God’s Imminence

June 26, 2016

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Topic Notes

  • God’s imminence (nearness)
  • Jeff’s sled story
  • Proximity is a huge deal
  • How close is God to us
  • Psalm 139:7
  • Dave and his hypothetical/rhetorical
  • Psalm 139:8
  • Psalm 139:9-10
  • There is no place on Earth that you can go to get away from God
  • Psalm 139:11-12
  • God’s presence is everywhere
  • A.W. Tozer’s bucket/ocean analogy
  • This is God’s relationship to the Universe
  • God penetrates EVERYTHING
  • Why does God sometimes feel so far away?
  • A lesson from Greek Mythology: Dionysus
  • 1 Kings 8:27
  • God is too big to be contained
  • Hosea 11:9
  • God is: Perfect, Sinless and always does what is right
  • Dave and Jeff: Sinners and imperfect
  • A.W. Tozer – Communing with animals?
  • The natures of fish and man / man and God
  • It’s not a matter of being closer to God, but to have fellowship with God, we need a DIFFERENT NATURE.
  • This is why scripture talks about becoming a new creation
  • Jeff and his relationship with a fish
  • God became man… so He could get to know us!
  • Dave and his pet fish
  • We can’t have a relationship with God because we are to dissimilar
  • So the answer is to CHANGE OUR NATURE
  • John 3:19-21
  • The primary reason we don’t sense the presence of God is because we DON’T WANT to sense the presence of God.
  • 1 John 1:5-7
  • We must desire God in order to change our nature
  • What is ‘walking in the light’?

Bible Contradiction

via thoughtcatalog.com
Submission to God or the Government
1 Peter 2:13 vs. Acts 5:29

Listener Question

“I was very upset one day and I told a friend about it and said that I knew if I could just calm down enough to pray I’d feel better. My friend said that it’s prayer that changes you, not God. Is that true or is there more to it?”



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