North Teignmouth Community Church

For God so loved the world

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   Is God There ?    Acts 17:22-28  Psalm 8 , Deuteronomy 4:29

Acts 17:22-28 New International Version (NIV)

22 Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: “People of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious. 23 For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: to an unknown god. So you are ignorant of the very thing you worship—and this is what I am going to proclaim to you.24 “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. 25 And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. 26 From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. 27 God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. 28 ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’

Psalm 8 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 8

For the director of music. According to gittith. A psalm of David.

1 Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory    in the heavens.

2 Through the praise of children and infants    you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger. 

3 When I consider your heavens,   the work of your fingers,the moon and the stars,    which you have set in place,

4 what is mankind that you are mindful of them,    human beings that you care for them?

5 You have made them[d] a little lower than the angels and crowned them[f] with glory and honor.

6 You made them rulers over the works of your hands;    you put everything under their feet:

7 all flocks and herds,    and the animals of the wild,

8 the birds in the sky,    and the fish in the sea,    all that swim the paths of the seas.

9 Lord, our Lord,    how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Deuteronomy 4:29 New International Version (NIV)

29 But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul