Knowing the Living God
Biblical Foundations for the Christian Faith, Book 1
Knowing the Living God is the first workbook in Paul David Washer’s Biblical Foundations for the Christian Faith series of Bible Studies. This workbook can be used as a 13-week study for individuals, families, Sunday school classes, small groups, and churches.
Only the truths of Scripture, understood with the mind and communicated through doctrine, can provide that sure foundation upon which we should establish our beliefs and our behavior and determine the validity of our emotions and experiences. The study of doctrine is both an intellectual and devotional discipline. It is a passionate search for God that should always lead the student to greater personal transformation, obedience, and heartfelt worship.
A Workbook to Allow the Scriptures to speak for themselves
Knowing the Living God is primarily a biblical study and does not rely on colorful illustrations or quaint stories. Rather, in author Paul Washer’s typical style, he has provided a work that simply points the way to the Scriptures and allows the Word of God to speak for itself.
The great goal of this study is for the student to have an encounter with God through His Word. Founded upon the conviction that Scripture is the inspired and infallible Word of God, this book has been designed in such a way that the student is strongly encouraged to have an open Bible before him or her.
Paul Washer’s previously published work, The One True God, has been massively expanded, revised, and modified––with about one hundred pages of additional material––to become the first book of his Biblical Foundations for the Christian Faith series.
About the Author
Paul David Washer (born 1961) is the founder, director and missions coordinator of HeartCry Missionary Society, which supports indigenous missionary work. He served for 14 years as a missionary in Peru which led to the planting of many churches. Washer’s sermons have a challenging focus on the doctrines of grace and the real grounds of assurance of salvation. He is frequently critical of modern church practices such as the sinner’s prayer, and a focus on numerical church growth rather than bearing real fruit that glorifies God.
- The Knowledge of God
- Growing in the Knowledge of God
- God is One and Three
- Deity of the Son and the Spirit
- God is Spirit; Personal; Holy; Relational; Great; Perfect; Eternal; Self-Existent and Self-Sufficient
- Our Response to the Holiness of God
- God is Immutable; Omnipresent; Omniscient; Righteous; True; Faithful; Love
- Our Response to the Truthfulness of God
- Manifestations of the Love of God
- Our Response to the the Faithfulness of God
- The Mercy of God
- The Grace of God
- God is the Creator
- The Patience of God
- God is Sustainer and Owner of Creation
- The Purpose of Creation
- Our Response to God as Creator
- God is the Lord and Sovereign Over All
- Titles of God’s Sovereignty
- The Extension of God’s Sovereignty
- Our Response to God as the Sovereign
- God is the Lawgiver
- God is the Judge
- The Certainty of Judgment
- God is the Savior
- The Father’s Work of Salvation
- The Son’s Work of Salvation (3 chapters)
- The Spirit’s Work of Salvation
- The Names of God