An angry judge, a doting grandfather, an attentive butler—these are all common caricatures of God. What is God really like?
Sermon Text: Exodus 34:5-7
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Connect: When you hear the name God or Jesus, what kind of feelings do you associate with that name? Many have negative feelings because they do not really know who God is or what he is like.
Treasure: 25 God presented him [Jesus} as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood. He did this to demonstrate his justice, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished– 26 he did it to demonstrate his justice at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus (Romans 3:25-26).
Challenge: Take some time this week to honestly examine how you view and approach God and why you feel this way about him. If you haven’t already, commit to regular Bible reading so that you can get to know God better. In particular, after today’s sermon, try and identity if a particular section that you are reading is Law or Gospel.