I. _____ God’s omnipresence
A. God _____ all the universe
1. God _____ the universe
2. God does not have a _____
B. We cannot _____ God’s presence (Psalm 139:7-12)
II. _____ is God in the flesh
III. The _____ _____ is God’s presence in us
IV. God’s omnipresence _____ us
B. Grow in _____
C. Grow in _____
- 11 th Century French theologian Hildebert of Lavardin said:
“God is over all things, under all things; outside all; within but not enclosed;
without but not excluded; above but not raised up; below but not
depressed; wholly above, presiding; wholly beneath, sustaining; wholly
What is hard for you to understand about God’s omnipresence?
- Read Stephen’s speech in Acts 7:48-50 – notice he quotes a prophet. It’s
Isaiah 66:1-2. Read that passage. What does this teach us about God’s
omnipresence? What does Isaiah call us to do?
- Big God, small me. In what ways do you think God is small or you are big,
or both? What is the result of such belief or mindset?
- Wayne Grudem says, “God is a being who exists without size or
dimensions in space. God relates to space in a far different way than we do
or than any created thing does.”
- Read Jeremiah 23:23-24. What do we learn about God’s omnipotence
from this passage?
- Why does it not work for God to be everything (pantheism)?
- Even though we know we cannot run from God’s presence we do it
anyway. Why is this?
- Is God present in hell? Why or why not? Does God’s presence always have
the same emphasis? Read Psalm 46. What can we learn about God’s
presence, especially verse 4-5?
- How do we see God’s presence in the person of Jesus? (see Jn. 1:1-14;
Heb. 1:3)? Why was it important for God to put on flesh?
- Read 1 Cor. 6:18-20. What is the context? What will you do about this
truth this week?
- How will God’s omnipresence help you pray, grow in contentment, grow
in happiness this week?
- Do you feel far from God? What will you do about it? Augustine said: “To draw near to Him is to become like Him; to move away from Him is to become unlike Him.”