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Articles posted by David Smith (Page 3)

God is present everywhere. Yet the consistent language of heaven where God dwells is always up! Psalm 123:1 says, “I lift up my eyes to you, to you who sit enthroned in heaven.” Since God is “up” in heaven, we invite God to “come down”, visit us in power, and manifest his very real presence among us. “Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down” (Isaiah 64:1). • When God’s people were slaves in Egypt, the Lord came down to

Our All Church Prayer – all three congregations – is tonight, Friday, August 20, 2021, 7:30 p.m. on Zoom. We want to pray kingdom prayers. Jesus taught us: “This, then, is how you should pray . . . your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:9-10). We follow a simple, engaging format for our All Church Prayer: A welcome in 3 languages. Three brief prayers, not translated, in English, Spanish, and Mandarin. A worship

What started as a chance conversation is now happening – distributing non-perishable food and others items as a good neighbor! Blessing our community. Showing God’s love. All three congregations engaged. Our T-shirt motto: love God & others. • We need people setting up at 9:00AM – three tables, two canopies, carrying bags to the first floor, setting out signs. • We need people distributing the bags between 10:00AM-12PM – at three tables for three languages, helping fill out a contact form, guiding people to

In Psalm 139, after David reflects on God’s omniscience, God knows everything . . . God’s omnipresence, God is everywhere . . . God’s omnipotence, God can do anything – he considers God’s omni-righteousness, God is holy. “If only you, God, would slay the wicked! Away from me, you who are bloodthirsty! They speak of you with evil intent; your adversaries misuse your name. Do I not hate those who hate you, LORD, and abhor those who are in rebellion against

Actually, God cannot do many things. God cannot lie. God cannot break his promises. God cannot be tempted with evil. God cannot tempt people. God cannot learn. God cannot change. God cannot sin. God cannot fail. God cannot save those who refuse to obey him. God cannot make you love him. When we ask for forgiveness, God does not recall our sins. God cannot do anything that would violate his own character. So when we say, “God can do anything” – His power

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