Intimacy With God

Posted on 07/02/2006 by Rev. Benjamin R. Faust D.D.

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Let's open with prayer.

Lord God, thank you for giving us the life and the breath to call out to you today. Thank you for blessing us with the means to come together in this virtual gathering place to experience your presence and to worship you together.

Be present in a tangible way today, so hearts are touched, and lives are changed. Be glorified here today, Jesus, and may our attention be not on the things around us, or on anything else, but let our attention be upon you who are our strength for the journey, our hope for tomorrow, and our prize for this race we run.

And it's in Jesus' name we pray.


Let's stand to our feet and prepare to worship God with song. Please click-touch the pulpit for a note card, and let's worship the Lord together.


I live, I live, because he is risen
I live, I live, with power over sin
I live, I live, because he is risen
I live, I live, to worship him

Thank you Jesus, thank you Jesus!
Because you're alive,
because you're alive,
because you're alive, I live!


Crown him with many crowns,
the Lamp upon his throne
Hark! how the heavenly anthem drowns
all music but its own.
Awake, my soul, and sing
of him who died for thee
And hail him as thy matchless King
through all eternity

Crown him the Lord of life,
who triumphed o'er the grave
And rose victorious in the strife
for those he came to save.
His glories now we sing
who died, and rose on high
Who died, eternal life to bring,
and lives that death may die.

Crown him the Lord of peace,
whose power ascepter sways
From pole to pole, that wars may cease,
and all be prayer and praise
His reign shall know no end
and round his pierc-ed feet
Fair flowers of paradise extend
their fragrance ever sweet

Crown him the Lord of love,
behold his hands and side
Those wounds, yet visible above
in beauty glorified
All hail, Redeemer, hail!
For thou hast died for me,
Thy praise and glory shall not fail
throughout eternity!

Thank you Jesus!

You may be seated.

Today we're going to explore the subject of intimacy with God. I'm going to take a seat as we listen to the preaching of J. Oswald Sanders in his message entitled "Intimacy With God". After the message, we will meet next door for our time of fellowship.

Here's J. Oswald Sanders with "Intimacy With God".

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The ministry team can come to the front now. This altar is open. If you want a deeper walk with God, come to the front and kneel in prayer as an act of personal commitment to spend more time with Jesus.

If you have not yet started a personal walk with God, today is the day you can discover his goodness, his mercy, his forgiveness, and his love for you.

Whether you are already walking with God and want a closer walk with him, or you want to begin your walk with Jesus today, come to the front and kneel for prayer. And if you want to begin your journey with God today or need prayer for anything else, instant message one of the ministry team.

The rest of you, please don't go away. Feel free to make your way to the room on your left, where we'll all meet in a few minutes for fellowship.

May the presence of the Lord fill your days, weeks, months, and years to come, as you begin each day spending sweet, intimate time with God. Amen.