What is God Really Like? “The Universe” Has a Name Part 1

What is God Really Like? “The Universe” Has a Name Part 1

What is God really like? 

Cultural Religion: Moralistic, Therapeutic, Deism

Pantheism: The universe is god, planet earth itself is god

Easter is more than a holiday, it’s history

We know what God is really like 

What is God truly like? 

God is a person 

God THINKS 

Isaiah 55:8 My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. 

Psalm 139:17-18 How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand!

Isaiah 49:16 See, I have written your name on the palms of my hands.

You are extremely valuable to God 

Psalm 8:5 Yet you made them (us) only a little lower than God and crowned them (us) with glory and honor.

Psalm 139:13 You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb.

Matthew 6:29-32 Not a single sparrow can fall to the ground without your Father knowing it. And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows.

Romans 8:32 Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else?

God thinks of you as brand new

2 Corinthians 5:17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

Hebrews 8:12 I will never again remember their sins 

1 Peter 2:9 you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession

God has PLANS  

Romans 1:1 Paul, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God,

Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.

1 Peter 4:10 God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.

John 14:2 I am going to prepare a place for you

God has EMOTIONS

Psalm 78:41 Again and again they put God to the test; they vexed the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 62:5 As a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so will your God rejoice over you.

Psalm 149:4 For the Lord takes delight in his people

What is God Like? He is the ultimate person