Grace Community Church

The Main Thing

Given on January 5, 2020 by Brett Helvie
Scripture: Various
Sermon Series: Confident Christianity

What is your #1 priority in life at this point? What do you think are the most essential ingredients of a healthy spiritual life? Are these “essentials” reflected in how you actually invest your time? What consumes the majority of your emotional energy? What consumes the majority of your resources – time and material goods?

Jesus states 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. 3:7ff) How are loving God and knowing Jesus related? How does our mental picture of God impact our motivation to know him more intimately?

As you look over your life, how much of an actual priority is knowing God and loving him? Must this take place primarily in a “religious” context – church, Bible study, Christian fellowship? 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 2020?

What have been some of the “disciplines” that have helped you connect with God? What have been some of your frustrations you have encountered your journey to know God? What role do other believers play in our quest to know God?