It's Not What You Know, but WHO You Know (5 of 13) by Steve Wagers

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It's Not What You Know, but WHO You Know (5 of 13)
Series: A Closer Look at the Book: Jeremiah
Pastor Steve N. Wagers
Jeremiah 9-10
August 19. 2007

Sermon Outline
1. The Priority of Knowing God!
A) A Refusal of Divine Knowledge
1) Impersonal gods
2) Imperfect gods
3) Impotent gods
B) A Reliance on Human Knowledge
1) Perception
2) Power
3) Possessions
2. The Purpose of Knowing God!
A) To Unveil His Being
C) To Understand His Behavior
3. The Pleasure of Knowing God!
A) The Beauty of It
B) The Blessing of It

I recently came across a piece entitled, "Rules that Guys Wished Women Knew." It listed the top 10 things that men wanted women to know about them.

10. Ask for what you want. Subtle hints don't work.
9. Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers.
8. Anything we say 6 or 8 months ago is
inadmissible in an argument.
7. You have too many shoes.
6. Learn to work the toilet seat. If it's up, then put it down.
5. If something we said can be interpreted 2 ways, and one of the ways makes you sad or angry; then, we meant the other one.
4. You have too many clothes.
3. You can either ask us to do something, or tell us how you want it done. But, you can't do both.
2. Sometimes we're not thinking about you. Live with it.
1. Christopher Columbus didn't need directions. Neither do we.

We live in a day that is filled with knowledge. In fact, the past several years have well been referred to as "the knowledge explosion." We are going farther, flying higher and traveling faster than at any other time in history.

E. C. McKenzie was right when he said, "The world changes so fast that a person couldn't be wrong all the time if he tried." Someone else has said, "It is not the things we know that get us into trouble; but, the things we know for sure that get us into trouble."

We either said it, or heard it said, "It's not what you know, but who you know." A friend of mine once said, "Pastor, it's not what y ...


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