The Secret to Learning God’s Secrets

by | Feb 27, 2022 | Secrets of God, Sermon

Sometimes God keeps secrets and sometimes He likes to reveal them. Regardless of the outcome, one thing is always true: God’s thoughts and ways are bigger and higher than our own. And He has a right to keep or disclose secrets as He chooses. But can we get to a place in our relationship with God where He generously shares His secrets with us? Is it possible that there is a secret to learning God’s secrets? Turns out, there is.

We will never fully comprehend God and His ways. Read Isaiah 55:8-9 and Romans 11:33. What do you notice about God’s bigness compared to our smallness? Why is feeling small before God a good place to be?

If you had to give a ten-minute, honest presentation describing your relationship with God, how would you portray it? What about your connection with God brings you joy? What about your relationship with God do you find defeating or confusing?

Read John 15:13-15. The secret to learning God’s secrets is found in this passage—friendship with God. What is friendship with God? What secrets did Jesus tell these friends? In what sense is friendship with God conditional (v. 14)?

How are you becoming a friend of God? What characteristics of friendship apply in your relationship to God?

Read the story of Jesus on the Emmaus road (Luke 24:13-35). What do you notice about how Jesus unfolded truths and ultimately His identity? How does Jesus’ desire for you to experience friendship with Him change the way you view what it means to follow Him?

Life Happens

Life happens. Naomi anticipated a better life for her family in Moab but returned home with what she labeled as a bitter life following the deaths of her husband and two sons. Ruth married into a loving family but later finds herself trying to make ends meet as a...

Expect the Unexpected

Because of Israel’s repeated unfaithfulness to God throughout the Old Testament, we might expect to find a revenge story revealing God’s anger and punishment. Instead, in the book of Ruth, we find a story of God’s unfailing love. As we’ll discover, understanding why...

We Love Others

Loving God completely influences us to love other people. Loving other people sounds like a good idea but can become difficult and complicated. What does it look like when we love other people extravagantly? Read Matthew 22:37-40. How would loving God completely...

We Love Each Other

When we love each other, life certainly changes for the better. But, loving people and receiving love from others can be complicated and risky. This essential quality is what Jesus identified as a distinguishing marker of our identity in him. What would LifePoint...

We Love God

Jesus calls us to be a unique people in his church. When our character is shaped by God’s love for us, our lives will become shaped by our love for God and for others. We take our first step to discovering how “We” is greater than “Me” by loving God. What does it look...