"They recognized Him in the breaking of the bread"
Lately I have been thinking about some of the things we Christians say. We ask someone who is not yet a believer, "Do you know the Lord?" Think about that with me for a few minutes. How can a creature "know" its creator? How can sinful man know a holy God? I suppose one way to approach this is to say that there are different levels of knowing someone. I know who the Pope is, but I’m pretty sure I’m not on the Vatican speed dialer. I know who the President is, but I’m fairly certain we’re not going to hang out and watch the Duck game this week.
Yet, incredible as it sounds, the God of the universe has communicated that He wants us to know Him. "This is eternal life", said Jesus, "that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ who You have sent." [John 17:3]
On the eve of His crucifixion, Jesus met with His disciples. Jesus said, "Show us the Father and that will be enough. Jesus replied, "Philip how long have you known me . . . anyone who has seen me has seen the Father." (My paraphrase.)
This morning I’d like us to get into the Word and find out how we can know the Lord. The first thing I’ll say about that is that we will only get to know Him on His terms.
Wanting to know Him better, Pastor Jim
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