Most people believe in the existence of a god, but who is the god they believe exists. Is he simply the “big man upstairs?” Has he created the world like a watchmaker creates a watch; make it, wind it up and let it go? Is he the cosmic judge just waiting for us to make a mistake so he can come down hard on us? Or is he someone quite different, someone much more intimate, loving and caring. For the Christian, the Bible is understood to be God’s revelation of himself and his explanation of who we are and what our relationship with him is to be like. For five weeks we are going to take a hard look at what the Bible teaches us about God and ourselves.
And if we can grasp who God is and what he is like, then maybe we can begin to understand ourselves and our relationship to and with God.