You will find many references to passages in Scripture here, which can follow along in a number of ways:
- Open a paper Bible (we recommend this!)
- Download the ‘Bible App’ on your phone.
- Go to a website called ‘Bible Gateway’ and run it alongside this article.
- Hover over the passage in question.
God is the creator and sustainer of the heavens, the universe, and all that lives in them (Genesis 2:1-3; Colossians 1:17). He is spirit, meaning that he is physically different from us (John 4:24). He is one, but he exists as three persons: God the father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:16-17). In our human understanding, this is a hugely confusing concept for us to wrap our heads around but we must remember that God is infinitely greater than we are! He is everywhere (Psalm 139:7-12); he had no beginning and will have no end (1 Timothy 1:17; Revelation 4:9-11). He knows all things (Psalm 147:5).
God is love (1 John 4:7-8). Indeed, love comes from God! He is compassionate, gracious and slow to anger (Psalm 103:8), but he also judges us when we sin (Psalm 5:5) but also offers forgiveness (1 John 1:9); a concept we will discuss shortly.
God is actively involved in his creation, not some distant observer of it and he knows our thoughts before we even think them (Psalm 139:2-4). Even so, we can pray to him and have a personal relationship with him. God divinely influenced the Bible in such a way that they are his very words (2 Timothy 3:16) to help teach and train us to live in a way that is honoring of him and loving to those around us.
There is much more to be said about God, but as a starting point, this will hopefully give you some insight into just who it is that we serve!