Last week we looked at one side of the coin and seriously considered the question, "Who is man? This week we turn the coin over and look at the question, "Who is God?" This component is the third major foundational piece of the puzzle we have been building and the most important. (the first two being what is truth, and who is man) Knowing who God is is absolutely essential to the meaning of human life. There is no assignment more daunting, no task more demanding, no challenge more overwhelming, than that of seeking to understand the being, nature, character, and attributes of the eternal Creator, who is Himself the ultimate source of all truth (Colossians 2:3).
Thoughtfully and prayerfully consider this weeks list of questions and feel free to share ay thoughts or questions here below or on facebook.
1. In thinking about the fact that when we gaze upon the face of God it will expose us and our culture; Do you find yourself struck by this? What does this reveal about ourselves and what does if reveal about our culture. What are the things that get in the way of our hungering and thirsting for God's Word?
2. If theology, or the study of God, is the most important of the three foundations we are seeking to lay, why was it put aside until the fourth tour? What does this imply about our culture and our calling as modern ambassadors for Christ?
3. What does R.C. Sproul mean when he says that knowledge of God has not been destroyed but rather eclipsed in our day? How has this come about? Can you think of examples of this eclipsing, filtering, or shadowing of the truth in your own experience or in the experience of your friends?
4. "This is eternal life," says Jesus, "that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent" (John 17:3). Why do you think Jesus defines eternal life in this way? what is the connection between knowledge and life?
5. Why are names so significant in the Bible? What are some of the names of God revealed to us in scripture? How dies knowing God's name impact our understanding of our own "name"?
6. Why is it important to establish that a "spiritual" book like the Bible is also historically accurate?
7. Picture yourself in the Temple with Isaiah, beholding the glory and majesty of God firsthand. how would this experience change your life? What is there about you that simply could not remain the same after such a revelation?