In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
SERIES: KNOWING GOD. Moses was taught two competing and conflicting world-views. One from Pharaoh’s household––the other from his own family. One world-view was based on Egyptian origin myths –– the other based on the truth of God. Moses believed the truth––and the truth set him free. Just like Moses, we also were told two competing world views. And just like Moses, we have a choice––to Accept the truth by faith, or to reject the truth for the lies and myths of the world. Only the Truth will set you free!
Sermon Series: KNOWING GOD. Psalm 139 is an amazing realization from David on the attributes of God. Not only are God’s attributes infinite, they are personal. Not only is God all-knowing, He knows you. Not only is God all-powerful, He created you. Not only is God all-present, He is present with you. This is why David was so amazed by God.
You have hedged me behind and before, And laid Your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is high, I cannot attain it.
With a new year we have a new focus––Knowing God. In this series we first looked at 5 Tragic Results of Not Knowing God. In the second lesson we recognized 5 Blessings of Knowing God. But How Can We Know God? “who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see…” (1 Timothy 6:16) God is Transcendent––far above human comprehension. But He has revealed Himself for those who want to know Him. Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children.” (Matthew 11:25)
The knowledge of God is revealed to us in 3 main ways: 1. His Creation 2. His Revelation 3. His Incarnation. The best knowledge of God is from God Himself!
“And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” (John 17:3)
We begin a new year with a new focus on knowing God. There is no greater study than the study of God and no greater understanding than knowing God. Last week we examined Five Tragic Results of Not Knowing God. This week we look at Five Blessings of Knowing God. Let’s grow together in our knowledge and understanding of God this year.
There is no greater study than the study of God, and no greater understanding than knowing God. No other study will Humble the Mind more than understanding His perfect Holiness. No other study will Expand the Mind more as we realize His awesome power and glory. No other study will Strengthen the Mind more as we accept the truth of God. No other study will bring more Comfort and Peace to the Mind than that of knowing God. In this first sermon in a series, let’s recognize Five Tragic Results of Not Knowing God.