Hope Community Church
REFUEL Mid-Week Bible Study (May 24th, 2017)
A casual, topical bible study to help "fill up your tank" in the middle of the week. Come as you are and dig deeper into the Word! • Coffee bar at 6:30 in the auditorium • Child Care (ages 6wks-5yrs) & Kids "Mid-Week Mania" (grades K-5th) provided
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  • Hope Community Church
    1240 Jay St, Waterford Twp, MI 48327, USA
    Wednesday 7:00 PM
Attributes of God Pt. 5:
"God Is Omnipresent"

Definition:
God is present everywhere and at all times.
"God, in the totality of His essence, without diffusion or expansion, multiplication or division, penetrates and fills the universe in all its parts.”
–A.H. Strong
(Systematic Theology)
General Remarks:
• We can be wholly aware or unaware of God's presence
• God is not obligated to make His presence known
• At certain times, God graciously allows us to experience His presence
• Although God is present everywhere, God is not everything (Pantheism)
• God would remain should any or all parts of our universe be destroyed
• God's presence among us is an act of voluntary condescension
Metaphors used to describe God's visible presence include:
1. Clouds and/or fire
Metaphors used to describe God's visible presence include:
1. Clouds and/or fire
2. Consuming fire
Metaphors used to describe God's visible presence include:
1. Clouds and/or fire
2. Consuming fire
3. Brilliant colors and light
Human responses to God's presence include:
1. Fear
Human responses to God's presence include:
1. Fear
2. Restricted activity
Human responses to God's presence include:
1. Fear
2. Restricted activity
3. Reverence & Praise
Human responses to God's presence include:
1. Fear
2. Restricted activity
3. Reverence & Praise
4. Cessation of life
Human responses to God's presence include:
1. Fear
2. Restricted activity
3. Reverence & Praise
4. Cessation of life
5. Humility
Human responses to God's presence include:
1. Fear
2. Restricted activity
3. Reverence & Praise
4. Cessation of life
5. Humility
6. Glorification
Human responses to God's presence include:
1. Fear
2. Restricted activity
3. Reverence & Praise
4. Cessation of life
5. Humility
6. Glorification
7. Courage
Personal Application:
Which of my actions limits my awareness of God's presence?
Which of my actions illuminates my awareness of God's presence?