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The Attributes of God | Week 37: Omniscient

By Erwin W. Lutzer

Did you know that you were known by God as long as He has existed? And for those in Christ, He has loved you for all eternity—past, present, and into the future.

"For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers."
- Romans 8:29

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The Attributes of God | Week 36: Omniscient

By Erwin W. Lutzer

The omniscience of God can be a terrifying reality, but also one of the most comforting truths of His character. He who knows us the best, loves us the most.

"O LORD, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar."
- Psalm 139:1–2

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The Attributes of God | Week 35: Omniscient

By Erwin W. Lutzer

God declares the end from the beginning. He knows all things—and this has huge implications for our Christian lives.

"For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, 'My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose.'"
- Isaiah 46:9b–10

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The Attributes of God | Week 34: Jealous

By Erwin W. Lutzer

Are we willing to accept the attributes of God that we aren't so comfortable with—such as His vengeance, wrath, and jealousy?

"You shall not go after other gods, the gods of the peoples who are around youfor the LORD your God in your midst is a jealous Godlest the anger of the LORD your God be kindled against you, and he destroy you from off the face of the earth."
- Deuteronomy 6:14–15

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The Attributes of God | Week 33: Jealous

By Erwin W. Lutzer

Our ideas of God are always too small. We are not dealing with a tame God, but the God of the Bible who is jealous and wrathful.

"The LORD is a jealous and avenging God; the LORD is avenging and wrathful; the LORD takes vengance on his adversaries and keeps wrath for his enemies."
- Nahum 1:2

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The Attributes of God | Week 32: Jealous

By Erwin W. Lutzer

To be jealous for God's name means that we have zeal to see Him honored: the kind of jealousy God commends, not the kind the world provokes.

"Therefore thus says the LORD GOD: Now I will restore the fortunes of Jacob and have mercy on the whole house of Israel, and I will be jealous for my holy name."
- Ezekiel 39:25

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The Attributes of God | Week 31: Jealous

By Erwin W. Lutzer

We tend to think of jealousy in negative terms, but the truth is that God has every right to say, "I am a jealous God, and I expect the exclusivity of your worship."

"You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself a carved image ... You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the LORD your God am a jealous God."
- Exodus 20:3–5a

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The Attributes of God | Week 30: Just

By Erwin W. Lutzer

Every day of your life is an investment in something. The weight of God's eternal justice is recognized in the fact that not everyone will hear, "Well done, good and faithful servant."

"Many seek the face of a ruler, but it is from the LORD that a man gets justice."
- Proverbs 29:26

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The Attributes of God | Week 29: Just

By Erwin W. Lutzer

It's hard to fathom the existence of hell, so much so that today's leading denominations want to explain it away. This week, despite its difficulty, Pastor Lutzer discusses the doctrine of hell.

"After this I heard what seemed to be the loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, crying out, 'Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God, for his judgments are true and just.'"
- Revelation 19:1–2a

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The Attributes of God | Week 28: Just

By Erwin W. Lutzer

Do you fear God's judgement? In Christ, the justice of God has already been satisfied for you. This week, Pastor Lutzer examines the grace and justice of God.

"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
- 1 John 1:9

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