Knowing God

Thus says the Lord, “Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches; but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord who exercises lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things,” declares the Lord.
~Jeremiah 9:23 (NASB)
Our fall sermon series is a topical study on “Knowing God.” In this series, we will look at the character of God and consider what it means to walk in personal relationship with Him—to know Him and be known by Him.

In the chaos and conflict of our present cultural moment, what we need more than anything else is to lift our gaze heavenward and anchor our souls in the Living God! At bottom, the problem with our souls and our world—whether societal, political, economic, etc.—is sin. And all sin is rooted in our rejecting the true God and worshipping a false god.

Sadly, everything about our secular age drives us put our hope in false gods. We look to Washington and Wall Street instead of God’s Word. We look to our wisdom and instead of God’s wisdom. We look to society instead of our Savior. No wonder we find ourselves so weak and worthless in the face of trials and temptations! It is not the strength of our faith that saves us, but the strength of our God. Therefore, knowing and trusting the true God is absolutely critical. The prophet Daniel reminds us that “the people who know their God will display strength and take action” (Daniel 11:32).

Like any relationship, though, knowing God requires work. It requires us to dig into what God has told us about Himself. Moreover, since God is our maker, it requires us to respond properly to what He has told us—to trust and obey Him—to live in personal dependence upon Him. We were made by God and for God. He is our source and our destiny.
Join us as we consider what it means to know God!

Knowing God Study Guide

If you would like to follow along with the sermon series using our Knowing God Study Guide you may access an electronic version below. In addition to the Scripture reading and prayer suggestions, each week’s study includes also a suggested reading from the book Knowing God by the late, British-born J.I. Packer.

Special thanks to Anna Kaye Schulte for the sermon series artwork!