Sermon Recap for October 1, 2017

Jonathan Edwards said, “There is a difference between believing that a person is beautiful, and having a sense of his beauty.” So it is with us and our knowledge of God.

Our God is a Personal God

There are two ways of knowing: knowing about and personally knowing. We need both.

Teacher

Rodney Hobbs

Scripture References

Jeremiah 9:23-24

Sermon Notes

“Thus there is a difference between having an opinion that God is holy and gracious, and having a sense of the loveliness and beauty of that holiness and grace. There is a difference between having a rational judgement that honey is sweet, and having a sense of its sweetness. A man may have the former, that knows not how honey tastes; but a man can’t have the latter unless he has an idea of the taste of honey in his mind. So there is a difference between believing that a person is beautiful, and having a sense of his beauty.” – Jonathan Edwards

Why do we need a personal knowing?

  • We need it to become a Christian.
  • We need it to live for Jesus as a Christian

How do you know where you are?

There are several common ways to help us understand if we know about God, or if we know Him personally.

  1. Personal: His love for me moves my soul
  2. About: he’s a guilt-inducing burden for my soul
  1. Personal: Prayer is where I find him
  2. About: Prayer is optional and boring
  1. Personal: I need him constantly
  2. About: I get by on my own
  1. Personal: I feel sinful, and forgiven
  2. About: I don’t feel that bad
  1. Personal: The Bible reads like my world
  2. About: The Bible reads like ancient history
  1. Personal: I feel inadequate, but supported
  2. About: I feel self assured and entitled

Regardless of where you are in life, we would love for you to visit us at Omni. This is where we gather.

In Christ,
Kaitlyn Gries

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