Behold Your God: The Weight of Majesty — Workbook
Behold Your God: The Weight of Majesty — Workbook
Behold Your God: The Weight of Majesty — Workbook
Behold Your God: The Weight of Majesty — Workbook
Behold Your God: The Weight of Majesty — Workbook
Behold Your God: The Weight of Majesty — Workbook
Behold Your God: The Weight of Majesty — Workbook
Behold Your God: The Weight of Majesty — Workbook
Behold Your God: The Weight of Majesty — Workbook

Behold Your God: The Weight of Majesty — Workbook

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This product is a Daily Devotional Workbook, meant to be used together with the Weight of Majesty 13-DVD set. 

Behold Your God: The Weight of Majesty 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 2-part historical profile of a notable man or woman of God such as John Knox, Hudson Taylor, Anne Judson, John Newton, Edward Payson, and John Bunyan

These introductions were filmed on location in England, Scotland, and 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 God’s character. The teaching sessions are led by Dr. John Snyder, pastor of Christ Church in New Albany, Mississippi. 


Introduction - Welcome to The Weight of Majesty
Week 1 – Knowing the God Who Is Incomprehensible
Week 2 – Knowing the God Who Cannot Change 
Week 3 – Knowing the God Who Is Infinite & Eternal
Week 4 – Knowing the God Who Is Everywhere
Week 5 – Knowing the God Who Is Almighty
Week 6 – Knowing the God Who Knows All
Week 7 – Knowing the God Who Rules All
Week 8 – Knowing the God Who Is Holy
Week 9 – Knowing the God of Wrath
Week 10 – Knowing the God Who Is Good
Week 11 – Knowing the God of Love
Week 12 – Knowing the God Who Is Patient & Zealous

(Each DVD has a 45-minute runtime)

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 Sinclair Ferguson (Dundee, Scotland), Steve Lawson (Dallas, TX), Joel Beeke (Grand Rapids, MI), Anthony Mathenia (Radford, VA), Conrad Mbewe (Lusaka, Zambia), Jordan Thomas (Memphis, TN), Ian Hamilton (Inverness, Scotland), Geoff Thomas (Aberystwyth, Wales), Jeremy Walker (Crawley, England), Garry Williams (London, England), and Andrew Davies (Cwmbran, South Wales).


When the Behold Your God series was released in 2013, we felt (as did many others) that the evangelical churches needed to face some hard questions. Many had carefully traced the symptoms of an internal decay within evangelicalism, a decay that was occurring even while outwardly there appeared to be continued successes. Behold Your God: Rethinking God Biblically was written with the desire to help stir God’s people by pointing them back to the fountainhead—God Himself. Precious time was being wasted as Western evangelicals attempted to fix the external problems. It was our belief that the surest hope of a cure was to deal with the root issue, and that root issue appeared to be an inadequate understanding of our own God. 

The response to that study, by God’s grace, has been far greater than we could have imagined. During the last five years the emails, letters, and personal testimonies of those who have benefitted from the study have been gratefully received. It is always humbling to see God use our efforts as a part of something far greater than anything we could accomplish. Within these communications there has been a recurrent question: where do I go to find more resources on the character of God? Thankfully, there are many fine treatments of God’s perfections. Often, however, they are either very large or very complex books. In response to this question, we have put together this new study dealing primarily with the attributes of God rather than ways the evangelical church often lives below His self-revelation. In a sense, The Weight of Majesty is a continuation of the theme we explored in week one of Rethinking God Biblically—that God Himself is the great attraction of the Christian life. By His help we hope to continue going deeper into the themes that were introduced in the first study through several forthcoming installments in the Behold Your God series.

Nothing is so satisfying for the true Christian as an ever-increasing and experiential knowledge of our God. This cannot be gained safely without diligently searching the Bible. Therefore, the real purpose of this book is to guide you back into those passages which contain some of the most significant descriptions of God. Avoid the temptation to merely get through the exercises without wrestling honestly with these matters. Sit long at the feet our Heavenly Father and ask Him to tell you about Himself. We know it is too easy to check a box, fill in the blank with the correct word, and move on unaffected. Don’t settle for undigested concepts or merely emotional responses to passages. Plead with God to help you adjust everything in life to fit what you are learning about Him. Bring both your mind and heart together, and bow before God in real worship as you study each day, until like Job you feel compelled to say, “I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear; but now my eye sees You!” You will not be disappointed with the Living God. 

May this study be a lifelong friend as we labor to live unto God. 

— Dr. John D. Snyder

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Media Gratiae is an independent nonprofit (501c3) multimedia ministry based out of New Albany, Mississippi. Our desire is to produce film, print, and other media for the glory of Christ and for the good of His Church.

Media Gratiae (pronounced "GRAH - tee - ā") is Latin for "the Means of Grace."

Fallen man receives all the blessings of salvation out of the eternal fountain of the grace of God, in virtue of the merits of Jesus Christ and through the operation of the Holy Spirit. While the Spirit can and does in some respects operate immediately on the soul of the sinner, He has seen fit to bind Himself largely to the use of certain means in the communication of divine grace. " (L. Berkhof)

In other words, Christ has fully accomplished the redemption that the Father planned, and now the Spirit is applying that grace in time to the lives of God’s people all around the world. God has appointed certain “means” to serve as the channels through which the Spirit applies that grace. The scope of the work Media Gratiae produces is meant to give aid to the church here and abroad in its task of fulfilling the Great Commission by the use of those means.

We believe that the chief means of grace is God’s word. It alone has the promise of being the power of God unto salvation (Rom. 1:16; 1 Cor. 1:16). Paul tells us that faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. In doing so, he elevates the preached word of God to the foreground as the means by which God’s own voice is heard by sinners (Rom. 10:13-17). Paul's determination to preach Christ and Him crucified is understood in light of the fact that it is the voice of our Savior that brings dead men out of their tombs (John 5:25).

In Acts 2 we see that the early church not only gave themselves to the apostles' teaching and prayer, but also to fellowship with one another. In addition to the crucial fellowship we experience by being committed to a local body of believers, we can also experience something of "the communion of the saints" by making use of Christian Biography. In this way we can be helped by the example of those who have followed our Lord before us, and follow Paul's admonition to keep our eyes on those who walk according to the example we have in him.

Two lines from a hymn by John Berridge—one a statement, the other an earnest prayer—sum up the mission and hope of Media Gratiae:

The means of grace are in my hand,
The blessing is at God’s command
Who must the work fulfill;
And though I read, and watch and pray,
Yet here the Lord directs my way
And worketh all things still.

Prepare my tongue to pray and praise,
To speak of providential ways,
And heavenly truth unfold;
To strengthen well a feeble soul,
Correct the Wanton, rouse the dull,
And silence sinners bold.