015 – Behold
For the next four weeks at B4 Church, we will be looking at the vision and values of our church in our series called All Things New. Each week in the series, we will look at 4 words, the 4 B’s, that describe who we want to be as a church. This week, Pastors Brad and Alex, and Ashleigh (MDiv) look at the first B: “Behold”. What does it mean to behold God? What does this mean for our lives and our church?
— Referenced Passages —
Proverbs 29:18 – Where there is no vision, the people cast off restraint
Genesis 12-23 – The story of Abraham
John 1:29 – the next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
— Recommended Reading to Dig Deeper —
Knowing God by JI Packer. A classic explaining the difference between knowing about God and knowing Him through relationship. https://www.amzn.to/34uTxFD
Surprised by the Voice of God by Jack Deere. A look into all the different ways God speaks to people. https://www.amzn.to/2HDmyWZ
The Holiness of God by RC Sproul. One of the best expositions on what holiness means and how it impacts our relationship with God. https://www.t.ly/zEUJ
The Pursuit of God by A.W Tozer. Written in the 1940s, Tozer explores our deep desire for God. https://www.t.ly/sibE
Experiencing Christ Through Prayer by Madame Jeanne Guyon. A collection of short essays that help you learn how prayer can take you deeper into a relationship with God. https://www.amzn.to/3dZTViB
Sacred Rhythms by Ruth Haley Barton. This is a more recent book about how different ways that we can behold God through personal, spiritual practices. https://www.amzn.to/3jqXQ9m
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