Presentation on theme: "The Nature of God “Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?” Psalm 139:7."— Presentation transcript:
1The Nature of God“Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?”Psalm 139:7
2I. What the Bible Teaches about the Nature of God How did God get here?How did God create the earth?How does God know what to do?Does God change His mind?Does God see me at all times?
3Eternal 1. How did God get here? “I am that I am” Ex. 3:13 Jehovah = “the existing one”God has always been, and He always will be.He is forever“Ancient of days” Dan. 7:9
4Eternal 1. How did God get here? “the LORD shall endure forever” Ps. 9:7“Thy years will have no end”Ps. 102:27
5Omnipotent = all powerful 2. How did God create the earth?Omnipotent = all powerfulGen. 17:1 “I am the almighty God”No limit to His powerHis power enabled Him to Create the universe.“with God all things are possible” Matt. 19:26Rev. 19:6 “Lord God omnipotent”
6Omniscience = all knowing 3. How does God know what to do?Omniscience = all knowingHe is unlimited in His knowledge
7Omniscience = all knowing 3. How does God know what to do?Omniscience = all knowing“God is greater than our heart, and knows all things.”1 Jn. 3:20God has known from all eternity all that He can know.
8Omniscience = all knowing 3. How does God know what to do?Omniscience = all knowing“Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite.”Ps. 147:5God has known from all eternity all that He can know.
9Omniscience = all knowing 3. How does God know what to do?Omniscience = all knowingGod knows our thoughts and everything about our livesIf God gained knowledge, implies He is not all knowingGod has known from all eternity all that He can know.
10Immutable = unchanging 4. Does God change His mind?Immutable = unchanging“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today and forever.” Heb. 13:8Methods changePrinciples are eternal
11Omnipresence 5. Does God see me at all times? God is free from the laws of limitations or spaceGod is present everywhere at the same time.
12II. What the Bible Teaches about the Omnipresence of God Jer. 23:23-24Acts 17:28Ps. 139:7-12
13The Omnipresence of God "Am I a God near at hand," says the LORD, "And not a God afar off?Can anyone hide himself in secret places, So I shall not see him?" says the LORD; "Do I not fill heaven and earth?" says the LORD Jer. 23:23-24
14The Omnipresence of God “For in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, 'For we are also His offspring.” Acts 17:28
15The Omnipresence of God Ps. 139:7-12Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there. If I take the wings of the morning, And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, Even there Your hand shall lead me, And Your right hand shall hold me.
16The Omnipresence of God Ps. 139:7-12If I say, "Surely the darkness shall fall on me," Even the night shall be light about me; Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You, But the night shines as the day; The darkness and the light are both alike to You.
17The Omnipresence of God Ps. 139:7-12There is no place in the universe to which anyone can go and be away from God.God is geographically close to everyone and everything
18III. Explanation of His Omnipresence UnlimitedInfinite
19Eternity --------- unlimited in time Omnipotent --- unlimited in power Omniscience -- unlimited in knowledgeOmnipresence - unlimited in space
20Eternity [duration] ~ “I am that I am” InfiniteEternity [duration] ~ “I am that I am”Omnipotent [power] ~ “Almighty God”Omniscience [wisdom]~understandingOmnipresence [essence]~ not limited by space
21this characteristic of God. IV. Lessons from his OmnipresenceWe can learn somevaluable lessons fromthis characteristic of God.
22IV. Lessons from His Omnipresence 1. We cannot hide our sinsProv. 15:3 “The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.”Heb. 4:13 “...all things are naked and opened to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.”
23IV. Lessons from His Omnipresence 2. God sees what the righteous doProv. 15:3 “The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.”God sees and knows our good deeds
24IV. Lessons from His Omnipresence 3. God is With UsIsa. 43:5 “Fear not: for I am with you:”Matt. 28:20 “...and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.”TemptationsAfflictions
25IV. Lessons from His Omnipresence 4. Spur us on to Holy Living“I keep Your precepts and Your testimonies, For all my ways are before You.”Ps. 119:168“A soldier marches better when the General is watching.”
26IV. Lessons from His Omnipresence 4. Spur us on to Holy Living“Does He not see my ways, And count all my steps?”Job 31:4
27IV. Lessons from His Omnipresence 5. We can worship anywhereJohn 4:23-24God is a SpiritHe is not limited to any placeWe can worship anywhere
28The Omnipresence of God “In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Prov. 3:6“Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you.” Jas. 4:8
29Hear John 12:48Believe John 8:24Repent Luke 13:3Confess Matt. 10:32-33Baptized Mark 16:16Faithful Matt. 24:13