In Phil. 3:8 Paul wrote: “I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus.”
According to Paul, the most important thing in his life was that he knew Jesus Christ. Scripture frequently describes Christians as those who know Christ. There are numerous verses that indicate that true salvation involves a personal relational knowledge of Jesus Christ. For example:
- “And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.” (John 10:4)
- “I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own.” (John 10:14)
- “And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” (John 17:3)
- But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. (2 Pet. 3:18)
And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true. (1 John 5:20)
This is a four week series on what it means to know Jesus Christ which includes the following lessons:
Week 1 – What does knowing Jesus Christ involve?
Week 2 – How do we know that we actually know Jesus Christ?
Week 3 – What is the biggest stumbling block to knowing Jesus Christ?
Week 4 – What are the benefits of knowing Jesus Christ?
Why not take the opportunity to study “Knowing Jesus Christ”?