Are we sure that the God we serve is the God described in Scripture? Is rethinking Him biblically really necessary? How do we do it? How would it affect our views of Christ, the gospel, holiness, worship, evangelism, service, and revival?

Behold Your God: Rethinking God Biblically, led by Dr. John Snyder, is a 12-week multimedia study that focuses on God’s self-revelation in the Bible, helping the believer to apply the descriptions of God to all of life.

The Behold Your God study is centered around a twelve-week workbook and is designed to be used in conjunction with the 13 DVD lessons. Each week the student will work through the workbook (five days per week) in preparation for watching the DVD. Behold Your God can be used as an individual, family, group, or church-wide study.

Each week's DVD is made up of three segments. The historical introduction is a short biographical sketch of the life of a significant figure from Christian history whose ministry illustrates the truths that you have been studying that week. These were all filmed on location in Wales, England, Scotland, and North America. They include:
  • A. W. Tozer in "Week 1 - Beholding God: The Great Attraction" (Chicago, IL) (Watch Online here)
  • Timothy Dwight in "Week 2 - Beholding God: Clearing the Way For Our Return" (Yale University)
  • George Muller in "Week 3 - Beholding God: In the Bible" (Bristol, England)
  • Samuel Rutherford in "Week 4 - Beholding God: In the Face of Jesus Christ" (Anwoth, Scotland)
  • George Whitefield in "Week 5 - Beholding God: In the Work of Salvation" (Newburyport, MA)
  • Robert Murray M'Cheyne in "Week 6 - Beholding God and the Response of Personal Holiness" (Dundee, Scotland)
  • Charles Spurgeon in "Week 7 - Beholding God: Restoring Worship in Our Lives" (London, England),
  • Daniel Rowland in "Week 8 - Beholding God and Evangelism" (Llangeitho, Wales)
  • Amy Carmichael in "Week 9 - Beholding God and Our Christian Service" (Keswick, England)
  • Charles Finney in "Week 10 - Beholding a Lesser God?" (Anytown, USA)
  • D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones in "Week 11 - Beholding God: Avoiding the Lies of Pragmatism" (London, England)
  • Jonathan Edwards in "Week 12 - Seeking the God We Are Beholding" (New Haven, CT)
After the introduction, a sermon from Dr. Snyder reinforces what you have been studying in the Bible that week. Finally, you will be able to listen to highlights from interviews with contemporary ministers whose lives and labors reflect these same truths. These include Paul Washer, Richard Owen Roberts, Jordan Thomas, Anthony Mathenia, Dr. Eifion Evans, Andrew Davies, and Conrad Mbewe. Comments from men whose gospel labors range from Peru, Ethiopia, Virginia, and Memphis to New Zealand, England, Wales, Ireland, and Zambia help to show that these are eternal truths about an eternal God who is not altered by any temporal or geographical context.

Many in our day are tired and disillusioned because they have consistently hoped in the next new idea. It is just this kind of day that makes Christians stop running on their religious hamster-wheels and ask “Why are we doing these programs?” and “Why doesn’t God ever really seem to show up and effectively work in our churches?” Hard questions often lead to right answers. This study is written with the conviction that our fundamental need in Western Christianity is to repent of our low and unworthy views of God, to return to the biblical descriptions of the true God, and to risk it all in order to live upon Who He is. Nothing in this study is new truth. The devotions and exercises in the workbook, and the intros, sermons, and interviews in the videos are meant only to help the reader to take the biblical descriptions of God seriously and to see how they form the foundation of Christian living.

For a much broader introduction to the study, download and read the Introduction to the Workbook here.

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Bios

  • John Snyder
    John Snyder prepared for the ministry at Blue Mountain College, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, and Reformed Theological Seminary. He then completed a Ph.D. on the Eighteenth-Century Welsh revivals at the University of Wales: Trinity St. David. He is a pastor at Christ Church in New Albany, MS. John and his wife Misty live in New Albany with their three children.
  • Paul Washer
    Paul Washer became a believer while studying at the University of Texas. He completed his undergraduate studies and enrolled at Southwestern Theological Seminary, where he received his Master of Divinity degree. After graduating, he moved to Peru and served there as a missionary for 10 years, during which time he founded the HeartCry Missionary Society to support Peruvian church planters. HeartCry’s work now supports over 150 indigenous missionaries in over 26 countries throughout Eastern Europe, South America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Paul now serves as Director of HeartCry Missionary Society. He and his wife Charo live in Virginia with their children: Ian, Evan, and Rowan. Twitter: @paulwasher
  • Conrad Mbewe
    Pastor Conrad Mbewe is the current pastor of Kabwata Baptist Church in Lusaka, Zambia, Africa. KBC is presently overseeing the establishment of over twenty new churches in Zambia and Botswana, Namibia, Malawi and Ethiopia. Conrad is the editor of Reformation Zambia magazine and writes three columns in two weekly national newspapers. You can get to know Rev. Mbewe more here in this interview with Don Carson. Twitter: @ConradMbewe
  • Andrew Davies
    Andrew Davies Studied at the Universities of London and Oxford. Andrew Davies Pastored churches in New Zealand, Australia, London and Wales. Andrew Davies Taught church history and homiletics at London Theological Seminary, Wales Evangelical School of Theology and Evangelical Movement of Wales Theological Training Course. Now engaged in an itinerant ministry, Andrew lives in Cwmbran, South Wales, is married to Pam and has 4 adult children and 10 grandchildren.
  • Richard Owen Roberts
    Richard Owen Roberts is the President and a founding Director of International Awakening Ministries. A native of Schenectady, New York, Mr. Roberts prepared for the ministry at Gordon College, Whitworth College and Fuller Theological Seminary. He has been the pastor of churches in Idaho, Oregon, Washington and California. Since 1975, Mr. Roberts and his family have lived in the Wheaton, Illinois, area. He worked with the Billy Graham Association and Wheaton College in the formation of the Billy Graham Center Library. His own private collection of some 9,000 volumes relating to movements of religious revival provides the nucleus of the Graham Center Library. From his youth, Mr. Roberts has been a student of spiritual awakenings. He has authored, edited and/or published numerous volumes relating to revival and revivalism.
  • Eifion Evans
    Eifion Evans is a retired Presbyterian minister and renowned biographer of Daniel Rowland, Howell Harris and William Williams, Pantycelyn. Mr. Evans is also the author of a number of books on the subject of revival, including: Revival Comes to Wales: The Story of the 1859 Revival in Wales (1959), The Welsh Revival of 1904 (1969), Revivals: Their Rise, Progress and Achievements (1961), and Two Welsh Revivalists (1985). He lives presently in Llanelli, Dyfed, Wales, and continues to study and write on the subject of revival.
  • Anthony Mathenia
    Anthony Mathenia attended seminary in Memphis, Tennessee before serving as a full-time missionary in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He currently pastors Radford Fellowship in Radford, Virginia, where he lives with his wife, Hannah, and their three young children. Twitter: @amathenia
  • Jordan Thomas
    God opened Jordan’s heart to believe the gospel during his freshman year of college. He has been preaching the gospel since 1997, is husband to Tracy, and has six children—four daughters and two sons. Jordan is a pastor-teacher at Grace Church Memphis overseeing vision and spiritual leadership. Twitter: @PastorJordan

