Behold Your God: Rethinking God Biblically is a 12-week multimedia Bible study for churches, small groups, families, or individuals containing 12 sessions that are reinforced by a 12-week daily workbook. Each week’s lesson is preceded by a brief historical profile of a notable man or woman of God such as George Muller, A. W. Tozer, Samuel Rutherford, Charles Spurgeon, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Amy Carmichael, Robert Murray M''Cheyne, George Whitefield, Daniel Rowland and Jonathan Edwards.
These introductions were filmed on location in England, Scotland, Wales, Chicago, and up the east coast of New England at key historical sites associated with the lives of the men and women we are considering.
The heart of each DVD is a 30-minute lesson on one aspect of the Christian life and how it is affected by a biblical rethinking of God’s character. The teaching sessions are led by Dr. John Snyder, pastor of Christ Church in New Albany, Mississippi.
Introduction - Welcome to Behold Your God Week 1 - Beholding God: The Great Attraction Week 2 - Beholding God: Clearing the Way For Our Return Week 3 - Beholding God: In the Bible Week 4 - Beholding God: In the Face of Jesus Christ Week 5 - Beholding God: In the Work of Salvation Week 6 - Beholding God and the Response of Personal Holiness Week 7 - Beholding God: Restoring Worship in Our Lives Week 8 - Beholding God and Evangelism Week 9 - Beholding God and Our Christian Service Week 10 - Beholding a Lesser God? Week 11 - Beholding God: Avoiding the Lies of Pragmatism Week 12 - Seeking the God We Are Beholding (Each session is approximately 55 minutes long.)
Following each teaching session is a collection of comments from interviews with contemporary Christian leaders who explain how a biblical appreciation of God’s character has affected their own lives and ministries. Among these men are Paul Washer (Radford, VA), Richard Owen Roberts (Wheaton, IL), Andrew Davies (Cwmbran, South Wales), Anthony Mathenia (Radford, VA), Conrad Mbewe (Lusaka, Zambia), Jordan Thomas (Memphis, TN) and Eifion Evans (Llanelli, Dyfed, Wales).
The entire first week of the Behold Your God: Rethinking God Biblically study is available for free download at www.BeholdYourGod.org
‘This is an excellent resource for churches and individuals who desire to “grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ”, and who desire to anchor their biblical faith in the history of the church.’ — IAN HAMILTON
‘This course is perhaps the most significant resource I have encountered in 30 years of Christian ministry. At its core, it is pointing and forcing those leading and those taking part into encountering “The God who is there”.’ — ANDY CHRISTOFIDES
PAUL WASHER on the greatest need in the church, and how the Behold Your God: Rethinking God Biblically study seeks to address it:
In the United States, Christianity faces a huge obstacle—indifference. People hear sermons, nod their heads in polite agreement, and walk away unaffected. Why is this? Clearly, “God” has become a weightless idea, an insignificant religious term that has meaning only within the four walls of the church. Views of God can be so far from His own self-descriptions that people worship an idol unawares—a “God” of their imagination. The greatest need of the church and the world is to be reintroduced to the One who cannot give us anything better than Himself.
What about us? Is the God we know the God described in Scripture? What we believe about who God is will affect everything about us. Therefore, nothing should take a higher priority for us than knowing Him as He has revealed Himself in His Word. Not merely to know about Him, but to know Him is life.
Behold Your God is born out of a desire to see the glory of God manifested once again among His people. God alone is our hope.