Exodus 3:1-14
Exodus 34:1-8

I AM merciful.
I AM gracious.
I AM slow to anger.
I AM abounding in strong steadfast love.
I AM just.
I AM forgiving.
I AM faithful.

Other characteristics of God:

I AM creator
I AM infinite and eternal.
I AM all-powerful
I AM holy.
I AM righteous.
I AM all-knowing (and wise).
I AM kind and I AM good.
I AM sovereign.

I am longing to know who God really is.

Exodus 34:8

Follow Up Questions to Week 2 Message
If you were asked to describe yourself to someone, how would you describe “you?” What things stand out the most to you about yourself?

Where does God fit in that picture? Do you know him in a personal way? How well do you know him?

If you were asked to describe yourself to someone, how would you describe “you?”  What things stand out the most to you about yourself? 

I am longing to know who God really is.

Is that statement true for you? Why or why not? What things in life prevent you from really knowing God in a deeper way?

God wants us to know Him. Following are some passages of scripture that point to the specific characteristics of God and His nature. Select one or two topics each day and read the verses related to it.  As you read the verses, please consider the following questions: 

What do these verses show me about who God is? 

Has anything I read changed my perspective of God?  

In what ways has my understanding of God been confirmed or strengthened? 

Here are the verses to look up:

I AM merciful 2 Chronicles 33:1-13 Jonah chapters 3-4 Luke 23:26-43 John 8:2-11

I AM gracious 2 Kings 13:1-6, 22-23 Psalm 103:13 Ephesians 2:8-9  2Corinthians 12:1-10

I AM slow to anger Genesis 15:12-16 Psalm 103:8-10 Micah 7:18-19  1Timothy 1:15-16  2Peter 3:3-4, 8-9

I AM abounding in strong, steadfast love Psalm 103:11 Deuteronomy 7:6-9 Isaiah 63:7

I AM just Genesis 18:20-33 Psalm 9:7-10 Isaiah 30:18 Acts 10:34-35

I AM forgiving Psalm 32:5 Psalm 103:12 Psalm 130:1-14 1John 1:9

I AM faithful Psalm 36:5 Micah 7:20 2 Timothy 2:11-13

I AM creator Gen 1:1 Nehemiah 9:6  Jeremiah 32: 17 Psalm 8:3-4 Colossians 1:16 Romans 11:36

I AM infinite and eternal  Psalm 90:2 Colossians 1:17 Revelations 1:8

I AM all-powerful Psalm 115:3 2 Chronicles 20:6 Job 42:2 Jeremiah 32:27

I AM holy Exodus 15:11 Psalm 96:9 1 Samuel 2:2  Isaiah 6:1-3 Revelations 15:4

I AM righteous Psalm 11:7 Psalm 145:17 Romans 3:21-22 

I AM all-knowing (and wise) Psalm 44:21 Psalm 139:1-4 Psalm 147:5 1 Kings 8:38-39 Romans 11:33-36

I AM kind and I AM good. Psalm 34:8 Psalm 69:16 Psalm 100:5 James 1:17 Titus 3:3-7

I AM sovereign. Psalm 115:3 Isaiah 46:10 Job 42:2 Jeremiah 32:17 


Within the human heart there is a notion of someone or something greater than our self.

Ecclesiastes 3:11

God has put eternity into our hearts.

Because of this notion, there should be a greater longing to discover spiritual things.

Acts 17:16-31

I am fiercely pursuing spiritual things
(ultimate truth, certain hope, perfect love)

Follow Up Questions to the Message:
9/10 people express believing that some sort of spiritual reality exists. Do you think that statement is true of the people you know? Why or why not? What do most people you know feel about God/spiritual things?

God has put eternity into our hearts. (Ecclesiastes 3:11)
Have you had life experiences that stirred up the idea of eternity within you? What things in life have pointed you toward him?

Read through the Act 17:16-31 again. Imagine you were a citizen in Athens hearing Paul say these things. What would you be thinking? How would you react/respond?

The people of Athens were distracted and pulled away from the one true God by the many religious temples, false gods and idols that they worshipped. What things tend to distract you and pull you away? How strongly are they affecting you?

I am fiercely pursuing spiritual things. Would you agree with this statement? Would you describe your pursuit of spiritual things (ultimate truth, certain hope, perfect love) as “fierce”? If not, what word would best describe your pursuit of the spiritual?

People Worth Mentioning (Romans 16:1-16, 21-23)

Romans 16:1-2

What is clear from all of this is that Phoebe was a wealthy woman who used her wealth, her mobility and her personal resources to care for the saints and to assist in the spread of the Gospel.

Her example should inspire all of us to consider how we can leverage our advantages and opportunities to do the same. ~ The Gospel Coalition

Romans 16:3-4
Romans 16:5b
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Romans 16:7
Romans 16:10a
Romans 16:16
Romans 16:22

“the sharing or exchanging of intimate thoughts and feelings, especially when the exchange is on a mental or spiritual level.” ~ Oxford Dictionary

Am I a person worth mentioning?