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In Search of God – For Relationship (2 of 5)
5 Week Series Titles:
Part I. For Salvation
Part II. For Relationship
Part III. For Healing
Part IV. For Compassion
Part V. For Purpose
If you really want to know who your friends are....just make a mistake!
Best Definition of a friend...
An English publication offered a prize for the best definition of a friend, and among the thousands of answers received were the following:
"One who multiplies joys, divides grief."
"One who understands our silence."
"A volume of sympathy bound in cloth."
"A watch which beats true for all time and never runs down."
But here is the definition that won the prize: "A friend--the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out."
I. Our Need to Be With God (Genesis 2:7 - 3:11)
a. Adam & God
Adam worked with God (v15)
Names animals and God blesses it (v19)
When Eve was created – thankful (v22)
b. Inseparable Friends
i. Wherever Adam went he always went with God
ii. Whatever Adam did he did with God
iii. Whatever Adam thought he thought with God.....until sin.
c. The Separation of Man and God
i. God wants to walk together as always but Adam for the first time hid because of fear of judgment of sin.
ii. God wanted to be with Adam but Adam didn't want to be with God.
d. Moses needed God (Exodus 33:14,15)
i. Moses would not go anywhere without the presence of God
ii. He would rather be in the wilderness with God than in the Promise Land without God.
II. His Desire to Be With Us
a. God worked with Adam and descendants
i. Enoch walked with God
ii. Noah walked with God
b. God wanted to be with people...
i. With Abraham
ii. With Isaac
iii. With Jacob...
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