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What is God

Like?
GOD THE FATHER

Pantokrator
His
essence is to
Be
Creation
Days of Days of
Separation Decoration
Day/ Sun, Moon, Stars
Night
Water Above/ Fishes, Birds
Water Below
Land/ Man and Woman
Water
God Rested
GOD THE FATHER

Spiritual Being
Genesis 1: 1-2
1 In the beginning God created the
heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was
formless and empty, darkness was over the
surface of the deep, and the Spirit of
God was hovering over the waters.
GOD THE FATHER

A perfect, pure spirit who


embraces in the highest possible
degree everything that is good,
noble and just.
GOD THE FATHER

God thinks and directs, knows


and wills, orders and arranges all
things the creator from whom all
good things are made.
GOD IS RIGHTEOUS

He is the enemy of evil and


wrongdoing. God is faithful to
personal relationships, faithful to His
Word and faithful in His commitments.
God hates sin but loves the sinner.
Could man still see and know
God when he has fallen out of
Gods grace?

Man, where are you?


God in the star apple but not the star apple!
GODS LOVE

God is merciful and He deals with us


personally. God intimately knows and
loves each human being. He knows and
loves each one of us.

Even the hairs of your head are


counted.-Luke 12:7
It is sometimes difficult to relate to
an invisible God who is pure
spirit. How could we relate to an
invisible God?

The Ants and the Boy


GODS LOVE

God so loved the world that He gave


His only Son, that whoever believes in
Him may not die but may have eternal
life. John 3:16
GODS LOVE
God created us out of free &
unselfish love. Out of the surplus of
His love He created us. He wanted
to share His endless joy with us,
who are creatures of His love.
God became man,
one like us in
everything except sin.
In this way it becomes
easier to relate to the
Father who is a perfect
image of the Son.
JESUS CHRIST

Jesus is the image of the invisible


God. Whoever has seen Jesus,
has seen the Father.
GOD REVEALS HIMSELF
TO MAN IN JESUS CHRIST

The Father and I are One.


John 10:30

Whoever has seen Me, has


seen the Father.- John 14:19
Though He was in the form of
God, He did not deem equality
with God something to be grasped
at. Rather, He emptied Himself and
took the form of a slave, being
born in the likeness of man.
Philippians 2:6-7

He is the image of the invisible


God. - Colossians 1:15
The Tree of Life or The Tree of Death

THEN NOW
Brotherhood/ Diminished Life
Sisterhood
Jealousy

Love Murder/Death
Man sees
Abundance himself at par
Man sees with God
God as his
Man uses
Creator, his
God to his
Father and The Root of the own
sees himself Problem advantage
as his
creature Mans Refusal to Listen
Gods Word
The Situation in the World Today
MAN CONTINUOUSLY CHOOSES TO
STAY IN THE DARK
Man continues to disobey On a personal level, there is
and rebel against God. loneliness, depression, fear,
As a consequence there insecurity, mistrust, etc.
is serious disorder in the
On a family level, we find
world. There is war,
increasing divorce,
poverty, social injustice, separation, maladjusted
murder, abortion, etc. children, drug addictions.
The Situation in the World Today
WHAT ARE WE DOING ABOUT IT?

Men have made various Man-made religious or


efforts to improve their political ideologies like New
situation. World orgs Age, Communism, etc.
have been created like
U.N., technology RESULT: Continuous
progressed beyond mans spiritual & social
dreams, etc. deterioration of man.
GODS ORIGINAL PLAN
God does not want men to
suffer & die. Gods original idea
for man was paradise: life
forever & peace between God &
man & their environment.
THE FALL
God created man, gave Him
authority over all creation &
eventually to enjoy life everlasting
with Him. However, Adam & Eve
disobeyed & sinned against God.
GODS SOLUTION
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, my
ways are not your ways, says the Lord. As
high as the heavens are above the earth,
so high are my ways above your ways and
my thoughts above your thoughts. (Isaiah
55:8-9)
GODS SOLUTION
What does God Say?
I am the vine, you are
the branches. He who
lives in me & I in Him
will produce
GODS SOLUTION
What does God Say?

Come to me, all


who are weary and
find life burdensome,
and I will refresh
GODS SOLUTION
What does God Say?

I am the Lord your


God who knows what
is best for you, who
will direct you in the
`fr. knows
A PERSONAL
RELATIONSHIP
A PERSONAL
RELATIONSHIP
Gods Invitation Awaits
Our Response

Will you love God who died for you or


reject him for the worldly pleasures?

Will you live a life of peace, joy &


freedom, or one of insecurity, fear &
emptiness?
Here I stand,
knocking at the
door. If anyone
hears me calling
and opens the
door, I will enter
his house and
have supper with
him, and he
with me.

Revelation 3:20
DISCUSSION STARTER

Share about how you


personally experienced
Gods love.