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