One of Job's friends asked the question, "Can you by searching, find out God?" Can we know God? In one sense, "No, we can't." "How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways". Yet, in another sense, "Yes! We can. And in fact, we must!" "Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God."
But this knowledge is not gained by searching, and not gained through intellect or worldly wisdom and reason. It is given! And the wonderful truth of the gospel is that God longs for us to know him. This is his delight, and so much so that he sent his Son to demonstrate his love for us and to reveal his true self to us. There is much we can learn and know about God, but in his grace. He sent his Son, he gave the Spirit, that we might actually know him and all that he has freely given us. Such knowledge is indeed too wonderful for us, too lofty for us to attain. But "we have the mind of Christ!"
Great Sermon! Praise the Lord,Ray, for granting us hears to hear His word. This sermon was refreshing in reminding me of the grandeur of the cross, and refocusing ones heart from the "educate,educate" philosophy, which is really an empty gong without love, without Jesus.
So from this distant brother,a moran by grace:)- who is often tempted to and often does, proclaim t"he gospel of education"-I thank the Lord for this word to remind us where it is at, and for the ministry.
from CA, United States
Thank You I just wanted to say thank you so much for your sermon video. I came across it today because I was unable to attend Church this morning and I wanted to see what online sermons I could find. I am 19 years old and kind of struggling with my faith. This sermon was very to the point and easy for me to comprehend. The message of love was direct and something I actually needed. Even though I am so far away, the message of God still found me. Thank you for sharing your videos.
Ray is Senior Pastor at Coromandel Baptist Church, South Australia. Before being appointed to this role in January 2012 and during his years of theological study at the Bible College of South Australia, Ray was Student Pastor at the church. Prior to this he was a high school...