July 25, 2021 AM
Dr. Paul Gotthardt
#01 (#1 in series)
RELATIONSHIP: THAT I MAY KNOW HIM
The Goal of Relationship
Three reasons for this series:
__ God desires to do in and through your life, He will accomplish out of the overflow of your relationship with Him.
Eternal life is to __ God (and that’s relationship).
An abiding relationship with Jesus changes __.
Key Truth: The goal of the relationship is to __ Christ (vv. 8, 10).
“...I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord...that I may know Him...”
How do we get to know Christ?
We get to know Jesus by spending __ with Jesus where the __ is on Jesus!
Key Concept: The goal and the spiritual __ must stay together.
The Gospel Message:
Humanity was created for relationship with God.
Our sin separated us from that relationship.
There was nothing we could do to reconcile the relationship on our own.
Jesus lived a sinless life.
Jesus died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sin.
Jesus rose again on the third day that we might have life.
Jesus offers eternal life (or a reconciled relationship) to those who will repent of their sin by placing faith in Him.
“Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.” – Augustine
Key Concept: A disciple who seeks to __ God will always be met by the God who __ to make Himself known.