SERIES: 20/20: Seeing Truth Clearly
MESSAGE: How Can I Relate to God?
SPEAKER: Skip Heitzig
SCRIPTURE: Exodus 32-34

MESSAGE SUMMARY
The subject of God is the loftiest of all themes and the pinnacle of all pursuits. For some people, the idea of God is absurd because He is not readily perceived by the senses, like a flower or another person. But as we learn who God is and how perceptible He is to us, I think we’ll be both lifted up and humbled all at the same time. Today we trace the journey that every person must take who wants to relate to the God of the universe. Let’s examine five stages of this relationship.

STUDY GUIDE
Connect Recap Notes: June 28, 2020
Speaker: Skip Heitzig
Teaching: "How Can I Relate to God?"
Text: Exodus 32-34

Path

The subject of God is the loftiest of all themes and the pinnacle of all pursuits. For some people, the idea of God is absurd because He is not readily perceived by the senses, like a flower or another person. But as we learn who God is and how perceptible He is to us, Christians will be humbled and lifted at the same time. Today we trace the journey that every person must take who wants to relate to the God of the universe.

  1. Rebellion (Exodus 32:1, 25)
  2. Repentance (Exodus 32:31-32; 33:4-6)
  3. Request (Exodus 33:13-18)
  4. Revelation (Exodus 34:5-7)
  5. Response (Exodus 34:8)
Points

Rebellion (Exodus 32:1, 25)Repentance (Exodus 32: 31-32; 33: 4-6)Request (Exodus 33:13-18)Revelation (Exodus 34:5-7)Response (Exodus 34:8)Practice

Connect Up: In Exodus 3:14, God described Himself as "I AM WHO I AM." This is the ultimate statement of self-sufficiency, self-existence, and immediate presence. God's existence does not depend upon anyone else. His plans are not contingent upon any circumstances. He promises that He will be what He will be. He is able to do what He wills and to accomplish what He wills to accomplish. How does knowing that God is eternal, unchanging, and self-sufficient change your outlook on life and the future? How does God's person relate to His promises? If God is true, what about what He says? Share a time when God showed Himself strong to you, confirming His word and work in your life.

Connect In: Talk about the connection between the two types of God's Word—the Bible and Jesus. How are they similar? How are they different? Here are a few thoughts to get you started: Both are called the Word, and each has two natures (divine and human).

Connect Out: Read Psalm 34:8, Ecclesiastes 3:11, Matthew 5:6, John 4:14, and John 6:33-35. How would you express to an unbeliever that there is a hunger in their heart for God? Using your own life as an example, what points would you propose to him or her? For example, a yearning for meaning and purpose, or a moral compass. Can we know the difference between right and wrong without God setting the standard?

OUTLINE


  1. Rebellion (Exodus 32:1, 25)

  2. Repentance (Exodus 32:31-32; 33:4-6)

  3. Request (Exodus 33:13-18)

  4. Revelation (Exodus 34:5-7)

  5. Response (Exodus 34:8)


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