Spirit of Truth Christian Church

6507 B-2 Old Branch Avenue | Temple Hills, MD 20748

Telephone:  (301) 758-3777


SOTCC Bible Study Sessions

THE DOCTRINE OF GOD 

Doctrine of Christ

 

Doctrine of the Holy Spirit

 

 

 

 

Question 1: Who is God?
   
Answer: God is Yahweh, the one (DT. 6:4), ultimate (PS. 97:9;ISA. 40:12-31), eternal Being (PS. 90:2), who created (GEN. 1:1), rules (PS. 115:3), and sustains all that exists (Job 38; Acts 17:24-28).

Countless religions substitutes divert worship to themselves. But there is only one Creator and Savior. Because He alone gives life, He deserves our gratitude. Because every heartbeat and circumstance is under His control, He alone deserves the trust that we habitually place in our family, our finances, or ourselves. Because He is eternal, no one will outlive Him. Because He is the Lord of lords, He is the only one in the universe to whom we must finally answer.

   
Application: 
(10 minutes)
Apply the doctrine of God to your daily decision-making.  How has this study affected your view of the following:
  1. Loving God "with all your heart"?
  2. Loving God "with all your soul"?
  3. Believing God "with all your mind"?
  4. Are there any attitudes, beliefs, or misapplications of scripture you may have to change?
  5. Are you willing to make changes?

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Doctrine of God (Continued)

Question 2:

How do we know there is a God?

   
Answer: 

The wonders of nature witness to His existence as Creator (PS. 19:1-4). The inner voice of our conscience testifies to His existence as Lawgiver and Judge (ROM. 1:18-32; 2:12-16). And the love of Christ reveals His existence as Savior and Friend (JHN. 1:1-18; 15:15). Because God has made Himself self-evident, our problem is not so much to prove His existence as to stop ignoring it (JHN. 3:17-21).

   
Application: 
(10 minutes)
Apply the doctrine of God to your daily decision-making.  How has this study affected your view of the following:
  1. Loving God "with all your heart"?
  2. Loving God "with all your soul"?
  3. Believing God "with all your mind"?
  4. Are there any attitudes, beliefs, or misapplications of scripture you may have to change?
  5. Are you willing to make changes?

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Doctrine of God (continued)

Question 3: How can we define or describe God?
   
Answer: 

God is the one and only (ISA. 44:6) unchangeable (JAS. 1:17), invisible (COL. 1:15)-16), infinite (1 King 8:27), and perfect (MAT.5:48) Spirit Being (JHN. 4:24).  He is holy (1 PET. 1:15-16), loving (1 JHN. 4:8-16), and truthful in all that He does (JHN. 3:33).  He has lived from all eternity as one God in three distinct persons (MAT 28:19), and in the course of time, He visited us as God in the flesh (JHN. 1:1-14).

   
Application: 
(10 minutes)
Apply the doctrine of God to your daily decision-making.  How has this study affected your view of the following:
  1. Loving God "with all your heart"?
  2. Loving God "with all your soul"?
  3. Believing God "with all your mind"?
  4. Are there any attitudes, beliefs, or misapplications of scripture you may have to change?
  5. Are you willing to make changes?

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Doctrine of God (continued)

Question 4:

Where do we get the idea that God is one God in three persons?

   
Answer:

The Bible emphasizes the unity of God (DT. 6:4; GAL. 3:20; 1 TIM. 2:5; JAS. 2:19), but it also describes Him as three distinct persons Father, Son, and Holy Spirit all of whom are fully and equally God (Mt. 28:19; Acts 5:3-4; 2 COR. 13:14; HEB. 1:8; 1 PET. 1:2, GEN 1:26, ISA 6:8; 1st JHN 5:7).

   
Application: 
(10 minutes)
Apply the doctrine of God to your daily decision-making.  How has this study affected your view of the following:
  1. Loving God "with all your heart"?
  2. Loving God "with all your soul"?
  3. Believing God "with all your mind"?
  4. Are there any attitudes, beliefs, or misapplications of scripture you may have to change?
  5. Are you willing to make changes?

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Doctrine of God (continued)

Question 5:

What do we mean when we say that God is infinite?

   
Answer:

God is infinite in that He is unlimited (LK. 1:37). He is unrestricted by time, space, or circumstance. He is eternally timeless (PS. 90:2; REV. 22:13), all-powerful (MAT. 19:26), all knowing (Job 37:16), and everywhere-present (PS. 139:7-12; MAT. 28:20). Yet He always remains distinct from His creation (ISA. 40:18-26). He is limited only in the sense that He will not do anything inconsistent with His own goodness (TIM. 1:2; JAS. 1:13)

   
Application: 
(10 minutes)
Apply the doctrine of God to your daily decision-making.  How has this study affected your view of the following:
  1. Loving God "with all your heart"?
  2. Loving God "with all your soul"?
  3. Believing God "with all your mind"?
  4. Are there any attitudes, beliefs, or misapplications of scripture you may have to change?
  5. Are you willing to make changes?

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