Knowing God: Blessed Fellowship
June 6, 2021 • Mark Kemp
Last week we focused on the challenging truth of the Trinity (one God in three persons). This week we will focus on the exciting truth that the whole Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) seeks us and enables us to experience blessed fellowship with the the living God. Thankfully we do not have to fully understand the Trinity to enjoy the rich salvation and relationship which the triune God desires to have with us!
Knowing God: Trinity
The truth of God as Trinity is both difficult and rich. It is difficult for us to comprehend the limitless being of God but the fuller our understanding of Him becomes the richer our relationship with Him will grow. We'll look at how this truth about God is revealed in Scripture and how it affects our lives as His people.
Knowing God: Good Plans
May 23, 2021 • Mark Kemp
God has good plans for His people and He wants us to seek Him and trust Him to bring His plans to fulfillment. We cannot know or live out God's plans unless we know Him. While the most cherished part of this passage is "I know the plans I have for you" the most important part is "You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all of your heart."
Knowing God: Patient
May 16, 2021 • Mark Kemp
God is "slow to anger and abounding in faithful love." His love toward us often expresses itself in patiently bearing with our sin and kindly leading us toward repentance. If God were not patient and dealt with us immediately as our sins deserved then what hope would there be for us? We celebrate His patience but let us never take it for granted. Instead, let His patience motivate us to seek and serve Him faithfully.
Knowing God: Mercy and Grace
May 9, 2021 • Mark Kemp
God's mercy and grace are ways He expresses His love toward us. Mercy has been described as not getting what we do deserve and grace as getting what we do not deserve. In both mercy and grace, God pours out His love on the undeserving and crowns us with His kindness.
Knowing God: Righteous and Just
April 25, 2021 • Dr. Mark Kemp
The God who rules over all is perfect in His reign because He is righteous in all His ways and just in all His judgments. We can trust Him even when things around us seem chaotic and confusing. His righteousness and justice will prevail.
Knowing God: Holiness
April 11, 2021 • Dr. Mark Kemp
Holiness is a central characteristic of God. We cannot truly know and relate to God unless we know and approach Him as the One who is "holy, holy, holy." We'll seek to understand what it means that God is holy (it means more than we commonly think) and how that affects our relationship with Him.
God's Knowledge and Wisdom
March 28, 2021 • Dr. Mark Kemp
In a hymn of praise, the apostle Paul celebrated the depth and riches of God's wisdom and knowledge. As we seek to know God more fully, we will focus on these two attributes. As we gaze on the beauty of His knowledge and wisdom it inspires praise for His perfection and trust in His plans.
Worthy of Worship
March 21, 2021 • Dr. Mark Kemp
In His conversation with the Samaritan woman at Jacob's well, Jesus revealed important truths about the nature (attributes) of God and how He relates to human beings. We will continue to explore some of the attributes of God's greatness through this passage and how we can relate to Him who is both great and good.
The Great I Am
March 14, 2021 • Dr. Mark Kemp
Moses' asked God what His name was and in response God revealed marvelous truths about who He is. In our quest to know God we need to know His name and the deep and wonderful truths revealed in His name about His being. The more we know who He is the more we will know Him and the greater our joy and confidence in Him will grow.
Knowing God Through Scripture
February 28, 2021 • Dr. Mark Kemp
We'll continue our new Knowing God series this Sunday. This week's message is "Knowing God through Scripture" from 2 Peter 1:12-21. To truly know God we must "meet Him" in the Bible, His inspired word to us. This Scripture answers some important questions for us like: Where did the Bible come from? How do we know it's reliable? What do we do with the Bible?
January 31, 2021 • Dr. Mark Kemp
The message this week is "God Revealed" from Matthew 11:25-30. God is too high for us to search Him out and uncover the secrets of His being. But the good news is that while we are unable to scale the heights to discover Him, He willingly makes Himself known to the humble through Jesus Christ. I pray that over the coming weeks God will increase our hunger to know Him and open our eyes to see His glory more fully.