Here are the resources for Lesson 4 – Theology: Who Is God?

Points to consider for discussion time

  1. How did Jesus define “eternal life” in His John 17 prayer?  What was the point that Dr. Tackett was trying to make in saying that this was NOT just a clinical knowledge?
  2. What was the thing that Dr. Tackett said he found to be the most astounding thing of all?  He asked the students if they really believed that this truth claim of God was really real. Do we?
  3. There were three things that Dr. Tackett said happen to us when we gaze upon the face of God. What were they?  What does that mean?  What does this mean?  What does this mean?
  4. Thinking about the first one, that it exposes us, does anyone what to be bold and offer to admit that tonight…did anything strike you?
  5. Considering the second one, that it exposes our culture, what did our tour tonight reveal about our culture?

Deeper Questions for Discussion

  1. If theology, or the study of God, is the most important of the three foundations we are seeking to lay, why was it put aside until the fourth tour? What does this imply about our culture and our calling as modern ambassadors for Christ?
  2. What does R. C. Sproul mean when he says that the knowledge of God has not been destroyed but rather eclipsed in our day? How has this come about? Can you think of examples of this eclipsingfiltering, or shadowing of the truth in your own experience or in the experience of your friends?
  3. “This is eternal life,” says Jesus, “that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent” (John 17:3). Why do you think Jesus defines eternal life in this way? What is the connection between knowledge and life?
  4. Why are names so significant in the Bible? What are some of the names of God revealed to us in Scripture? How does knowing God’s name impact our understanding of our own “name”?
  5. Why is it important to establish that a “spiritual” book like the Bible is also historically accurate?
  6. Picture yourself in the Temple with Isaiah, beholding the glory and majesty of God firsthand. How would this experience change your life? What is there about you that simply could not remain the same after such a revelation?

 

Class Materials

 

Scripture references

Col 2:3 John 3:16 Luke 18:18 John 4:13-14
John 5:24 John 5:39-40 John 6:27 John 6:54
John 17: 1-3 Phil 3:8-10 Hosea 6:6 Jer 9: 23-24
Deut 4: 23-24 Zech 8:2 Ex 34:10-17 Gen 32:28
Gen 17:5 Luke 1:13 Psa 42:1-2 2 Cor 10:4-5
1 Pet 1:24-25 Ezek 22:26-28 1 King 16:29 2 King 8:16
2 King 1:17 2 King 3:1 Heb 4:12

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