Experiencing God (The Good Book Guides Series)
"Have you had an experience of God?" It's a question that provokes mixed reactions. The word "experience" may set alarm bells ringing for some Christians, as they imagine the word means supernatural encounters, strange visions, voices or other revelations. But...
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"Have you had an experience of God?" It's a question that provokes mixed reactions. The word "experience" may set alarm bells ringing for some Christians, as they imagine the word means supernatural encounters, strange visions, voices or other revelations. But the Bible, God's final, complete revelation, reveals a different, yet no less marvellous experience of God. The wonderful truths of the Gospel, and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit give Christians a unique experience of God, seen and felt in many ways: A love for Christ and for others; peace in place of anxiety and joy in all circumstances; a passion for doing good; and a deep sense of fulfilment and freedom. These studies stem from the conviction that a deeper understanding of God's gospel leads us to a genuine, life-transforming experience of the living God in Christ, which leaves us hungry to know Him more, and serve Him more faithfully. Work through them yourself, with a friend, your partner or in a Bible-study group to discover the riches that are yours in Christ.
Dr Tim Chester is the pastor of Grace Church in Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire, UK, and is a faculty member at The Acts 29 Oak Hill Academy. He is part of the Crowded House, a church planting initiative in Sheffield, UK, and is founder and co-director of the Porterbrook Seminary, a college-level theological training and ministry institute. He was previously Research and Policy Director for Tearfund and tutor in missiology at Cliff College.
Tim is the author of over thirty books of theology and history, ranging from the popular to the specialised, including Mission and the Coming of God: Eschatology, the Trinity and Mission in the Theology of Jurgen Moltmann (Paternoster); The Message of Prayer (Inter-Varsity Press); From Creation to New Creation (Paternoster); Good News to the Poor (Inter-Varsity Press); Delighting in the Trinity (Monarch); The Busy Christians Guide to Busyness (Inter-Varsity Press); and You can change: God's transforming power for our sinful behaviour and negative emotions (Inter-Varsity Press).
Tim is co-author of The Gospel-Centered Church (The Good Book Co), The World We All Want (Authentic) and Total Church (Inter-Varsity Press) and series editor of The Good Book Guides.
Tim is married to Helen, and they have two daughters.
- Why Study Experiencing God
- 1. Experiencing God, Experiencing Christ - Colossians 1 V 24 - 2 V 10
- 2. Experiencing God, Experiencing Love - Luke 7 V 36-50
- 3. Experiencing God, Experiencing Peace - Mark 4 V 35 - 5 V 43
- 4. Experiencing God, Experiencing Joy - Philippians 1 V 12-30 And 4 V 4-13
- 5. Experiencing God, Experiencing Passion - Titus 2 V 11 - 3 V 8
- 6. Experiencing God, Experiencing Rest - Acts 16 V 11-34
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