March 16 & 17, 2019
How do you start a relationship with God? How do you keep it moving? In a culture of easy distractions and broken relationships, it can be difficult to know if you’re headed in the right direction. In our new series, Finding God, you’ll learn how to make your relationship with God personal… and how to keep it growing.
How do we help people passionately pursue God?
There are four groups of people in every church:
BEGINNING WITH GOD
CLOSE TO GOD
How do you move from GROUP 1 to GROUP 4?
The keyword that moved people from 1 to 2: GRACE
The keyword that moves people from 2 to 3: BIBLE
The keyword that describes moving from 3 to 4: GIVING
Think of the pursuit of God-centeredness like a relationship:
People who are EXPLORING GOD don’t know Him yet
People who are BEGINNING WITH GOD have met Him. He’s a friend now.
When you’re CLOSE TO GOD, He’s your best friend.
When you’re GOD-CENTERED, God is like the person you’ve been married to for 40 years. Someone you’d lay your life down for.
Three things Satan doesn’t want the EXPLORING GOD group to believe:
Salvation isn’t based on what you do
Not only is salvation a gift from God—it’s free for you
It’s easy to receive the gift of salvation