Apologies for the sideways recording. Mistakes happen!
GOD KNOWS EVERYTHING! //// A simple statement you accept as true or reject as not true: God knows everything! The theological word for this teaching is Omniscience ~ “omni” means ALL and “science” means KNOWLEDGE. God is OMNISCIENT (as we get started, a word puzzle on back of the order of service… for those that can multi-task, how many names can you find?…it will come towards the end….)
Chad & I are spending a few weeks on attributes of God. Last week Chad spoke on how God is so beyond our understanding scripture has seemingly contradictory truths. Ps. 139:6 accentuates God’s unfathomable character: READ Ps. 139:6…. We cannot fully understand. Today I want to scratch the surface of God’s omnipotence.
When Franklin Roosevelt was President he had some connections with the larger churches, he preferred to attend the much smaller St. John’s Church. It bothered Roosevelt that tourists would attend a certain church simply because they believed they’d get a chance to see the President. There’s a legendary story about a phone call made to the pastor at St. John’s Church: “Will the President be in attendance at worship this Sunday?” asked the caller. The Pastor replied, “I don’t know, but I can assure you that Jesus will be here, and that should be good enough.”
We expect Jesus to come to church, don’t we? We want Him in our midst. We invite Him to make himself known among us every Sunday. It’s kind of fun/scary to think about what he will find when he shows up. In our scripture today he goes to church [the temple] and did not like what he found! What mess does he need to clean up here? Where are we going wrong? It’s easy to scold ourselves, but I think it is also good and right to ask what we are doing right…
Carl Crouse, Pastor
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