Who is your companion?

Most of us like to have some sort of a companion with whom we can share our life. We often want a spouse or a good friend or both who will allow us to unload our feelings or with whom we can share our ideas. Good friends are hard to find; but a solid, committed friendship is the best basis for a long-lasting marriage.  I’ve lost my wife of fifty-six years in a sudden, tragic death in early November, 2020. …

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Growing in Knowing God

God’s commands make some people turn off to the Bible. Why do they stop listening when the Bible says in God’s own voice, “You shall have no other gods before me,” for example? One answer might be that they had severely authoritarian parents. My mom never told us boys why we were to do something. Some parents who are like her say, “Because I said so!” Why should we obey God’s commands?   People also rebel against authority when their parents …

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Grow to Know God

People have said to me that they didn’t think we need to know God better. They think that when they become Christians, they are perfect already. I met one young woman who thought exactly that way. She was wrong, according to the Bible. How can we grow to be more like Jesus? On the one hand, the Bible says clearly that when people trust in Jesus as the only Pathway to heaven, God the Judge declares them not-guilty and right …

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Prayer and Knowing God

“If God runs the universe, why should I pray?” People have asked similar questions of me. This question assumes that God doesn’t want to hear from us. That assumption isn’t at all true. He wants a personal, loving relationship with his children–us, his believers. A vital part of that kind of relationship is communication, that is, prayer from us to him and his messages back to us. How does God talk to me when I pray? Praying is merely talking …

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Knowing God

When I was young, I thought that God was unknowable, especially when he didn’t answer my prayers. He seemed to be on a par with Santa Claus, at least when I found out that Santa was a myth. Can anyone really know God, or is he a figment of people’s imaginations like Santa? You probably already know my take on God, which I have expressed in the rest of my blogposts. I believe that he is knowable. In fact, I …

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Welcome to the Growing to Know God Blog!!

Welcome!! What does Growing to Know God mean? Who Is God? At one time in my life, I didn’t know God. I heard about God, but he seemed very distant. Who is God, and what does he want with me? How can I know God? The first step in my spiritual journey was learning who God was: Not who other people said God was, Not what I imagined God to be, But who God convinced me he is. The first section …

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What does it mean to grow in knowing God?

“Eye of God” Nebula God even shows up in science. But he doesn’t have a physical eye! Bruce Leiter Growing To Know God In this third section of blog posts, we will investigate what growing in the knowledge of God means. How can we fulfill the Apostle Peter’s command? He says, “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen” (2 Peter 3:18). In our second …

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What does it mean to know God?

In this section of our blog, we will explore the question, “What does it mean to know God?” God’s world is beautiful with its panoramas. Praise his great name!   A lot of people have had some exposure to Christian beliefs through Sunday school attendance, summer Daily Vacation Bible school, a Bible camp, or occasional church attendance when they were young. Those same people believe that God exists. As a result, many people know ideas about God and Jesus, but …

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