Getting to know God ranks high on the list of life’s most meaningful quests. God has revealed Himself to us. He is knowable. And we can grow to know Him in deeper and deeper ways. But our knowledge of God is always connected to the knowledge of ourselves. As we get to know God, we get to know ourselves. It’s impossible to learn about God in a vacuum. We naturally see ourselves more profoundly as we journey to discover more about God.

Discussion Questions

1. Many people are on a quest to “find themselves” or to experience fulfillment. Why is finding God indispensable to that process of self-discovery?

In His prayer in John 17:3, Jesus gives us insight into knowing God. How does He describe eternal life? How is eternal life more than the duration of time?

Read Philippians 3:7-10. What do you notice about Paul’s desire to “know” Jesus? How would you describe your desire to know Christ?

Take time to read the entire chapter of Psalm 139. What do you learn about the connection between knowing yourself and knowing your God?

The possibility for self-deception is enormous. How do you maintain an accurate assessment of your gifts and your desires? How can you ensure that you are investing your life in things that really matter?

Further Reading

To the Church Called LifePoint

It’s one thing for you to evaluate your own spiritual progress. It’s another thing altogether to have Jesus give His critique of how you’re doing. Sometimes the truth hurts. If Jesus were to write a letter to you about what He thinks of your devotion to Him, what...

The Abundant Church

Despite our romanticism about the early church, they had their fair share of problems - favoritism, theological arguments, and divisions (to name a few). Yet there remained a vision of an abundant church - full of energy, unity, and life. While the church today...

Who are you?

A believer's identity is in Christ. In Him we find true life, meaning, and purpose. Yet, it is common for believers to take their eyes off of Jesus and begin substituting other things in His place. We look for other ways to identify ourselves often choosing how we...

Count Me In

It shouldn’t surprise us that through the centuries, superstitions arise and thrive even among well-meaning church people. Most of these superstitions are based on a desire for a kind of good luck charm in a life filled with uncertainty and hardship. Even the practice...

A Call to Action

It is great to gather as the church. But we are also told by Jesus to “go” as the church, sharing God’s word with others and making them disciples. Fulfilling the Great Commission is not an option or a suggestion. It is a command to each of us as believers to actively...