Sermon Illustrations

Blackaby states this about “Experiencing God” from his book by the same name:

1. Jesus said, “The Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name. He will teach you all things” (John 14:26). The Holy Spirit of God will be your personal Teacher. He is the One who will guide you to apply these principles according to God’s will. He will be at work revealing God, His purposes, and His ways to you. Jesus said, ‘If anyone wills to do His will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is from God or whether I speak My own authority” (John 7:17)(3).

2. His book covers the seven realities of Experiencing God listen to his now famous 7 realities:

a. God is always at work around you.

b. God pursues a continuing love relationship with you that is real and personal.

c. God invites you to become involved with Him in His work.

d. God speaks by the Holy Spirit through the Bible, prayer, circumstances, and the church to reveal Himself, His purposes, and His ways.

e. God’s invitation for you to work with Him always leads to a crisis of belief that requires faith and action.

f. You must make major adjustments in your life to join God in what He is doing.

g. You come to know God by experience as you obey Him and He accomplishes His work through you (page, 32).