The Pursuit of God – Preface

During the break of our study of Moses I am reading The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer.  This book was one that was recently referenced in the BSF notes.  It is a relatively short book, 75 pages, written in 10 chapters plus and introduction.  I would encourage you to read along and add your comments and thoughts. $6.49 on Amazon.

My structure in writing about the book for each of the chapters will be a very loose homiletics approach.  For those of you who are homiletic purists, I apologize.  For the rest, I hope you find some things that further your personal relationship with God. 

As Moses said, “Show my your glory.”

 

Preface:

AIM:

A revival is building in those seeking a more fulfilling relationship with God.

 

Summary:

Current church teaching provides minimum caloric input needed to sustain life, but this does not quench hunger or provide sweetness some are seeking in their relationship with the Lord.

 

Part I:

Hungering After God is the basis for a small but growing modern-day revival

  • Within conservative Christianity, increasing numbers who hunger after God Himself
  • This is only hint of “revival” apparent on the horizon
  • Resurrection of life in search of radiant wonder (wonder is missing in our churches)

Part II:

Fundamentals and doctrines are important but don’t fulfill the hunger

  • Modern evangelicalism is focused on engineering and accounting instead of fire and glory
  • Many bible teachers accurately repeat fundamentals and doctrines day after day, year after year
  • Their ministry has no manifest presence or anything unusual in their personal lives.
  • This teaching does not fulfill
  • Orthodoxy is a very slender part of religion
  • Through great and splendid efforts millions today hold “right opinions”
  • But true spiritual worship is at a low ebb
  • Sound Bible exposition is an imperative
  • But exposition alone does not fill hunger for intimacy and satisfying knowledge of God
  • This book is not new or unique, aims to help those who hungry or light others candles with its flame

 

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