Know Jesus Better

Philippians 3:7-11 “But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith. I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.”
John 17:3 “Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.”
I want to invite you to take some time this week and let these scriptures wash over you. In addition to this – would you be willing to pray for our church: — That God would give us wisdom and spiritual understanding through His Spirit – so that we, as a church, might KNOW HIM BETTER — That God would open our eyes to the great hope of HIS glorious inheritance. We live in this incredible hope every moment of every day. — Finally that God would open our eyes to His incomparably great power for us who believe!!!! I believe these three prayers can revolutionize our church. Please join me in praying these prayers as we look forward to what God has in store for us this year!
May God bless you!
Pastor Ryan
P.S. Every Sermon series we do; depending on its length – may have 1-4 theme songs. These are songs that accompany what we will be talking about and seem to embody what we are studying. The two songs we have introduced for Ephesians (and it’s likely we will have 1-2 others in the near future) are: “This I Believe (The Creed)”- By Hillsong Live and “We are the Free” – By Matt Redman. If you’d like to hear them again – in their original form; please click on the following youtube links. They are also on itunes should you wish to purchase them for a measly $1.29 each! We Are The Free – Matt Redman This I Believe (The Creed)- Hillsong Live