True Christianity Pt3

Intimate Relationship with Jesus

Sunday, December 1, 2019

I. True Christianity
A. Intimate Relationship with Jesus

1.(Matt. 7:21-23) “I never knew you…”

a.(John 17:1-3) Eternal life = knowing God and Jesus

b.Know (ginosko) to intimately know in relationship, become well acquainted with; idiom for sexual intercourse between a husband and wife.

(Luke 1:30, 31, 34) Gabriel and Mary

c.Knowing God is to be in union with Him having an intimate loving personal relationship that results in bearing fruit.

2.Our relationship with Jesus is likened to a loving marriage.

a.(2 Cor. 11:1-4 NLT) Christ our husband

b.(Eph. 5:21-32 NLT) marriage is a picture of the union of Christ and the church.

c.(1 Cor. 6:15-20 NLT) our body and spirit belong to the Lord.

3.Many Christians receive Christ but never continue to develop relationship with Him that bears fruit.

a.(Heb. 8:6-12 NLT) the new covenant enables everyone to know the Lord for themselves.

b.(1 John 3:4-10 TPT) born-again vs. intimate relationship

c.(1 John 4:68) Those born of God AND who know God love. Those who don’t know God don’t love.

(1 John 4:6 AMP) progressive knowing

d.(1 Pet. 2:2-5 AMP) keep coming to Jesus!

(John 5:38-40) God’s Word will point to Him

e.(Matt. 11:27-30) yoked to the Lord

f.(2 Cor. 3:17-18 AMP) knowing Jesus will transform into His image from glory to glory.



[Pastor Lee Stokes]

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