God Is Omniscient and Omnipresent

Omniscience and omnipresence are not words that we use in casual conversation. They are reserved, with few exceptions, to discussions related to the study of the Person of God. The reason that we infrequently use these terms is that nothing else in our world is omniscient or omnipresent. These are attributes of God alone.

Omniscience means that God knows everything that He desires to know. He has complete awareness of the past, with all of its intricacies and mystery. He knows exactly what is going on at this moment, including everything, everywhere. Finally, He has no questions about the future; He knows what will happen. Omniscience is a double-edged sword. On the one side, we can’t get by with anything. God knows. On the other hand, because He loves us, we can see that He holds our futures and has promised to help us.

God knew every doubt that you would suffer, the sin you would commit, and failure that would come in your life. Still, He chose to save you. So, we can say with accuracy that our salvation is not based upon our performance.

Likewise, omnipresent is another God-centered word. Where is God right now? He is in heaven. But there is more to it than that; God is everywhere at the same time.

Again, this attribute has two sides. On the one side, you cannot run away from Him, no matter how much you try. At the same time, we understand that He will never forsake us.

Scripture: Psalm 139:1-4; Jonah 1:1-9

God Is Holy

Isaiah has a unique background for a prophet, coming from a family of nobility. In this passage, he describes an amazing vision of God. The timing of this vision and its impact is very personal. Because of his family, Isaiah was likely close to Uzziah, the King who has reigned 52 years. He lost his earthly King, but through this vision, he regained the King, the Lord of Hosts!

In this vision of God, Isaiah is struck by His holiness, the root of all God’s attributes. He is separate, other than anyone or anything. He is morally pure, never makes mistakes, never does wrong in the world or with His people. There is no sin, no injustice in Him. Ultimately, how do we claim to understand He is holy without stepping up and making ourselves available to serve Him and His purposes?

Scripture: Isaiah 6:1-8

God’s Love

Christians ought to love one another because God is love. God’s love is eternal; He sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

Scripture: 1 John 4:7-11

The Sovereign God

Who is God? There are many ways to describe Him. The entire Bible tries in one way or the other to explain at least part of who He is.

God is sovereign, but there is something that drives His rule over the universe. God is all-powerful, all-knowing, and present everywhere but there is an attribute that governs each of these abilities.

What is this primary characteristic of God? He is holy, absolute holiness. This purity of character and intense sinlessness is the crux of His being.

Because God is holy, it means that we can trust Him, He will never do wrong. Because God is holy, our relationship with Him rests on the most secure of foundations. In this sermon, we will be challenged to seek His holiness and to seek to live as He is.

Scripture: Isaiah 6:1-8