by Jesse Hendley

Jesse M. Hendley
Deuteronomy 4:29
October 1964

I want to speak to you this morning on How To Find
God. In Deuteronomy 4:29 God says, "If thou shalt
seek the Lord thy God thou shalt find Him, if thou
seek Him with all thine heart and with all thy

I started to entitle this message, "Losing and
Finding God." That would be an accurate title,
because many people have "lost God." That may sound
strange, but it is so. A person who does not know
God warmly, in a real fellowship, has "lost" God. It
is a tragic thing, a very terrible thing.

God can be FOUND! That is the wonderful thing about
it. A man can FIND GOD. That is the highest and most
important thing that I can say today. Our highest
GOOD is involved in seeking and finding and knowing

We need God in death. We need God in life. We need
the eternal life that God offers. And a man can FIND

God is hidden to most people. Most people have lost
God because they are born in sin and have never
received Christ as their Saviour and Lord and they
go on living their lives for themselves. It isn't
that God is really hidden. It is that WE OURSELVES
have raised a wall between ourselves and God, by our
sin. "Your iniquities have hid His Face from you,"
said a prophet of God. An unsaved person, one who
has never accepted Christ as Saviour and Lord, one
who has never been born again, has LOST GOD. He is
lost to God in every sense of the word, and God is
lost to him in every sense of the word. He doesn't
HAVE God. He doesn't have an Almighty Being to look
after him, as God wants to do. And then CHRISTIANS,
children of God, can lose God. And in this context
we have Israel LOSING GOD.

I saw a sermon title one time, "Misplacing God."
MISPLACING God! We can understand how you can
misplace an idol, for we have the record in the Old
Testament of Jacob and his crowd. They had some
little images, and they had misplaced th ...

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