Sermon Knowing God Intimately

 "Intimacy with the Divine: Unveiling the Depths of Knowing God"

The pursuit of knowing God is not merely an intellectual endeavor but a journey of intimacy. In Philippians 3:10, the Apostle Paul expresses his fervent desire: "that I may know him." Let us embark on a sacred exploration into the intimate depths of knowing God. Our hearts long to encounter the Divine, and in this pursuit, we discover the transformative power of a personal relationship with our Creator.

  • Seek the things that are above (Colossians 3:1).
  • This is a process of discovery (Romans 12:4-8).
  • Focus on things above (Colossians 3:2).
  • This speaks of commitment, of constant attention, of not letting yourself be distracted. (Matthew 13:2).
  • Kill worldliness (Colossians 3:5-11)

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I. The Desire to Know God: Philippians 3:10  

The Apostle Paul's yearning expressed in Philippians 3:10 sets the stage for our journey: "that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death." The desire to know God intimately is not a casual wish but a passionate pursuit that encompasses experiencing His power, sharing in His sufferings, and becoming like Him in every aspect of life.

II. The Search for God’s Presence: Psalms 27:8  

Psalm 27:8 invites us into the tender search for God's presence: "You have said, 'Seek my face.' My heart says to you, 'Your face, Lord, do I seek.'" The journey of intimacy with God involves actively seeking His face, earnestly desiring closeness and communion with the Creator of our souls. In this sacred pursuit, we uncover the transformative power of God's abiding presence.

III. Communion by the Holy Spirit: 1 Corinthians 2:10-11  

The Apostle Paul, in 1 Corinthians 2:10-11, reveals a profound aspect of knowing God: "these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God." Intimacy with God is facilitated by the Holy Spirit, who unveils the depths of God's character, wisdom, and love. Our communion with the Divine is not a mere human endeavor but a divine partnership orchestrated by the Spirit.

IV. The Knowledge of God's Love: Ephesians 3:18-19  

Ephesians 3:18-19 invites us into the limitless expanse of God's love: "may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge." Intimacy with God includes a profound understanding of His boundless love—an understanding that transcends human comprehension and brings us into the heart of the Divine.

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V. Intimacy in the Secret Place: Matthew 6:6  

Jesus, in Matthew 6:6, beckons us to the secret place of intimacy: "But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret." The secret place is not just a physical location but a sacred space where our souls commune with God intimately. It is in this hidden encounter that we experience the depth of divine connection and transformative grace.

VI. The Experience of God's Presence: Exodus 33:14 

In Exodus 33:14, God promises Moses, "My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest." The experience of God's presence is not just a theological concept but a lived reality. It is in the awareness of His abiding presence that we find rest for our souls, assurance in times of trouble, and confidence in the journey of faith.

VII. Deep Knowledge of God’s Goodness: Psalm 34:8  

Psalm 34:8 extends an invitation: "Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!" Knowing God intimately involves a tasting and experiencing of His goodness. It is a deep knowledge that goes beyond head knowledge, drawing us into the rich and satisfying goodness of our Heavenly Father.

VIII. The Constant Search for More of God: James 4:8  

James 4:8 echoes the continual pursuit of God: "Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you." The journey of intimacy with God is marked by a constant search for more—an ever-deepening relationship that calls us to draw near, to press into the mysteries of His character, and to encounter the Divine in new and transformative ways.

IX. Transformation through the Knowledge of God: Romans 12:2  

Romans 12:2 encapsulates the transformative power of knowing God: "Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind." Intimacy with God is not a static experience but a dynamic journey that transforms our minds, hearts, and lives. As we intimately know Him, we are renewed, restored, and conformed into His image.

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In the sacred journey of knowing God intimately, we discover that it is not merely an intellectual pursuit but a transformative encounter that shapes our character, fuels our worship, and anchors our identity in Him. May this journey lead us deeper into the heart of God, where we find fulfillment, purpose, and the abundant life He has promised. Let us, with hearts aflame, continue to seek, commune, and intimately know our Heavenly Father.

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