In January, 2013, Behold Your God: Rethinking God Biblically was released and Media Gratiae was born.
In the 10 years since, we have been joined by thousands of people around the world in a journey of knowing God and together we have learned that the nearness of God truly is our good.
The Sermons of Behold Your God: Rethinking God Biblically contains the transcripts of all 12 sermons from the video component of Behold Your God: Rethinking God Biblically, adapted for readability.
Whether you are discovering Behold Your God for the first time, looking for an evangelistic tool, need to be reminded of what you learned in the Behold Your God study, or need an alternative workbook companion, The Sermons of Behold Your God: Rethinking God Biblically is the perfect tool for you or a loved one to start the journey of rediscovering God.
The Sermons of Behold Your God: Rethinking God Biblically consists of 12 chapters on how to know and walk with the true God of the Bible. They have been adapted from the original sermons delivered by Dr. John Snyder in Behold Your God: Rethinking God Biblically. This hardbound book with a matte finish combines the sturdy look and feel of a classic hardcover book with lightweight convenience for modern life. Its 6x9 size means that it is small enough to fit in a backpack or purse for on-the-go meditation.
In the Gospel of Mark, we are confronted by "a woman who had a hemorrhage for twelve years and endured much at the hands of many physicians, and had spent all that she had and was not helped at all, but rather had grown worse" (Mark 5:25-26). It was only in reaching out to Christ that she was healed. The physical malady of this woman powerfully illustrates the spiritual condition of so many sincere believers today. They lament their spiritual anemia and spend themselves on the countless topical treatments that are being peddled by so many modern-day spiritual physicians. In the end, their malady remains, and they grow more hopeless and embittered with every failed attempt. If you find yourself imprisoned in this endless cycle, I highly recommend this work. In these pages, Dr. John Snyder lovingly and patiently calls the church back to the only true source of hope, joy, and power — Beholding God in the clear light of Scripture. Here you will not find a quick fix, but you will find a faithful and potent remedy for the weary soul.
— Paul Washer
We need God. More precisely, we need to see and know God. Above all things, we need to experience His presence as we behold His beauty. If we could just see a bit of His glory, it would change everything about us. The more we see God, the more our thoughts, affections, and pursuits are transformed. Yet, because we have such a small view of God, we have such small desires for God. We, so often, find ourselves more interested in the gifts of God than in God Himself. This is why I am so thankful for this excellent book, Behold Your God, by John Snyder. The highest commendation I can give this book is that it has deepened my own desire to know God by giving me a greater sense of His majesty. I believe those who love God will love this book.
– Jeffrey D. Johnson, President of Grace Bible Theological Seminary
“We certainly cannot read too much about or meditate too much on God’s glory. After all, that’s the purpose for which we are here on earth. Adapted for readability, this book contains a dozen of John Snyder’s sermons drawn from the much-used Behold Your God study. May God bless it to many readers for their salvation and many Christians to assist us in recalibrating our busy lives to focus more on and bow more submissively and worshipfully before our great and big and glory-worthy God.”
— Dr. Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Beholding God: The Great Attraction
2. Beholding God: Clearing the Way for Our Return
3. Beholding God: The Bible
4. Beholding God: The Face of Jesus Christ
5. Beholding God: The Work of Salvation
6. Beholding God: The Response of Personal Holiness
7. Beholding God: Restoring Worship in Our Lives
8. Beholding God: Evangelism
9. Beholding God: Our Christian Service
10. Beholding God: Beholding a Lesser God?
11. Beholding God: Avoiding the Lies of Pragmatism
12. Beholding God: Seeking His Nearness