“To Love and To Know” Sermon

To Love and To Know, by Chase Tremaine, 21. Juli 2013

(From last week):

The heart includes the mind as the center of intellect, emotions, reasoning, etc.

1. Learning and discernment are meant for both the mind and the heart.

1 Kings 3:9, Proverbs 3:5-6, Romans 12:1-3

2. With continued learning comes both the respect of God and the will of God.

Proverbs 1:7, 2:5, Colossians 1:9-10

3. Learning has reached your heart when what you know in your mind also affects your speech, sight, and direction.

Proverbs 1:2-5, 2:10-12,16,20, 4:23-27, Philippians 4:7-9, Titus 1:15-16, Colossians 3:1-17

The Will of God:                   (Colossians 1:10)                              (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

1. Jesus————————-living worthy of and pleasing to——————-rejoicing always

2. Holy Spirit——————–bearing fruit———————————praying without ceasing

3. God—————————growing in knowledge———————–being always thankful

To Love and To Know: Hebrew ‘yada’, to know and be known

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Genesis 4:1; Genesis 19:35

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from The Cost of Discipleship, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, chapter 2

1 John 2:3-5; Philippians 1:9-10; Philippians 4:8

from MacArthur, on Phil 1:9-10: ” ‘with knowledge‘: This is from the Greek word that describes genuine, full, or advanced knowledge. Biblical love is not an empty sentimentalism but is anchored deeply in the truth of Scripture and regulated by it.” ” ‘pure’: may have originally meant ‘tested by sunlight.‘ ”

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Matthew 28:18-20; 2 Peter 3:15-18; 2 Corinthians 10:5; 1 Corinthians 8:1