13 ready-to-use Bible Lessons on Knowing God.
Each Bible lesson consists of 20 or so ready-to-use questions that get groups talking. These questions make small group Bible study a joy. If you can read 20 questions, you can lead a Bible Study.
Answers are provided in the form of quotes from respected authors such as John Piper, Max Lucado and Beth Moore.
These lessons will save you time as well as provide deep insights from some of the great writers and thinkers from today and generations past. I also include quotes from the same commentaries that your pastor uses in sermon preparation.
Ultimately, the goal is to create conversations that change lives.
“If any work of Christian literature deserves the title of ‘contemporary classic,’ I believe that J. I. Packer’s Knowing God qualifies for that distinction. It is my hope that this edition will introduce many new readers to the spiritual depth, the wisdom, and the abiding faith of this great scholar. He has discovered and shares with the reader the secret that knowing God’s Word is the most direct route to knowing God.”
D. James Kennedy
“As long as I’m able to read I hope to read Knowing God by James I. Packer each year. It is so basic, scholarly, warm and reverent, I wonder how I managed without it for so long.”
“This is a book I shall try to read every year and one of the few I shall mark up for constant reference.” Gerry Davey
“I need a new edition of Knowing God. . . I’ve worn my original copy out!”
“For years I have been asked to list the ‘top twenty’ Christian books I have read. Knowing God has been on that list since the mid-1970s. This volume is Packer at his very best.”
“Knowing God is a masterpiece by a master theologian. It serves as a wake-up call for those who are asleep to the majesty of God.”
R. C. Sproul
“Few writings deserve to be called ‘Christian classics’ but this is surely one of them. With the heart of a pastor, the understanding of a theologian and the passion of a prophet, J. I. Packer brings the reader face to face with the living God,”
What were we made for? To know God.
What aim should we set ourselves in life? To know God.
What is the “eternal life” that Jesus gives? Knowledge of God. “This is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent” (Jn 17:3).
What is the best thing in life, bringing more joy, delight and contentment than anything else? Knowledge of God. “This is what the LORD says: ‘Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom or the strong man boast of his strength or the rich man boast of his riches, but let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows me”’ (Jer 9:23-24).
What, of all the states God ever sees man in, gives God most pleasure? Knowledge of himself. “I desired … the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings,” says God (Hos 6:6 KJV).
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