Community Christian Church

Community Christian Church Welcomes You!

Message from the Minister

Knowing God John writes in 17:3, “This is eternal life: that they may know You, the only true God, and the One You have sent—Jesus Christ.”

 Knowing God through experience is radically different than knowing about God from a theology textbook. According to the Bible you cannot say you know God unless you have experienced Him. Biblical knowledge always involves experience. You may become discouraged because the truths you read about in the Bible are much richer than the reality of your own experience. 

If you have not experienced God’s power at work in and through your life, do not settle for a secondhand knowledge of God’s power, rejoicing in what He has done in others. Jesus’ prayer was that you and I would come to know God and His presence in our lives and experiences. Don’t discount the power of God as described in Scripture simply because you have not experienced it. Bring your experience up to the standard of Scripture; never reduce Scripture to the level of your experience. Don’t settle for a ‘head’ knowledge of God’s love. Jesus prayed that you would experience the depth and width and height of His love and that you would enjoy God’s full and unending love in the day-to-day experiences of your life. 

If you sense there are biblical truths that you are not experiencing, keep that truth before you and ask God to bring it into your everyday experience. Ask God if there are any adjustments you need to make in order to receive His promise. Don’t give up on the promises of God; stay with them until you are fully experiencing them. 

God sent Jesus to earth to demonstrate many things for us. God wanted us to see in His Son the love He had for us, and by sending His Son, bring us to a saving knowledge about Him. This is something a person can only experience in their life to fully understand the meaning of John’s writing in chapter 17. 

The question I want to leave with you is: “Have you had that experience with Jesus?” 

Preacher Mike 

Service Times 

Sunday School 9:00am

Worship 10:00am

Sunday P.M. Worship 6:00pm

Wednesday Night Bible Study 6pm

                                                                                         

1150 Country Club Rd., Metropolis, IL

Office: (618) 524-8694

Fax: (618) 524-1077

E-mail: cccmetropolis@4siwi.comt