Omnipresence means that God is present everywhere at one time. He is “all present” in terms of His nearness to everyone and everything. God isn’t simply everywhere in general terms like, for example, the way a substance is spread throughout an area by diffusion. In the same manner as we discussed when we looked at […]
About Nigel Unrau
Pastor Nigel Unrau, along with his wife Melany and children Jadon, Riley, Evan and Alayna, arrived in Visalia in early August 2016 and quickly began the assimilation process into his new ministry at Parkside Chapel, while establishing their new home in Visalia.
Canadian born, Unrau received his Bachelor of Pastoral Theology degree from Alberta Bible College, and a Master of Divinity from Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary, and was honored by receiving the Greek Language Award from Tyndale Publishing. In August of 2015 he was accepted into the D. Min. program at Luther Rice College and Seminary where he has been working on his Doctorate.
In January of 2016, Parkside launched a nationwide search for a new Lead Pastor. That search resulted in the receipt and consideration of nearly 100 resumes from throughout the United States and abroad. After investing hundreds of hours in the search process, Pastor Nigel was unanimously recommended to the congregation for the position of Lead Pastor.
Unrau is a gifted leader and teacher, who has a deep love for Jesus Christ. With a previous history of serving as a Senior Pastor, bi-vocational Pastor overseeing a church-plant, youth intern and owning his own construction company, Nigel comes with a well-rounded background in both ministry and business.
Pastor Nigel readily confesses, “The Lord has brought my family through many hardships. We have seen Him both in the darkest times and most miraculous circumstances. Faith, hope, and love are all essential and powerful, coming only from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I have been to the edge of all three and have found it is Christ alone who keeps me. Our rich history has given me a unique ability to take on difficult tasks with constancy and endurance. I can say wholeheartedly that with God, all things ARE possible!”
Entries by Nigel Unrau
Tozer follows up his discussion on mercy by turning his attention to another attribute that stems out of God’s goodness which confronts human guilt: grace. We know that apart from His grace and mercy, we would be fully exposed to His justice. Since God, in a way that can only be Him, is full of […]
It is not an uncommon criticism of the Bible to say that God was one way in the Old Testament and another way in the New Testament. He is accused of being harsh and vengeful in the Old Testament while being more gracious and merciful in the New Testament. In his studies on the attributes […]
When we study the characteristics or attributes of something, we want to see what makes up the inherent qualities rather than just the external characteristics. This is why Tozer has been titling each section as “God’s (something),” and not the “(something) of God.” We aren’t looking at God’s kind of anything when we describe His […]
The foundation has been laid in his previous chapters to establish that whatever God is, He is all of it. In the chapter on Infinitude, God was described as being the perfect and complete expression of the qualities He possesses. If He is loving, then there isn’t a part of Him that is not love. […]
The key thought Tozer draws from in dealing with the Immensity of God is that God is outside of Creation. He writes, “Remember that God is outside of all things and inside all things and around all things. Remember that our God made it.” When contemplating God, we tend to consider His existence within all […]
There are things we do and experiences we have that when first have them seem too big to overcome. Whether it is looking up at the shear face of a mountain cliff, the prospect of a full marathon, studying for an advanced degree, building a tree house, quilting a blanket or unwrapping the next big […]
I once heard a pastor of a healthy and growing church say, “God hasn’t called me to be original, just effective.” Though the church was close to 3000 in regular weekly worship and ministry participation, he had none of the typical trademarks you might find of a pastor looking to expand his ministry. He had […]