God Is: Week 1

Knowing God

July 26, 2020 • Matt Ballard

1. God created us to know and enjoy Him: ‘All things were created by him and for Him.’ Col. 1:16 2. What you worship determines everything about you: “if a man ceases to worship God he doesn’t worship nothing, he worships everything” G.K. Chesterton 3. Knowing God is the fundamental key to transformation: Whatever rules your heart will exercise influence over your life and behavior “...and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. But we, with unveiled faces, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another..” 2 Cor. 3:17-19

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