Presentation on theme: "HOW DO YOU KNOW GOD? How To Have a “Real” Relationship with the Creator of the Universe Xiamen International Christian Fellowship February 11, 2015."— Presentation transcript:
HOW DO YOU KNOW GOD? How To Have a “Real” Relationship with the Creator of the Universe Xiamen International Christian Fellowship February 11, 2015
GOD’S PRESENCE WITH US (FATHER) Genesis 3:8. And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.
GOD’S PRESENCE WITH US (JESUS) Matthew 1:23 “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us). John 10:30 I and the Father are one. Matthew 18:20 For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them. Luke 22:27 For who is the greater, one who reclines at table or one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at table? But I am among you as the one who serves.
GOD’S PRESENCE WITH US (HOLY SPIRIT) John 16:7-15 Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer; concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged. “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.
GOD’S PRESENCE WITH US (HOLY SPIRIT) Acts 1:3-8 He presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God. And while staying with them he ordered them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, “you heard from me; for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
“RELAX” AND “ACCEPT”
“Shhhhhhhhh” … LISTEN
LISTEN Job 33: “Listen attentively, Job; listen to me; be silent, and I will speak. 32 If ⌊ you have anything to say, answer me; speak, for I desire to justify you. 33 If not, you listen to me; be silent, and I will teach you. Psalms 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”
“HEY DAD. THIS IS MICHAEL. WHAT’S UP? DO YA WANT TO TALK? JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I LOVE YA!” “WOW !!!!”