Understanding God’s Attributes

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.

  • Worldwide Class

    Take this course with Ligonier Connect students from around the world. In the Worldwide Class, you'll be able to:

    • Take the course at your own pace
    • Discuss questions and share notes with your classmates
    • Keep unlimited access to the course content with an active Ligonier Connect subscription
  • Create your own group class

    Take this course with your own private group of friends, family, or church members. With a group class, you'll be able to:

    • Take the class together on a schedule or allow members to work at their own pace
    • Invite anyone to join your class (requires a Ligonier Connect subscription)
    • Moderate discussion questions and leave feedback for each member of your class
    • Monitor each member's progress at a glance

About this course

In this new 16-lesson teaching course, 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.

This course has been approved by the Association of Christian Schools International for one Continuing Education Unit.

Course path preview

  • Getting Started

    • Welcome to Understanding God’s Attributes

      • read Welcome
      • read How to get help
      • read Course Info
  • Commons Area

    • Commons Area

      • to-do Open discussion
    • Lesson 1: Introduction to the Attributes of God

      • Take Reflect: Thoughts and motives
      • read Introduction & Scripture Reading
      • watch Introduction to the Attributes of God
      • to-do Discuss
  • Understanding God’s Attributes

    • Lesson 2: The Aseity of God

      • Take Reflect: Self-existence
      • read Introduction & Scripture Reading
      • watch The Aseity of God
      • to-do Discuss
    • Lesson 3: The Spirituality of God

      • Take Reflect: “Spiritual”
      • read Introduction & Scripture Reading
      • watch The Spirituality of God
      • to-do Discuss
    • Lesson 4: The Sovereignty of God

      • Take Reflect: Outside of God’s control?
      • read Introduction & Scripture Reading
      • watch The Sovereignty of God
      • to-do Discuss
    • Quiz

      • Take Quiz 1: Lessons 1–4
    • Lesson 5: The Holiness of God

      • Take Reflect: Holiness
      • read Introduction & Scripture Reading
      • watch The Holiness of God
      • to-do Discuss
    • Lesson 6: The Omnipresence of God

      • Take Reflect: From a distance?
      • read Introduction & Scripture Reading
      • watch The Omnipresence of God
      • to-do Discuss
    • Lesson 7: The Omniscience of God

      • Take Reflect: Every thought
      • read Introduction & Scripture Reading
      • watch The Omniscience of God
      • to-do Discuss
    • Lesson 8: The Omnipotence of God

      • Take Reflect: All-powerful
      • read Introduction & Scripture Reading
      • watch The Omnipotence of God
      • to-do Discuss
    • Quiz

      • Take Quiz 2
    • Lesson 9: The Immutability of God

      • Take Reflect: If God were mutable
      • read Introduction & Scripture Reading
      • watch The Immutability of God
      • to-do Discuss
    • Lesson 10: The Truthfulness of God

      • Take Reflect: God’s Word
      • read Introduction & Scripture Reading
      • watch The Truthfulness of God
      • to-do Discuss
    • Lesson 11: The Wisdom of God

      • Take Reflect: God’s ways
      • read Introduction & Scripture Reading
      • watch The Wisdom of God
      • to-do Discuss
    • Lesson 12: The Goodness of God

      • Take Reflect: No good thing
      • read Introduction & Scripture Reading
      • watch The Goodness of God
      • to-do Discuss
    • Quiz 3

      • Take Quiz 3
    • Lesson 13: The Grace of God

      • Take Reflect: Amazing grace
      • read Introduction & Scripture Reading
      • watch The Grace of God
      • to-do Discuss
    • Lesson 14: The Love of God

      • Take Reflect: God’s love
      • read Introduction & Scripture Reading
      • watch The Love of God
      • to-do Discuss
    • Lesson 15: The Foreknowledge of God

      • Take Reflect: Chosen by God
      • read Introduction & Scripture Reading
      • watch The Foreknowledge of God
      • to-do Discuss
    • Lesson 16: The Wrath of God

      • Take Reflect: God of wrath
      • read Introduction & Scripture Reading
      • watch The Wrath of God
      • to-do Discuss
    • Quiz 4

      • Take Quiz 4
  • Conclusion

    • Conclusion

      • to-do Reflect
      • read Recommended for you

About the teacher

Steven Lawson

Dr. Steven J. Lawson is the founder and president of OnePassion Ministries, a Ligonier Ministries teaching fellow and board member, and former senior pastor of Christ Fellowship Baptist Church in Mobile, Ala. A popular conference speaker and author, he is also professor of preaching at The Master’s Seminary.

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