Dr. Adrian Rogers
1 Corinthians 2:1-5
Would you take God's precious word and turn with me please to First Corinthians chapter 2. I want to speak to you today on the subject of knowing God. Let's read the first five verses. ''And I, brethren, when I came to you came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom,'' that is, I did come as an orator, I did not come as a philosopher, ''declaring unto you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ, and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the spirit and of power, that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.''
One of the tragedies of the twentieth century is that people come to church and learn about God but they do not know God. You can know about God without knowing God and if all you do is know about God, then indeed, you're going to be lost, you're going to die, you're going to perish. But if you know God, then you're going to love God, because no one can truly know him without loving him because God is love. And if you love God you're going to trust God, because when you see how much he loves you, how easy it will be for you then to trust him. And when you trust him you're going to obey him, for we cannot fully obey someone we do not trust. And when we obey him we're going to be blessed, for the Bible says ''if you know these things, happy are ye if you do them.'' ''Trust and obey for there's no other way to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.'' So, do you want to be blessed? Then you have to obey. Do you want to obey? Then you have to trust. Do you want to trust? Then you need to love. Do you want to love? You need to know. You need to know God.
Now, do you know him? Do you really down in your hearts know God? What Paul is doing here in the second chapter of Fir ...
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