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The Immutability of God

In a world that is constantly changing, is there anything that remains consistent?  How are we to view God in a rapidly shifting world? Incorrect Perception: The Upgraded God We live in a world of constant updates and revisions.  The groundbreaking technological gadget is obsolete in mere months due to ever-changing upgrades.  What once seemed sufficient becomes obsolete quickly.  Books require revisions, software require updates, devices require enhancements, homes require renovations, and standards require revisions.  We live in a world…

The Omnipresence of God

The omnipresence of God means that God is everywhere at the same time.  While such an infinite concept is difficult for finite minds to comprehend, is it true?  How does that change our perception of God? Incorrect Perception: The Overbooked God Have you ever tried to get an appointment with that really busy person?  You keep trying to get on the calendar, but you can never get him or her to settle in on a time.  Like the doctor that…

The Holiness of God

Studying the attributes of God, it is critical to address the issue of God’s holiness.  What does the holiness of God really mean? Incorrect Perception: The Grade-on-a-Curve God After every test taken within the halls of academia, there is at least one student praying that the teacher will grade on a curve.  Due to a lack of preparation or a believed impossible standard, the student just hopes that enough of his classmates did as poorly as he believed he did…

The Wisdom of God

Studying the attributes of God, it is critical to address the issue of God’s wisdom.  Can God be trusted to make the right decisions? Incorrect Perception: The Pollster God A pollster is someone who organizes, conducts, and analyzes opinion polls.  Due to their research, they are able to take a cross-section of society, ask some pertinent questions, and provide the rest of the culture with information regarding the leanings of the majority people polled.  In light of this information, many…

The Omnipotence of God

Everything in the entire universe is reliant upon the infinite power of God. From the growth of a tree to the heart that rejoices over the forgiveness of sins, all things depend on God for their purpose and being. DEFINING THE TERM The omnipotence of God means that God is all-powerful or possess all power. One of God’s names in the Old Testament is El-Shaddai, literally meaning Strong One Almighty. Any strength that you can produce is ultimately from God.…

The Faithfulness of God

Studying the attributes of God, it is critical to address the issue of God’s faithfulness.  Can God be trusted to do what he says he will do? Incorrect Perception: The Unreliable God The unreliable god is walking around with some significant baggage left by numerous people in our lives.  Each of us knows what it feels like to be forgotten and isolated.  Too many people have broken some precious promises which led us to some serious consequences.  Each time that…

Bible Basics Class

How do you know who God is?  How do you know what He is like?  How do you know how we should respond to Him?  How do you know the truth about other things in life?  The answers are contained in the Bible. On Sunday nights at 6:00pm in the Storehouse, Jeremy Smith will help you investigate questions such as, What is Man?  Who is Christ?  What is the atonement?  What is the resurrection?  What is death? What does it…

Thursday Ladies Bible Study – Discerning the Voice of God

On Thursday mornings this fall, Donna Smith will be leading Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer.  In this study you will “discover the root to clear and daily communication with God – humble obedience.  Learn how surrender unlocks His many blessings intended for us, centers us in His will, and helps us discern His voice in everyday life.”  The study will take place in the fellowship hall on Thursday mornings at 10:00am from October 11 to November 29.…

Apologetics Class on Wednesday Nights

Apologetics may be simply defined as the defense of the Christian faith.  For a more detailed explanation check out this article entitled What is Apologetics? This 10 week class will discuss the following topics: What is Worldview The Reliability of Scripture The Real Jesus Icons of Evolution Morality The Case Against Aboriton The Problem of Evil and Suffering Responding to Relativism Cults On Wednesday, October 3, you will have the opportunity to listen to a leading Christian Apologist at Spartanburg…

The Transcendence of God

Attributes of God are the foundational beliefs about who God is and what He is like that comes from Scripture.  You can’t worship a God fully if you only know Him partially. One critical attribute to study is the transcendence of God. Incorrect Perception: The Man Upstairs God Many people casually refer to God as the Man Upstairs.  Minimizing the unthinkable chasm between His quality and our quality, they diminish His character as someone only slightly higher than us.  This diluted…

The Independence of God

Attributes of God are the foundational beliefs about who God is and what He is like that comes from Scripture.  You can’t worship a God fully if you only know Him partially. One critical attribute to study is the independence of God.

Fall Schedule for Attributes of God Study

The issue of having a correct theology is critically important.  That’s why I am teaching a course on the Attributes of God.  During our Fall 2018 semester of Equip, we will be looking at a different attribute of God every week.  Attributes of God are the foundational beliefs about who God is and what he is like that comes from Scripture. You can’t worship a God fully if you only know Him partially.   If you would like to know…

The Immanence of God

Studying the attributes of God is an important endeavor for the Christian disciple.  A. W. Tozer was a brilliant theologian and pastor of the twentieth century. In his book, The Knowledge of the Holy, he presented a thesis statement that signifies the importance of addressing the issue of theology. He wrote: What comes to your mind when you think about God is the most important thing about you. If your concept of God is incorrect, your devotion will be misguided.…

Attributes of God [Fall 2018 Equip Study]

A. W. Tozer was a brilliant theologian and pastor of the twentieth century. In his book, The Knowledge of the Holy, he presented a thesis statement that signifies the importance of addressing the issue of theology. He wrote: “What comes to your mind when you think about God is the most important thing about you.” On the first read, that statement may seem a bit dramatic, but is he on to something here?

Fall 2018 Wednesday Nights

Our Wednesday Night Schedule for the Fall will start on August 22.  Wednesday nights provide an opportunity for you to grow and serve as a disciple.  There are classes, groups and activities for preschoolers, children, students, and adults.  We meet at 6:30pm each Wednesday. Preschool Music and Missions – 2nd floor preschool area Children Music and Missions – 3rd floor children area Students – Storehouse Joyful Ornaments – Room 138-140 Study of 1-2 Samuel and prayer meeting – chapel (led by Stoney Huggins)…

Praying the Lord’s Prayer as a Church

Jesus taught us to pray in what we call the Lord’s Prayer.  Have you ever thought about how you can use this prayer as a template to pray for our church? Here’s how Jesus taught His disciples to pray: 9 Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. 10 Your kingdom come, your will be done,     on earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread, 12 and forgive us our debts,     as we also…