In this message, Pastor John Lindell shares an encouraging sermon titled, “Loving God’s Presence.” Join us as we read scripture from Genesis 18:17–19 & Mark 9:31 and hear powerful teaching about spending time in God’s presence. Our prayer is that this message would encourage you to cultivate your relationship with God and love His presence more.
Loving God’s Presence
Genesis 18:17–19 ESV
The Lord said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do, seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? For I have chosen him, that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing righteousness and justice, so that the Lord may bring to Abraham what he has promised him.”
Mark 9:31 ESV
for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him. And when he is killed, after three days he will rise.”
“The great of the Kingdom have been those who loved God more than others did…. I venture to suggest that the one vital quality which they had in common was spiritual receptivity. Something in them was open to heaven, something which urged them Godward. Without attempting anything like a profound analysis, I shall say simply that they had spiritual awareness and that they went on to cultivate it, until it became the biggest thing in their lives.”
~ A. W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God