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Getting to Know God - The Application


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This lesson was presented at the conclusion of a series on Getting to Know God. A few of the Hebrew words for God were examined to gain insight into the characteristics of God and this lesson was designed to challenge the membership to practice them.

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Getting to Know God - The Application

  1. 1. Getting to Know God Now What?
  2. 2. Knowledge of God “We must observe that the knowledge of God which we are invited to cultivate is not that which, resting satisfied with empty speculation, only flutters in the brain, but a knowledge which will prove substantial and fruitful whenever it is duly percieved and rooted in the heart.” (John Calvin)
  3. 3. Knowledge and Action “My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge.” (Hosea 4.6)
  4. 4. Knowledge and Action “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” (James 1.22)
  5. 5. Moses - Knowledge and Action • He knew and acted upon the Lord’s command • Moses was taught about God and his people. (Hebrews 11.23)
  6. 6. Moses - Knowledge and Action “Come and I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring My people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.” (Exodus 3.10)
  7. 7. Moses - Knowledge and Action Moses was not asked to… • …go to church. • …pray. • …sing psalms.
  8. 8. Moses - Knowledge and Action “Who am I that would go to Pharaoh and bring the children of Israel out of Egypt.” (Exodus 3.11)
  9. 9. Moses - Knowledge and Action “If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and the ask, ‘What is His name?’ what shall I say to them?” (Exodus 3.13)
  10. 10. Moses - Knowledge and Action “But behold, they will not believe me or listen to my voice, for they will say, ‘The Lord did not appear to you.’” (Exodus 4.1)
  11. 11. Moses - Knowledge and Action “Oh my Lord, I am not eloquent, either in the past or since you have spoken to Your servant but I am slow of speech and my tongue.” (Exodus 4.10)
  12. 12. Moses – The Answer of God God showed Moses He was with him… …is God with you?
  13. 13. Why did Moses take action? “…rather to be mistreated with the people of God than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin.” (Hebrews 11.25)
  14. 14. Why did Moses take action? “He considered the reproach of Christ greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking for the reward.” (Hebrews 11.26)
  15. 15. Are you ready to take action? Do you consider the reproach of Christ greater than the wealth of the present world?
  16. 16. Knowing God and Acting The World • The Almighty created it. • The Most High God cares for it
  17. 17. Knowing God and Acting You • The Lord provides for you and does not leave you alone. • The Lord is your banner (encouragement) because He will win the battle.
  18. 18. Knowing God and Acting You • The Lord provided an opportunity for you to have peace with Him through His Son. • Is He your Lord God?