Grace Community Church

Knowing and Being Known

Given on January 4, 2015 by Brett Helvie
Scripture: Ephesians 4:11-13, 1 Corinthians 12-14, Philippians 3:7-14
NOTE: Audio for this sermon is not currently available.
Sermon Series: Finding our Focus in 2015

As you look forward to 2015, what would you say is your top priority? Why is it your #1? How do you anticipate that this priority will impact your use of time, mental focus, and material resources? How does your relationship with God fit into your priorities at this point in time?

We have seen Jesus state in Luke 10:27 that the greatest responsibility that a human being has is to “love God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind.” The apostle Paul’s greatest passion was to know Jesus Christ (Phil. 3:7). The apostle Peter realized that our access to the divine power to handle this life and to grow spiritually comes through our relationship with Jesus (II Peter 1:3). As you look over your life, how much of an actual priority is knowing God and loving him? Be honest!

How can a finite human being actually get to know the infinite God of the universe? In the past, what have been some of the spiritual practices that have helped you connect with God? What frustrates you in this quest to know God more intimately? What role do you think other believers play in our quest to know God?

What changes do you think the Lord may be calling you to make in order to know him more intimately and love him more deeply in the coming year?