God Is Knowable 19 Mar 23

(Message 1) Is God knowable? What can we really know about Him?  How do we get to know Him? There are certainly some limitations to fully understanding God, but He has made it possible to intimately know Him. Learn how in our message, “God is… Knowable”. #GCGodIs

The Limitations of Knowing God:

  • We can only know God if He reveals Himself to us
  • We can never fully know God
  • We can’t see Him

 

The Possibilities of Knowing God:

  • Even though we can’t know everything about God, what we can know is true
  • We can know God!

 

How?

  1. Start with Jesus
  2. Study God’s Word
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Key Scripture:

Matthew 11:27 (NLT)

27 “My Father has entrusted everything to me. No one truly knows the Son except the Father, and no one truly knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.”

Psalm 145:3 (NLT)

3 Great is the LORD! He is most worthy of praise! 

      No one can measure his greatness. 

Job 26:14 (NLT)

14 These are just the beginning of all that he does, 

      merely a whisper of his power. 

      Who, then, can comprehend the thunder of his power?”

Colossians 1:15 (NLT)

15 Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. 

      He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation,

1 John 5:20 (NLT)

20 And we know that the Son of God has come, and he has given us understanding so that we can know the true God. And now we live in fellowship with the true God because we live in fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ. He is the only true God, and he is eternal life.

Jeremiah 9:23–24 (NLT)

23 This is what the LORD says: 

    “Don’t let the wise boast in their wisdom, 

      or the powerful boast in their power, 

      or the rich boast in their riches. 

    24 But those who wish to boast 

      should boast in this alone: 

    that they truly know me and understand that I am the LORD 

      who demonstrates unfailing love 

      and who brings justice and righteousness to the earth, 

    and that I delight in these things. 

      I, the LORD, have spoken!

Start talking. Find a conversation starter for your group.

  • What are some ways that you try to get to know someone better?

Start sharing. These questions are to help get your group thinking and to create openness.

  • What was it like when you met God for the first time? What are some challenges or joys that you face in knowing God more?
  • Read Matthew 11:27.  How does Jesus reveal the Father to us? What does this mean for us as Christians?
  • Even though we can’t see God, how do we know what He looks like?  Read Colossians 1:15 for a hint.  How can you imitate Jesus in your daily life and relationships?
  • Read Psalm 145:3 & Job 26:14.  How big is God?  Is our inability to know Him completely a source of frustration or fascination for you?  What do you really want to know about God?
  • How do you balance the desire to know more about God with the humility of accepting His incomprehensibility?
  • Read 1 John 5:20.  How does God give us understanding to know Him?  How does knowing Jesus as the true God and eternal life affect your view of yourself, others, and the world?
  • Read Jeremiah 9:23-24.  How do we boast in knowing and understanding God? How do you avoid the temptation of boasting in your achievements or possessions?
  • In your life, how do you demonstrate the importance of knowing God?

Start doing. Commit to a step and live it out this week.

  • Choose one attribute of God that you want to know more about and study it in the Bible. Write down what you learn and how it affects your view of God and yourself.

Start praying. Be bold and pray with power.

  • Praise God for who He is and that He chose to reveal Himself and to be knowable.  Give thanks that because of this, we can have a relationship and we can choose to accept Him as our Savior and Lord. 

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Speaker

Troy Knight

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