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Demand More

October 2, 2015

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The ESV version of Hebrews 11:6 says God “rewards those who seek him.”

It was rendered as “diligently seek him” in the KJV. (Hebrews 11:6 KJV)

But if you look up the word in Strong’s, (g1567) it also suggests the word “Demand” as part of the definition.

What would change if we were to demand to know more about God rather than merely seek him?

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4 Steps to Knowing God

May 28, 2014

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Christ Taking Leave of the Apostles - ~1310 - Duccio (1260–1318)

Christ Taking Leave of the Apostles – ~1310 – Duccio (1260–1318)

Knowing God is eternal life. (John 17:3)

God made an offer of eternal life to all of us through his son. It is there for the taking!

The opening of the Lord’s prayer (John 17) must have really had an impact on John. He went on to write more for us on what it means to know God so that we can claim that gift.

  1. 1 John 2:4 – We have to be obedient. To ignore his commandments at the same time as saying we know God makes us a liar.
  2. 1 John 4:8 – We have to be a loving people. If God is love, how can we know him without developing love?
  3. 1 John 5:11 – We have to be in Christ. That’s where the life is! Obeying the Gospel through baptism is the way we get into Christ.
  4. 1 John 4:12-16 – We have to have his Spirit. (Also Romans 8:9) When we do, our lives bear the kind of fruit God expects to see from his children. (Galatians 5:22-23)

Jesus wanted nothing more than for everyone to understand why he was here and accept the gift of eternal life. (John 17:1-4)

Spend some considering where you stand in knowing God. Your life depends on it!

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