If I try to imagine God, the image I most often come up with is a grandfatherly sort, wearing white robes, and seated on a throne. However agreeable such an image is, that is not God. That is how I imagine God to be. It's an idol, and can cause real problems as we carry on our lives as Christians. The one, true God isn't limited by my imagination. God's name is "I am who I will be". God is the force that supports us all, limits and directs our lives, and it is God who grants the gift of faith. Sometimes we forget that, and start to think that faith is a human accomplishment, or that God grants faith to us because we are superior people. Stuff and nonsense.
Join the Congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte as we look into Paul's letter to his church at Corinth for some guidance about these matters in our sermon, "Imagining a Convenient God".
Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.