Lesson TRI002 Small Group Bible Study on The Essence of God
Look up the following Scriptures. When reading these verses
ask yourself the following questions:
- Who is talking/writing?
- Who is the audience?
- What do these verses have to say about our main topic?
Read the following article that relates to our topical Bible
Essence of God
By Warren Doud
The phrase "Essence
of God" is a theological term used to refer to God's personal
characteristics, or to the facets of His personality. Sometimes
the term "Attributes of God" is used to refer to God's
essence. The "attributes", or the "essence",
of God are His primary characteristics, so they cannot be completely
communicated to man. They can be described to a degree, but they
cannot be fully defined. Read
For Optimal Learning and Comprehension, Print the article and grab
you read the article, highlight the sentences, statements or paragraphs
that you find most profound, confusing, revolutionary, fundamental
or inspiring. Mark each highlight with the reason you choose
it. Use the corresponding word or letter. P
= Profound , C = Confusing , R
= Revolutionary , F = Fundamental
, I = Inspiring.
you have done this for the entire article, force yourself to narrow
your favorite sentences, statements or paragraphs down to your
top 5. Then top 3. Then 1. This will prepare you for in-depth
only will this technique improve overall reading comprehension,
but will act as a discussion outline for your small group. This
method also provides a jump start if you choose to do a written
summary of the article.