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What We Believe: God the Father

January 15, 2017 Speaker: Fred Greco Series: What We Believe

Topic: AM Service Passage: Jeremiah 10:10, Psalm 99:1–5, Acts 17:24–28

Believe2The Apostles’ Creed begins “I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.” This is good and proper because the knowledge of God is the beginning of all of our knowledge. As Calvin famously wrote at the beginning of his Institutes, “Nearly all the wisdom we possess, that is to say, true and sound wisdom, consists of two parts: the knowledge of God and of ourselves…. In the first place, no one can look upon himself without immediately turning his thoughts to the contemplation of God, in whom he lives and moves.” The Lord is Almighty – which means He is not only powerful, but all powerful. This has profound implications for the way we live and view the world. The Lord is the true and living God, and is fully capable of bringing about His will; this means that His promises to us are sure and steadfast. He never stops at good intentions, but always brings what He promises to pass. Because the Lord is our Creator and Sustainer, we would do well to seek Him. We find our true meaning in His love for us. “What We Believe: God the Father” (Jeremiah 10:10; Psalm 99:1-5; Acts 17:24-28).

“God knows everything that occurs in the world but does not determine all that happens.”
65% of evangelicals agree; 60% of all respondents

“God accepts the worship of all religions, including Christianity, Judaism and Islam.”
50% of evangelicals agree

I. The Lord is the Only God
A. He is the Living God
B. He is the Everlasting God

II. The Lord is Almighty
A. He Alone is Worthy of Worship
B. The Lord Executes Justice

III. The Lord is the Creator
A. He is the Creator of All Things
B. He is the Creator and Sustainer of All Men

Questions for consideration: (1) Why is important that the Lord is the only God? How can we act so that it appears we believe more gods exist? (2) How does the truth that God alone is to be worshiped affect how we live Monday to Saturday? (3) Why does Paul say that if we know God is our Creator, the result is that we should seek Him?

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