Revealing a New City
“Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.”
Hebrews 1:1–4 ESV
God desires each of us to know him. Anytime the Bible mentions “knowing God” the authors aren’t referring to academic or philosophical knowledge; they’re talking about a profoundly experiential, intimate knowledge; like that of a husband and wife or parent and child. That begs the question, how do we come to know God? The same way we come to know those most important in our lives, through conversation and time spent in one another’s presence. How does God speak to and spend time with us? By his Son, via the presence of the Holy Spirit, and through the Scriptures written about and for Jesus. How do we speak to and spend time with God? By thoughtfully engaging in prayer regularly.
If you feel like you’ve never known God, are currently sensing a distance from him, or simply want to deepen your relationship with him, I invite you to join us for our next sermon series: Revealing a New City: A Survey of the New Testament from Acts to Revelation.
We’ll be covering a wide range of topics from the various books in the New Testament including church planting, witnessing, prayer, tongues, salvation, giving, judgment, joy, and much more. We fully trust and expect that God desires you to know him personally and experientially. We hope that by unpacking a small portion of the vast expanse of knowledge about who God is and who we are—as he’s graciously supplied us in the New Testament—you will come to know him just a little bit more, or even for the first time.
We’d also like to invite you to consider joining an Epikos small group this spring season—registration will open the morning of Sunday, February 13th. Epikos Small Groups are the primary way we partake in intentional community to grow closer to God and be formed into his likeness through discussion and application of the Bible. God—himself being a community (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit)—created us for community. Given the size of Epikos, we think it’s essential for everyone to be in a small group as it’s hard to be lost in a crowd when you’re found in a small group. By joining a small group, you’ll be surrounded by people who desire to walk alongside you and support you as you walk with Jesus and simply live life. Head to thehub.epikos.org for more information about joining a small group!