Passionate Pursuit Essay

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Now God has given to all of us three tangible ways to seek and find Him. They are Nature, His Word, and His Son! You might say they are the road signs in our life. Each of us has one lifetime to come to know God. If we see only what we want to see and miss all the other signs then when we finish this life and come to our day of reckoning with God we will be without excuse and deserving of punishment. Let me say this I love you with all sincerity! But Proverbs 3:12 (KJV) says, 12 For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; So today we will use as our sermon title “A Passionate Pursuit of Holiness. Eternity In Our Hearts (Eccl 3:11 Amp) 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He also has planted eternity in men’s hearts and minds [a divinely implanted sense of a purpose working through the ages which nothing under the sun but God alone can satisfy], …yet so that men cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end. It is God Himself that puts the desire to know Him within us. He created us for a relationship with Himself and is eager that we would want it. But God also made us with free will, which is the only way love, can exist. Forced love is not love. ― Ellen G. White, in her book Reflecting Christ said, “the exercise of force is contrary to the principles of God’s government; He desires only the service of love; and love cannot be commanded; it cannot be won by force or authority. Only by love is love awakened. To know God is to love Him;” – page 23 Every one of us was made with eternity inside our hearts and therefore what is finite can never satisfy us completely. Temporal satisfactions always fade and leave us with still more hunger. But then there’s something else that’s in our heart. And Jeremiah 17:9-10 tells us about this other heart: 9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and it is exceedingly perverse and corrupt and

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