The Four G’s – God is Great

In Tim Chester’s book You Can Change he identified four liberating truths about God. He suggested that underlying all our sinful behavior and negative emotions is a failure to believe one of these truths at a functional level. Embracing, believing, trusting, delighting in the appropriate liberating truth therefore has the power to set us free from sin – though we need to recognize that this typically involves a daily struggle – the fight of faith. These four liberating truths offer a great diagnostic tool for addressing sin in our lives and in the lives of others. The four truths are:

  • God is great – so we don’t have to be in control.
  • God is glorious – so we don’t have to fear others.
  • God is good – so we don’t have to look elsewhere.
  • God is gracious – so we don’t have to prove ourselves.

In this video in the Soma “4Gs” series, Mark Alvis shares how he has experienced the truth that God is great, so he doesn’t have to be in control.

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