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How to Have God as Your Intimate Friend Show Notes

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Do you wonder why some people seem to experience a close relationship with God while others don't? How do some people seem to have a peace about them that draws others near? How do some smile in the middle of adversity? It's all about their relationship to God. What about you? Is God a distant God? Is He a close friend?

What do Popcorn, branches, and milk have in common?

They all relate to our topic this evening...Intimacy with God.

  • Popcorn (God’s aroma if you are close)
  • Branches (John 15)
  • Milk (Crave the pure spiritual milk- 1 Peter 2:2)
Motivational Minute
One person with passion is greater than ninety-nine who only have an interest

This show answers these questions:

  • What is intimacy with God?
  • What do you mean by having an intimate relationship with God?
  • Why is it important to have an intimate relationship with God?
  • How can I have an intimate relationship with God?

Dr. Martin's 7 points on having Intimacy with God:

  • Come into God's presence
  • You have to care
  • You are cleansed
  • Communication
  • Consecration
  •  Commitment
  • Compassion

Take Action

Hebrews 10: 22-23 "Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful."

Scriptures referenced within this program:

Matthew 11:28 "Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."

John 15:5 "I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in Me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing."

1 Peter 2:2 "Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation."

Philippians 3:10 "I want to know Christ and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in His sufferings, becoming like Him in His death."

1 John 3:1 "How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!"

Colossians 2:6 "So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthen in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness."

1 John 1:7 "But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, purifies us from all sin."

Mark 9:23 Jesus said, "Everything is possible for him who believes."

Notes from A Wonderful Life with Sharon Hinton Smith show. © 2005 - 2018

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