That I may know Him (Lesson 3)

Philippians 3:10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;

My prayer for my congregation, my family and myself is that we may know Jesus Christ in a personal way.  We spend much time learning ABOUT Jesus.  We learn about His life, His ministry, His teachings, His death, His resurrection, etc.  However, do we ever really get to know Him personally?  Do we have that close relationship with Him that He desires?

This was clearly Paul’s desire in the above passage.  Paul wanted to walk with Jesus and know Jesus the way that Enoch walked with God in Genesis 5.  The way that Moses was called the friend of God and the way that David was a “man after God’s own heart”.

How do we get to know Him?

  1. We spend time in prayer.  Praying to not only talk but also to listen.
  2. We stay away from sin.  Sin separates us from Him.
  3. We obey Him.  We keep His commandments.

“That I may know Him”!