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I AM: Sovereign

When it comes to the sovereignty of God, we find one of the key reasons to not only believe in God but why it’s such a comfort and a life line to lean into Him.

As Chip Ingram puts in his book, “The Real God”…

“The reason I believe in the God of the Bible and worship Him is because He is before all things, He created all things, He upholds all things, He is above all things, He knows all things, He accomplishes all things, He rules over all things, and He is in control of all things. That’s the reason I believe Him and have given my entire life to Him in faith and in trust that He is superior to all the other truth-claims in the world. He is not just another “-ism” out there to be considered. He is infinite and eternal, over all and worthy above all. I worship Him because He is sovereign.”

Join us as we explore an address given by the Apostle Paul on the “unknown God” who desires to be known to the city that was the intellection hub of His day, Athens.

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I AM: Good

How do you see God? Do you see Him as good?

In the midst of the struggle and pain of this fallen world, it’s easy to get sucked into thinking that God must be uncaring, cruel, or absent. But is this a true picture of God?

In this study on God, we will look at a moment in the lives of Moses and the Israelites to see some interesting dynamics when it comes to God’s goodness. We will explore how He sees us, moves on our behalf, and is consistent in His goodness even when we are not. You may be amazed at how much you are missing His goodness in your life.

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In this first of a multi-week study on God, we dive into the different perspectives people can have about God and how it can impact their relationships with Him. It’s best said in thecae quote from Chip Ingram in his book “The Real God” that Pastor Tom shares at the beginning of the message.

“What you think about God shapes your whole relationship with Him. In addition, what you think God thinks about you determines how close you will grow toward Him. Many of us have formed a picture of God from impressions we’ve picked up throughout our life. Consciously, or unconsciously, our families, teachers, friends, and churches have impacted our picture of God. Our culture consistently sends us messages about how we see God as well. All of us have been affected and can carry a distorted image of God.

If we see Him as an impulsive policeman, we’ll always be walking on eggshells. If we see Him as a vengeful judge, we’ll always feel guilty. If we see Him as an apathetic father, we will struggle with believing He loves us. If we think he’s just like us, we’ll be casual about our sin. But are those ideas accurate? What if they’re not true at all? Misperceptions about God can certainly create a barrier in your relationship with Him. And meanwhile, the friendship, love and encouragement you could be sharing with your Heavenly Father are never realized – all because of wrong assumptions about Him.”

Join this study in Job as we explore what your perspective is on God, how He sees you, how He shows His love, and what it means to your life.

Then consider joining us for the remainder of the study on who God is as we continue the series; “I AM”.

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