1. IT IS INSUFFICIENT TO KNOW ABOUT JESUS.
COME TO HIM
John 5:39-40 (NIV)
39 You diligently study the Scriptures because you
think that by them you possess eternal life. These are
the Scriptures that testify about me, 40 yet you refuse
to come to me to have life.
2. YOUR EXPERIENCE OF JESUS IS SPIRIT TO SPIRIT
Romans 8:16 (NIV)
16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we
are God's children.
Romans 8:16 (MSG)
16 God's Spirit touches our spirits and confirms who
we really are. We know who he is, and we know who
we are: Father and children.
3. THE BIBLE IS NOT A LIFELESS BOOK WITH BLACK
PRINT ON WHITE PAGES, YOU EXPERIENCE IT AS
Hebrews 4:12 (NIV)
12 For the word of God is living and active. …
4. PAUL PRAYS YOU WILL HAVE SPIRITUAL
Ephesians 1:17 (NIV)
17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom
and revelation, so that you may know him better.
5. THE UBER SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE
Romans 8:15 (NIV)
15 For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a
slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of
sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father."
Romans 8:15 (MSG)
15 This resurrection life you received from God is not a
timid, grave-tending life. It's adventurously expectant,
greeting God with a childlike "What's next, Papa?"