The Attributes of God - Steven J. Lawson

The Attributes of God - Steven J. Lawson

16 Episodes

Who Does God Say That He Is?

Misconceptions about God abound. But they don't have to. God has revealed His character in Scripture, illuminating the attributes that define Him. While we, being finite creatures, can never truly comprehend everything that God is, we should study what He Himself has said.

In this 16-part teaching series, The Attributes of God, Ligonier Teaching Fellow Dr. Steven Lawson articulates a biblical understanding of divine attributes and explores how a right understanding of God can affect every aspect of our lives.

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The Attributes of God - Steven J. Lawson
  • Introduction to the Attributes of God - E.1 - The Attributes of God

    Episode 1

    Worthwhile relationships are based on knowledge. When we meet someone for the first time, we do not consider that we really know that person until we have the opportunity to learn more about that person, such as his or her history, personality, likes, dislikes, and desires. As we come to know mor...

  • The Aseity of God - E.2 - The Attributes of God

    Episode 2

    Of God's many distinct attributes, one of the most difficult for finite human beings to come to terms with is His aseity, or self-existence. Unlike us, God has neither beginning nor end, and He is not dependent upon anyone or anything. In this message, as we consider God's limitless abundance and...

  • The Spirituality of God - E.3 - The Attributes of God

    Episode 3

    The concept of spirituality is used to communicate a variety of different ideas. For some, this word indicates a conscious commitment to the things of God. To others, to say that someone is spiritual is to suggest that he or she has a generic interest in religious or supernatural matters. However...

  • The Sovereignty of God - E.4 - The Attributes of God

    Episode 4

    Resounding throughout the pages of Scripture is the proclamation that God is King. And the concept most closely associated with His kingship is His sovereignty. To say that God is sovereign is not to say merely that He is stronger than everyone else, although this is true. Rather, to call Him sov...

  • The Holiness of God - E.5 - The Attributes of God

    Episode 5

    To many people today, holiness is a foreign concept. For the authors of Scripture, however, holiness is one of God's most prominent attributes. It denotes both His separation from creation as the infinitely superior One and His absolute moral purity. In this lesson, Dr. Lawson explains what it me...

  • The Omnipresence of God - E.6 - The Attributes of God

    Episode 6

    As embodied beings, we are limited by space and time. When confronted with competing demands on our time, we often excuse ourselves by stating that we can't be in two places at once. God, however, can be in two places at once. In fact, He is everywhere at once. In this lesson, Dr. Lawson unfolds ...

  • The Omniscience of God - E.7 - The Attributes of God

    Episode 7

    When reflecting on the limited capacity of the human mind, it is difficult to fathom a being who knows everything perfectly. There are some today who would limit God's knowledge, arguing that it interferes with the free choices of individuals, but this runs counter to the clear and consistent tea...

  • The Omnipotence of God - E.8 - The Attributes of God

    Episode 8

    Like all of His attributes, God's omnipotence is co-extensive with His being. There is no area of the universe where He is not exerting His power. From a blade of grass to the stars of the sky, everything and everyone is dependent upon His immeasurable power for its existence. In this lesson, Dr....

  • The Immutability of God - E.9 - The Attributes of God

    Episode 9

    It is hard for anyone to go a day, even an hour, without changing in some way. Our thoughts and emotions are in a constant state of flux. Even our greatest desires and plans change over time. God, however, never changes His mind or His course of action in the world. He is an immovable rock, a mig...

  • The Truthfulness of God - E.10 - The Attributes of God

    Episode 10

    In an age when truth is often seen as entirely subjective, the Bible's presentation of a God whose truthfulness is absolute and objective stands in stark contrast. Moreover, the claim that this God has spoken truth in sacred Scripture stands the wisdom of this world on its head. In this lesson, D...

  • The Wisdom of God - E.11 - The Attributes of God

    Episode 11

    The thought that the brutal execution of a Jewish man in first-century Palestine could be the means by which God brings salvation to mankind is considered foolishness by the world. But it was in this very event that God demonstrated His infinite and unsearchable wisdom. In this message, Dr. Lawso...

  • The Goodness of God - E.12 - The Attributes of God

    Episode 12

    It is not uncommon for those who face pain and hardship in this life to doubt the goodness of God. But the clear message of Scripture is that God is uniquely good, and that He is the measure for everything we call good. Considered together with His wisdom and power, Christians can be assured that...

  • The Grace of God - E.13 - The Attributes of God

    Episode 13

    When asked to summarize the law, Jesus responded that one must love God and neighbor. Considering the grace of God ought to help believers fulfill both commandments. God's grace should both flood one's heart with thankfulness and love for Him, and also provide the model for how we should treat ou...

  • The Love of God - E.14 - The Attributes of God

    Episode 14

    Love is a word that is frequently thrown around without consideration of what it truly means. It is often thought of as feeling or attraction, but Scripture provides a much more profound understanding of what love is. Furthermore, it is God's love that provides the exemplar for all derivative for...

  • The Foreknowledge of God - E.15 - The Attributes of God

    Episode 15

    Foreknowledge is an often misunderstood and maligned concept. But many assumptions about its meaning are unbiblical. In this lesson, Dr. Lawson disabuses false notions of foreknowledge and examines what the text of Scripture actually teaches.

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  • The Wrath of God - E.16 - The Attributes of God

    Episode 16

    While many people prefer not to think about the wrath of God, the Bible does not hesitate to speak of it. In Scripture, God's wrath serves as a warning to unbelievers and a reason for holy living for His people. In this message, Dr. Lawson looks at the nature and necessity of God's wrath, and the...