ones have impacted you the most? Share a time when God showed Himself to you in a real way through one of His characteristics. When God reminds you of one of His attributes, what is your response? What can happen to our faith when we lose sight of God's character and attributes?

Connect Out: Knowing that God is gracious, longsuffering, merciful, and loving, what does that tell you about what your heart should be toward unbelievers? Take time to pray for your loved ones that need to know the Savior's love.

OUTLINE


  1. His Designation (vv. 5-6a)

    1. The Statement of His Name

    2. The Significance of His Name

  2. His Description (vv. 6b-7)

    1. Benevolent Attributes

    2. Bountiful Attributes

    3. Balanced Attributes

  3. His Expectation (vv. 8-9)


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