The Presence of God

Seen Throughout the Story of the Bible

God's Presence - The Church

Church - The New Temple • April 19, 2018 • Robbie Nutter

Jesus’ followers, with the indwelling Holy Spirit as their Guide, make up the church—the new and greater temple of God on earth.

God's Presence - The Spirit of God

God In Us - John 14 • April 12, 2018 • Brian Sturm

After Jesus raised from the dead and ascended into heaven, the Spirit of God came to dwell in the hearts of Jesus’ disciples making His presence permanently accessible to all in His kingdom.

God's Presence - King

Jesus - The Better David • April 5, 2018 • Robbie Nutter

Jesus ushered in a Kingdom that is beyond geographical and racial boundaries, proving to be the Greater King.

God's Presence - Priest

Jesus - The Great High Priest & Perfect Sacrifice • March 29, 2018 • Dave Gevock

Jesus sacrifices Himself for us—destroying the distance separating God and man, proving to be the Perfect Sacrifice.

God's Presence - Prophet

Jesus - The Better Moses • March 15, 2018 • Nate Sapp

Jesus fulfills the Law that we could not, proving to be the Greater Prophet.

God's Presence - Emmanuel

John 1:1-14 & Mt. 1:23 • March 8, 2018 • David Irons

Generations go by, and Emmanuel—God with us, is born into our broken world.

God's Presence - The New Covenant

Jer. 31:33-34 & Ez. 37 • March 1, 2018 • Robbie Nutter

The kings of Israel fail to follow God, and both the Northern and Southern Kingdoms of Israel were eventually overthrown, and the people find themselves in exile. In the midst of the exile, God draws near to His people yet again and promises a New Covenant with His people that would not be marked by laws and geography but by people with new hearts.

God's Presence - David & the Temple

2 Samuel 7 • February 22, 2018 • Matt Spade

The Israelites struggle to keep the covenant that God had made with Moses, and they eventually elect a king to govern them in God’s ways. God raises up King David to lead His people, and cuts a covenant with David that he will always have a descendent as king of His people. Eventually David’s son, King Solomon, builds the temple, which would serve as the permanent dwelling place of God.

God's Presence - The Tabernacle

Ex. 25-31 • February 15, 2018 • Brian Sturm

Moreover, God leads Moses to build a tabernacle—representing God’s dwelling place among His people.

God's Presence - Moses

Exodus • February 8, 2018 • Nate Sapp

After several generations, God’s people found themselves living in a foreign land, but God delivers His people through the prophet Moses, and through Moses gave His people the Law describing how His people could morally remain in His presence.

God's Presence - Abraham

Gen 12:1-17 • February 1, 2018 • Brian Sturm

In God’s kindness, He drew near to mankind, making a covenant with Abraham that He would bless Abraham and his descendants (the Israelites), making a way for God to dwell among His people.

God's Presence - the Fall

Genesis 3 • January 25, 2018 • Dave Gevock

However, humanity rebelled against God, causing sin to enter the world, tainting everything that God created good, and putting distance between mankind and the presence of God.

God's Presence - Genesis to Revelation

Genesis 1-2; Revelation 21-22 • January 18, 2018 • Robbie Nutter

The Bible begins and ends with God and man in unhindered, intimate relationship, illuminating the truth that God created us to enjoy His presence forever.