First week of the Behold Your God study - free online!

The Behold Your God: Rethinking God Biblically study begins by assembling your church, small group or family to watch the session titled Introduction: Welcome to Behold Your God. Workbooks are handed out at that time and each participant in the study is expected to work through the first five days from home over the course of the following week. At the second meeting, Week One - Beholding God: The Great Attraction is watched by all and a discussion of the truths contained in the first week of the study is facilitated by the group leader. Participants go home to work through Week Two of the workbook, and the process repeats for the entire 12 week study.

1. Watch the "Introduction: Welcome to Behold Your God" video below.


2. Download Week One of the Workbook in PDF, and work through all five daily devotional exercises.

Click here to download Week One of the Workbook
3. Watch the "Week One - Beholding God: The Great Attraction" video below.


4. If you have questions or feedback, we'd love for you to get in touch via the contact page. You can also visit our Online Store to order a set of DVDs and one workbook per participant to continue the 12-week study.

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Behold Your God : Rethinking God Biblically DVD set

Behold Your God : Rethinking God Biblically - Includes the entire 12-week study on 13 DVDs, plus a 60-page Leaders Guide.
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Behold Your God is a 12-week 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.

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.

  • Opening Session
  • 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 50 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, Richard Owen Roberts, Conrad Mbewe, Andrew Davies, Jordan Thomas and Eifion Evans.

The video portions were filmed on location in the United States and the United Kingdom at key historical sites associated with the lives of the men and women we are considering.

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Each person in your church, small group or family who intends to participate in the 12-week Behold Your God study must have their own personal copy of the Behold Your God Daily Devotional Workbook.

Behold your God was born out of a desire to see the glory of God once again among His people. The workbook consistently brings us into contact with God's magnificent self-revelation in the Bible and helps us to apply these descriptions of Him to every area of Christian life. The study requires serious contemplation of truths in Scripture which are absolutely essential for us today.

The study is well-suited for individual or group study. While designed for believers, the study has an evangelistic quality as well. Mature teens and adults of all ages should benefit from Behold your God. This workbook goes out with the prayer that He will use it for His own glory and the good of mankind. God alone is our hope.

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Disc One: To See The Curse Remove

  1. Approach My Soul The Mercy Seat
  2. Come Unto Me Ye Weary
  3. Come To The Savior Now
  4. Psalm 13
  5. Earnest of His Love
  6. Art Thou Weary
  7. Come Sinners To The Gospel Feast
  8. Commonplace
  9. And Can It Be?
  10. Blood Of Beasts
  11. Jesus My Strength My Hope
  12. Secure

Disc Two: The Terrors Of Law And Of God

  1. Are We The Soldiers Of The Cross
  2. O God Our Help In Ages Past
  3. There Is An Hour When I Must Part
  4. The Savior Calls
  5. Not What My Hands Have Done

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Behold Your God : Conference - Four DVD Set
Ten Messages on Four DVDs from the Behold Your God National Conference in Memphis, TN January 21-23, 2013.
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Disc One

  1. John Snyder - Facing the Roots of the Crisis
  2. Richard Owen Roberts - The Church that Covers Sin Will Not Prosper

Disc Two

  1. Paul Washer - The Vindication of God in the Gospel
  2. Richard Owen Roberts - Rethinking God Biblically and the Significance for Personal Holiness

Disc Three

  1. Anthony Mathneia - Rethinking Church Planting and Missions Biblically
  2. Andrew Davies: Life in the Spirit
  3. Paul Washer: The Vicarious Sufferings of Christ

Disc Four

  1. Jordan Thomas - Countering the Lies of Pragmatism with the Reality of God
  2. John Snyder: The Religion of the One True God
  3. Conrad Mbewe - Genuine Repentance Before God
    (Bonus Session: Preached at Christ Church New Albany, MS)

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