Yesterday was week one of our new sermon series, "Indescribable." Steve was back after a well-earned vacation. The goal of Indescribable is to help us know God and what He is like so that we can experience life-change through His transformation and shaping of us and also so that we can explain more about Him to others so that they can experience life-change through knowing Him.
Because I was signed up for childcare for Reveal, I knew I was going to miss the message so I slipped into our 9:15 gathering for part of the sermon. Here are some of the highlights:
- Knowledge of God is intended to change who we are.
- Our view of God shapes our lives, our values, our priorities, our focus, our spending, our morals.
- The Bible assumes that God exists. (In fact, Psalm 14:1 says that those who deny God's existence are fools.)
- Knowing doctrine is important. It helps us with questions and different views that many people have.
- God reveals Himself to us through General Revelation (Nature) and Specific Revelation (Jesus & Scripture).
- We can learn a lot about God but it is useless if it doesn't change our lives.
- Steve ended with a great question - what are you doing with what you already know about God?
I missed being in the room for Reveal but there was a good crowd there again yesterday. It has been a great summer and there are only two more Sundays before school cranks up again.
-- Peace, Jamie