Summary: There is confidence in knowing Jesus. We have the ability to trust and lean on God's Word to lead us to live a active and productive life for the Lord
Confidence in knowing Jesus
Psalm 119:105, Phil. 4:13
I want to talk to you this morning about walking with Jesus.
I didn’t say the knowing of Jesus. I didn’t say religion or denomination.
I said the confidence we can have walking with Jesus.
It probably is the last part of this series we have been doing in “Connecting to God and others.” (If you missed any of them, you can catch up on our web-page)
We have looked at understanding who God is.
How we have to understand that it is about a relationship and not about religion.
That God has instituted the church to equip us, prepare us to share the gospel, to help us live victorious lives.
Jesus promises us that the gates of hell will not prevail against us.
Today, the confidence of knowing Jesus!
Not book smart. Knowing Jesus!
It is like the little boy walking with his big brother, and knowing that nothing is going to happen to him as long as he is walking with him.
Two texts this morning: (write them down.)
Psalm 119:15 and Phil 4:13 – two familiar verses.
“Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
The key to living a victorious life lays between God’s Word being your light and pathway and the strength of the Lord working on your behalf.
Between these verses is he truth of God’s word that can help you live a victorious life.
If the path you are following is lit up and you know where you are going, and You know who you are walking with, there is less chance of you stumbling, If you do stumble, He(Jesus) is there to keep you from falling.
The Bible is God’s “inspired Word”. Meaning, that under the anointing of God, God gave us direction for our lives.
The Bible is also trustworthy and reliable.
The promises of God are true.
The Bible has stood the test of time and stood the test of scientist trying to prove it wrong, and trying to poke holes in it.
According to Barna Research Group, the percentage of people reading their Bible is increasing.
That is encouraging to this preacher!
I find people today, much like the Ethiopian official in Acts chapter 8. He is reading God’s Word when Phillip came up to him and asked him a question. “Do you understand what you are reading? How about you? Do you understand what you are reading?
THE ANSWER SHOULD BE YES!
As the Spirit of God gives me the interpretation.
As the Holy Spirit of God guides me.
Isaac Hayes died in 2008. He was a soul singer. Along with John Travolta, Tom Cruise, he was also a Scientologist. Scientology is the religion that believes that you will be born again to a different body. That you move up the spiritual ladder until your spirit is clear to make heaven. That makes sense, but here’s the problem with that! The Bible does not tell us that.
Not anywhere close to that.
The Word of God lights our path and gives us direction.
After we know God’s word, we can know that this will not happen.