This morning pastor Mike Rue took us through a bible study on how to know God. This may be as a result of the latest evil tragedy perpetrated on the teachers and students in Newtown, Connecticut this past Friday December 14th, 2012. Here are my notes from the sermon.
Knowing God (Jeremiah 9:23-24)
“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us. The history of mankind will probably show that no people has ever risen above its religion, and man’s spiritual history will positively demonstrate that no religion has ever been greater than its idea of God. Worship is pure or base as the worshiper entertains high or low thoughts of God.” ~ A.W. Tosier
1. Strive to know God.
Strive to have an intimate relationship with God. We can do this by reading and meditating on His word, and going to Him in consistent prayer.
2. Failure to know God will result in discipline or destruction.
The heart of biblical discipline is redemptive. Hebrews 12:7-11.
Proverbs 3:11-12 – My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline or be weary of his reproof, for the Lord reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he delights.
3. Take shelter in knowing God.
We can then have a proper perspective of tragedy.
But sin can veil this proper perspective. (Jeremiah 9:12-14)
How to Know God
1. Through creation.
2. Through is word.
3. In Jesus Christ