For the upcoming weeks we will be re-visiting our purpose as a church: Knowing God.
Knowing God entails death and resurrection – a death as we put our deadly doings down and stand in Christ, Him alone, gloriously complete. And to the measure that we do so, we experience a resurrection, a newness of life … for ourselves …..and for the neighborhood.
Last Sunday we talked about how staying patiently engaged in adversity has a way to help us know God, as God. Here’s the text for our study:
But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ. More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish in order that I may gain Christ, and may be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith, that I may know him, and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of his sufferings, being conformed to his death; in order that I may attain to the resurrection from the dead. ~ Phil 3:7-11