June 6 2021
Series: Rooted
Topic: fundamentals

Who Is God?

Speaker: Ed Wright

I. God Breaks All the Rules! – The Trinity
 
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made…14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth… 32 And John bore witness: “I saw the Spirit descend from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. John 1:1-3, 14, 32 (ESV)
 
II. God Made the World – Genesis 1:2-25
 
In the creation account, we see:
  • the Power of God
  • the Intelligence of God
  • the Beauty of God
  • the Order of God
 
III. The Crown of God’s Creative Work
 
26 Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:26-27 (ESV)
 
IV. We Went Wrong
 
7 Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths. 8 And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden… 11 He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?” 12 The man said, “The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit of the tree, and I ate.” 13 Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this that you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.” Genesis 3:7-13 (ESV)
 
V. The Best News Ever – Genesis 3:14-15
 
6 For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— 8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. 10 For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. 11 More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.Romans 5:6-11 (ESV)
 
So, how does one personally accept Jesus’ sacrifice on one’s behalf?
A. Admit you’re a sinner
B. Believe in Jesus and what He has done
C. Commit to follow Jesus as Savior and Lord