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There have always been many voices saying “This is the way to know God.” Today’s media explosion has created more voices and more confusion. Why then another? Our purpose is to share truth to help strengthen your relationship with God and with other believers in your locality.

Personal connection with other believers cannot be replaced by the mass media. It is much more satisfying to have a deep spiritual relationship with ten believers than to be in a crowd of ten thousand. Every individual is important to God, and His plan involves each one in a very real way. There are things that are important to God that can only take place in close personal relationships.

The goal of God is to build a family of His children together in love, walking in truth. Personal submission and obedience to Christ will bring conformity of each member to Christ, and a growing expression of the nature of God in a local gathering. The testimony going out to the world around will be as a “light set on a hill that cannot be hidden” and “the pillar and ground of the truth.”

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Oct 27, 2016

Episode 49 In the Spirit

God is Spirit, and we are commanded to worship God in spirit and in truth. We are to live in the Spirit, walk in the Spirit, pray in the Spirit, worship in the Spirit, and know each other according to the Spirit. What does God mean by “in the Spirit”? How do we do these things? The whole working of God in a spiritual work. Since God is Spirit, to know God we must know what this means in a practical way. The opposite to knowing God in the Spirit is to seek to know God with our natural senses. If we do this, it leads us into religion and we will find ourselves bound by our concepts, desires, and human limitations. God has made the way to be delivered from the limitations of the flesh into His glorious presence.

• God is Spirit
o Man is made in God’s image (a spiritual being)
o We have a spirit, but born separate from God due to sin
o We begin “in the Spirit” when we are born of the Spirit (Gal. 3:3)
o Our spirit is joined to His Spirit and we are made alive to God (I Cor. 6:17)
• God expects us to continue in the Spirit
o To live in the Spirit (Rom. 8:5)
o To be led by the Spirit (Rom. 8:14)
o Assurance of relationship (Rom. 8:16)
o To know the things of God (I Cor. 2:10-12)
o To pray in the Spirit (Jude 20)
o To worship in the Spirit (John 4:24)
• Evidence (fruit) that comes from a life in the Spirit (Gal. 5:22)
o Peace with God (Rom. 5:1)
o Righteousness that comes from a walk of faith
o Harmony with God’s children (Eph. 4:3)
• Conflict with God (and His children) comes when:
o We touch sin in some way
o We resist the Holy Spirit (Acts 7:51)
o We quench the Holy Spirit (I Thes. 5:19)
o We grieve the Holy Spirit (Eph. 4:30)
o We have something to defend or hide
• To try to know God in the flesh is constant struggle
• To know God in the Spirit is life and peace

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